5 Jun 2019

Three Lions (and a Crown) - The Barmy Army World Cup Song

Three Lions (and a Crown) - The Barmy Army World Cup Song

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.

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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. If you need a little help, we've added the lyrics below ...

It’s coming home, it’s coming home, it’s coming
Home, it’s coming home
It’s coming home, it’s coming home, it’s coming
Home, it’s coming home
It’s coming home, it’s coming home, it’s coming
Home it’s coming home
It’s coming home, it’s coming home, it’s coming
Cricket's coming home

Everyone used to know the score
We’d seen England before
Pushing ones
What a bore

But one day Straussy shared his big dream
To create a new team
With attack as a theme
And now we’re singing

Three Lions and a Crown
Captain Morgan’s England
Never will lay down
Don’t stop believing

Jonnie and J-Roy start the fun
With Root and Jos to come
Boundaries flow
Watch ‘em go
And then they’re followed by Stokes
Woody, Willey and Woakes
Rash and Plunkett and Mo
And they’re all singing

Three Lions and a Crown
Captain Morgan’s England
Never will lay down
Don’t stop believing

[Instrumental Break]

So let’s stand for our team – And deliver the dream

It’s coming home, it’s coming home, it’s coming
Home, it’s coming home

 

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.

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