Friday, May 25, 2007

You'll never walk alone

So a bunch of guys on my soccer skipped out of work this week to watch the Liverpool vs. AC Milan Champions League final at my house. Burgers, beer and soccer - a perfect afternoon. Why do I mention this? Because the Liverpool crowd always sings the best song in sports - "You'll Never Walk Alone". Seeing it beats any college pep song or any equivalent. It's awesome. Originally it was a show tune, written by Rogers and Hammerstein but the version they play at games is by Gerry & the Pacemakers. Usually you can't hear it over the crowd.

This song will also play a part in the next Hopscast, though I can promise the episode has nothing to do with soccer...or Liverpool. Check it out for yourself with the lyrics below.

When you walk through a storm Hold your head up high, And don't be afraid of the dark At the end of a storm There's a golden sky And the sweet silver song of a lark Walk on through the wind walk on through the rain though your dreams be tossed and blown Walk on, walk on With hope in your heart and you'll never walk alone you'll never walk alone


Sadly for the fans Liverpool lost 2-1. I guess one of the guys drank a few too many beers and wasn't all that impressed with the action. Apparently "Vegas" Vic is used to sleeping during the day.

Sleepy Time for Victor
Can you name a better sport song? The only ones I could think of are "Take Me Out To The Ballgame" at Cubs games, you could argue "God Bless America" at Yankees games (though I never liked the connotation) and of course the wost song in sports "Rocky Top" at Tennessee football games. Though you have to give credit to "Rocky Top" because Phish used to cover it.

Speaking of covers here is a version of Ray Charles doing "You'll Never Walk Alone", Johnny Cash doing the same song and just for phun, Phish doing "Rocky Top".

Ray Charles - You'll Never Walk Alone
Jonny Cash - You'll Never Walk Alone
Phish - Rocky Top (7/21/98 Encore at Desert Sky Pavillion in Phoenix)

1 comment:

Syd Barrett said...

It's also featured at the end of "Fearless" on Pink Floyd's Meddle.