Writer looking for help with songbook
The book will be published by New Holland Publishers in time for Christmas 2008 and will be a collection of the wittiest songs and chants sung by fans from the English and Scottish leagues. As part of the research for the book I'm contacting unofficial fan clubs as I know they'll be the best source of their team's chants and I'm keen for as many teams as possible to be represented in the book.
The Ibrox faithful are well known for their singing and so I'd really appreciate it if you could take time to e-mail me (email@example.com) with the funniest songs and chants you and your fellow ''Gers supporters sing.
I've included a couple of examples below to give you an idea of the book's contents. As you can see, I'm not really after your basic "We're by far the greatest team" type chants but the ones that really make you chuckle. And as well as regular songs and chants sung at every game I'm also keen to include those spontaneous ones that just come up during a game - for example in response to the opposition, a refereeing decision, a player or something in the news at the time.
If you are able to help then any background info to the songs and the tune that the song is sung to would also be great. And if you've heard other fans singing tunes that you've admired then please do let me know. All contributers to the book will of course be acknowledged in the book and any contribution would be greatly welcomed!
I hope that's all clear but any questions, please do let me know.
Thanks and best wishes,
A few examples from the book:
No song about Gary Neville would be complete without reference to his imaginatively named father. (to the tune of Rebel Rebel)
Neville Neville, you play in defence,
Neville Neville, your play is immense,
Neville Neville, like Jacko you''re bad,
Neville Neville is the name of your dad
West Bromwich Albion fans nobly resist the obvious. (to the tune of When The Saints Go Marching In)
Oh Andy Hunt, is good up front,
Oh Andy Hunt is good up front,
He''s got a name that rhymes with fanny,
Oh Andy Hunt is good up front!
Chelsea adapt a classic terrace chant especially for the visiting fans from the Turkish club Galatasaray... (to the tune of Go West)
You''re Shish, and you know you are; You're Shish, and you know you are