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Man City Chants 80s and 90s

By: Ted Fred Franky, Refuting misinformation, January 12, 2024  5 months ago

What fan website would be complete without a list of them?

These are all based on what I can remember from my time going to watch City during the 80s and 90s.

I have missed out the extremely offensive ones, and will cover those in a separate post one day.

Manchester City MCFC Scarf
Manchester City MCFC Scarf

For any chants since Sheik Mansour took over, I’ll add these in a separate post, to contrast the different eras.

I’ll be adding audio over time for those that aren’t obvious, and updating this list as I remember more!

1 Wembley Songs

1.1 She wore a Sky Blue Ribbon

(to the tune of she wore a yellow ribbon)

Man City Fans Sky and White Traditional Bar Scarf
Man City Fans Sky and White Traditional Bar Scarf

She wore! She wore! She wore a sky blue ribbon,

She wore a sky blue ribbon in the merry month of May

And When, I asked, her why she wore the ribbon,

She said she wore the ribbon to see City on their way

(followed by)

1.2 Wemberley! Wemberley!

(To) Wembley, Wembley!

Manchester City MCFC Scarf
Manchester City MCFC Scarf

We’re the famous Man City and we’re going to Wembley

1.3 Blue Wembley

(White Christmas)

I am dreaming of a blue Wembley,

Just like the ones I used to know,

There’ll be blue flags flying,

And Scousers dying to see City win the cup!

Man City Fans Sky and White Traditional Bar Scarf
Man City Fans Sky and White Traditional Bar Scarf

1.4 We shall not be moved

We shall not, we shall not be moved

We shall not, we shall not be moved

Coz we’re the team, that’s gonna win the FA Cup!

We shall not, we shall not be moved

1.5 Na Na Na Naaaa City

(Hey Jude was number one when City won the league in 1968, and is always sing at Wembley)

Na na na!

Nana! na na!

Nana! na na!

City!

1.6 Time Flies By

(Trumpton theme tune)

Time flies by when you’re a fan of Man City

And you ride on the foot plate down to Wembley

Under bridges over bridges, down to Wembley station

Riding through the countryside to see the boys in Blue and White!

1.7 We’re on the march…..

We’re on the march of Billy’s* army,

We’re all going to wembley

And we’ll really shake ’em up

when we win the FA Cup

Coz City are the greatest football team!

*current manager

2 Players

2.1 Mexico

Hi Ho! hi Ho! We’re off to Mexico!

With Bell and Lee and Summerbee, and Glyn Pardoe!

2.2 Summerbee

Sa-La-La-La! Summerbee!

Sa-La-La-La! Summerbee!

Sa-La-La-La! Summerbee!

Sa-La-La-La! Summerbee!

2.3 Colin The King

(Lilly the Pink)

We’ll drink a drink a drink

To Colin the King the King the King

He’s the leader of Man City

He’s the greatest inside forward

That the world has ever seen

2.3 The Number One was Colin Bell

(Yellow Submarine)

The No 1 was Colin Bell

The No 2 was Colin Bell

The No 3 was Colin Bell

The No 4 was Colin Bell

The No 5 was Colin Bell

The No 6 was Colin Bell

The No 7 was Colin Bell

The No 8 was Colin Bell

etc.

2.4 Mick McCarthy

Mick McCarthy, Mick McCarthy, Na na na na na na Naaa!

Mick McCarthy, Mick McCarthy, Na na na na na na Naaa!

2.5 Gordon Davies

(after Ooh Gary Davies)

Ooh Gordon Davies, ooh Gordon Davies

Ooh Gordon Davies in the area!

2.6 Imre Varadi

Imre Imre Varadi

Imre Varardi

Imre Vara-ra-di!

2.7 Imre Banana

(at the start of the inflatable Banana craze)

Imre Imre Banana

Imre Banana

Imre Bana-na-na!

2.8 Keith Curle and Michel Vonk

ooh Curly Wurly!

ooh Curly Wurly!

or

ooh Vonky Vonky!

ooh Vonky Vonky!

2.9 Kinkladze

(to the tune of “Role with it” by Oasis, created in the Gardners Arms over numerous weeks, and only once made it to back of the Kippas)

Oh Georgi Kinkladze

Oh Georgi Kinkladze

He’s the cream of the team,

Don’t want anybody get in his way

Coz he’s just too much for them to take

Watch him go through that defensive four four four!

Now he’s in the box he’s sure to score score score!

2.10 Kinkladze

(to the hokey cokey)

You put your right foot in,

You drag the ball out

You do the Kinky-ladze and you pass it about

You stick the ball onto Rosler’s head

The ball’s in the back of the net

oh Kinky-ladze, oh Kinky-ladze

oh Kinky-ladze, that’s what it’s all about

2.11 Richard Dunne

(to Denis Denis)

Oh Dunney, Dunney ooh! He’s coming after you,

Dunney Dunney ooh! He’s over six foot two,

Dunney Dunney ooh! He’ll put a crush on you-ooh-ooh!

Dunney! Dunney! He’s over six foot two

Dunney! Dunney! He put a crush on you

Dunney! Dunney! He’s bearing down you

And when he jumps the ground shakes so much!

And when he lands the ground shakes so much!

Dunney! Dunney! He’s bearing down you

2.12 Many Players

He’s here,
He’s there,
He’s every fu**ing where,
Richard Dunne*,
Richard Dunne…

*Obviously change the name to any relevant player

2,13 Danny Tiatto

Tia-tia Tiatto Tiatto Tiatto!

Tia-tia Tiatto Tiatto Tiatto!

2.14 Super Kev

Super super Kev

Super super Kev

Super super Kev

Super Kevin Horlock!

3 Managers

3.1 Billy McNeil’s Blue and White Army

Billy McNeil’s* Blue and White Army

Billy McNeil’s* Blue and White Army

Billy McNeil’s* Blue and White Army

Billy McNeil’s* Blue and White Army

*current manager

4 General

4.1 Fight for City

I have never heard this one but came across it on MCIVTA one day. That is the website that spawned from the 1990s weekly email “Man City Info Via The Alps”. United are always stealing City songs so it is no surprise…

(to the tune of the Halls of Montezuma)

We’ll stop off at the Mersey on our way back to the top

The right side will take the Stretford End and the left will take the Kop

We’ll hang Fitzpatrick by his balls, then we’ll paint Old Trafford blue

Then we’ll march down Wembley Way, and sing this song to you

(all together) From the banks of the River Ir-e-well,

To the shore of Sicily

We’ll fight fight fight for City ’til we win the Football League

To hell with Man United and to hell with Liverpool

We’ll fight fight fight for City til we win the Football League

4.2 You are My City!

(You are my sunshine)

You are my City

My only City

You make me happy

When skies are grey

You’ll never know just*

How much I love you

So please don’t take my City away

Na Na na na na

Na Na na na na

Na Na na na na

Na Na na na na

You’ll never know just

How much I love you

So please don’t take my City away

*not ‘notice’ as in the original song

4.3 We are City!

(Sailing)

We are City, We are City!

Super City, from Maine Road

We are City, Super City,

We are City, from Maine Road

4.4 C’mon City!

C’mon City!

C’mon City!

C’mon City!

C’mon City!

4.5 Come on you Blues!

Come on you Blues!

Come on you Blues!

Come on you Blues!

Come on you Blues!

4.6 City!

City! City!

City! City!

4.7 C.I.T.Y

(lead) Cee! eee! ee!

(group) Cee! eee! ee!

(lead) I! eee! I!

(group) I! eee! I!

(lead) Tee! eee! Tee!

(group) Tee! eee! Tee!

(lead) Y! eee! Y!

(group) Y! eee! Y!

City!

4.8 Manchester City FC!

(And) it’s Manchester City!

Manchester City FC!

We’re by far the greatest team

The world has ever seen

4.9 Manchester City are Magic!

We all agree Manchester City are magic

4.10 Manchester United are Tragic!

We all agree Manchester United are tragic

4.11 We hate Nottingham Forest

(Land of hope and glory)

We hate Nottingham Forest

We hate Liverpool too (and West Brom)

We hate Manchester United

But City we love you!

4.12 Fastest Team in the League

(Bladen Races)

Oh my lads,

They should have seen up coming

The fastest team in the league

They should have seen up coming

All the lads and lasses, with smiles upon their faces

Walking down the Maine Road

To see Joe Mercer’s Aces!

4.13 The old Sky Blue

(Auld Lang Syne)

In 1963, we went down into Division Two,

The Stretford End, sang loud again,

T’was the end of the old Sky Blue

Joe Mercer Came he played the game

We went to Rotherham

We won 1-0 and we were back into Division One

Since then we’ve won the league. We’ve won the cup

We’ve been to Europe too

And when we win the league this year we’ll sing this song to you.

City!

City!

4.14 Police

(Laurel ad hardy theme when the police came out on mass)

Der do, da do, Der do, da do,

Diddly do diddly do

Der do, da do, Der do, da do,

Diddly do da der

4.15 Injured Player Receiving Treatment

(the funeral march when an opposing player was down injured)

Der der da der, der da der der der da der

Der der da der, der da der der der da der

4.16 Injured Player Receiving Treatment

Let him die, let him die, let him die!

Let him die, let him die, let him die!

Let him die, let him die, let him die!

Let him die, let him die, let him die!

4.17 Who the f**k are you?

(at the start of each home game in the 70s and 80s the visitors would come out first, and be greeted by this chant)

Who the f**king hell are you?

Who the f**k, who the f**k?

Who the f**king hell are you?

Who the f**king hell are you?

(Then as the City team assembled in the tunnel to come out it would be followed by)

4.18 Bring on the Champions!

Bring on the Champions!

Bring on the Champions!

Bring on the Champions!

Bring on the Champions!

4.19 Everywhere we go

(some Desmond Decker song I think, FC Copenhagen sing words to the same tune today)

(lead voice) Everywhere we go!

(chorus) Everywhere we go!

(lead voice) People want to know

(chorus) People want to know

(lead voice) Who we are?

(chorus) Who we are?

(lead voice) Somebody tell ’em

(chorus) Somebody tell ’em

(lead voice) We’re the boys in Blue and White

(chorus) We’re the boys in Blue and White

(lead voice) Love to sing and we love to fight

(chorus) Love to sing and we love to fight

(lead voice) Blue and White, Blue and White

(chorus) Sing and fight, Sing and fight

4.20 City top of the League

City top of the league!

City City top of the league!

4.21 We’ll be top by 5 O’Clock

(when all matches used to kick off at 3pm, after the results the tables were updated and shown on TV at 5pm)

We’ll be top by 5 O’Clock

We’ll be top! We’ll be top!

We’ll be top by 5 O’Clock

We’ll be top by 5 O’Clock

4.22 Where were you You

Where we’re you at Ninian Park*

Where we’re you

Where we’re you

Where we’re you at Ninian Park*?

4.23 Response Chasing You….

Chasing you at Ninian Park*

Chasing you

Chasing you

Chasing you at Ninian Park*

Chasing you

Chasing you

*insert any other ground

4.24 Where were you when you were S**T!

(first sung at Newcastle when their gates boomed from 12,000 to 40,000 after John Hall poured his money in, now common)

Where we’re you when you were s**t?

Where we’re you

Where we’re you

Where we’re you when you were s**t?

4.25 Here We Go!

(Colonel Bogey)

Here we go!

Here we go!

Here we go!

Here we go!

Here we go!

Here we go!

4.26 You can stick your…..

You can stick your f**king (whatever) up your arse

You can stick your f**king (whatever) up your arse

You can stick your f**king (whatever), stick your f**king (whatever),

You can stick your f**king (whatever) up your arse, sideways!

It could be a player, a flag anything relevent

4.27 Oh Manchester is Wonderful (v1)

Oh Manchester is Wonderful,

Oh Manchester is Wonderful

Full o’ slags, shags and gobbles

Oh Manchester is Wonderful

4.28 Oh Manchester is Wonderful (v2)

(less crude version nicked from United from 90s onwards)

Oh Manchester is Wonderful

Oh Manchester is Wonderful

Full of tits fanny and City

Oh Manchester is Wonderful

4.29 City Til I Die

(Theme tune of ITV sitcom Only when I laugh, now copied by all clubs called City)

City til I die

I’m City til I die

I know I am, I’m sure I am

I’m City til I die

4.30 Oh when the Blues

Oh when the Blues, go steaming in!

Oh when the Blues go steaming in!

I wanna be in that number,

Oh when the Blues go steaming in!

Oh when the Blues, oh when the Blues!

Go stemaing in, go steaming in!

Oh when the Blues go steaming in!

I wanna be in that number, oh when the Blues go steaming in!

4.31 Blue Moon

(First song during a remarkable win in the early 90s, facing relegation City came from 1-0 down to win 2-1 at away at title chasing Aston Villa)

Blue Moon

You saw me standing alone

Without a dream in my heart

Without a love of my own

5 Songs about the Rags

5.1 Fergusson

Aye, Aye, Aye Aye

Fergusson’s riddled with herpes,

Martin Edwards has got aids,

So had that twat Matt Busby!

5.2 S**t on United

S**t on United*!

S**t on United tonight!

S**t on United!

S**t on United tonight!

(*or The Scousers)

5.3 Atkinson

He’s fat he’s round,

You bounce in on the ground

Atkinson, Atkinson!

and also

He’s round he’s fat,

he is a f**king t**t!

Atkinson, Atkinson!

(there is also a homophobic line as well)

5.4 We’re the pride of Manchester

We’re the Pride of Manchester

We’re the Pride, We’re the Pride

We’re the Pride of Manchester

You don’t come from Manchester

You don’t come You don’t come

You don’t come from Manchester

(followed by)

F*** off back to London,

F*** off back to London,

Na Na na na! Na Na na na!

5.5 Man United went to Rome

The famous Man Utd went to Rome to see the pope

The famous Man Utd went to Rome to see the pope

The famous Man Utd went to Rome to see the pope

And this is what he said, “F**k Off!”

“Who the f**k are Man United,

Who the f**k are Man United,

Who the f**k are Man United,

When the Blues go marching on on on, and on and on and on and on and on!

(followed by)

The famous Man City went down south to see the Queen

The famous Man City went down south to see the Queen

The famous Man City went down south to see the Queen

And this is what she said,

“We love you City we do!

We love you City we do!

We love you City we do!

Oh City we love you!

5.6 Steve Coppel

U-N-I -T-E-D

Stevie Coppel’s got no knee

With a nick nack paddy wack, give a dog a bone

Stevie Coppel F**k Off Home!

5.7 Bryan Robson

Robson is a w**ker,

He wears a w**ker’s cap

And when he wears it back to front

He looks f**king t**!

5.8 Tommy Docherty

(after having an affair with the trainer’s wife he was famously sacked)

Who’s up Mary Brown?

Who’s up Mary Brown?

Tommy Docherty, Tommy Docherty

He’s up Mary Brown

5.9 5-1

(After we won 5-1)

1-2

1-2-3

1-2-3-4

5-1

5.10 Five One

(to the tune of Blue Moon)

Five One

We beat United Five One

We beat United Five One

We beat United Five One

(also We lost to Derby 6-0 – sung to the same tune)

5.11 Hate Man United

Hate Man United! we only hate Man United!

Hate Man United! we only hate Man United!

5.12 United are S**t

United are s**t, UNited are s**t, Hello Hello!

United are s**t, UNited are s**t, Hello Hello!

5.13 Hark Now Hear the City Sing

Hark now hear! the City sing! United ran away

And we will fight forever more, becuase of Derby Day!

The following preamble was added in the 90s

“My father said to me one day, is it red or blue for you,

And if it’s red you’re out the door, and I won’t see you no more,

And then one Saturday afternoon he took me to Moss Side,

He said my son your time has come, and this is your lesson in pride,

You see the scum, you never run, you stand and fight your ground,

And when we win on Derby Day, you’re sure to hear this sound,

6 General Regions

6.1 He’s only a pour little scouser*,

(to he’s only a poor little birdy)

He’s only a poor little scouser

His face is all tattered and torn

He made me feel sick

So I hit him with a brick

And now he don’t sing anymore!

*insert, cockney, brummy, taffy, geordie etc

7 Everton & Liverpool

7.1 In their Liverpool slums

(to In their Liverpool homes)

In their Liverpool slums,

In their Liverpool slums

They look in a dustbin for something to eat

They find a dead cat and they think it’s a treat

In their Liverpool slums

7.2 Oh Merseyside

Oh Merseyside, is full of s**t

Oh Merseyside, is full of s**t

Full of s**t, s**t and more s**t

Oh Merseyside, is full of s**t

7.3 We hate Scousers

We hate scousers and we hate scousers

We hate scousers and we hate scousers

We hate scousers and we hate scousers

We are the scouser haters!

Ian Rush! Ian Rush!

7.4 Ian Rush

Ian Ian Rush!

He gets the ball he does f**k all

Ian Ian Rush!

7.5 Sign on…

Routinely sung to the scousers in the 1980s, as well as clubs from mining areas, such as Yorkshire

Sign on, sign on, with a pen, in your hand,

Coz you’ll never work, again, sign on sign on

7.6 Get to work

Also sung to clubs from mining areas, such as Yorkshire

Get to work! Get to work!

Get to work you lazy t**ts!

Get to work you lazy t**ts!

8 Other Clubs

8.1 To any Yorkshire club

(to the Grand old Duke of York)

oh Yorkshire men shag sheep!

oh Yorkshire men shag sheep!

oh Yorkshire men shag sheep!

Aye the do now laddy

8.2 To any club from Lancashire, Derbyshire, Yorkshire or Wales.

Sheep shaggers!

Sheep shaggers!

Sheep shaggers!

Sheep shaggers!

X12

8.3 To Lancashire Clubs

oh W**ky W**ky!

W**ky w**ky w**ky w**ky Lancashire!

(We’ve also been known to sing the Oh Lancy Lancy too – go figure!)

8.4 Chelsea

One man went to mow, went to mow on Chelsea

One man and his baseball bat, went to mow on Chelsea

Two men went to mow

etc

8.5 We all hate Leeds

We all hate Leeds and Leeds and Leeds!

Leeds and Leeds and Leeds

Leeds and Leeds and Leeds

We all f**king hate Leeds

(substitute Leeds for Reds when playing United)

8.6 You’re worse than Leeds United

You’re worse than Leeds United,

You’re worse than Leeds United,

You’re worse than Leeds United,

You’re worse than Leeds United,

8.7 Sheffield United

We hate Saturday, we hate Saturday!

(in respond to Sheffield United singing we hate Wednesday)

8.8 Sheffield Wednesday

Monday, Tuesday, who the f**k are Wednesday?

Monday, Tuesday, who the f**k are Wednesday?

8.9 Huddersfield Town

Remember-member Re-member!

Remember-member Re-member!

Remember-member Re-member!

When City got ten!

8.10 West Brom

Oh I do like to be beside the seaside

Oh I do like to be beside the sea

Oh I do like to walk along the prom prom prom

Where the brass band plays F*** Off West Brom!

8.11 Visiting Fans who don’t sing

Can you hear Charlton* sing? No, no,

Can you hear Charlton sing? No, no,

Can you hear Charlton sing?

I can’t hear a f**king thing

No, no,

(pause)

Shhhhh, Shhhhhh, Argh!!!!

(followed by)

Let’s all sing for Charlton

Let’s all sing for Charlton

Na na na na, Na na na na,

Let’s all sing for Charlton

Let’s all sing for Charlton

Na na na na, Na na na na,

(pause)

Charlton, Charlton, Ra Ra Ra!

Charlton, Charlton, Ra Ra Ra!

(* whoever your playing if they’re not singing)

8.12 Small Following

(poor away following)

Come in a taxi, you should have come in a taxi*

(Change to skateboard for teams without away fans like Wimbledon or Everton used to be)

9 Referee

9.1 Who’s the b**tard in the black?

Who’s the b**tard in the black?

Who’s the b**tard ?

Who’s the b**tard ?

Who’s the b**tard in the black?

Who’s the b**tard in the black?

9.2 The referee’s a w**ker

The referee’s a w**ker

The referee’s a w**ker

The referee’s a w**ker

The referee’s a w**ker

10 Relegation Songs

10.1 You’ll Never Walk Alone

(mainly sung in the 80s after relegation, and also at promotion in the 5-1 v Charlton)

Walk on, walk on

With hope in your hearts

That you’ll never walk, alone, you’ll never walk alone

Walk on, walk on

With hope, in your hearts

That you’ll ne, ver walk, alone, you’ll ne, ver walk, alone

Walk on, walk on

10.2 We never win at home

We never win at home and we never win away,

We lost last week, and we lost today

We don’t give f**k, coz we’re all pissed up

MC FC Okay!

10.3 City’s Staying Up

(Baby Give it Up)

City’s staying up*, staying up,

City’s staying up!

Nan nan nan nan nan nan nan na!

10.4 Staying Up

Staying Up, Staying Up Staying Up!

Staying Up, Staying Up Staying Up!

Staying Up, Staying Up Staying Up!

Staying Up, Staying Up Staying Up!

10.4 Going Down

Going Down, Going Down Going Down!

Going Down, Going Down Going Down!

Going Down, Going Down Going Down!

Going Down, Going Down Going Down!

10.5 Division Two’s Calling You

Division Two’s calling you Leicester City!*

Division Two’s calling you Leicester City!

Division Two’s calling you Leicester City!

  • or any other club heading for relegation.

10.6 You’re so s**t

You’re so s**t it’s unbelievable

You’re so s**t it’s unbelievable

You’re so s**t it’s unbelievable

You’re so s**t it’s unbelievable

11 Getting Promotion

11.1 Comma Comma Comma Come on City!

(Karma Chameleon)

Comma Comma Comma Come on City!

We’re goiing up! We’re going up!

11.2 City’s Going Up

(Baby Give it Up)

City’s going up*, going up,

City’s going up!

Nan nan nan nan nan nan nan na!

11.3 Staying down staying down staying down

Staying down staying down staying down

Staying down staying down staying down

Staying down staying down staying down

Staying down staying down staying down

11.4 We’re going up as…

We’re going up as f**king champions! Da da da da da da da da da da!

We’re going up as f**king champions! Da da da da da da da da da da!

12 Kippax / PLatt Lane / Maine Stand / North Stand Songs

12.1 You’ll never take the Kippax

You’ll never take the Kippax

You’ll never take the Kippax

You’ll never take the Kippax

You’ll never take the Kippax

12.2 Kippax Boys

Kippax Boys we are here, whoa whoa

Kippax Boys we are here, whoa whoa

Kippax Boys we are here,
Shag your women and drink your beer

whoa whoa oh

12.3 Platt Lane give us a song

Platt Lane* give us a song,

Platt Lane , Platt Lane give us a song

*or North Stand, or Maine Stand

12.4 If I die in the Kiappax Street

This is a chant United used to sing about City in the 80s, which City fans have relaimed mocking United.

If I die in the Kiappax Street, whoa, whoa!

If I die in the Kiappax Street, whoa, whoa!

If I die in the Kiappax Street, ten red b**tards at my feet!

Whoa-oo-whao-whao oh!

Use your head and use your feet, whoa! whoa!

Use your head and use your feet, whoa! whoa!

Use your head and use your feet, ten red b**atrds at my feet!

12.5 Sit Down You Bums

(when the away fans stood up in the Platt Lane)

Sit down you bums

Sit down you bums

Sit down you bums

Sit down

Sit down you bums

Sit down you bums

Sit down you bums

Sit down