Download two great songs in honour of Shankly

Paul Wilkes is a singer/songwriter from Liverpool who is a big fan of Bill Shankly. He wrote two great songs in Shankly's honour as 2009 is the 50 year anniversary of when Shankly became Liverpool's manager in 1959. George Sephton, 'The Voice of Anfield', has already given his thumbs up and calls the songs 'gems'.

Please visit also Paul's homepage where you can find more about this promising artist.

Click the title of the songs to download them.

Shanks Was The Man - Music by Paul Wilkes. Words by Joe McCloskey and Paul Wilkes. Song is copyrighted by Paul Wilkes 2009.

Shanks was the man

Paisley was his right hand

Smithy the iron

Heighway was flyin high


Crazy Horse was mad

Joey Jones was bad

Clem at the back

Tosh up the front with Keegan

Oh what a team that we had

Oh what a team that we had


Yeatsy was big with strong

Cally could do no wrong

Whealiin was dealin

Balls up the front with Souness


So coming the later days

Kenny's on the stage

Lindsay and Lloyd

Sir Roger and Saint John


Hero's everyone

Hero's everyone


Shanks was the man

Paisley was his right hand

A time of hero's

A team of fighting lions


Oh what a team that we had

Oh what a team that we had

Oh what a team that we had  

 

Off Go The Lights - words and music by Paul Wilkes. Song is copyrighted by Paul Wilkes 2009


Off go the lights

The end of a day

The end of a beautiful era


Hard to say goodbye

We know you could of

Taking us so much further


So now all of those charms

All of those jokes

Will always live on


In our heart of hearts

You are the boss

You are our favorite son


Off go the lights

The end of a day

The end of a magical era


Hard to say goodbye

We know you could of

Taking us so much further


You always did put on a show

But its hard not to

When your everyone's hero


A socialist of the working class

so lets all raise our flags

To half mast


Off go the lights

The end of a day

The end of a beautiful era


Hard to say goodbye

We know you could of

Taking us so much further

Shanks quote

"When I took a physiotherapy course before I became a manager, I learned some valuable things. Notably about the heart, the intake of food for an athlete and particularly the timing of meals before a match. I put this into use. When I came to Liverpool, I stopped the system of players having a big meal on the night before a game. I adopted the pattern of taking them away on Friday night, timing the journey to reach the hotel about 10 pm, where the players had tea, toast and honey and then straight to bed.

On the day of the match, three hours before the kick-off, they could have a steak or chicken or poached eggs. They did not have a cooked breakfast as well. It was simple diet and and the word "simple" came into most of my football thinking in training and playing as well. I ate the same sort of food all my life and I've always been a fitness fanatic. The food players had before a match is to preserve their strength, not build it up. Players find what suits them best by trial and error. If their demand fell within the limits I laid down, that was all right. I also expected them to eat properly when they were not at the club, not to eat stupid things when they were out of control. Most of them did that but I invariably knew when any of them had stepped off the rails in any way. In any case, it usually told on their performance."

Shankly's recipe for success seemed simple on the surface, but was anything but!

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