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The Lads of Leeds

The history regarding this 1971 EP is presented elsewhere. Like many of Ronnie Hilton's other Leeds songs, it is a rewording of a traditional tune ("Uncle Tom Cobley" in this case). The song presents all the famous names from the Revie era, but also mentions some of the less known names like Chris Galvin and Nigel Davey.

The Lads of Leeds

Vinyl-EP (EMI Publishing 1971)
Ronny Hilton
I'll sing you a song of a great football team
Who play all along down along Elland Road way
And some of the lads who have made them supreme
Terry Cooper, Paul Reaney, Gary Sprike, David Harvey,
Norman Hunter, Jackie Charlton, Billy Bremner, Nigel Davey,
Terry Yorath, Mick Bates...
And uncle Don Revie and all,
And uncle Don Revie and all.

They're known as the champions proud as can be,
And they're all along down along Elland Road way,
And goalkeepers shiver whenever they see
Mick Jones, Allan Clarke, Peter Lorimer, Johnny Giles,
Eddie Gray, Paul Madeley, Rod Belfitt, Chris Galvin...
And uncle Don Revie and all,
And uncle Don Revie and all.

And we must remember the others about
Who are all along down along Elland Road way
I'll truly be sad if I miss any out
Like the reserves, and the juniors, Morris Lindley, Sid Owen,
Les Cocker, Cyril Partridge, and the doctor, and the ground staff,
And the office staff, and the laundry staff, and the bar staff (hic),
And the policemen, the disc jockey (if he plays this), Bob English,
The physioterapist (oh deary me)...
And uncle Don Revie and all,
And uncle Don Revie and all.