A slight return to the Scotia themed posts which I first started before Euro 2008.
I’m being a lazy arse on this one and reposting content already posted elsewhere, but I’m sure you chaps don’t mind…
– I spotted this over on The Vinyl Villain, but as the name of this site implies – I want to start with the discovery of a second related item first:
This entry is about Dumbarton FC – “the best supported team in the Third Division”
Back in 1978 they recorded a song for the club. Not because they were going for promotion or because of a cup final appearance or anything, but because of the World Cup that year (no they didn’t play in it because of some bizarre reason) – and because Midge Ure was involved too..
I’ll let The Helpless Dancer, the original provider of the song, explain:
“Many won’t realise that Dumbarton FC have also been recording artists…..in 1978 caught up in World Cup fever the DFC Squad of ‘78 were roped into a recording session with Midge Ure to record a “World Cup” song for EMI America entitled “Hey Argentina” * safe to say like Scotland it flopped!
At the same session they recorded the same song with alternative lyrics called “The Sons We’re The Ones” …”
* I’d obviously love to hear that track, but for now here are the Sons of the Rock:
|» Dumbarton FC Squad 1978 – The Sons We’re The Ones|
Notice the badge there. Elephant & Castle. Nothing to do with the London Borough. Wikipedia sez:
“The clubs’ badge features an elephant with a castle on its back, this represents Dumbarton Rock with Dumbarton Castle upon it, Dumbarton Rock, a volcanic plug is said to resemble an elephant & the teams nickname ‘The Sons’ is derived from the phrase ‘Sons of The Rock’ a term used for those born in the town of Dumbarton.”
Before this Dumbarton used to play at the most excellently named Boghead Park. Sadly the ground is no more, it was sold for housing development.
But in the 90’s when they were still there, a band hailing from a few miles down the road composed a song with some great lyrics which mentioned the ground.
These were originally posted on the The Vinyl Villain a while back. Mirrored here because they are only available over there for a limited time.