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VIDEO: The Republic of Ireland’s official song for Euro 2012

“Make your mother proud, inflate your plastic hammer; Bate your bodhrán loud and learn your Polish grammar…”


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THIS IS THE OFFICIAL song that secretly we all hope we’ll he hearing plenty of in the next few months.

With 41 days to go until the beginning of Euro 2012 in Poland and the Ukraine – and 44 days before Ireland’s first game, against Croatia – Today FM has unveiled the official video for ‘The Rocky Road to Poland’, a song written by listeners to Ray D’Arcy’s morning show.

The track was produced by John Reynolds, and includes the talents of (among others) Damien Dempsey, Bressie, Danny O’Reilly from the Coronas, and the Dubliners – including the late Barney McKenna, to whom the video is dedicated.

Altogether now!

T’was in the merry month of June, from our home we started,
Left old Eireann’s Isle, to Poland we departed,
Hope within our hearts, we can win the trophy,
We are all a part of Trapattoni’s army,
Get behind the team, hear the Irish scream,
C’mon you boys in green, Ireland’s bouncing back again,
We have got our Trap, the cat is in the sack,
We’ll not forget you Jack, On the rocky road to Poland.

One, Two, Three, Four, Five,
Irish eyes are smiling,
Let your voices ring
Trapattoni’s army,
Everybody sing.

You’ll never beat the Irish! (x4)

Make your mother proud, inflate your plastic hammer,
Bate your bodhrán loud and learn your Polish grammar,
Credit Union loan, sold the Opel Corsa,
Hired a camper van, picked it up in Warsaw,
Been so close before, hopes slammed in the door,
Now we’re back for more, we can win the battle,
C’mon you boys in green, never have we seen,
Such a fearless team, on the rocky road to Poland.

One, Two, Three, Four, Five,
Irish eyes are smiling,
Let your voices ring
Trapattoni’s army,
Everybody sing.

You’ll never beat the Irish! (x4)

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