Friday 17 November 2017

Joxer's tune

• A friend and I recently put together our own tribute to Christy Moore's classic Euro '88 song, entitled, 'Joxer Goes to Poznan' and which has received media attention both locally and nationally in recent weeks.

During the writing of the song, I decided to do a little bit of investigation into the origins of the tune that Christy Moore put his lyrics to -- with some interesting results!

It is commonly believed that Mr Moore borrowed the tune from BBC's 'Match of the Day'. Indeed, in an interview with Miguel Delaney on May 31, he reaffirms this to be the case, stating:

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