Tom Hark (We Want Falmer!)

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"Tom Hark (We Want Falmer)"
Single by Seagulls Ska
Released 3 Jan 2005
Format CD
Genre Ska
Label Falmer For All/Skint

Tom Hark (We Want Falmer!) was a single released by a temporary, Brighton-based band named Seagulls Ska, made up of Brighton and Hove Albion F.C. fans.[1]

It was released in January 2005 to highlight the club's plight in building a new stadium at Falmer. On 15 January 2005 it reached number 17 in the UK charts and stayed in the charts for 3 weeks.[2]

The song is a remake of the 1980s Piranhas hit, 'Tom Hark', which has come to be used as an anthem at many football grounds. 'Tom Hark' itself was a cover of an original recording by 'Elias and His Zig Zag Jive Flutes' in 1958 (a band led by Jack Lerole).

The club's stadium at Falmer eventually opened over six years after the single's release, in July 2011.

The lyrics were rewritten by Attila The Stockbroker.[3]

Tracklisting[edit]

  1. Tom Hark (We Want Falmer!) (Bopeape/Baine/Grover)
  2. Sussex by the Sea (Instrumental Version) (Traditional)
  3. Sussex by the Sea (Singalong Version) (Traditional)
  4. Roll Up for the Donkey Derby.... (Baine)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tom Hark (We Want Falmer) - The Story of a Hit!". Retrieved 2010-06-07. 
  2. ^ "Chart Stats". Retrieved May 19, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Brighton fans single makes top 20". BBC News. 10 January 2005. Retrieved 2010-05-19.