Givvus a Song

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 In the 70’s you used to hear them sing
“We are the Barclay Boot Boys”
Added atmosphere that away fans would bring
Tribal singing was one of footballs greatest joys

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 We got older, they changed the ground
We changed stands, we all moved around
All sat in a small, numbered plastic seat
It took something special to get us on our feet

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Changes to the Barclay meant one corner was filled in
Ex-Barclay boys moved across, new songs were drilled in
“We’re the Snake Pit, we’re the Snake Pit over here”
In reply to the “We’re the Barclay over here”

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 It would go on for ages Barclay, Snake Pit, Barclay Snake Pit
Then came ‘our’ moment – right to reply, this was it!
‘Sing Up the Jarrold!’ And we’d give a shy little chorus
We’re the Jarrold over here, (yes it was really us)

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Then things changed again, our stand got new sponsors
And now we’ll sing no more
It’s such a shame, we’d just warmed up
We were getting ready to roar

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 It took 12 years to get us to sing
Normally, it should be said, we wouldn’t boast
But, it’s a thing of the past, as we’re now



We in Norfolk fear change, and it’ll be a long ow time afore we accept our stand has got a noo nearm. We’ll be a-callin’ it the Jarrold ’til Kingdom come, (or at least ’til we get to Wembley agin, whatevers fust)

Jarrolds (a family run independent) is the finest department store in the city of Norwich and has been since way before my time (and even my grannys time). Our independents need us and we need them, more than yet more coffee shops…

Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/givvus-a-song/