6 feb 1958

Lest We Forget

Forever and Ever,
We’ll follow the boys,
Of Man United,
The Busby Babes,
For we made a promise,
To defend our faith,
In Man United,
The Busby Babes.

We’ve all sworn allegiance,
To fight till we die,
To stand by United,
And the Red flag we fly,
There’ll be no surrender,
We’ll fight to the last,
To defeat all before us,
As we did in the past.

For we’re Stretford Enders,
With United we grew,
To the famous Red Devils,
We’re loyal and true,
To part-time supporters,
We’ll never descend,
We’ll never forsake you,
We’ll be here to the end.

For we all remember,
That ‘58 day,
And the plane that once stood on,
That Munich runway,
As it tried to take off,
For the third fatal time,
The immortal young babes were,
Cut down in their prime.

In the cold snow of Munich,
They laid down their lives,
But they live on forever,
In our hearts and our minds,
Their names are now legend,
For the whole world to see.
Why this club’s a religion,
Spelt M.U.F.C.

So bow down before them,
And lift up your eyes,
For Old Trafford’s glory,
Will always survive.