Here in Southampton
Tune: Ralph Vaughan Williams
Words: ©Brian Hooper and Jeff Henry
He who would cheerful be, seaman or landsman,
Let him come here and see my home, Southampton;
Some folks they talk it down, but I won't share their frown,
I'm proud this is my town, here in Southampton.
Ocean Village, fancy yachts, bought at the Boat Show;
West Quay and all those shops, Mayflower panto;
Turner Sims and Harbour Lights, Red Jet to the Isle of Wight;
Craig David, he's alright, here in Southampton.
Knights of the Bowling Green, Bargate on May Day;
Oriana, Solent Scene, cruise or awayday;
Quarterjacks at Holyrood, knick-knacks from Northam Road,
Jumpin' Jak's at Leisure World, here in Southampton.
Where's a Common, green and fair, armies have camped on?
By the Cowherds pub, that's where, here in Southampton;
Where dogs and joggers run, and children have some fun,
Feeding the ducks with a bun, here in Southampton.
Red and white the colours to wear watching the Saints play,
Ghosts of legends fill the air, Channon, Le Tissier,
Whether we lose or win, you'll always hear us sing
When the Saints go marching in, here in Southampton.
Though you travel far and near, Eastleigh or Bournemouth,
There's none that can compare, Gosport or Portsmouth,
Pride of the Hampshire coast, the town we love the most,
We'll drink a hearty toast, here's to Southampton.