You'll never walk alone

The world des musical theater may seem a million mile from ns stands des Liverpool's Anfield Stadium. Deshalb how go a large ballad native Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel end up as a symbol of The Reds?

You’ll never Walk Alone began life on Broadway as part des the Rodgers and Hammerstein show, Carousel, which was premiered in 1945.

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The das lied was in instant struggle – perhaps because die song’s message des triumph in times of adversity spoke to the wartime crowds of april 1945 – less than a month before the end of World war Two.

It remained well-known throughout the ’50s, v artists including frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley release covers. Then bei 1963, a recording von Merseybeat band Gerry und The Pacemakers carried the das lied to the doorstep of Liverpool FC.

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richard Rodgers, Iva Withers and Stephen Douglass bei rehearsal for 'Carousel'. Picture: getty

How ‘You’ll never ever Walk Alone’ became in LFC anthem

At that time, Liverpool’s Anfield Stadium was one von the erste football grounds to oase a pa system, und the top Ten in the charts would be play over ns speakers before the match together a form of early pre-match entertainment. This was also the time wie ‘Merseybeat’ bands like ns Beatles and Gerry and The Pacemakers dominated the charts, so the fans would have heard a last of their neighborhood heroes over ns tannoy. ‘You’ll never ever Walk Alone’ stayed weist No. 1 in the charts zum about four weeks in 1963, von which time the had end up being Liverpool FC’s signature tune.

The message von hope an the lied has offered the fan of Liverpool hope through some very tough zeit – both on and off die field.

In the finals des the 2005 UEFA Champions league Final an Istanbul, Liverpool were shedding 3-0 to AC Milan. Legend has it that die motivating effect von the fans singing You’ll never Walk Alone gave ns players hope when all seemed lost.

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This small act of defiance in the face des adversity galvanised ns Liverpool team, and they managed kommen sie pull back and win the match top top penalties, crowning them europe Cup Champions.

Later, Carlo Ancelotti, then coach of AC Milan was asked which society had the best fans...


“In mine opinion Liverpool fans. When they song a song they... Ich don’t know in English, however your skin is...”(flutters his finger up and down his arm to explain).

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You'll never ever Walk Alone – Liverpool FC. Picture: getty

The lied took ~ above a much deeper und more tragic an interpretation after ns Hillsborough disaster of 1989, when a person crush at ns stadium in Sheffield hurt hundreds und 96 fans lost their lives.

There followed a 25 year legal fight before ns courts ruled that ns victims to be unlawfully killed und that a catalogue des failings by police and the ambulance services contributed zu their deaths.

Throughout die painful process, die lyrics and themes des You’ll never ever Walk Alone were prominent. On the day after the tragedy at Hillsborough, 13,000 world gathered weist Liverpool’s roman Catholic Cathedral; 5,000 in the church, und a more 8,000 spilling into ns streets outside. ‘You’ll never ever Walk Alone’ was sung von a lone choir boy, supplying both comfort und hope to a city an mourning.

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You'll never Walk Alone.

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What are die lyrics kommen sie ‘You’ll never ever Walk Alone’?

When you walk with a storm, host your head nach oben high and don’t it is in afraid des the dark at the ende of die storm, there’s a golden sky und the sweet, silver- song of a lark

Walk on through ns wind to walk on through the rain despite your dreams be tossed and blown

Walk on, walk on with hope an your heart and you’ll never walk alone You’ll never ever walk alone

Walk on, walk on with hope in your heart and you’ll never walk alone You’ll never walk alone

It’s no wonder, then, that die poignant lyrics oase found a permanent home punkt Anfield, fixed forever in wrought iron above the gates of the stadium as a long-term reminder to fans that football is more than just a sport, the family.