Official Euro 2012 Song Written by Ray D’Arcy Show Listeners

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23rd February 2011

 Official Euro 2012 Song

Written by Ray D’Arcy Show Listeners

 Today in Windmill Lane Recording Studios, a super-group of Damien Dempsey, Bressie, Danny O’Reilly (Corona’s) and The Dubliners (John Sheehan, Barney McKenna, Eamonn Campbell, Patsy Watchorn) recorded the Official Euro 2012 Song for the Republic of Ireland Soccer Squad.

 

Listeners to The Ray D’Arcy Show were asked to re-write the lyrics to “Rocky Road to Dublin”.  The show received thousands of lyric suggestions, with the lucky lines chosen by Damien and producer John Reynolds, for inclusion in the song, with a working title of “Rocky Road to Poland”.  The song will be released in April by EMI Music Ireland.

 

The proceeds from the single will be split between John Giles Foundation and Today FM’s Shave or Dye, which has raised €360,000 so far this year for the Irish Cancer Society.

 

Rocky Road to Poland Lyrics

 

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 Trappatoni’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

Trappatoni’s army,

Everybody sing.

 

You’ll never beat the Irish x 4

 

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

Trappatoni’s army,

Everybody sing.

 

You’ll never beat the Irish x 4

Ireland Abú.  We love.

 

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