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The Terrace Chant United

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 XIII

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 The Terrace Chant United

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 We have watched our heroes battle on the muddy football field.
Chanting the terrace chant “United”!
When your team comes to Old Trafford, its fate’s already sealed.
Chant, chant the terrace chant “United”!

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 United forever! It’s Man U who rule.
Down with The Gunners, Sky Blues and The ‘Pool.
Sixty thousand lusty voices will all cry until they’re hoarse,
The Old Chant, the terrace chant “United”!

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Well, we lost a team at Munich, built a new one up from scratch.
Chanting the terrace chant “United”!
Thanks to Bestie, Law and Charlton right on top we soon were back.
Chant, chant the terrace chant “United”!

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Immortal United! From ashes we rose.
Soared sky-high like eagles, confounded our foes.
Then new fans flocked to our banner in far-flung foreign parts,
And chanted the terrace chant “United”!

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 You can keep your Windows Wenger, José, Kev or Rafael.
(Who don’t chant the terrace chant “United!).
‘Cos our Gaffer is Sir Alex, all the rest would do well –
To learn and chant, the terrace chant “United”!

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 United, we love you, we have no complaints.
Up the Red Devils and down with The Saints!
Sixty thousand scarves are swirling round The Theatre of Dreams,
While we chant the terrace chant “United!”

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 We were trailing against Bayern with two minutes left to play.
Chanting the terrace chant “United”!
Then Sir Alex brought on Teddy, and Our Teddy showed the way…
Two-one to Manchester United!

10 Leave a comment on verse 10 0 Yes, we took the Trophy, the Champions’ League.
We stuffed the Germans, survived their blitzkrieg!
And as one the English nation raised a glass to toast Man U.
And chanted the terrace chant “United”!!!

11 Leave a comment on verse 11 0 Now we’ve signed up young Wayne Rooney,
He scored three on his debut!
Chanting the terrace chant “United”!
And he’s proud to wear our Red Shirt, though some say his blood is blue.
Chant, chant the terrace chant “United”!

12 Leave a comment on verse 12 0 Mancunia forever! Declare U.D.I.!
Mancunians we’re born and Mancunians we’ll die.
And however tired we’re feeling, we shall never lack the strength,
To chant, chant the Good Ol’ Chant “United…”

13 Leave a comment on verse 13 0 16/11/04
Denys E. W. Jones

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Notes

For Bob Litt.

This poem is a re-working of the American Civil War song
The Battle Cry of Freedom by George F. Root.

Greetings from Genoa,
Denys

Dear editors, I have just seen my poem Wailing for Wayne on this site – thank you, it looks beautiful, much better than on Bluekipper. Now here I am with a United Anthem! I hope you find it ok. You might object to my use of the term “Gerries”, well, feel free to change it to “Germans”. If you do not like the line “We heiled the Sieg”, well, I do not know how that can be changed, you will have to think of something….
I will send you something from my back catalogue as soon as I get time.
Regards, Denys E. W. Jones


Editors note :
Denys – 2 couplets revised – I’m sure you’ll approve.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/the-terrace-chant-united/