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50,000 kopites on the road to Istanbul

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 50,000 kopites on the road to Istanbul
The Ataturk a Red Sea for the “special ones” had come
Beneath the dreams of glory and the skies of destiny
The Lord looked down in wonder breathed “The Reds the team for me!”

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Down by the banks of the Red Mersey
A song and a dream and a prayer
From the dreamin’ of Glory in heaven
Byzantium hailed Rafa there

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 The pilgrims came to witness and the stories to be told
Of the men in red the banners said Carra forged in gold
Hanging out of taxis blistered feet and fevered hearts
The songs poured out with passion as the lads took to the park

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Down by the banks of the Red Mersey
A song and a dream and a prayer
From the dreamin’ of Glory in heaven
Byzantium hailed Rafa there

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 The Ultras stood in silence in a total state of shock
Then the tears began to fall like rain before the mighty Kop
Catenaccio is a Scouser and he’ll never walk alone
And we were playing catch up til arl big ears came back home

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Down by the banks of the Red Mersey
A song and a dream and a prayer
From the dreamin’ of Glory in heaven
Byzantium hailed Rafa there

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 They said we’d be rolled over by the power of AC Milan
When we went 3-0 down we turned our prayers to Bob and Shanks
I’m watchin’ through me fingers and me scarf is chewed to bits
3-1, 3-2, 3-3 then pens, the rest is history

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 Down by the banks of the Red Mersey
A song and a dream and a prayer
From the dreamin’ of Glory in heaven
Byzantium hailed Rafa there

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 50,000 kopites on the road to Istanbul
The Ataturk a Red Sea for the “special ones” had come
Beneath the dreams of glory and the skies of destiny
The Lord looked down in wonder breathed “The Reds the team for me!”

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