The songs of Leeds United --> Track 1

Leeds, Leeds, Leeds (Marching On Together)

Although 1997's "We are Leeds, we are proud" was released as "The Official Leeds United Anthem", among the supporters the real anthem is "Marching on Together". The chorus should be well known to a lot of you - you can hear it all the time at Elland Road! Or you can hear it in the background when BBC Radio 5 is covering a Leeds United game, or if a game is shown live on SkySports etc.

And if you've ever been to Elland Road you may have sung the song yourself. That is, you'll probably have sung the chorus only, as many supporters may not even know the lyrics for the verses. "Marching on Together" was first released as a single record back in 1972. The real name for the song is simply "Leeds, Leeds, Leeds" and believe it or not, it was actually the B-side of the single - the A-side was simply called "Leeds United". (And for those of you not remembering or not knowing the name of the players in the 1972 squad, and also the players singing on this record, look for the presentation of the A-side!)

"Leeds, Leeds, Leeds" soon reached the hit-lists in England, where it was in the charts for almost 3 months. The song was 10 weeks in the Top 50, from April 29th 1972, also achieving a place in the top 10! (With 10th place the highest.) The single was released prior to the FA Cup final at Wembley that year (that 100,000 people saw Allan Clarke score the winning goal that gave Leeds United a historic triumph over Arsenal has nothing to do with the music, so we'll leave it for now). The song has survived more than 30 years (!), with "ups" and "downs". It was written by Les Reed (enquiries@lesreed.com), at the time well known for writing songs for legendary Tom Jones. The track was recorded in Strawberry studioes in Stockport, and has contributions from members of the band 10CC, amongst others.

The song was released again in 1992, with a special Shaun Imrei 12 inch remix (track 18).

Leeds, Leeds, Leeds

(Les Reed, Barry Mason)
(P) 1972 Chapter One Records Ltd. ZXDR 51194 SCH 168
Manufactured by the Decca Record Co. Ltd.
RAM Music
Performed by Leeds United Football Team and Supporters
Arranged & Produced by Les Reed
Here we go with Leeds United
We're gonna give the boys a hand
Stand up and sing for Leeds United
They are the greatest in the land

Every day, we're all gonna say
We love you Leeds - Leeds - Leeds
Everywhere, we're gonna be there
We love you Leeds - Leeds - Leeds
Marching on together
We're gonna see you win (na, na, na, na, na, na)
We are so proud
We shout it out loud
We love you Leeds - Leeds - Leeds

We've been through it all together
And we've had our up's and down's
We're gonna stay with you forever
At least until the world stops going 'round

Every day, we're all gonna say
We love you Leeds - Leeds - Leeds
Everywhere, we're gonna be there
We love you Leeds - Leeds - Leeds
Marching on together
We're gonna see you win (na, na, na, na, na, na)
We are so proud
We shout it out loud
We love you Leeds - Leeds - Leeds

We are so proud
We shout it out loud
We love you Leeds - Leeds - Leeds