I'm familiar with the Kinks tune but the Billy Best era was a bit before my time, it sounds like a quality songYes, yes, yes - Billy is the Best...sung to the tune of Autumn Almanac by The Kinks.
Dates from October, '66 - a god year for winning World Cups, hence the 12,000 plus in the Hall on a Friday night.
Wasn’t it slums, rather than homes?Used to love watching this from the East Blues!
There was also the "In your Liverpool (or any other Northern city, but I remember it being mainly Liverpool) homes, you look in the dustbin for something to eat, you find a dead cat and you think it's a treat, in your Liverpool homes!"
That's the one, thank you for the enlightenmentThose were the days my friend
We took the Stretford End
We took the Kop, the North Bank Highbury
Those were the days my friend
We thought they’d never end
Those were the days, oh yes those were the days
Bertie Mee said to Bill Shankly
Have you heard of the North Bank Highbury
Shanks says no, I don’t think so
But I’ve heard of the North Bank, Southend
A time to remember, a time to recall
The champions of Europe, the great Liverpool
They came down to Roots Hall, were ready to ruck
But the Southend were waiting, we kicked them to ….
I'll be adding to the collection. Can you announce availability on the main Chit Chat thread as I don't think the Trust forum get as much visibility.The South Bank one of a couple of months back will be ready to buy from the Trust soon ..... then this one. A wonderful set of prints by Keith.
Does anyone remember a song about 'the great Liverpool came in 79' or something along those lines? I'm sure I recall something being sung about it but I never picked up on the full lyrics
Wasn’t one of the versesThere was a ruder version…
In your Liverpool slums, in your Liverpool slums
You p??? in the sink and you sh?t in the bath
You t?ss off your granddad and think it’s a laugh
In your Liverpool slums.
That’s it, I thought the year 79 got a mention so I think this one is the version I recall. Love it, cheers for that.A team to remember, a team to recall,
The mighty Liverpool, the best of them all,
Now they came to Southend in '79
Half filled the North Bank, their singing was fine,
But Southend were ready and ready to ruck
And the mighty Liverpool got battered to f**k