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Watch: John Power singing Poor Scouser Tommy
« on: November 19, 2010, 04:00:01 PM »
http://www.liverpoolfc.tv/video/Features/Poor-Scouser-T-22571.php3

(We know it's not word perfect but still sounds great)

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Re: Watch: John Power singing Poor Scouser Tommy
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2010, 04:06:20 PM »
Going to see Cast in a couple of weeks at Shepherds Bush hope they sing it then!!

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Re: Watch: John Power singing Poor Scouser Tommy
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2010, 04:11:34 PM »
Going to see Cast in a couple of weeks at Shepherds Bush hope they sing it then!!



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Re: Watch: John Power singing Poor Scouser Tommy
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2010, 04:11:38 PM »
Going to see Cast in a couple of weeks at Shepherds Bush hope they sing it then!!



Great band, underated by most, me and our kid like to get wasted and blast out cast(amogst others) songs till the early hours.

Good version there from mr Power...enjoyable.

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Re: Watch: John Power singing Poor Scouser Tommy
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2010, 04:11:58 PM »
He sings abit slow though, doesn't he.... :P

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Re: Watch: John Power singing Poor Scouser Tommy
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2010, 04:13:19 PM »
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Re: Watch: John Power singing Poor Scouser Tommy
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2010, 04:42:14 PM »
Ive seen Cast a few times live. Nice tight outfit.
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Re: Watch: John Power singing Poor Scouser Tommy
« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2010, 04:46:44 PM »
Going to see them in the academy in december, cracking band and John seems a proper good red. Seen him walking down Castle Street this dinner hour with his guitar.

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Re: Watch: John Power singing Poor Scouser Tommy
« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2010, 04:50:59 PM »
I was talking to him and his dad after we did a play in town the other day.

Seems like a nice bloke. Sang 'Every other Saturday' to him in the pub as he wanted to know how it goes and got told off by Dave :)
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Re: Watch: John Power singing Poor Scouser Tommy
« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2010, 06:29:47 PM »
Hope to fuck 306 are listening to the tempo of this ;)

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Re: Watch: John Power singing Poor Scouser Tommy
« Reply #10 on: November 19, 2010, 06:33:49 PM »
I was talking to him and his dad after we did a play in town the other day.

Seems like a nice bloke. Sang 'Every other Saturday' to him in the pub as he wanted to know how it goes and got told off by Dave :)

he is a nice bloke.

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Re: Watch: John Power singing Poor Scouser Tommy
« Reply #11 on: November 19, 2010, 07:10:09 PM »
Cracking fella. Without doubt one of the best thing to come out of the last few years has been the likes of John and many other high profile reds standing shoulder to shoulder with the rest of us with no ego and just a love for the club.
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Re: Watch: John Power singing Poor Scouser Tommy
« Reply #12 on: November 19, 2010, 07:13:53 PM »
A "higher" division?
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Re: Watch: John Power singing Poor Scouser Tommy
« Reply #13 on: November 19, 2010, 08:00:04 PM »
A "higher" division?


well, clearly not word perfect as the op stated but a nice version and if 306 could match the tempo?   
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Re: Watch: John Power singing Poor Scouser Tommy
« Reply #14 on: November 19, 2010, 08:04:49 PM »
I like it but my bird says it sounds irritating. Bloody women.

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Re: Watch: John Power singing Poor Scouser Tommy
« Reply #15 on: November 19, 2010, 08:04:58 PM »
well, clearly not word perfect as the op stated but a nice version and if 306 could match the tempo?

I always thought it was Highland Division as in 51st Highland Division. There were plenty of Poor Scouser Tommys who fought and died in WWII in the Highland Regiments of the 51st.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/51st_(Highland)_Infantry_Division

Nice to hear it sung at a decent tempo and to the end as well.  ;)
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Re: Watch: John Power singing Poor Scouser Tommy
« Reply #16 on: November 19, 2010, 08:05:05 PM »
is there any way to download this?
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Re: Watch: John Power singing Poor Scouser Tommy
« Reply #17 on: November 19, 2010, 09:10:18 PM »
I always thought it was Highland Division as in 51st Highland Division. There were plenty of Poor Scouser Tommys who fought and died in WWII in the Highland Regiments of the 51st.


Of course it comes down to aural tradition and nobody will know (kind of chinese whispers). I heard "higher division" as a boy.


After all, there was a famous battle at spoin KOP in the mountains of south Africa. After which the kop was named.

"Many football grounds in the English Premier League and Football League, and several in the American, German, French, Hungarian, Japanese, Northern Irish and Scottish leagues, have one terrace or stand in their stadia named "Spion Kop" or "Kop" because of the steep nature of the terracing"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Spion_Kop

The regiments that fought included:

"2nd King’s Royal Lancaster Regiment
2nd Lancashire Fusiliers
1st South Lancashire Regiment
1st York and Lancashire Regiment"

In those days Merseyside was part of Lancashire.


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Re: Watch: John Power singing Poor Scouser Tommy
« Reply #18 on: November 19, 2010, 09:19:25 PM »
is there any way to download this?
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Re: Watch: John Power singing Poor Scouser Tommy
« Reply #19 on: November 19, 2010, 09:21:06 PM »
PST has been giving quite a few airings this season already, which has been refreshing to hear.

But I wish the tempo of the song was equivalent to Poulsen's pace on the pitch.

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Re: Watch: John Power singing Poor Scouser Tommy
« Reply #20 on: November 19, 2010, 09:46:27 PM »
PST has been giving quite a few airings this season already, which has been refreshing to hear.

But I wish the tempo of the song was equivalent to Poulsen's pace on the pitch.
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Re: Watch: John Power singing Poor Scouser Tommy
« Reply #21 on: November 19, 2010, 09:50:33 PM »
PST has been giving quite a few airings this season already, which has been refreshing to hear.

But I wish the tempo of the song was equivalent to Poulsen's pace on the pitch.

Really, that slow? So a bit like this?

(doubtless you now want to hear the full version, which is here...)

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Re: Watch: John Power singing Poor Scouser Tommy
« Reply #22 on: November 19, 2010, 10:03:26 PM »
Of course it comes down to aural tradition and nobody will know (kind of chinese whispers). I heard "higher division" as a boy.


After all, there was a famous battle at spoin KOP in the mountains of south Africa. After which the kop was named.

"Many football grounds in the English Premier League and Football League, and several in the American, German, French, Hungarian, Japanese, Northern Irish and Scottish leagues, have one terrace or stand in their stadia named "Spion Kop" or "Kop" because of the steep nature of the terracing"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Spion_Kop



The regiments that fought included:

"2nd King’s Royal Lancaster Regiment
2nd Lancashire Fusiliers
1st South Lancashire Regiment
1st York and Lancashire Regiment"

In those days Merseyside was part of Lancashire.

I agree  mate it is about the oral tradition ! I have also heard it sung with "Higher Division" but being ex Army cant work out what that exactly means.

Some people sing Lybian sun some sing Arabian sun. The 8th Army never fought in Arabia !

I don`t  think there were many Nazi`s on the South African Velt tho ! Hitler was still in shortpants or perhaps lederhosen  at the time of Spion Kop ???

I seem to remember being told  that Arsenal had a "Spion Kop" terrace a couple of years before ours was built ! I`m pretty sure that Wigan Rugby League also had a "Spion Kop" too at their old Central Park ground as well as a few other football clubs who`s soldiers were also involved in the battle.

Thanks for the link to wiki !

Heres one from wiki about PST  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poor_Scouser_Tommy

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Re: Watch: John Power singing Poor Scouser Tommy
« Reply #23 on: November 19, 2010, 11:37:53 PM »
It's Libyan.

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Re: Watch: John Power singing Poor Scouser Tommy
« Reply #24 on: November 19, 2010, 11:54:03 PM »
It's Libyan.

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Re: Watch: John Power singing Poor Scouser Tommy
« Reply #25 on: November 20, 2010, 12:34:55 AM »
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Re: Watch: John Power singing Poor Scouser Tommy
« Reply #26 on: November 20, 2010, 12:41:48 AM »
It's Radiant.

Or at least it was back in the late-70s.

So why the fuck have I been singing "Arabian" all these years? :-\

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Re: Watch: John Power singing Poor Scouser Tommy
« Reply #27 on: November 20, 2010, 12:46:34 AM »
Arabian for me as well although when ive looked through the words written down its usually Libyan.

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Re: Watch: John Power singing Poor Scouser Tommy
« Reply #28 on: November 20, 2010, 12:52:02 AM »
Arabian sun for me as well.

Also, I love to sing, I love to shout, I get thrown out quite a lot.
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Re: Watch: John Power singing Poor Scouser Tommy
« Reply #29 on: November 20, 2010, 01:52:43 AM »
I like John Power so I don't want to be unkind to the lad.......but that's shite!
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Re: Watch: John Power singing Poor Scouser Tommy
« Reply #30 on: November 20, 2010, 01:59:15 AM »
I like John Power so I don't want to be unkind to the lad.......but that's shite!

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Re: Watch: John Power singing Poor Scouser Tommy
« Reply #31 on: November 20, 2010, 02:01:25 AM »
All right then Tom jones het yourself on youtube     ;)

Already there mate.

Haven't you seen the goodlooking Scouser in the wet suit with the hamster and a hammer?
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Re: Watch: John Power singing Poor Scouser Tommy
« Reply #32 on: November 20, 2010, 02:06:32 AM »
Already there mate.

Haven't you seen the goodlooking Scouser in the wet suit with the hamster and a hammer?


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Re: Watch: John Power singing Poor Scouser Tommy
« Reply #33 on: November 20, 2010, 02:11:58 AM »
The 'Libyan/Arabian' debate has been done on here in the past and the general concensus was it was Libyan.
This was because The 51st Highland Division fought in North Africa (Libya & Egypt)during WW11.

That was the only time they fought in that theatre because in WW1  they fought in France.
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Re: Watch: John Power singing Poor Scouser Tommy
« Reply #34 on: November 20, 2010, 02:34:03 AM »
http://www.liverpoolfc.tv/video/Features/Poor-Scouser-T-22571.php3

(We know it's not word perfect but still sounds great)

loved that - power is class.kinda pre electric dylan meets the kop.

Anyone got an mp3 compilation of his liverpool related tunes? I know there a bit floating about you tube etc.
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Re: Watch: John Power singing Poor Scouser Tommy
« Reply #35 on: November 20, 2010, 10:04:44 AM »
So why the fuck have I been singing "Arabian" all these years? :-\

I don't know. But here's my guess. There was a 'debate' soon after the song got started about whether the word was 'radiant' or 'raging'. As an outsider I can point out that the scouse pronunciation of 'radiant' does sound similar to 'raging'. In turn, perhaps, 'raging' got corrupted into 'Arabian'. Maybe that's where you joined in?  ;)

'Libyan' didn't even feature until the '80s and probably started when folk realised that no British Tommy had fought in Arabia v the Nazis.

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Re: Watch: John Power singing Poor Scouser Tommy
« Reply #36 on: November 20, 2010, 11:03:43 AM »
Arabian sun for me as well.

Also, I love to sing, I love to shout, I get thrown out quite a lot.

"Libyan" for me and I've always sung "I adore my pint a lot". Maybe I should not! "Get the syringe Doctor I need a waxing.... I said, get the syringe.....what? Drop me trousers and cough?"

Brilliant tempo to it. Nice one Power, lad.
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Re: Watch: John Power singing Poor Scouser Tommy
« Reply #37 on: November 20, 2010, 07:59:58 PM »
The 'Libyan/Arabian' debate has been done on here in the past and the general concensus was it was Libyan.

It was neither, in the 80's whe I learned it:

"Well the battle started next morning
Under the Arabian sun
I remember that poor Scouser Tommy
Who was shot by an old nazi gun"

"AS the battle COMMENCED next morning
Under the RAGING sun
I remember that poor Scouser Tommy
Who was shot by an ALMIGHTY gun"

PS: I have not been to Anfield since 1984. All the above lyrics, which is what I learned, are entirely in line with the battle of SPOIN KOP. At which the Lanashire regiments served and after which the kop is named.

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Re: Watch: John Power singing Poor Scouser Tommy
« Reply #38 on: November 20, 2010, 08:11:24 PM »
I have still got the original Roneoed copy of the words that were handed out to us LFC London Branch supporters going up to the game back in 1975 or 1976.

Course that won't solve the argument, but it'll give you a definitive of what was being sung in the Kop then....

I've always sung 'Arabian' and 'Old Nazi Gun' but as I'm an auld arse now, my memory isn't what it used to be.... ;)
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Re: Watch: John Power singing Poor Scouser Tommy
« Reply #39 on: November 21, 2010, 04:00:46 AM »
it's on facebook as well.

talking of youtube, i had a go at doing a liverpool vid... it's quite hard cramming so many photos into 2mins 38secs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1tlh6fMqA8
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