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Thread #2053   Message #4114485
Posted By: Steve Shaw
26-Jul-21 - 09:02 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Fields of Athenry (Pete St.John)
Subject: RE: Origins: Fields of Athenry (Pete St.John)
Well, Liverpool fans (of which I'm one) sing a song to the same tune called the Fields of Anfield Road. The song refers to two of Liverpool's legendary managers, Bill Shankly (aka God) and Bob Paisley, the winger Steve Heighway and the Liverpool utter legend Kenny Dalglish. The Kop is the end of the ground from which the fans famously sing their anthems. There's also a reference to the Hillsborough disaster in 1989 in which a crush at another ground, Hillsborough in Sheffield, killed 96 Liverpool supporters. The Liverpool kit is red.

If you google "Fields of Athenry Liverpool FC" you'll get a few YouTubes popping up. I can't listen just now as Mrs Steve is in bed, which is indeed where I should be.

Outside the Shankly Gates
I heard a Kopite calling
Shankly, they have taken you away
But you left a great eleven
Before you went to heaven
Now it's glory round the Fields of Anfield Road

--Chorus--
All round the fields of Anfield Road
Where once we watched the King Kenny play (and could he play!)
Stevie Heighway on the wing
We had dreams and songs to sing
'Bout the glory, round the Fields of Anfield Road

Outside the Paisley Gates
I heard a Kopite calling
Paisley, they have taken you away
But you led the great eleven
Back in Rome in 77
And the Redmen they're still playing the same way

Chorus...

Beside the Hillsborough flame
I heard a Kopite mourning
Why so many taken on that day?
Justice has never been done
But their memory will carry on
There'll be glory round the Fields of Anfield Road.