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Can anyone remember these words from about the time Back Home was the official WC Song?

It's doing my brain and I've tried typing everything on the net and can't find it.

even some more words might be helpful as I can try to find it from the lyrics.

it seemed to be mainly about the build up to Ossie scoring and mentioned loads of players passing until "Martin to Ossie and Bang".

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You've got me at it now, trying to find it everywhere. Difference is, I don't remember the song at all!

Blimey I thought I could rely on you Steve...surely it rings a bell, its doing my head in I keep humming the same bit and I cant remember any mre.

it went "someone to someone, someone to someone, someone to someone, Martin to Ossie and Bang." Someone got about a bit there didn't he :rolleyes:

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Blimey I thought I could rely on you Steve...surely it rings a bell, its doing my head in I keep humming the same bit and I cant remember any mre.

it went "someone to someone, someone to someone, someone to someone, Martin to Ossie and Bang." Someone got about a bit there didn't he :rolleyes:

I'll give you a call over the weekend, you can hum it to me :D

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I'll give you a call over the weekend, you can hum it to me :rolleyes:

I just went on VitalChelsea and got Merlin to put the question up on there...only answer so far is "Before my time" we must be right old gits mate :D

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steve even i know this song and im a paddy. did they use it on that show baddiel and sknner done?

I dont remember it on there, If you know any more of it can you post it as its proper driving me mad now...I've asked on loads of sites and no ones heard of it.

I'm not imagining it, can't believe your're the only person who it rings a bell with.

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This is doing my head in now, I've been looking for weeks and emailed evryone and the only decent reply I've had is from Mirror Football who remember it but the only reference they can find to it is from Ant and Dec...have a look at this clip at about 2 mins 31 on and you'll see although it isn't it, it is where they nicked this from.

heres their words

It's Neville to Campbell, Campbell to Rio,

Rio to Scholes'y, Scholes'y Gerrard.

Gerrard to Beckham, Beckham to Heskey, Heskey to Owen

To goal, 1-1

It's Nevill to Campbell, Campbell to Rio,

Rio to Scholes'y, Scholes'y Gerrard

Gerrard to Beckham, Beckham to Heskey, Heskey to Owen

To goal, 1-1

Have a listen in case it jogs anyones memory, the tune is slightly different and obviously the players involved and goal instead of bang.

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I've found out that Ant and Dec got the idea from Harold Spiro...a Tottenham fan who wrote it and also wrote Nice one Cyril,

There is nothing on the original and all credits seem to go to Ant and Dec who recorded it in 2002 although Spiro died in 1996.

It's got to be out there.

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OR

You're going ga-ga, you old fart!

Do you know I'm beginning to think you might be right.

No I'm always remembering bits of songs nobody else does and I would wager a full seasons weekend bets that "Martin to Ossie and Bang" was in a song or at the very least an advert that got played on the Radio in 1970

Ant and Dec have almost copied it and they recon it was an Arsenal song in 1970 but I've asked on an Arsenal site and none of them remember it although one of them remembers the bit I do and can't remember any more, he said he thinks it could have been a b-side of a record and he thinks he might have it but he lives abroad and his old Vinyl is in his Dads attic in the UK.

Someone at the Mirror sport remembers it and told me Ant and Dec had rerecorded it but he can't find record orf the origianal either.

I've had more replies taking the piss than helpful but somebody will suss it in the end I'm sure.

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I've found out that Ant and Dec got the idea from Harold Spiro...a Tottenham fan who wrote it and also wrote Nice one Cyril,

There is nothing on the original and all credits seem to go to Ant and Dec who recorded it in 2002 although Spiro died in 1996.

i've been thinking about this. if it was a Chelsea song, who would Martin be? maybe the Ossie in question is actually Ardiles, which would make sense given the Tottenham connection.

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i've been thinking about this. if it was a Chelsea song, who would Martin be? maybe the Ossie in question is actually Ardiles, which would make sense given the Tottenham connection.

Its an England song and the "Martin" was Martin Peters of Tottenham, The "Ossie" was Peter Osgood.

Its not a Club song its definately an England song although it could have derived from a club chant.

It was years before Ardilles was at Tottenham.

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thanks for the explanation ... now it makes sense.

i'd been wracking my brains trying to think of a Chelsea player from that era called Martin!

the bad news is the song still doesn't ring any bells.

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Heres another garden path I've been up...

Text 63336 answers experts when I asked the question "what song included the lyrics Martin to Ossie and bang"

replied:

The Arsenal chant - We're on the Ball features the lyric "Martin to Ossieand bang"

Ant and Dec recorded a version of the song for the 2002 World Cup.

£1.20 not so well spent :angry:

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Right now tell me I'm cracking up :)

I've found this but can't find anything else...also on the page its on it says above the ppicture of the record 1970. site: http://www.geocities.jp/football1record2/page004.html

Page translated to English reads

This popular program "DUSTBINMEN" of the role of Winston in tribute song GRAHAM HABERFIELD England made friends with the football mad. ã¨ã„ã†èª¬æ˜ŽãŒå®£ä¼ç”¨ã‚·ãƒ¼ãƒˆã«è¨˜ã•ã‚Œã¦ã„る。 The written explanation of the promotional sheet. 曲ã¯é™½æ°—ãªã‚ªãƒ–ラディ・オブラダ・ビートã«ã®ã›ã¦å½“時ã®ä»£è¡¨é¸æ‰‹åã‚’æ­Œã£ã¦ã„る。 The song is sung at the time and put the name of national team beat Oburadi Oburada cheerful. 作曲ã¯HAROLD SPIRO。 Composer HAROLD SPIRO. ã“ã‚ŒãŒä»£è¡¨ãƒˆãƒªãƒ“ュートã«ãªã£ã¦ã‚‹ã‹ã©ã†ã‹ã¯ç–‘å•ã ãŒã€ãªã‹ãªã‹ã‚ˆã„曲ã§ã‚る。 Whether you represent this tribute is not doubt, is a nice song.

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Right now tell me I'm cracking up :)

I've found this but can't find anything else...also on the page its on it says above the ppicture of the record 1970. site: http://www.geocities.jp/football1record2/page004.html

Page translated to English reads

This popular program "DUSTBINMEN" of the role of Winston in tribute song GRAHAM HABERFIELD England made friends with the football mad. ã¨ã„ã†èª¬æ˜ŽãŒå®£ä¼ç”¨ã‚·ãƒ¼ãƒˆã«è¨˜ã•ã‚Œã¦ã„る。 The written explanation of the promotional sheet. 曲ã¯é™½æ°—ãªã‚ªãƒ–ラディ・オブラダ・ビートã«ã®ã›ã¦å½“時ã®ä»£è¡¨é¸æ‰‹åã‚’æ­Œã£ã¦ã„る。 The song is sung at the time and put the name of national team beat Oburadi Oburada cheerful. 作曲ã¯HAROLD SPIRO。 Composer HAROLD SPIRO. ã“ã‚ŒãŒä»£è¡¨ãƒˆãƒªãƒ“ュートã«ãªã£ã¦ã‚‹ã‹ã©ã†ã‹ã¯ç–‘å•ã ãŒã€ãªã‹ãªã‹ã‚ˆã„曲ã§ã‚る。 Whether you represent this tribute is not doubt, is a nice song.

That is just random words and squiggles and looks like something Mikstaw has cut and pasted from one of his interesting Polish websites. Now if you had translated the non-western glyphs, THEN I would have been impressed and convinced you weren't two palm trees short of an oasis!

So, in response to your request

You're cracking up!

:)

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That is just random words and squiggles and looks like something Mikstaw has cut and pasted from one of his interesting Polish websites. Now if you had translated the non-western glyphs, THEN I would have been impressed and convinced you weren't two palm trees short of an oasis!

So, in response to your request

You're cracking up!

:)

Thanks for your help Kev...

Now explain the picture of the 45?

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here's another source for info on the 45:

http://www.discogs.com/Supporters-On-The-Ball/release/2113577

i don't think it's actually in stock but there's a little more info.

the catalogue number for this one is different: RCA 2082

and the b-side is listed as Sing Your Own Team (On The Ball)

there's also a contributor listed, boogaloo123 , presumably the person who added the info.

if you signed up at www.discogs.com maybe you could contact this bloke and ask him if he knows any more about the song.

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here's another source for info on the 45:

http://www.discogs.com/Supporters-On-The-Ball/release/2113577

i don't think it's actually in stock but there's a little more info.

the catalogue number for this one is different: RCA 2082

and the b-side is listed as Sing Your Own Team (On The Ball)

there's also a contributor listed, boogaloo123 , presumably the person who added the info.

if you signed up at www.discogs.com maybe you could contact this bloke and ask him if he knows any more about the song.

Top man Stride,

I just joined Discogs and although its a bit of a worry the catalougue number is different (they say release date 71) one person has a copy and I've said I will buy it, I'f it turns out to be different but very close I will have to keep looking for the earlier one but there might be a mistake with the dates and it could be it.

Thanks a lot for that mate, if it turns up I will have to find a way of playing it as I have no Record Player but I will get it on to MP3 somehow and post it up.

Can't believe more people aren't interested in hearing a song they've not heard where Ossie scores.

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Thanks a lot for that mate, if it turns up I will have to find a way of playing it as I have no Record Player but I will get it on to MP3 somehow and post it up.

no problem. i've been getting curious about this myself and found that link by searching for the catalogue number on your image of the 45. no record player might be a problem but if you do buy it, you could try asking the seller to either put the two tracks on cassette, or better still make mp3s for you.

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Top man Stride,

I just joined Discogs and although its a bit of a worry the catalougue number is different (they say release date 71) one person has a copy and I've said I will buy it, I'f it turns out to be different but very close I will have to keep looking for the earlier one but there might be a mistake with the dates and it could be it.

Thanks a lot for that mate, if it turns up I will have to find a way of playing it as I have no Record Player but I will get it on to MP3 somehow and post it up.

Can't believe more people aren't interested in hearing a song they've not heard where Ossie scores.

If it comes down to it ,mate, I have a record player and do a lot of copying old vinyl onto MP3, so I'll do it for you if no-one else can

Cheers

kev

ps - this reminds me a bit about trying to find out the name of Odin's fighting pig

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If it comes down to it ,mate, I have a record player and do a lot of copying old vinyl onto MP3, so I'll do it for you if no-one else can

Cheers

kev

ps - this reminds me a bit about trying to find out the name of Odin's fighting pig

Thanks mate, might have to take you up on that unless my Brothers still got one, I know he used to stick his old heavy Metal Vinyl onto CDs somehow so I'll ask him when I see him in case he can still do it.

Whats Odins fighting Pig by the way? wasn't he father of Thor some sort of Norse God?

Not the Pig obviously.

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It was something from ages ago. I read a book by Sven Hassel and in it some people started a spoof sort of investigation to find out the name of Odin's Fighting Pig, which never existed, but which loads of different people got involved with. It was set in the war, and was written from the POV of the conscripted German soldiers, and the question got taken up by all sorts of military people ending up with the German High Command I think. It was very funny.

Any road up, when I was a mere lad, I stole the idea and posted that question on the noticeboard of the factory I worked at, and also hundreds of people started investigating, people were going off to the library and writing to the Norwegian embassy and all manner of sh*te! I kept getting people tracking me down at work or in the pub and telling me all about what encyclopedia they used. It was all bollox, but it amused me. In the end I had to make up a name.

If you need vinyl copying just let me know

Cheers

kev

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