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 Bluebell Polka
Topic Originator: desparado  
Date:   Sun 11 Sep 20:26

Was channel flicking earlier on and on Channel 9 BBC they played the Bluebell Polka.
Got me thinking , how long has it been getting played and EEP?

I remember skipping out of the ground to it when I was a laddie so it has been an awfy lang time…….

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 Re: Bluebell Polka
Topic Originator: PARadise  
Date:   Sun 11 Sep 20:31

Don’t know but it’s a cracking song, end up humming along even when we’ve been skudded at home that day
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 Re: Bluebell Polka
Topic Originator: steaua  
Date:   Sun 11 Sep 20:39

Love it, always wait for it too be played.

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 Re: Bluebell Polka
Topic Originator: bigdonnie  
Date:   Sun 11 Sep 21:29

saw pars playing gers in 1977 league cup and played bluebell polka that night in november 1977

donald mcneil
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 Re: Bluebell Polka
Topic Originator: desparado  
Date:   Sun 11 Sep 22:02

I am sure my first memory of it was at some pre season friendly when I was about 11 or twelve which would be 1973…….

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 Re: Bluebell Polka
Topic Originator: DadPar  
Date:   Sun 11 Sep 22:11

I`ve posted this before but Jimmy Watters, chairman in the 70`s, donated a piano to the West Fife Hospital with a plaque on it saying `Play the Bluebell Polka for me`
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 Re: Bluebell Polka
Topic Originator: sammer  
Date:   Sun 11 Sep 22:47

I think it was being played as far back as the mid 1960s at least. Since it`s an upbeat tune maybe the idea was that the crowds would disperse in a reasonably cheerful mood, despite the result.

sammer
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 Re: Bluebell Polka
Topic Originator: da_no_1  
Date:   Sun 11 Sep 23:19

It`s part of going to EEP. Never change it. ❤⚽️

"Some days will stay a 1000 years, some pass like the flash of a spark"
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 Re: Bluebell Polka
Topic Originator: DulochConvert  
Date:   Sun 11 Sep 23:23

Someone posted on here a few years back that we use two different versions if we win or lose. I would be interested if that’s true

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 Re: Bluebell Polka
Topic Originator: auldpar  
Date:   Mon 12 Sep 06:17

A wee bit trivia here but did you know that the record was produced by George Martin in 1955, before he went on to produce The Beatles?



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 Re: Bluebell Polka
Topic Originator: desparado  
Date:   Mon 12 Sep 08:22

Topic Originator: DulochConvert like
Date: Sun 11 Sep 23:23

Someone posted on here a few years back that we use two different versions if we win or lose. I would be interested if that’s true




And if we draw ???

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 Re: Bluebell Polka
Topic Originator: The Toun Clock  
Date:   Mon 12 Sep 09:52

Hopefully not for a long long time but my Dad has said for years that he wants it played at the end of his funeral.

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 Re: Bluebell Polka
Topic Originator: Parboiled  
Date:   Mon 12 Sep 10:04

I’ve gone for “ We’re nae awa’ tae bide awa’ “

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 Re: Bluebell Polka
Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Mon 12 Sep 10:15

"A wee bit trivia here but did you know that the record was produced by George Martin in 1955, before he went on to produce The Beatles?"

Released 1952 according to this source -

https://secondhandsongs.com/release/194509

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 Re: Bluebell Polka
Topic Originator: auldpar  
Date:   Mon 12 Sep 10:35

I stand corrected VEE. Apparently it was a hit in 1955 but was first recorded in 1952.
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 Re: Bluebell Polka
Topic Originator: goldensixties  
Date:   Mon 12 Sep 12:16

It was played at East End Park in the 1950s.

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 Re: Bluebell Polka
Topic Originator: Rusty Shackleford  
Date:   Mon 12 Sep 17:40

I think whenever we`re winning and the result is beyond doubt, we should play it after we score late goals. Imagine the feel good factor in the ground.
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 Re: Bluebell Polka
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Mon 12 Sep 17:55

Maybe they should play the Bluebell Polka instead of GSTK!

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 Re: Bluebell Polka
Topic Originator: GG Riva  
Date:   Mon 12 Sep 18:32

Quote:

sammer, Sun 11 Sep 22:47

I think it was being played as far back as the mid 1960s at least. Since it`s an upbeat tune maybe the idea was that the crowds would disperse in a reasonably cheerful mood, despite the result.


I think we invariably dispersed in cheerful mood after a home game in the mid 60s, sammer. You don`t need me to tell you we rarely lost a home game during that time. A couple of examples:-

A man came in 15 mins late when we were playing Clyde. He asked me the score. I told him it was 4-0 for the Pars. He offered to foot my @rese. It was a wet day and we eventually won 6-4. I think Eric Martin was in goal. He was a good keeper but the ball was greasy.

After another game walking home I was asked the score. 7-2, I replied. "Who for?", I was asked. 😨 For the record, we thrashed St Mirren.



Not your average Sunday League player.
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 Re: Bluebell Polka
Topic Originator: DunPar  
Date:   Mon 12 Sep 18:39

My auld boy remembers it being played in 50s as well as the “Stein song” in the early 60s………….And of course…….76 trombones……….

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 Re: Bluebell Polka
Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Mon 12 Sep 19:52

That and “From A Jack To A King” - fortunately that one had a relatively short life span.
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 Re: Bluebell Polka
Topic Originator: Paralex  
Date:   Tue 13 Sep 01:17

Yes it does give you a certain spring in your step as you exit the stadium and it definitely sounds very much better when we`ve won. Hopefully the younger fans like it too. Since ceilidhs are still universally popular I guess that type of music will go on for ever.

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 Re: Bluebell Polka
Topic Originator: Parboiled  
Date:   Wed 14 Sep 08:52

I’ve never attended a ceilidh, but been kilted up for a few weddings where there’s been highland reels and stuff.

Just hopeless. Ive ruined a Gay Gordons, found myself wandering bewildered, alone and lost in some other dance, and after some mad whirling aboot and partner changing in another one ended up being the lady to a big hairy chap who winked at me….

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