Monday, 11 February 2013



A Tribute to a great Celtic Fan: Frankie Miller take a bow

Frankie Miller was an east end Bhoy who made a name for himself singing with that instantly recognisable voice of his. Among his best known hits was the excellent 'Darlin' and of course his cover of the much loved Scottish song 'Caledonia.' What few people know about this son of the Sacred Heart Primary School is that his Grandfather Archie Kyle was one of the few Catholics to play for oldco Rangers before their policy of banning Catholics solidified in the Struth years. Frankie wrote some great songs and collaborated with some real stars in his career but he never forgot his roots or his love for Celtic. He suffered a major brain haemorrhage in 1994 but fought back with tremendous courage to regain his fitness. He still retains his love for the Bhoys and the reworking of his hit 'Caledonia' below is my small tribute to a great Celtic man. If you don't know the song, you'll find it on youtube. This one's for you Frankie Bhoy...


Glasgow Celtic (The greatest team we’ve ever had)

I don’t know if you have seen
Those famous Hoops coloured white and green
In these last few years since I’ve been away
I think of them each day
So I’ve been telling old stories, singing songs
Feeling something inside me so strong
That’s the reason I’m coming home
To see the Bhoys today….

Let me tell you that I love you
That I think about you all the time
Glasgow Celtic you’re calling me
And now I’m coming home
And if we won the war with Rangers
Tell them liquidation’s ain’t that bad
Glasgow Celtic the greatest team
We’ve ever had

It was in Walfrid’s day when we started dreaming
Soon the trophies and cups were gleaming
Soon the fans to Parkhead were streaming
To see his famous team,
We had Johnny Thompson and James McGrory
The coronation cup, what a story
Then big Jock led us to higher Glory
Beneath the Lisbon sun

Let me tell you that I love you
That I think about you all the time
Glasgow Celtic you’re calling me
And now I’m coming home
And if we won the war with Rangers
Tell them liquidation’s ain’t that bad
Glasgow Celtic the greatest team
We’ve ever had

We had Dalglish and Dixie who wore the green
And Jimmy Johnstone the best we’ve seen
McGrain and Larsson and Tommy Burns
To all the Bhoys we love today…

Let me tell you that I love you
That I think about you all the time
Glasgow Celtic you’re calling me
And now I’m coming home
And if we won the war with Rangers
Tell them liquidation’s ain’t that bad
Glasgow Celtic the greatest team
We’ve ever had

And if we won the war with Rangers
Tell them liquidation’s ain’t that bad
Glasgow Celtic the greatest team
We’ve ever had

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