Rangers/Loyalist Songs - Tunes We’ve Stolen

Uddy Gers

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I know a few songs are stolen from the American Civil war period.

Billy Boys is Marching Through Georgia. We also sing the Sash to Halls of Montezuma. The original tune to the Sash I’ve seen the US army marching to, so I assume both versions of the Sash are derived from America.

Follow Follow is a church hymn.

I’m wondering where our other songs originate from. Not sure about Blue Sea of Ibrox.

What songs aren’t original that we sing? I’ve got Billy Boys, Follow Follow and the Sash (assuming original version is from America).
 

willg89

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Also Fathers advice adapted from Fields of Athenry
Not sure what the song actually is but in my local Rangers pub I heard one that sounded like it was to the tune of Chelsea's 'Blue is the Colour', forget the lyrics.
 

Carlton The Bear

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Also Fathers advice adapted from Fields of Athenry
I know a mate who nearly got himself into bother at an Ireland rugby game by singing “Now you’re hungry, cause your fields, they are not dry” to take the mick. Talk about choosing your moment.
I told him he should have got a kicking for even going to it in the first place, so no sympathy from me.
 

deedle

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Don’t really understand this thread. Nearly every song sung at football matches is based on an established tune, whether folk, pop, revivalist hymn or whatever.

’I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles’ was once an American pop song but for 100 years has been the anthem of West Ham United. Does anyone accuse their fans of ‘stealing’ it?
 

Uddy Gers

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Not sure what the song actually is but in my local Rangers pub I heard one that sounded like it was to the tune of Chelsea's 'Blue is the Colour', forget the lyrics.
You’re right, I’ve heard it before on buses etc.

I’ve heard people sing “For we are one of the boys” when they sing “cause Chelsea, Chelsea is our name.
 

albertz_left_peg

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I know a mate who nearly got himself into bother at an Ireland rugby game by singing “Now you’re hungry, cause your fields, they are not dry” to take the mick. Talk about choosing your moment.
I told him he should have got a kicking for even going to it in the first place, so no sympathy from me.
Really cannot understand any unionist/loyalist that can support an all ireland rugby team. I’m glad I don’t follow rugby
 

dublinbluenose

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Really cannot understand any unionist/loyalist that can support an all ireland rugby team. I’m glad I don’t follow rugby
I once spoke to a member of the apprentice boys who played for Ireland and during the troubles as well.plenty of players who are unionists have played for Ireland.a captain in the British army played for them during the troubles.
 

bedsblue

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Don’t really understand this thread. Nearly every song sung at football matches is based on an established tune, whether folk, pop, revivalist hymn or whatever.

’I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles’ was once an American pop song but for 100 years has been the anthem of West Ham United. Does anyone accuse their fans of ‘stealing’ it?

I thought Michael Jackson had first dibs on that.;)
 

GovanFront4

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I've always thought that diddly dee music etc was there 'culture' and thats why a long of songs originated from them.

However, flute bands is our culture which is why when you flip it, they don't come anywhere near close in quality to our bands.

However, on YouTube there is a folk group called 'Houl yer whisht' that plays a lot of original Irish songs but they are all about Northern Ireland and our history.
 
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