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Just like the Old Days

A week or so ago, I went to see my beloved Derby County play Barnsley at Pride Park stadium with my Dad. Now, whilst I’ve been to Pride park before – even sang there – it was the first time we’d sat together for a match since the heady days of the early 70’s, witnessing the magic that Brian Clough and Peter Taylor brought to the club. The venue was different then, of course – not a shiny modern stadium, but the intimacy of the old Baseball Ground, almost on top of the treacherous pitch, daunting for the opposition.

To sit with Dad again felt like completing the circle. After all, Brian’s sons appointment as Manager and my football education through my Father prompted me to write “Derby Pride”. Fast forward several years since that song and Nigel’s appointment, and we’ve witnessed everything- hard times, spectacular falls from grace, a shining period of sublime total football, followed swiftly by total collapse. The phrase “no-one said it was going to be easy” hardly seems to cover it. If we didn’t know it before, we know now – Nigel Clough has a long hard road ahead.  Watching the game with Dad, I saw some reasons to be optimistic. We kept a clean sheet, loanee Jamie Ward looked an industrious lad, but we were making too many unforced errors, almost beating oursleves, as it were. Nevertheless, at the time of writing, we’d managed to grind out a massively important win this weekend against high-flying Swansea.  This club will rise again, but it will take longer than some can stomach. But then, supporting Derby County was never for the faint-hearted.

What it is for though, is Fathers and Sons.*

* View/12YO – AND daughters!! 😉

Kev Moore

March 15, 2011 Posted by | Music, Recording | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

BBC Radio Derby Kev Moore Interview – Extended Edition!

For those of you who didn’t get a chance to hear my interview on the BBC iplayer, I’ve made it available here permanently, with the addition of a couple of extra song samples: The Co-Op Cow from Fan Fayre for the Commons People, and 96 on Sixth from Blue Odyssey.

It has a run time of just under 25 minutes and in addition to my interview with Colin Bloomfield and the above-mentioned tracks, also features snippets from Derby Pride, Who Dat?! and Commons People.

Kev Moore

December 15, 2010 Posted by | Blue Odyssey CD, blues, Music, Recording, Rock, Touring | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

We’re going Santamental!


Only 5 Euros for a limited time only........

....when you buy THIS!














Call it the spirit of the season, call it whatever you like, but here at Moore music towers, we’ve decided to make a special Christmas offer to all Rams Fans, in honour of the release of my new album and the resurgence of DCFC, and Mr. Common’s goalscoring prowess.

Yes, if you buy my new CD Blue Odyssey, you will be able to purchase my DCFC album Fan Fayre for the Commons People for just 5 Euros! This offer only lasts until Christmas, so get busy! If you’ve already got a copy, this is a great opportunity to buy one for a loved one, or even your wife!

(N.B. This offer does not apply to the Limited “Red Dog” edition)

Just go to MIKISMART, order in the Blue Odyssey CD + Fan Fayre CD window (where the Mikismart link takes you)


Kev Moore

November 10, 2010 Posted by | Blue Odyssey CD, blues, Music, Recording, Rock, Writing | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Wooly Bully

As well as being a classic 60’s song by Sam the Sham and the Pharoahs (or should that be Sam the Ram?)  it’s also my “handle” on one of the Derby County discussion forums, the name alluding to The Rams (Wooly) and living in Spain (Bully).

But it struck me that it would be a great song to do a version of for the Derby CD, so to get a lyric idea I asked a couple of the guys on the BBC 606 Derby County discussion board for some anecdotes related to DCFC.  Contributors Unlucky Eddie and Kernowram came up with the goods! the full lyrics are presented here, with a snippet from the track itself. Just click on the player.

Wooly Bully

uno, dos, one, two, tres quatro!
Wooly Bully!

Oh, I went to watch Derby, play the Mighty Finns
We were on course, for a record win

Wooly Bully, Wooly Bully
Wooly Bully, Wooly Bully, Wooly Bully

Ah, the man next to me, had to take a slash
a few minutes later, back to my side he dashed

Wooly Bully, Wooly Bully
Wooly Bully, Wooly Bully, Wooly Bully

uno, dos, one, two, tres quatro!
Wooly Bully!

Well the guy said to me, “mate, what’ve I missed?”
I said “we knocked 7 more in, while you were having a piss!”
He said “Oh no! ” (Too bad – shoulda brought a bottle)

On a Sat’dee in the 70’s, down at the Baseball Ground
the Leeds and Derby faithful, outside the ground were found

Wooly Bully, Wooly Bully
Wooly Bully, Wooly Bully, Wooly Bully

Well a Copper on horseback, let his nag drop a load
And the Derby faithful, scraped it off the road

Wooly Bully, Wooly Bully
Wooly Bully, Wooly Bully, Wooly Bully

uno, dos, one, two, tres quatro!
Wooly Bully!

Lobbing brown projectiles, with all our might
we covered the Leeds fans in a shower of shite

(Well, if the crap fits…)
( that why they call them The Dirties?)

Wooly Bully, Wooly Bully, Wooly Bully

(you won’t see THAT in the Damned United!)

Wooly Bully, Wooly Bully, Wooly Bully

uno, dos, one, two, tres quatro!
Wooly Bully!

© Lyrics by Kev Moore , from ideas by Unlucky Eddie & Kernowram

March 20, 2009 Posted by | Home Studio, Music, Recording, Rock, Writing | , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

DCFC History – The Video!

As a companion piece to the “Commons People” video, I’ve put together (with Miki’s help) a video for “We’ll always be the Derby”  (see below) where you can hear the song in its entirety. The album is coming along nicely,  Track number 8 close to completion, then only 3 more to go! See if you can recognise everybody in our colourful past!

March 15, 2009 Posted by | Home Studio, Music, Recording, Rock, Video, Writing | , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

The History of Derby County in just under 5 minutes

So, another track completed, a re-working of Billy Joel’s “We didn’t Start the fire” – transformed into “We’ll always be the Derby”. It was a challenge to tell the story of DCFC , almost chronologically, and fit it into the feel of the song, but I just about managed it, with a little help from fellow 606ers Addisons a Monster and MapRead. The lyrics have morphed a little from the original idea sketched out earlier in my blog, but not much. Click on the Player to hear the teaser clip. The accompanying lyrics are below:

Born in 1884, Right after the Boer War
’88 we helped to build the Football league

Harry Newbould Jimmy Methven Cecil Potter Stu MacMillan
Ted Magner Jack Barker Harry Storer leave

Steve Bloomer and the “B’s” Gallacher takes second place
Charlton extra time 4-1 and doing fine
Gypsy curse, bad to worse, ’53 leave the first
Third division beckoning, syonara, goodbye

We’ll always be the Derby
Since the league was started and we won’t be parted
We’ll always be the Derby
And we’ll keep on winning with the fans all singing

Tim Ward had it tough, passed the reins to Brian Clough
What a fella!  put the mighty Rams on top
Roy Mac, Archie G, Hector, Hinton, Hennessy
Dave Mackay, Colin Todd – Solid as a rock

Boulton first seen, now we’ve got a winning team
First Division ’69 Finished fourth the first time
Spartak, Benfica, all of Europe coming here
Bitter taste –  what disgrace, trouble with the “Juves”


Dave Mackay’s what it took, Suffered “Real” bad luck
“Longson out!” – we all shout, Cloughies legend there’s no doubt
Call the Doc – 2 years on-  ’80 and going down
Third division Suicide -what for 1985?

Two seasons Arthur Cox turns the tide and stops the rot
Second tier, better show, won it at the first go
Fifth in 1989 Shilton, Saunders doin’ fine
UEFA pandemonium cos of Heysel Stadium


Maxwell blackened name, leaves the “Lady Ghislaine”
Derby, teetering, bought by Lionel Pickering
Record signing-mania following our failure
Roy Mac comes back, Fester city, soon sacked
Jim Smith, Stimac, Second place and we’re back
Premier league- I’m blown away – what else do I have to say?


Finish 12th, like a dream, Steve McClaren on the scene
Baiano, Eranio two good seasons here we go
Seemed like we were doing fine, terror on the decline
Bald eagle on his own, one above the drop zone

Gregory, Burley, bought by Peter Gadsby
Phil Brown, nearly down , saved by Terry Westley
Billy Davies play- off show, betrayed after that though
Money mess, must confess – blame the three amigos!


Premier season of doom, one win in a blue moon
Davies on his bike and now the Jewell don’t shine
Tacky tabloid exposé, cannot get the team to play
Jewell has lost the dressing room, GSE a fortune

Adam Pearson ’09 Derby make the headlines
Nigel Clough, has the stuff, management the players love
Commons, Teale, Savage too they all want to play for you
Derby pass it on the floor, you wont beat us anymore!


©  Kev Moore 2009

March 10, 2009 Posted by | Home Studio, Music, Recording, Rock, Writing | , , , , , , , , | 34 Comments

Interview with BBC Radio Derby

Radio Derby logo

As a follow-up to the continuing story of my song for Derby County, “Derby Pride”, Radio Derby have a featured  article on their website, and the interview with breakfast show host Shane O’ Connor in full.


Kev Moore

Derby Pride and other songs are available to buy as a digital download from here:


January 13, 2009 Posted by | Music, Recording, Writing | , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Derby Pride – The Video

This morning I was interviewed on Radio Derby in the UK about my new song “Derby Pride” which celebrates Derby County Football Club. Judging by the response I’ve received following its airing on Shane’s breakfast show, its struck a chord with many people in the area.  Last night, I put together a bit of a montage that I hope brings a bit of what its like to follow “The Rams”, and what the Clough name means to the people and the city of Derby.

If you are interested in purchasing the song as a digital download, please click on my name and follow the links

© Kev Moore 2009

January 13, 2009 Posted by | Home Studio, Music, Recording, Rock, Uncategorized, Writing | , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Derby Pride

Left Back in the Studio...

Left Back in the Studio...

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

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

January 11, 2009 Posted by | Home Studio, Music, Recording, Rock, Writing | , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments