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Singer Damien Dempsey with members of the Republic of Ireland squad, from left to right, Shane Long, Damien Duff, Stephen Henderson, Keith Andrews, hidden, Kevin Foley and Stephen Hunt add their vocals to the Ray D'Arcy shows' recently recorded 'Rocky Road to Poland', the Official Euro 2012 Song for the Republic of Ireland Photo by: SPORTSFILE

Irish fans bring fire to the UEFA Cup team - “Rocky Road to Poland” song released – VIDEO

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Singer Damien Dempsey with members of the Republic of Ireland squad, from left to right, Shane Long, Damien Duff, Stephen Henderson, Keith Andrews, hidden, Kevin Foley and Stephen Hunt add their vocals to the Ray D'Arcy shows' recently recorded 'Rocky Road to Poland', the Official Euro 2012 Song for the Republic of Ireland Photo by: SPORTSFILE

Irish soccer fans along with the help of Today FM’s radio host Ray D’Arcy and major names in Irish music have created a tune they hope will put fire in the bellies the Irish players on their way to Poland for the UEFA Euro 2012. 

The song, set to the tune of 19th century Irish tune “On the Rocky Road to Dublin” features Irish musician’s Damien Dempsey, Bressie, Danny O’Reilly of the Coronas and The Dubliners along with the Irish team. The rousing tune “The Rocky Road to Poland” was launched by Today FM.

All proceeds going to the John Giles Foundation and the Irish Cancer Society.

The songs opening lyrics are “It was in the merry month of June from the home we started. Left old Eireann’s isle to Poland we departed. With hope within our hearts we can win the trophy. We are all a part of Trappatoni’s Army.”

Here’s the official video for the tune: 

Here’s the lyrics to the tune – some fighting words: 

’Twas 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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