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............half and half scarf and jesters hat purchased...............tonight's soccerballl is gonna be awesome...............
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Is it me, or has anyone else noticed that our anthem has featured on a lot of the footy programmes since Friday??
Also, I've been a bit surprised that a lot of the pundits aren't/weren't aware of our long standing history with HJ.
Seems like they thought we've just started using it since promotion.....
 

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Is it me, or has anyone else noticed that our anthem has featured on a lot of the footy programmes since Friday??
Also, I've been a bit surprised that a lot of the pundits aren't/weren't aware of our long standing history with HJ.
Seems like they thought we've just started using it since promotion.....
For many, we have no history. Any that they might happen to mention - e.g. 74 years - is solely related to our current status. We haven't existed since then. In fact, we didn't really exist then, since it wasn't called the Premier League. A bit like talking about the ice age.
 

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Mentioned in another thread I think, but there seems to be a bit of confusion over people singing the 2nd verse.
Official lyrics are:

"Hey Jude, don't make it bad.
Take a sad song and make it better.
Remember to let her into your heart,
Then you can start to make it better.

Hey Jude, don't be afraid.
You were made to go out and get her.
The minute you let her under your skin,
Then you begin to make it better."

But some are repeating verse 1, before we go into the "la, la, la, la, la, la, laaaaa......" bit.

Not sure what the version played over the PA system is......??.......
 

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Mentioned in another thread I think, but there seems to be a bit of confusion over people singing the 2nd verse.
Official lyrics are:

"Hey Jude, don't make it bad.
Take a sad song and make it better.
Remember to let her into your heart,
Then you can start to make it better.

Hey Jude, don't be afraid.
You were made to go out and get her.
The minute you let her under your skin,
Then you begin to make it better."

But some are repeating verse 1, before we go into the "la, la, la, la, la, la, laaaaa......" bit.

Not sure what the version played over the PA system is......??.......
Yep, this is the version that was played and as you say, the majority of fans, I think myself included IIRC, were singing the first verse second time around.

The problem is, if we sing it that loud every game, none of us will notice and we'll be the laughing stock of the EPL!!! Until we win the league..
 
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Yep, this is the version that was played and as you say, the majority of fans, I think myself included IIRC, were singing the first verse second time around.

The problem is, if we sing it that loud every game, none of us will notice and we'll be the laughing stock of the EPL!!! Until we win the league..
Maybe we need karaoke style graphics on the screen... It will teach / remind people like me but will also promote all inclusivity (not everybody is familiar with words to the song and can you imagine how loud it would be if everybody was able to join in)
 

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Maybe we need karaoke style graphics on the screen... It will teach / remind people like me but will also promote all inclusivity (not everybody is familiar with words to the song and can you imagine how loud it would be if everybody was able to join in)
Slippery slope towards "orchestrated chanting" IMHO, so it's a "no" from me.....
These type of things need to develop 'organically'.......
 

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Mentioned in another thread I think, but there seems to be a bit of confusion over people singing the 2nd verse.
Official lyrics are:

"Hey Jude, don't make it bad.
Take a sad song and make it better.
Remember to let her into your heart,
Then you can start to make it better.

Hey Jude, don't be afraid.
You were made to go out and get her.
The minute you let her under your skin,
Then you begin to make it better."

But some are repeating verse 1, before we go into the "la, la, la, la, la, la, laaaaa......" bit.

Not sure what the version played over the PA system is......??.......

Its been sung like that for years.
 

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Its been sung like that for years.
Yeah agree.
But the point is the "new" PA version uses the 'official' lyrics, and there's a mixture in the crowd......
Consistency, in my mind, would make it even more effective/impressive.....
 

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Never been a fan of the song at GP but, too be fair, it was impressive on Friday particularly when everyone counts after the first " la-la la la Brentford". Mind you, such was the atmosphere we could have sung pretty much anything and it would've been good.
 

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Does anyone know when we first started singing Hey Jude and how it came about? I am pretty sure we didn’t sing this when I first started supporting Bees in the early 1980s but I could be wrong.

Never heard it sound as great as it was on Friday night. Love it before and after the game.
 

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Does anyone know when we first started singing Hey Jude and how it came about? I am pretty sure we didn’t sing this when I first started supporting Bees in the early 1980s but I could be wrong.

Never heard it sound as great as it was on Friday night. Love it before and after the game.
It's been said by @Peter G before that he played it for someone called Jude a long, long time ago. I am sure that's it on here already, but no doubt Peter will be able to say (yet again) why it's with us.

To be frank any club with two syllables was signing this regularly, including (cough!) *ul***m.. However I don't think we will be hearing it from them again given the display last Friday....We claimed it
 

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Is it me, or has anyone else noticed that our anthem has featured on a lot of the footy programmes since Friday??
Also, I've been a bit surprised that a lot of the pundits aren't/weren't aware of our long standing history with HJ.
Seems like they thought we've just started using it since promotion.....
This is the first time they've ever seen us. Why would they be aware of our history of singing Hey Jude?
To be frank any club with two syllables was signing this regularly, including (cough!) *ul***m.. However I don't think we will be hearing it from them again given the display last Friday....We claimed it
I think all the other clubs that sing it only sing the chorus and we're the only club who sing the verse as well. Happy to be corrected, if I'm wrong.
 
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Does anyone know when we first started singing Hey Jude and how it came about? I am pretty sure we didn’t sing this when I first started supporting Bees in the early 1980s but I could be wrong.

Never heard it sound as great as it was on Friday night. Love it before and after the game.

It was on a Friday night in a pub in Brentford. Bees fans had gathered to leave from a Saturday Away game at North (we didn't have motorways then)
A Brentford fan who was nicknamed 'Indian Joe' played the song on a piano and the fans present changed the chorus.

Indian Joe still goes today, his nickname has long gone but he is a Brentford face and Legend.

In the 70's we only sang the chorus, (it can be heard on the Brentford Vs Watford big match) the tune went out of fashion in the late 80's and was brought back in the 90's when we started singing it in full
 

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Maybe we need karaoke style graphics on the screen... It will teach / remind people like me but will also promote all inclusivity (not everybody is familiar with words to the song and can you imagine how loud it would be if everybody was able to join in)

Im not a fan of this but maybe for a couple of games to get the new/unsure up to speed .The two verses sound better and puts us apart from all the also rans. You could hear some people singing Jude at the end and not the greatest team in the whole wide World
 

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I found the singing of Hey Jude very emotional on Saturday. I'm 32, been coming to Brentford since I was 12 or 13. It has always been in that time the song I've most associated with Brentford. After 18 months away it felt like such a release on Saturday. A relief.
 

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It's been said by @Peter G before that he played it for someone called Jude a long, long time ago. I am sure that's it on here already, but no doubt Peter will be able to say (yet again) why it's with us.

To be frank any club with two syllables was signing this regularly, including (cough!) *ul***m.. However I don't think we will be hearing it from them again given the display last Friday....We claimed it
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It was on a Friday night in a pub in Brentford. Bees fans had gathered to leave from a Saturday Away game at North (we didn't have motorways then)
A Brentford fan who was nicknamed 'Indian Joe' played the song on a piano and the fans present changed the chorus.

Indian Joe still goes today, his nickname has long gone but he is a Brentford face and Legend.

In the 70's we only sang the chorus, (it can be heard on the Brentford Vs Watford big match) the tune went out of fashion in the late 80's and was brought back in the 90's when we started singing it in full

Thanks. Really fascinating to know and a part of history I didn’t know. I remember singing it in the 1990s.
 

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It was on a Friday night in a pub in Brentford. Bees fans had gathered to leave from a Saturday Away game at North (we didn't have motorways then)
A Brentford fan who was nicknamed 'Indian Joe' played the song on a piano and the fans present changed the chorus.

Indian Joe still goes today, his nickname has long gone but he is a Brentford face and Legend.

In the 70's we only sang the chorus, (it can be heard on the Brentford Vs Watford big match) the tune went out of fashion in the late 80's and was brought back in the 90's when we started singing it in full
I remember it being played when I first started going in 70s. I first went in 76 but not sure if I heard it then or in the subsequent couple of years.

Other clubs do sing it (it could be heard from a small section briefly at Watford on MOTD on Saturday for instance) but as Nana said, we well and truly claimed it Friday
 
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Just a reminder that celebration needs to come on at the final whistle. It’s the law. Hey Jude can come back on after that.
Celebration is played when we leave the stadium... Friday was so good we didn't want to go home. I think the order was right
 
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It's been said by @Peter G before that he played it for someone called Jude a long, long time ago. I am sure that's it on here already, but no doubt Peter will be able to say (yet again) why it's with us.

To be frank any club with two syllables was signing this regularly, including (cough!) *ul***m.. However I don't think we will be hearing it from them again given the display last Friday....We claimed it
I've no doubt the Peter G story is true and that was the first time it was 'played' at GP... However the song was probably already adapted in the pub as per my previous post and became more widely adopted by everybody when played over Big B radio.

The song was often copied but as you say after Friday's renditions we now OWN IT
 

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How quickly did you leave?
I was probably one of the last out of the north stand as waited for the crowd to disperse. So yes I know it was played. My original post missed the word ‘immediately’.
 

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Reading all the comments about HJ following last Friday, reinforces the disappointment of not being able to serenade GP with a rendition, knowing it was going to be the last time.......
Would have been emotional......😐
 

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Celebration is played when we leave the stadium... Friday was so good we didn't want to go home. I think the order was right
I wonder what our neighbours in kew and Chiswick thought, they must have heard it, in fact i wonder how far did the sound travel.
 

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I wonder what our neighbours in kew and Chiswick thought, they must have heard it, in fact i wonder how far did the sound travel.
I live near Chiswick Park Station, near the business park. I was at the game but my girlfriend recorded it from our flat so will see if I can get that posted on here. Sounded very good from what I remember.
 
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I live near Chiswick Park Station, near the business park. I was at the game but my girlfriend recorded it from our flat so will see if I can get that posted on here. Sounded very good from what I remember.
Gary Liniker said that he thought he heard the crowd at his home three miles away. This may have been in jest, as I believe he lives in Barnes which was against the wind but the roar against Everton in the EFL cup at GP was apparently heard there.

My boss lives in Gunnesbury and told me that the crowd could be heard on Friday night.
 
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