AN Irish band has penned a song to spur on Bradford City as they prepare for their forthcoming Wembley Capital One Cup final.
Corrigan Brothers, who have amassed more than 10 million YouTube hits, have turned their attention to Yorkshire and intend to record a song in honour of the Bantams’ historic march to Wembley.
The song, entitled There’s no one as Wembley as Bradford City, was inspired by City’s unprecedented achievement.
Corrigan Brothers’ lead singer Ger Corrigan said: “We love a great sports story and we love a good giant killing, and this is the greatest one of them all - beating Wigan, Arsenal and Villa was such a phenomenal and spirited achievement.”
The band also noted that Bradford City central defender Carl McHugh is Irish.
Mr Corrigan said: “We hope that Bradford’s name is on the cup. There is also a nice Irish connection with Carl McHugh as well as Irish community connections in Bradford.”
The band said they look forward to Bradford’s cup success and a great European campaign.
The song will be recorded over the coming week as will an accompanying video.
Both will be released on February 12.
As well as charting across the globe with their huge international hit There’s no one as Irish as Barack O’Bama, The Corrigan Brothers last week appeared on coast to coast TV in the USA on the music programme Hardball.
The Bantams made history on Tuesday night by edging past Aston Villa of the Premier League to book a place at the final on February 24.
There’s no one as Wembley as Bradford City opens with the lines: “It’s amazing exciting, Oh it is thrilling, the Bantams in Wembley for more giant killing.”
It continues: “What A wonderful journey The bantams are on, They saw off Wigan, And then they went on, To beat the old gunners, and then Villa gone, now going to Wembley for the Capital One.”
The song praises the efforts of Bantams’ players and includes a nod to McHugh: “Now Atkinson Jones, We knew that you could, With Hines, Duke and Hanson, And Mr Good, McArdle and Darby, Wells and Doyle too, And the luck of the Irish, In young Carl McHugh.”
Corrigan Brothers’ other tunes include an ode to Pebbles, Susan Boyles’ cat, inspired by concern for the pet following its Scottish owner’s meteoric rise to fame after appearing on talent show Britain’s Got Talent.
That song is called Pebbles Boyle (Spare a thought for me)..... the first cat orphaned by celebrity.
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