Sport and music are inseparable. Think Euro ’96, England’s Rugby World Cup heroics back in 2003, and any given England Test match; all of them are associated with spine-tingling anthems and chants.
The Lightning Seeds sent the nation crazy with “Three Lions” in Euro ’96, and you can bet we’re ready to belt out “Jerusalem” on the first day of this summer’s Ashes. Now, though, we’ve got another one for you to learn: Three Lions (and a Crown), the official Barmy Army anthem of the World Cup.
Rod Bransgrove and Quentin Hughes have adopted the much-loved song, which has been recorded by Strapped for Cash for the Barmy Army.
Have a listen at our YouTube page and that’s probably all you’ll need to do. You probably know the tune, and the words will stick with you. Wouldn’t it be incredible if cricket were to capture the nation this summer, just as football did over twenty years ago? We can help make that happen.
What we ask is that anyone coming to an England fixture over the next couple of months helps to create a truly special atmosphere. Learn the words, clear your throat, and get behind the team! This is the people’s anthem, and you can bet it’ll help inspire Eoin Morgan and his men as it’s being bellowed from every corner of the Oval, Edgbaston, or wherever we happen to be playing.
We have a chance here to help create an unforgettable summer. Cricket’s coming home, in more ways than one.