Songbook


SONG SHEET

Songs are usually sung through four times. Someone at the front of the group will show with upraised fingers what “time” of the song is currently being sung, to aid with cohesion. Some short chants are repeated eight times. Some songs are controlled by the piper / drummer / whistler: when he stops piping / drumming / whistling, the song ends. Some songs are sung for a minute.

SUPPORTERS GROUP SONGS

PANTS FREE (to “Lord of the Dance” by Sydney Carter)
Sung in the 9th minute (8:01 - 9:00 / 53:00 - 54:00) of each half, because the club was founded in 2009.

Pants free, wherever you may be, we are Highlanders FC;
And we don’t give a toss, whoever you may be, we are Highlanders FC.

THREE GALLON POND (to the theme from television show “Gilligan’s Island”)

Just stand right up and join the chant,
A chant from the Lake Side Buoys;
Who started out by Langford Lake,
In drunken bus convoys.

We arranged ourselves behind the net,
Our pipers, full of song;
Apparently we got our name
From a three gallon pond -
A three gallon pond!

WE ARE HERE (to American folk song “Crawdad Song”)

Lake Side Buoys, we are here, whoah-oh, whoah-oh;
Lake Side Buoys, we are here, whoah-oh, whoah-oh;
Lake Side Buoys, we are here - loving footie and drinking beer! - whoah-oh, eh oh-oh, oo-oh.

We are black, we are white, whoah-oh, whoah-oh;
We are black, we are white, whoah-oh, whoah-oh;
We are black, we are white - Highlanders are dynamite! - whoah-oh, eh oh-oh, oo-oh.

(at away games)
Can you hear, (the Sounders) sing, no-oh, no-oh;
Can you hear, (the Sounders) sing, no-oh, no-oh;
Can you hear, (the Sounders) sing? - I can’t hear a bloody thing! - whoah-oh, eh oh-oh, oo-oh.

WE’LL BE COMING (from Scotland’s Tartan Army) - accompanied by bagpipes.
Sung at the start of both halves immediately after the kick-off.

We’ll be coming, we’ll be coming, we’ll be coming down the road;
When you hear the noise of the Lake Side Buoys,
We’ll be coming down the road.

We’ll be drinking, we’ll be drinking, we’ll be drinking on the bus;

We’ll be zap-strapped, we’ll be zap-strapped, we’ll be zap-strapped in the tank;

Community service, community service, community service for the team;

Yankee U-Boats, Yankee U-Boats, Yankee U-Boats at the bridge;

There’s the Plate, there’s the Plate, Lifting trophies at Thunderbird;

“The Bus” went from the Bard & Banker Pub to Westhills Stadium in 2009.
U-Boats by the Bridge: 2012 road trip to Bremerton. Kitsap Pumas 0-3 Victoria Highlanders FC.
“The Plate” is the Juan de Fuca Plate.

YOU’LL TAKE THE LONG LINE (to Scottish folk song “Loch Lomond”) - Sung in injury time to the end of the first half.

You’ll take the long line, and I’ll take the short line,
And I’ll have my beer, before you;
For beer is my true love, and cheering on the lads,
From the bonnie, bonnie banks, of the Lake Side.

I DON'T WANNA WORK TODAY

I don’t want to do what you say!
I don’t want to go to work today!
I just want to see my Highlanders
Go on to Victory.
La da la la la la la
La da la la la la la
La la la la la la la la
La la la la la la la

ENCOURAGEMENT SONGS

ALLEZ (to “Ole”) - accompanied by bagpipes and clapping / stomping.
Allez - allez, allez, allez. V-H, F-C!

ATTACK

Attack, attack, attack attack attack! (repeat x3)

BUILD A BONFIRE (to “My Darling Clementine”)

Build a bonfire, build a bonfire,
Put Seattle on the top.                        (another rival)
Put the Timbers in the middle             (today’s opposition)
And then burn the bloody lot.

COME ON YOU LADS IN BLACK - first done May 2013 versus North Sound Sea Wolves.
CALL: Come on, you lads in black!
REPLY: Come on, you Highlanders!
PIPES: Scotland the Brave.

COME ON YOU LADS (to Scottish folk song “Auld Lang Syne”) - with clapping.
Come on, you lads, come on, you lads, come on, you lads, come on! (x4)

EXCURSION TO THE ISLAND (to “Excursion Around the Bay” by Newfoundlander Johnny Burke)
Oh me, oh my, I heard the (Sounders) cry,
Oh me, oh my, I think I’m going to die;
Oh me, oh my, I heard the (Sounders) say,
“I wish I’d never taken on the Highlanders today!”

I GET KNOCKED DOWN (by Chumbawumba)
I get knocked down, but I get up again, you ain’t ever going to keep me down!

SCORE IN A MINUTE (to Cuban folk song “Guantanamera”)
Score in a minute! We’re going to score in a minute;
Score in a minute! We’re going to score in a minute!

SCORE SOME MORE (to “Drink Some More” by The Real MacKenzies)

And we’ll score and we’ll score and we’ll score some more,
Whoa-oh-uh-oh.
And the only thing better than scoring one,
Is scoring two, when we’re scoring for fun.

And the only thing better than scoring two,
Is scoring three, when we’re scoring on you.

And the only thing better than scoring three,
Is scoring four, when we’re scoring for free.

THAT’S A CORNER
That’s a corner!

VICTORIA (by The Kinks)
Vic-torrrr-i-a! Vic-torrrr-i-a! Vic-toria, Vic-toria!

V.H.F.C. - with double whistle-blasts and clapping - length controlled by whistler.
V - H (whistle, whistle) F - C (whistle, whistle).

WIN IN A MINUTE - variation of above when winning at 89:00.

PLAYER SONGS

THE CHICKEN DANCE - sung four times, tempo increases each time.
Tyler, Tyler, Tyler Hughes (x3);
Oi! Oi! Oi! Oi!

THE CONGA
Al-ex-an-der John-son! Al-ex-an-der John-son!
Na-na-na-na! Na-na-na-na!

HE’S HERE, HE’S THERE (to American military song “Caissons”)
He’s here, he’s there, you know he’s everywhere - Kalem Scott (or other player name), Kalem Scott;
He’s here, he’s there, you know he’s everywhere, and his name is (Kalem Scott)!

NAME CHANT
Jar-ed, Jar-ed Stephens!

PLAYER INTRODUCTIONS - called for each player during team introductions.
VEENHOF! (or other player last name, after he is announced)

SUPER (to American folk song “Skip to My Lou”)
Super, Super Ash (x3);
Super Ashley Bur-beary!

THERE’S ONLY ONE (to Cuban folk song “Guantanamera”) - sung two times.
One Jordi Hughes (or other player name); there’s only one (Jordi Hughes);
One (Jordi Hu-ughes); there’s only one (Jordi Hughes).

TWO-NOTE NAME CHANT
Nolan’s - Wirth It (clap, clap, clap-clap-clap)

WE LOVE YOU - sung two times.
We love you, Elliot, we do; (x3)
Oh, Elliot we love you! (Mitrou!)

TAUNTING SONGS

5.9, FROM THE RUSSIAN JUDGE (to “Go West” by The Pet Shop Boys) - for diving.
Five-Nine, from the Russian Judge!

HOW WIDE (HIGH) DO YOU WANT THE NET? (“Go West” by The Pet Shop Boys)
How wide (high), do you want the net?

IT’S ALL YOUR FAULT
It’s all your fault!

IT’S A LONG RIDE HOME ON THE FERRY (to “It’s a Long Way to Tipperary” by Jack Judge)
It’s a long ride, home on the ferry, it’s a long way, to go;
It’s a long ride, home on the ferry, when you’re losing on the road;
Go home, and cry to mummy, never more to roam;
It’s a long, long ride home on the ferry; it’s a long ride - go home!

THERE’S A GUY (to “Tutti Frutti” by Little Richard) - vs Portland Timbers 2012.

BOP-BOP-A-LOO-BOP, BA-LOP-BAM-BOOM!

There’s a guy - (number / twenty) 1 -
There’s a guy - (number / twenty) 2 - he hasn’t got a clue what to do (repeat);
There’s a guy - (number / twenty) 3 -
There’s a guy - (number / twenty) 4 -
There’s a guy - (number / twenty) 5 - gotta be the worst player alive (repeat);
There’s a guy - (number / twenty) 6 -
There’s a guy - (number / twenty) 7 -
There’s a guy - (number / twenty) 8 -
There’s a guy - (number / twenty) 9 -
There’s a guy - number 10 -
There’s a guy - xxxx-teen -
There’s a guy - number 20 - he’s never going to make any money (repeat);

BOP-BOP-A-LOO-BOP, BA-LOP-BAM-BOOM!

YOU’RE HAVING A LAUGH (melody unknown)
(PDL) - you’re having a laugh (x3);
Oh, (North Sound), you’re having a laugh.

OPPOSITION SONGS

GO HOME AND PICK SOME FRUIT (to “For He’s a Jolly Good Fellow”) - for Fraser Valley opponents.
Go home and pick some fruit!
Go home and pick some fruit!
You know it’s all you’re good for, you know it’s all you’re good for, you know it’s all you’re good for -
Go home and pick some fruit!

PLAYER INTRODUCTIONS - called for each opposition player during team introductions.
Fraser Valley Mariners - RELEGATE!
North Sound SeaWolves - WET DOG!
Seattle Sounders U23 - FLOUNDER!
Portland Timbers U23 - TIMBIT!
Everyone Else - WANKER!

WHERE THE HELL IS ABBOTTSFORD? (melody unknown)
Where the hell is Abbottsford (or wherever)?

YOU’VE GOT BIG FLAGS (to “La Donna et Mobile” by Giuseppe Verdi) vs Kitsap Pumas 2013.
You’ve got big flags - we’ve got more goals!

REFEREE SONGS

HAVE ANOTHER BONG HIT, REFEREE (to “Barmy Army”)
Have another bong hit, referee!

TWO R’s, FOUR E’s, ONE F IN REFEREE (to “So Long, Farewell” from The Sound of Music)
Two R’s, Four E’s, One F in Referee; (x2)
Dum diddy dumdee dumdee dum; dum diddy dumdee dum.

WHAT GAME ARE YOU WATCHING? (to “We’re Not Going to Take It” by Twisted Sister)
What game are you watching? Oh - what game are you watching?
What game are you watching, referee-ee?