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    I attended a church service last week where one of the hymns was 'Guide me, O thou great Redeemer' (the bread of heaven song adapted by football fans all over).

    When it came to the second verse, it started "Open now the crystal fountain, whence the healing stream doth flow" I thought, hold on, the Crystal Fountain is a pub in Cannock. The healing stream must be the Black Country ales they sell.

    Can you think of any more?
    Waes hael!

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    There's also the line from Silent Night:

    Holy infant so tender and MILD
    Waes hael!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy Ven View Post
    I attended a church service last week where one of the hymns was 'Guide me, O thou great Redeemer' (the bread of heaven song adapted by football fans all over).
    I'm no expert on sport but surely this song is more related to rugby and especially the Wales team? The only reason I'm saying this is that years ago I used to frequent a Robinson's pub in the Llanberis Pass where the landlord agreed to "afters" on the provision that the locals sang their rugny anthems and that was one of the songs (the only one that was sung in English).
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    A rather obvious one:

    'We Three Kings of Orient are...'
    'And where he supped the past lived still. And where he sipped the glass brimmed full' John Barleycorn, Carol Ann Duffy.

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    Ive always liked Jerusalem and some of the lyrics are
    And was Jerusalem builded here
    Amongst these dark satanic mills
    could that be the Jerusalem Tavern in London maybe but did they ever sell Wells -Satanic Mills a nice porter probably not but it is a St Peters pub.Amen

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    The Manger

    The Ox

    The Donkey

    The Stable

    A nice Nativity pub crawl?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aqualung View Post
    I'm no expert on sport but surely this song is more related to rugby and especially the Wales team? The only reason I'm saying this is that years ago I used to frequent a Robinson's pub in the Llanberis Pass where the landlord agreed to "afters" on the provision that the locals sang their rugny anthems and that was one of the songs (the only one that was sung in English).
    Granted, definitely a Welsh rugby song but in football, usually as "We'll support you evermore", a defiant chant sung when defeat finally looks to be inevitable. Other versions include "Are you watching ................" (insert name of detested rivals) usually as a taunt when winning on TV, or the deeply eloquent "Who the f......... h... are you?". There are many others. Football songs can be very tedious and basic but also sometimes inspired. Thankfully the 80s "ere we go ere we go ere we go" appears consigned to the dustbin of life.
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    Ok, maybe just for one......................

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maldenman View Post
    Thankfully the 80s "ere we go ere we go ere we go" appears consigned to the dustbin of life.
    Definitely agree on that! Thanks for the info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maldenman View Post
    Granted, definitely a Welsh rugby song but in football, usually as "We'll support you evermore", a defiant chant sung when defeat finally looks to be inevitable. Other versions include "Are you watching ................" (insert name of detested rivals) usually as a taunt when winning on TV, or the deeply eloquent "Who the f......... h... are you?". There are many others.
    When Shaun Goater played for Manchester City, the fans used to sing "Feed the Goat and he will score"
    Waes hael!

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