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Online Chico Hamilton III

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Re: Favourite villa song / chant
« Reply #30 on: September 28, 2020, 08:20:01 PM »
I love the original version of the Wild Rover song we used to sing. “ we’re by far the greatest the world’s ever seen” much better than when we started copying other clubs by adding “team” to the lyrics. Hard to explain without actually singing it but it makes sense to me. When did we stop singing the original version?

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Re: Favourite villa song / chant
« Reply #31 on: September 28, 2020, 08:31:15 PM »
I remember it during the relegation season and then through Taylor's early years but by 1990 I think it had died out.
The emphasis was on ever and the has prior wasn't there.

Originally "the world's EVER seen", changed to "the world has ever seen", diminishing.

Fucking hell, I need to get out more....

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Re: Favourite villa song / chant
« Reply #32 on: September 28, 2020, 08:34:10 PM »
I remember it during the relegation season and then through Taylor's early years but by 1990 I think it had died out.
The emphasis was on ever and the has prior wasn't there.

Originally "the world's EVER seen", changed to "the world has ever seen", diminishing.

Fucking hell, I need to get out more....

Perfectly explained.

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Re: Favourite villa song / chant
« Reply #33 on: September 28, 2020, 09:02:48 PM »
It's a corner ooh! It's a corner ooh!

It needs to be brought back.

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Re: Favourite villa song / chant
« Reply #34 on: November 20, 2020, 04:57:14 AM »
There’s a Facebook group called Aston Villa - Down Memory Lane, where the composer of HEITS and Steps of the Holte End.is actually posting. A hero of mine. I think the words of Steps of the Holte End was my first post on this site.

Here’s HEITS:

Went walking down the Witton Lane
One dark and dusky day
I spied a poor city fan
A-running far away
I said to that poor city fan
it’s time for you to die
He said “yes I know sir...
Holte Enders in the sky

He ran down the terraces
and fell towards the gate,
Little did he know that death
was sure to be his fate
He had one more short hour to live
and then he’d hear the cry
That ev’ry city fan does fear
Holte Enders in the sky

Their fists felt just like granite
and their pockets lined with lead
And if they catch a city fan
he’s sure to wind up dead
Cuz Villa fans rule Birmingham
and city fans know why
Cuz they have seen the glory of
Holte Enders in the sky.

You’re welcome👍

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Re: Favourite villa song / chant
« Reply #35 on: November 20, 2020, 09:28:07 AM »
That's a smashing site which really does evoke some great memories of great players and great times, some of which I was fortunate enough to share.

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Re: Favourite villa song / chant
« Reply #36 on: November 20, 2020, 11:28:03 AM »
I've got to be honest I don't like those lyrics and I hope they stay in the past where they belong.

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Re: Favourite villa song / chant
« Reply #37 on: November 20, 2020, 12:13:07 PM »
I've got to be honest I don't like those lyrics and I hope they stay in the past where they belong.

I'm with you.

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Re: Favourite villa song / chant
« Reply #38 on: November 20, 2020, 10:46:16 PM »
The bells are ringing.  Reminds me of better times and I hope they return and this song is sung loud and proud on the fantastic Holte End.

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Re: Favourite villa song / chant
« Reply #39 on: November 20, 2020, 11:22:06 PM »
The bells are ringing.  Reminds me of better times and I hope they return and this song is sung loud and proud on the fantastic Holte End.

Agree Steve, takes me back to standing on the Holte, happy days

Offline RamboandBruno

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Re: Favourite villa song / chant
« Reply #40 on: November 22, 2020, 09:39:10 PM »
Nothing as eerily Villa as Holtenders in the sky on a cold November or December as it gets dark and the floodlights come on.

The Holte always sang the bells are ringing when I first started going in the early 80s.

Spinksy, Birchy....just seems a great celebration of the Everyman player
« Last Edit: November 22, 2020, 09:40:42 PM by RamboandBruno »

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Re: Favourite villa song / chant
« Reply #41 on: November 22, 2020, 09:46:24 PM »
HEITS, unique to us and as close to a club anthem as we'll get. 14k in the Holte singing it is pretty spine tingling and will certainly be in the first full VP post Covid.

I remember the full lyrics being posted in another thread sometime last year and was a bit shocked as didn't realise the full chant was as dark as that!

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Re: Favourite villa song / chant
« Reply #42 on: November 22, 2020, 09:48:00 PM »
The bells are ringing.  Reminds me of better times and I hope they return and this song is sung loud and proud on the fantastic Holte End.

Didn't we run out to a remake of that about a decade ago? Didn't really work and we went back to Escape a few months later.

Offline Percy McCarthy

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Re: Favourite villa song / chant
« Reply #43 on: November 22, 2020, 09:52:51 PM »
HEITS, unique to us and as close to a club anthem as we'll get. 14k in the Holte singing it is pretty spine tingling and will certainly be in the first full VP post Covid.

I remember the full lyrics being posted in another thread sometime last year and was a bit shocked as didn't realise the full chant was as dark as that!

I think someone should get a Johnny Cash tribute act to record it,

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Re: Favourite villa song / chant
« Reply #44 on: November 22, 2020, 10:07:23 PM »
...I,ll be happy to post the words to; " As I walked out on the steps of the Holte End" .....with a warning that it may offend....I first heard it in the Aston Tavern , circa 1975

 


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