Barmy Army Songbook

England Players
Songbook

A message to you Rooty (Joe Root)

To the tune of The Specials a message to you Rudy

Rooty
Go and get us some runs
Go and get us a fifty
Go and get us some runs
Go and get us a century 
Rooty a message to you Rooty
Rooty a message to you Rooty
Rooty a message to you Rooty

Ali, Ali Cook (Alastair Cook)

(to the tune of KC & Sunshine , Give it up)

You flew out to India
When your country needed you
Century on debut , What a find

Na na na na na na na na na

Ali Ali Cook , Ali Cook , Ali Ali Cook

Na na na na na na na na na (contd)

Ding Dong Belly (Ian Bell)

To the Tune of 'Ding-Dong Merrily On High'

Ding Dong Belly is our King!
He's England's Shortest Batsman
Ding Dong Belly is our King!
He'll score more runs than Bradman
La la la la la la la.......
He'll win the urn for England

Drink With The Army (Paul Collingwood)

Who will take his wicket
Spinners he will pick it
Never take his wicket
When Collingwood comes in!

Drink with the army
Sing with the army
Drink with the army
When Collingwood comes in

Drink with the army
Sing with the army
Drink with the army
Sing with the army
Drink with the a r m y
When Collingwood comes in

Get KP (Kevin Pietersen)

(To the tune of let it be, The Beatles)

When we find ourselves in times of trouble,
Andy Flower says to me, we need a batting hero get KP
get KP, get KP, get KP
smashing 4s and 6s get KP
get KP, get KP, get KP

Graeme Swann is Bowling (Graeme Swann)

(tune of My Old Mans a Dustman)

Oh Graeme Swann is bowling,
He's going to get you out.
Whenever it is turning,
He'll always have a shout,
And when he takes your wicket,
He'll tweet it on his blog,
So never cut a spinner or pat a burning dog!

He's Big, He's Bad (Stuart Broad)

He's big, he's bad
He's better than his Dad
Stuart Broad Stuart Broad

He's Matty Prior (Matt Prior)

(to the tune of Ring of Fire)

He always takes the top edge skier
He bats at Hove where his average gets higher
Four six four
He's Matty Prior, he's Matty Prior

He got caught in the jellybean mire
He has no need for a Brylcream supplier
Four, six, four
He's Matty Prior, he's Matty Prior

Hey Jude (Paul Collingwood)

(To the tune of Hey Jude)

Hey Paul
Don't let me down
You're a Mackem
But that don't matter
The moment you step up to the crease,
Our troubles will cease
You'll make things better better better better better....
Nah Nah Nah nahnahnahnah , COOOOOL LINGWOOD !!!

Nah Nah Nah nahnahnahnah , COOOOOL LINGWOOD !

Hey Jude (Graham Onions)

(to the tune of Hey Jude)

Onions
You bowl it well
They've got Johnson
But you're much better

Onions, when you peel the batsmen will cry
They'll wonder why
You're Graham Onions, Onions, Onions, Onions...

Nah nah.... Onions

Hi Ho Super KP (Kevin Pietersen)

(To the tune of Hi Ho Silver Lining)

You're our spinner and fourth in KP
Thats where you bat
Showing your bling at fourth slip
With your big bold tatts

Blinding us with your earrings,
From where we're sat,
You cut and drive the new ball
With your Woodworm bat,

And its Hi Ho Super KP
Everywhere we go now Peter
You'll score a double century
Or maybe just a ton
You're Kevin Pietersen

Ian Bells our hundred maker (Ian Bell)

Ian Bells our hundred maker
Ian Bells our Strawberry Blonde
He drives the ball ,
It goes for four
His bats a magic wand
(repeat infinite)

Jimmy Anderson (James Anderson)

To the tune of Viva Ronaldo

Jimmy Anderson , Jimmy Anderson,
When it doesn't swing
The Barmy Army sing
For Jimmy Anderson

Jonny Trott is England's number 3 (Jonathan Trott)

(to the tune of When Jonny goes marching home again or the animals went on 2 by 2 …)

He left the Cape to wear three lions
Trotty , Trotty
He hit a ton to win the urn Trotty Trotty
He hits the ball , it goes for four,
He plays the shots we all adore
Jonny Trott is Englands number 3

Na na na na , na na na na , nana na na ,etc Jonny Trott is Englands number 3

Jonny Trotter (Jonathan Trott)

(to the tune of Only Fools and Horses)

Stick your passport in your pocket
And your kitbag in the van
Cos if you want the Ashes
And you don't mind Saffers
Then brother, he's your man

Cos where he comes from is no mystery
But he's gonna lead us home to an Ashes victory
A song for him was driving us beserk
But then we thought that Jonny Trotter works

La-la-la-la-la la-la-la-la-la-la

Just A Little Bit (Kevin Pietersen)

(To the tune of Just A Little)

KP
When you walk out to the crease,
You're sexy
You are England's number four
You've got a ton to score

(chorus)

Hook! Just a little bit,
Pull! Just a little bit,
Drive! Just a little bit,
Score just a little bit more
KP score a little bit more,

Just a little bit more, just a little bit!

Merry Xmas Chrissy Tremlett (Chris Tremlett)

Merry Christmas Chrissy Tremlett
(Slade)

So here he is, Chrissy Tremlett
Bowling fast for England
He's got a future now
The convicts on the run

One night in Kolkata (Joe Root)

To the tune of John Denver Annie's song

One night in Kolkata 
We found our new hero
Got ruined with Vodka
And a blue marker pen  
He then made his Test debut
At the dust bowl in Nagpur
Our baby faced batsman
It's super Joe Root

Pig Bag (Monty Panesar)

(To the tune of Pig Bag)

De de de de
Monty Panesar
De de de de
Monty Panesar
Repeat ad infinitum

ROOTY ROOTY (Joe Root)

To the tune of Kasier Chiefs Ruby, ruby

When he comes into bat
He will score a few runs 
And he'll score some more runs
And he'll score some more runs
And he'll score some more runs
And he'll score some more runs
And he'll score some more runs
And he'll score some more runs
ROOTY ROOTY ROOTY ROOOTY
NAH NAH NAH NAH NAH NAH
ROOTY ROOTY ROOTY ROOOTY

Steven Finn (Steven Finn)

(To the tune of Manfred Manns The mighty Quinn)

He swings it out
Comes steaming in
He's gunna knock 'em over he's Steven Finn

Stokey Cokey (Ben Stokes)

You put the batsmen in
He bowls them out
In, out, in, out,
shake it all about
You do the Stokey Cokey and
you turn around (compulsory to stand up & turn around)
Thats what its all about
Oooohhhh the Stokey Cokey
Ooooohhhh the Stokey Cokey
Ooooohhhh the Stokey Cokey
Aussie batsmen
OUT, OUT, OUT

Strauss, Strauss, Never Gets Out (Andrew Strauss)

(To the tune of Shout)

Strauss, Strauss
Never gets out,
He plays the shots that we dream about
Come on, we're talking 'bout you
Come on

Swann Will Tear You Apart (Graeme Swann)

(To the tune of Joy Division, Love will tear us apart)

Swann, Swann will tear you apart again
Swann , Swann will tear you apart again.

Swanny Super Over (Graeme Swann)

(to the tune of Champagne Supernova)

How many special people came
So many flights we had to change
Where were you when we were in Chennai?

Got hit for four with his first ball
Then took Gambhir and the Wall
Where were you when we were in Chennai?

Some day you will find him
Taking loads of wickets
In a Swanny super over in Chennai

Some day you will find him
Taking loads of wickets
In a Swanny super over, a Swanny super over

Because we all believe
That he's gonna take a wicket a ball
But you and I, will never die
And Graeme Swann is just one reason why, why, why, why...

The Naan Song (Tim Bresnan)

(Those were the days my friend)

We've had a Garlic Naan ,
We've had a butter naan,
We've had a plain , we've had a keema too'
But our favourite Naan , is Tim Bresnan
all because he hates the convicts too

YMCA (Alastair Cook)

(the the tune of YMCA)

Young man, when you come to the crease
I said young man, let your runs never cease
I said stay there and you'll score lots of runs,
and you'll make many more tons

runs runs runs runs runs

It's England's number 1

Alastair Cook
It's England's Number 1
Alastair Cook

Put your bat in the air, play the hook when you dare
and we'll come and cheer you on....

Runs runs runs runs runs

It's England's number one
Alastair Cook
It's England's number one
Alistair Cook
Put your bat in the air, play the hook when you dare
and we'll come and cheer you on....