All You Need to Know about the Tottenham Hotspur Glory Glory 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. These anthems are usually sung by the fans in the stadiums as the games are going on and sometimes at the beginning of these games. This is what makes football such a beautiful game to watch and participate in. If your firm supports the football club Tottenham Hotspur, then you have probably had of their anthem known as glory glory Tottenham Hotspur. There are some facts about this anthem, that a lot of people even the funds of the football club, are not aware of. Worry not, is this article shall shed light on these hidden facts.
Did you know that the anthem is actually not invented by, or even for, the football club that has its headquarters in North 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. On the month of February, the year was 1862, the hymn was published in the Atlantic monthly. It had been written by an antislavery activist going by the name of Julia Ward Howe, who was paid only four dollars for the poem.
In 1856, a man named William Steffe wrote a song named ‘glory hallelujah’, whose tune was borrowed for the now very famous anthem sung by the football fans of spurs.
The football club Tottenham Hotspur first used this as their anthem in the year nineteen sixty, after they successfully barred Wolves from winning twice, after they had won the FA cup twice already. 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. To the players, owners and fans of these football clubs, as much as the anthem might sound the same across the different football clubs, it bears very different, diverse and unique meaning to them. Sometimes, it is used as a source of encouragement and other times as a source of consolation, especially after a loss.
You will no longer be in the darkness whenever you see people in a stadium singing from the top of their voices and anthem when their football club is playing.