FOOTBALL fans cheering and singing in stadiums is a tradition as old as time.
Manchester City’s anthem Blue Moon is no different, where club supporters young and old belt out the tune during their games.
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Why do Man City fans sing Blue Moon?
Man City’s anthem Blue Moon is synonymous with the club that you can expect to hear it at all their games.
Songs and chants come and go over time, but this one has stuck with the club.
Most songs are quite upbeat in nature to inspire the players and, hopefully, bring home a victory.
However, Man City’s Blue Moon is melancholy in nature, which is quite different to most anthems.
Apparently, the song has nothing to do with the teams iconic blue uniforms.
Legend has it that the song was first sung by fans leaving a stadium after a poor performance by the team.
Which is ironic as Man City went on to win the Premiership title seven times between 2011 and 2022.
The tune was also sung in jest, the fans way of remaining joyful when their club was not performing so well.
Before Man City became on of the most successful teams in the Premier League, they had been relegated twice in the 80s.
Nevertheless, singing tune remains a Man City tradition, regardless of how well they are playing.
When did Man City fans first start singing Blue Moon?
Blue moon was composed by Richard Rodgers and lyricist Lorenz Hart.
It wasn’t uncommon at that time for club fans to adopt a pop song into the football grounds.
What are the lyrics to Blue Moon?
The song has had many versions by different artists since it was released in the 1930s.
Here are the lyrics to the Man City anthem.
You saw me standing alone
Whitout a dream in my heart
Without a love of my own
You knew just what I was there for
You heard me saying a prayer for
Someone I could really care for
Then suddenly they’ll appear before me
The only one my arms could ever hold
I heard someone whisper “Please adore me”
And when I looked my moon had turned to gold.
Now I’m no longer alone
I have a dream in my heart
I have a love of my own