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We've Just Recorded An Irish Football Anthem For The Ages

Mark Farrelly
By Mark Farrelly
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Let me tell you a little story folks. A story of hope. An against the odds tale that can only be rivaled, ironically, by something ridiculous like Ireland beating the world champions.

When we arrived in this morning we were greeted with a post on our Facebook wall from The Artistic Differences - of 24 years fame - which featured the lyrics they had written to a new Shane Long chant. A wondrous chant, set to the tune of Gloria Gaynor's 'I Will Survive.'

In fact it was so good we decided merely posting the lyrics would not do it justice. We needed to get it recorded. We set out to Temple Bar with lyric sheets in our hands and dreams in our pockets, in the hope that we might find a group of fans or a busker bold enough to try singing it. We were turned away by some but then our ears were pricked by a joyous hum in the distance.

It was the sound of Keywest, the no.1 selling band in Ireland at the moment. The no.1 bloody band in Ireland! Playing in front of an enthralled crowd on Grafton Street. So we wandered up to them to see would they be interested in giving the song a go and sure enough they were mad to do it.


What followed was better than we could have ever dreamed of.

Don't forget to follow Keywest on Twitter and Facebook! I think we should watch it again. Let's watch it again.


Here are the lyrics. I expect to hear this in full chorus in Poland on Sunday.




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