Download two great songs in honour of Shankly

Paul Wilkes is a singer/songwriter from Liverpool who is a big fan of Bill Shankly. He wrote two great songs in Shankly's honour as 2009 is the 50 year anniversary of when Shankly became Liverpool's manager in 1959. George Sephton, 'The Voice of Anfield', has already given his thumbs up and calls the songs 'gems'.

Please visit also Paul's homepage where you can find more about this promising artist.

Click the title of the songs to download them.

Shanks Was The Man - Music by Paul Wilkes. Words by Joe McCloskey and Paul Wilkes. Song is copyrighted by Paul Wilkes 2009.

Shanks was the man

Paisley was his right hand

Smithy the iron

Heighway was flyin high


Crazy Horse was mad

Joey Jones was bad

Clem at the back

Tosh up the front with Keegan

Oh what a team that we had

Oh what a team that we had


Yeatsy was big with strong

Cally could do no wrong

Whealiin was dealin

Balls up the front with Souness


So coming the later days

Kenny's on the stage

Lindsay and Lloyd

Sir Roger and Saint John


Hero's everyone

Hero's everyone


Shanks was the man

Paisley was his right hand

A time of hero's

A team of fighting lions


Oh what a team that we had

Oh what a team that we had

Oh what a team that we had  

 

Off Go The Lights - words and music by Paul Wilkes. Song is copyrighted by Paul Wilkes 2009


Off go the lights

The end of a day

The end of a beautiful era


Hard to say goodbye

We know you could of

Taking us so much further


So now all of those charms

All of those jokes

Will always live on


In our heart of hearts

You are the boss

You are our favorite son


Off go the lights

The end of a day

The end of a magical era


Hard to say goodbye

We know you could of

Taking us so much further


You always did put on a show

But its hard not to

When your everyone's hero


A socialist of the working class

so lets all raise our flags

To half mast


Off go the lights

The end of a day

The end of a beautiful era


Hard to say goodbye

We know you could of

Taking us so much further

Shanks quote

"After all the training was complete on Fridays, we always had a talk about the impending game. All the players and subs attended. One of the staff would have watched the opposition and would bring their report in. All I wanted to know was the formation. Was it 4-4-2, 4-3-3 or whatever. And did any of the opposing players have any little characteristics we might want to stifle? I never ever discussed the opposition at length. The last thing you want to do is build up your opponents and frighten your own players. I always tried to have a joke up my sleeve to boost our lads and knock down the opposition. We took our football seriously, but we always tried to get a laugh out of the team talks. And I would always keep a few bombs for Saturday. I might say to the old guy on the Anfield door: 'Here's a box of toilet rolls. Hand them to the opposition when they come through the door.'"

Bill Shankly on match preparation

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