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Facts about the Glory Glory Tottenham Hotspur Song

Most of the football clubs that participate in the English Premier league cup competition, usually have an anthem that is unique to that football club, and for most football fans across the world they are familiar with this. As a means of cheering on their team and encouraging them to keep playing their best game, it is common to find that the football fans in the stadium will sing out these anthems at the top of their voices. Aspects such as these, are what make football such an attractive sport to many people. Glory glory Tottenham Hotspur is an anthem that is familiar, especially with the funds who support the football club. In this article, you are going to learn things that you probably are not aware of in regards to this popular anthem.

You would be shocked to realize that this particular song was not invented by or even for the football club which is known to be based in the northern side of London. The anthem that is not very popular especially among football fans was extracted from a song that was written during the American Civil War named as The Battle Hymn of the Republic. The hymn sung during the American Civil War was written and published by an antislavery activists known as Julia Ward Howe who was paid just four dollars after the hymn had been published in the front page of a magazine known as the Atlantic monthly on February 1862.

The tune was borrowed from a song known as ‘glory hallelujah’ invented by a man named William Steffe in the year 1856.

In the efforts of the Tottenham Hotspur football club to stop wolves from winning the double in nineteen sixty, that is when this anthem was first used by the club. Changing a few words here and there, very many football clubs have since then managed to successfully adopt this song as their football club anthem. All they do is change up a few words here and there. However, for each football club, even though the song sounds almost the same in all of them, the bear very different and unique meanings that only the fans of these football clubs would fully understand the meaning of the song. Sometimes, it is used as a source of encouragement and other times as a source of consolation, especially after a loss.

The next time you are either attending a football match are watching it from home, with a bunch of friends, and you hear people in the stadium starting to sing out and anthem, you will be better placed to understand exactly what is happening.

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