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Derby Pride

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As one gets a number of years under the belt, it affords you a better perspective on life, and your experiences, as a whole. Looking back to my childhood, and particularly the years 1970-72, I feel enormously grateful to my Father for buying me a season ticket for Derby County, and inadvertently treating me to the most legendary era of this historic football club. It began a lifelong love for “The Rams” – a love that has been a tough one, as Derby have never again scaled the heights they did in the early 70’s with their iconic manager, Brian Clough.

Cut to this week, and Derby appoint a new manager, the son of the legendary Brian- Nigel Clough. He only had to turn up at the ground for the match the other night and we beat the English, European, and World Club champions , Manchester United, 1-0! It is hard to convey what this means to me and all the other Derby fans, a group of supporters fiercely loyal to the club and buoyed by its past achievements as though they were yesterday. Their stadium, Pride Park is regularly host to 30,000 fans, win, lose or draw. These same fans, me included, now see a resurrection of the “Clough Dynasty” and happy days ahead for Derby.  It is an emotional time. So, what did I do? I wrote a song!  It explores the “Father to Son”  theme, which is particularly poignant, not just with Brian and Nigel Clough, but with my Father and I – going to watch Derby was the one thing we did together.

This week, I will contact Radio Derby, the Derby Evening Telegraph and Derby County Football Club with a view to having it adopted as their theme tune. Click on the title to hear the song.

Derby Pride

Derby County
Play with Cloughies pride
Derby County
With your father by your side

We’ve been waiting since 1974
For justice to be done
For this sleeping giant to roar

And that little boy beside him
would soon become a man
Step into his father’s shoes
and lead the mighty rams

Derby County
Play with Cloughies pride
Derby County
With your father by your side

Do you recall the Popside
Hector, Hinton and Mackay?
We’d Shake the Baseball ground
by singing “Derby til I die”

Well Pride park takes the legacy
With the countries finest fans
And Nigel clough will lead us
C’MON THE MIGHTY RAMS

Derby County
Play with Cloughies pride
Derby County
With your father by your side

So many years of waiting
Pretenders to the throne
But now we’re celebrating
Cos Cloughie’s coming home!

Derby County
Play with Cloughies pride
Derby County
With your father by your side

Music and Lyrics © Kev Moore 2009

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January 11, 2009 - Posted by | Home Studio, Music, Recording, Rock, Writing | , , , , , , , ,

6 Comments »

  1. This is a good song! I love the chorus. Keep on rocking!

    -Chris
    Discover new music at Frequency, the Music Blog

    Comment by gafrequency | January 11, 2009

  2. Many thanks Chris!

    Comment by kevmoore | January 11, 2009

  3. It seems so easy to create a song, reading you ! An idea and it’s done !
    Good song, Kevin !

    Comment by Joël | January 11, 2009

  4. Cheers, Joel! I don’t know if its easy, but i love the work!

    Comment by kevmoore | January 11, 2009

  5. A new side of you revealed – sports fanatic! Wouldn’t have guessed. Though it sounds like it may be limited to one team and that there’s a lot more to the fan-dom than just sport.

    Great song – good to be able to manifest your feelings about something in this way and to share it with others.

    Comment by bobcornelis | January 11, 2009

  6. Thanks Bob -No, i don’t look very sporty, do I? 🙂

    Comment by kevmoore | January 11, 2009


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