A football memory trail inspired by World Cup Brasil 2014
This posting under 'Soccer Songs' is the last in a series of four articles written to coincide with World Cup 2014.
The second is the truly dreadful World Cup Willie (*World Cup 1966) recorded by Lonnie Donegan in 1966 which, thankfully, sank without trace until it appeared on retrospective CD sets in recent years.
Another piece of football trivia is the fact that my maternal grandfather, Thomas Currie, played football for Kilmarnock and Blaydon Wednesday around the late 1890s/early 1900s, according to family legend.
I have tried to find confirmation of this online, without success, and any relatives who might have known for sure are now, alas, dead.
Yes World Cup Willy is familiar and so are some of the images by Arfursek GeeTee on You Tube (above), having been in London many times and seeing some of the football memorabilia in sports shops in the city.
I have never heard of Football Crazy, the Scottish football song you mentioned but know Loch Lomond (who hasn't), learning it as a teen at St. Andrew's. We've been so colonized that Scottish influence was strong. We even had a Singapore Girl Pipers band?
|A hill climb in Aberdeen with uni-mates 1982.|
Anyone remember the above song or World Cup 1966? If you were in the above uni-group at Aberdeen write in too huh?
Images: Allan Thompson, Andy Lim and Google.
Image (right) from: www.mrcostumes.com
You Tube Video: ARFURSEK GEETEE