This is a post in the Scotia themed series. Previous posting here.
So when I set out to post something I do some research beforehand and I end up on journey of discovery and sometimes wonderment on what I find. This has happened with this next one when looking up some information about today’s team: The Ayrshire Killie.
Photo of a Killie pie at Kilmarnock from Robbie’s poity_uk’s photostream on Flickr
I began with the usual suspect. An unknown artist using an assumed name to record a song about the club.
In this case to a traditional tune which has been used by many a team – Glory Glory Hallelujah :
» The Chosen – Glory Glory Ayrshire Killie
But wait - there's more....
Right so think of a famous entertainer that you would associate with Kilmarnock, one that would probably record a song for the team.
Whoever said Jimmy Krankie go and wash your head out with soap.
What if I said Rolf Harris. Yes that’s right the bearded Aussie himself.
There is a supporters society known as The Killie Trust and last season when they reached the Scottish League Cup Final they somehow got Rolf to do a special recording of a song of his to help them celebrate this achievement.
The full story is a long one and can be read on a website especially created for this one song: www.fineday.co.uk.
- Because the song is still available to purchase online and because the proceeds go to a good cause I am only streaming this and not making available for download.
This journey doesn’t end there though. It takes another unexpected turn which involves a country tune as done by a member of a very famous Mormon family.
- I spotted a mentioned of this on their Wikipedia page and try as I might I couldn’t find a reason why.
I have another Stoke City/Delilah mystery on my hands so I’m putting out another appeal to ask anyone that knows:
Why do the supporters of Kilmarnock F.C sing Paper Roses ?
|» Marie Osmond – Paper Roses|
Apparently it started out in the ’70′s but more importantly since I’m not there so I also have to ask – are they still singing it ?