Richmond Tigers beloved team song is under threat from GWS’ Big Big Sound – as the Giants’ anthem spawns scores of hilarious memes
- AFL grand final is on Saturday between Greater Western Sydney and Richmond
- Game kicks off at Melbourne Cricket Ground at 2.30pm before sold out crowd
- The GWS club song has been embraced by fans in the lead up to the game
- Memes have appeared online dubbing the song over famous television scenes
Greater Western Sydney’s club song, ‘There’s a Big Big Sound,’ has gone viral in the lead up to the AFL grand final on Saturday – spawning scores of memes.
Saturday’s match against Richmond will be the GWS Giant’s maiden grand final appearance – having been founded just a decade ago.
Punters have enthusiastically thrown their weight behind the song against the Tigers’ popular and well known club song ‘We’re from Tigerland’ in the game’s lead up.
Greater Western Sydney’s club song has gone viral in the lead up to the AFL grand final (pictured; Jeremy Cameron and Indiana Putra arrive at the GWS Brownlow Medal function)
Audio of the song has been dubbed over famous scenes from Seinfeld, The Simpsons, and Peppa Pig.
GWS GIANTS CLUB SONG LYRICS
Well there’s a big big sound
From the West of the town
It’s the sound of the mighty GIANTS
You feel the ground A-SHAKING
The other teams are quaking
In their boots before the GIANTS
We take the longest strides
And the highest leap
We’re stronger than the rest
We’re the Greater Western Sydney GIANTS
We’re the biggest and the best
And we will never surrender
We’ll fight until the end
We’re greater than the rest
It even has it’s own trending hashtag on Twitter with #bigbigsound.
The writer of the Giants’ catchy theme tune revealed this week that while the club owns the rights to the song he makes a cool $10 every time the Giants win a match – netting him $160 this year.
Harry Angus from Australian band The Cat Empire said he just ‘tried to obey all these rules of footy songs’ when writing the tune.
‘So you have got the middle brass chorus, they have got the men singing jauntily and all I really did was put it in a minor key. It went instantly Russian, which I didn’t realise at the time,’ Angus said on Channel 10.
‘I just wrote this little song, it was a bit of fun. I sent it in and I don’t think anyone else even sent a song in,’ he said.
‘But they liked my one that’s what we ended up with. The players seem to like it and I think it just needs a few years to sink into people’s consciousness. Then it just kind of fits in with the others because it sounds right.’
Dustin Martin of the Tigers sings the team song during the 2019 AFL Second Preliminary Final match between the Richmond Tigers and the Geelong Cats at the MCG earlier this month
RICHMOND TIGERS CLUB SONG LYRICS
Oh we’re from Tigerland
A fighting fury
We’re from Tigerland
In any weather you will see us with a grin
Risking head and shin
If we’re behind then never mind
We’ll fight and fight and win
For we’re from Tigerland
We never weaken til the final siren’s gone
Like the Tiger of old
We’re strong and we’re bold
For we’re from Tiger
Yellow and Black
We’re from Tigerland
The Richmond Tiger’s theme song is widely considered one of the best in the AFL, regularly topping polls of the most popular club song.
The tune’s second last line, the refrain of ‘Yellow and Black’ is particularly embraced among fans.
Both clubs were allocated just 17,000 tickets as is the tradition for an AFL grand final.
However, with Richmond having 103,000 members and the Giants having 30,000 some fans voiced their anger over the limited tickets to scrap over.
The fact non-competing clubs are also allocated a large number of tickets was a point of annoyance for Tigers fans.
The AFL grand final will kick off at 2.30pm on Saturday at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Richmond will be aiming to win their 12th title while GWS are eager for their first.
Richmond had endured a more than 35 year drought in premierships before winning in the 2017 grand final.