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O Hendon!

By Mallorca Don (legacy user)10/11/2013 17:28Sun Nov 10 17:28:59 2013In response to Re: My Hendon by Sandra Wood

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I'am slightly embarrased to report that at least one copy of this song sheet exits.

I'd heard about this song from somewhere and so when a copy of it appeared on ebay a few years ago,
I snapped it up - for a song in fact!

Sandra's memory is very good after nearly 50 years, but the printed lyrics for the first two lines differ slightly:-

"We're the greens, the boys from Hendon"
We win cups and we defend them."

The full verse is repeated 6 times with the following chorus being sung after verses 2 and 4

"O Hendon!
O Hendon!
We want goals -
Two, three or four!
O Hendon!
O Hendon!
We want goals -
Goals galore!

As Sandra says, the songsheet was issued with the program for the Reading FA Cup game played on 26/11/66. The program reports that the song was written by 11 year old Michael Raymond son of the club president and that there had been a try out of the song at the previous home game.

I just can't understand why it didn't catch on!

Hendon FC @ Wembley - If the future looks bleak, relive the past