Get your two Shankly songs

Paul Wilkes, Liverpool songwriterLocal singer/songwriter Paul Wilkes has penned and recorded two great Shankly songs as we approach the 50th anniversary of the late great man’s arrival at Anfield in late 1959.

‘Shanks was the Man’ and ‘Off go the lights’ are both available for you to download in MP3 format (download links underneath the titles).

You can find out more about Paul’s music on his official website, where you can download a couple more of his music tracks.  He also has a full album ‘When it Comes Aroundavailable to download from iTunes for only £4.49.

George Sephton will be playing these tracks at Anfield during half time and is a fan of Paul’s music.

Many thanks to Paul for getting in touch with us at Anfield Online and make sure you listen to some of Paul’s other tracks on his website.

Shanks Was The Man

(Music by Paul Wilkes. Words by Joe McCloskey and Paul Wilkes. Song is copyrighted by Paul Wilkes 2009) [Download MP3]

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
Whelan 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) [Download MP3]

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

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