The songs of Leeds United --> Track 3

Leeds United Calypso

Calypso rhythms and West Indian music were the unlikely basis of the first ever record Leeds released in 1964. Leeds were ready for the top flight, after having won the 2nd division. A local singer called Ronnie Hilton was engaged to write and sing the song and it's B-side "Elland Road Baht'at". Ronnie had previously had a No.1 hit with "No other Love" in the 1950's, and about ten songs in the charts at the beguinning of the sixties. The lyrics to this track related to the situation the club was in at the time - "happy in division one".

Leeds United Calypso

(Ronnie Hilton)
EMI Publishing 1964
Leeds - Leeds - Leeds .... (10 times)

Leeds United calypso
Leeds United calypso
I feel so happy I feel so fine
The Elland Road lads are pals of mine (a-ha)

Now everybody come along with me
To Elland Road and sing joyfully
A lot of happy footballers you will see
The pride of the directors and Don Revie

It's the Leeds United calypso (sing it now)
Leeds United calypso
I feel so happy I feel so fine
The lads at Elland Road are pals of mine (a-ha)

Now matches have come and matches have gone
And at last we're happy in division one
Instead of the Mersey and Liverpool sound
We've got a special noise at the Elland Road ground

(Leeds - Leeds - Leeds...
is repeated throughout this chorus in the backing)

It's the Leeds United calypso
Leeds United calypso
I feel so happy I feel so fine
The lads at Elland Road are buddies of mine (a-ha)

We've got Englishmen and Irishmen and Scotchmen, too
And our goallie called Sprake from Wales mark you
Albert Johanson is one of the few
I don't know where he comes from, but I think it's Timbuctoo

It's the Leeds United calypso (sing it now)
Leeds United calypso
I feel so happy I feel so fine
The lads at Elland Road are mates of mine (a-ha)

Now all the Leeds supporters are feeling grand
They're also very happy in Sunderland
Records have been broken for all to see
So buy this record from the lads and me

It's called the Leeds United calypso (buy it now)
Leeds United calypso
I feel so happy I feel so fine
The lads at Elland Road are pals of mine

Leeds - Leeds - Leeds .......