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The Bells Are Ringing For Villa Fans April 4




The 12th man campaign is gathering pace, no matter what fans think of team selection, manager and our current position, we remain the one constant and have to be the vocal ones to support the team during this dog fight we are in. If we roar them on maybe, just maybe, that will speed up the day we can breath more easily and know we are safe!

Part of that has been the fan led campaign to get the wonderful old song The Bells Are Ringing back and Villa Park rocking as it used to with the song.

Want to be part of history? Then come down to Villa on Monday April 4th to help sing parts of the song for the recorded version (to be played when the players enter the pitch).

Show up at the Holte End, many are meeting in The Holte (the pub, formerly know as the Holte Hotel) between 5pm - 5:30pm.

Then at 6ish it will be fan participation time!

It is crucial to point out this IS fan led... not the club dictating or trying to introduce a song. This was sung many times down in the pubs before Wembley last year and now it is time for it (and others in time we hope!) to return to Villa Park and on our travels. It would be superb if you could be there to help us all realise this mission and to get the song truly rocking. It will be even better if we all then make sure it catches on during games home and away. This is OUR song... lets get it back!

The bells are ringing for the claret and blue
Claret and blue (chanted)
Claret and blue (chanted)
The fans are singing for the claret and blue
Claret and blue (chanted)
Claret and blue (chanted)
Everybody is knowing, To the Villa they`re going
Where the Villa are showing
We`re the best in the land
Best in the land (chanted)

We`re congregating for the claret and blue
Claret and blue (chanted)
Claret and blue (chanted)
The fans are singing for the claret and blue
Claret and blue (chanted)
Claret and blue (chanted)
And today we`re gonna score a goal or two, or three or more
At Villa Park, for the claret and blue
Claret and blue (chanted)
Claret and blue (chanted)

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Video by our very own voiceoftheholte!



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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday March 29 2011

Time: 9:34AM

Your Comments

Good work mate. Took the bull by the proverbial horns!
jake findlay
It's a great idea, I remember when I started going to AV back in the 60's and it was sung then but seemed to be overtaken when like a lot of club supporters we copied Liverpool's anthem and it never really took off. Since then we have had to endure quite a lot of stick from SHA supporters claiming we had no anthem because we never sang it even though I alluded them to the song! However it would be great to have it univesally approved and sung by us all (we sang it at Wembley too - well on the Tube to the ManU supporters - I don't think they had heard it before either!) I would like to know when it was introduced and by whom to AV - any historians out there?
bh83
fair few going, would be good to have a massive turn out for this!
The Fear
FAN - tastic! Thanks J.
revdpete
Come On!!! Lets have some bloody atmosphere down villa park that ISNT negative. 'The Bells are Ringing' is the best villa song by a country mile and its a travesty it's never heard. Not sure what that last verse is all about though. The new villa song apperas to be 'The city is ours' which mellody is sang (with various differnt lyrics) by loads of different clubs. The Bells are Ringing is our anthem. Lets get it back in the vocal chords of the best (at times, when we want to be, remember Tranmere?) fans on the planet. Come On!!!!!!!!
avbarr
Interesting we could lose a starting 11 this summer? Friedal, Collins, Dunne, Warnock, L Young, A Young, Ireland, Reo Coker, Petrov, Carew, Heskey,.... sure there's more?!!
leelindsay
Count me in on Monday. Where will the recording take place? On the Holte End?
Adam Deuce
leelindsay what has that got to do with the price of peas mate? The article is about us fans getting the atmosphere going again?
revdpete
revdpete,LOL
Tr1dent
plan at the moment Adam is holte end, outside, prob on the steps. Will all depend how many turn up I think but it will be in and around the Holte area anyway!
The Fear
It'll be like the seventies revisited. Anyone else recall the twenty minute non stop rendition at Wrexham? The memories come flooding back. Oh yes, and my good friend just reminds me, a superb extended version at Chester too. First leg of the League Cup semi-final at Sealand Road. The Bells Are Ringing........ Well Done Jonathan. Top Man.
glensider
Some of the songs going around (spuds) have been slowed down, i like this. More meaningful and deliberate. I would like to hear a remix version of "The Bells are Ringing", just to see what we can do with it. It could be a "Susan Boyle" moment? or could be totally s hite too :-). Isn't one of our fans in ACDC? Rock on dudes.
holte ender 1969
yes, villa slowed down would be great 1969, as would othgers!
The Fear
this is a great idea,what villa need is an anthem,a go to song other than holte enders in the sky to get the place rocking when a lull in atmos happens.
lerneravfc
let the bells toll for all how come against THE VILLA
paul muldrew
Will there be a 'making of' video?
AVFC4ME
 

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