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Did you hear of Arthur Wharton, in the beautiful game
They roared for Arthur’s lions, but the battle was all in vain
For a prince from the gold coast, in lily white was not the same.
Sing Hallelujah for Arthur, sing Arthur’s name again.
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Born to a brave heart, in Ghana where he prayed
Across the pond was fighting, to end the crack of slaves
It was in old Vicky’s island, where Arthur made his name
Sing hallelujah people sing Arthur’s name again.
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Arthur was a hero, people don’t forget,
Played 7 games in 10 days to pay the poor’s debt
Hungry mouths to feed and the cat took in the net
Sing hallelujah for Arthur people don’t forget
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Fastest man on the planet, never settled for second or third
From thunder bolt to Berlin, he was free as a bird
Ran like the wind and hands safe, just like a preacher’s word.
Sing hallelujah for Arthur his name it must be heard
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Colour blind was Darlo, when they hailed their king
100 years before London, threw the first banana skin
The marks of wicked history are felt deep within
Sing hallelujah people let me hear you sing
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To all you would be Arthur’s, hear this song I plead
The greatest sporting hero’s came from Arthur’s seed
Mr Wharton’s pride is in our hearts and he wore it on his sleeve
Sing hallelujah for Arthur and all that he achieved.