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Celtic Overall
This song simply tells the whole story of Celtic.

In 1888 me boys a group of Irish men
Had formed a brand new Celtic team in Glasgow's dark East End
As brother Walfrid then addressed them in St. Mary's halls
He said "Celtic first and Celtic last and Celtic overall".

The Rangers club the came to open dear old Paradise
And Neil McCallum scored the first and then they realised
The game was o'er and then James Kelly handed him the ball
He said "Celtic first and Celtic last and Celtic overall".

In 1892 the cup was won on Ibrox soil
The Queens Park team had no reply, they met with big Dan Doyle
We celebrated all night long the Irish one and all
We sang Celtic first and Celtic last and Celtic overall

The early 20th century saw Glasgow Celtic win
Six flags in a row, with Summers, Loney, Hays and Quinn
Napoleon and the icicle with Adams big and tall
Sang Celtic first and Celtic last and Celtic overall

The war to end all wars was on but Celtic did not sigh
The Easter rising of 16 had kept our spirits high
With Sonny Jim and Charlie Shaw and sniper Jim McColl
Singing Celtic first and Celtic last and Celtic overall

All through the 20's we produced some men of great amaze
McGrory, Wilson and McLean the Thomson's and McStay's
When Patsy did somersault his feet around the ball
He sang Celtic first and Celtic last and Celtic overall

The empire exhibition came to Glasgow on the Clyde
As had they tried the Sunderland and Hearts were swept aside
The Everton their hearts were broke as Divers, Crum and all
Sang Celtic first and Celtic last and Celtic overall

Those bigots from the SFA were plain to be seen
They tried to take away our flag of orange white and green
The banner stays Sir Robert says in answer to our call
He said "Celtic first and Celtic last and Celtic overall".

In 1953 the Coronation Cup was won
Then Celtic 7 Rangers 1 was Hampden in the sun
When Bertie Peacock held aloft the cup we heard him call
He said "Celtic first and Celtic last and Celtic overall".

Bill Shankly said to Stein one afternoon in Lisbon town
"Hey Jock now your immortal with your European crown"
All Glasgow was a sea of green that night as I recall
We sang Celtic first and Celtic last and Celtic overall

We've Protestants and Catholics here together once again
Just like the days yore with the United Irish men
9 in a row it goes to show the greatest team of all
it's Celtic first and Celtic last and Celtic Overall

Now in a new millennium we're yearning for a team
To match our brand new stadium, I hope it's not a dream
Oh gradh moo croidhe, I long to see the writing on the wall
Saying Celtic first and Celtic last and Celtic overall

(Copyrights Reserved) Charlie and The Bhoys

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