Funnily enough was speaking to Phil Chadwick about this at Crewe and he mentioned that Stoke used to sing it a long time ago. Not sure if we nicked it from them or what, but I felt sorry for you having no replies.
Gazza was singing this chant from my early days as a Wittoner at the Central Ground, i can remember us annoying him many times by asking him to start it and then all keeping silent when we should of shouted Albion!
Think lord Sid is right it was a Stoke chant from 67 when the play was written/performed then we robbed it to be come Albion, I think we just revived it in the 70s as we did a few songs, remember give us a W with the placards, last used I think vs Chelmsford in the FA cup may have been trophy tho ? we don't have enough in the choir now for the letters ha ha UTA
No where to park your car though on a Saturday afternoon and let's face it, no one walks nowadays so where we are is no real problem.
I have been retired for 8 years now and I can confirm two things; You cannot work out how you found time to go to work and it is wonderful to be TOTALLY in charge of your life, with the wife's permission of course. Read me in the Our Town magazine.
It was a German chant originally which was picked up by English fans in the early days of European competitions (late 50s-Early 60s). Many clubs had their own chosen one who started the chant every game including john Bailey of stoke who inspired the play shown on tv in the 60s which popularised the chant even more.
I remember zigga zagga being sung at the central ground when I first started watching the albs but during the early days at WP I remember it most, probably because there were so many singing it during our hey day (with gaz leading of course!). V*cs copied it from us in the conference days but it never did and will have the same ring to it
The other song that I have always thought was ours was "if I had the wings of a sparrow" (my bonnie lies over the ocean), it was probably started by another club but I've just always thought of it as a witton song and miss singing it with the d*ill field not being there anymore! The words just seem to fit perfectly, oh happy days
WHS wrote: No where to park your car though on a Saturday afternoon and let's face it, no one walks nowadays so where we are is no real problem.
Most people lived in, or close to town, in the central ground days anyway so lots just walked there. Those that had to drive parked in the nearby streets and there were car parks like the memorial hall, handy jacks etc. I think we lost quite a few of the older generation wittoners when we moved to Wincham Park as it was not walking distance for them.