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Fishermen hope to net World Cup hit

Published 02/06/2010 | 13:53

Fisherman's Friends are recording a World Cup single
Fisherman's Friends are recording a World Cup single

Hit shanty singers Fisherman's Friends are swapping one net for another - by recording a World Cup single.

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The group, who recently scored a top 10 album, have re-recorded their single No Hopers, Jokers Or Rogues with a new lyric to support England's World Cup campaign in South Africa.

The 10-strong Cornish team, who work as fishermen or in other marine jobs, have renamed the track Back Of The Net ahead of its release next week.

The original version of the song is being adopted as an official song by Devon's recently-relegated Plymouth Argyle.

Rick Cowdery, the club's head of communications, said: "We look forward to hearing the England fans singing along to Back Of The Net this summer, from the Celtic coast of Port Isaac to the South African veldt."

The England team is without an official anthem this year, although one much anticipated unofficial release has already failed to score with football fans.

A re-recorded version of the Lightning Seeds, Baddiel and Skinner hit Three Lions - also featuring Russell Brand and Robbie Williams - limped to only No 21 in the charts when it was released last month.

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