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Last Updated: Wednesday, 26 January, 2005, 18:29 GMT
Fans' swansong to football ground
Vetch
The Swans will leave the Vetch at the end of this season
Swansea City fans are releasing a swansong to the Vetch with the aim of it being sung on the terraces at the last ever match at the ground.

Copies of New Jack City go on sale on Friday as the countdown to the move to the new 20,000 seater Swansea stadium gathers pace.

Made by city-based Taffpop Records, it features local musicians with the chorus sung by North Bank regulars.

Some have included their memories of the ground on the cover sleeve.

The Vetch has been home to the Swans since 1912 but the team moves to the new ground at Landore at the end of this season.

Cover
The record is being released on a non-profit basis

Andrew Kavanagh, of Taffpop records, said contributors had been drawn by posting messages on unofficial supporters' websites.

"These people have been going there since they were kids and it's an end of an era for them.

"They are hardcore Swansea fans and there are a lot of them on the record.

"It would really make our dream if on the last day they were chanting it on the terraces.

"It's a really up tempo song, a Pogues-type stomp song with a terrace chant chorus."

Among the musicians who took part are well known local band Boys from the Hill, guitarists Andrew Jones and Christian Pitson and North Bank regular Paul 'Kento' Kent.

Lyrics from New Jack City:

Since 1912 The Vetch has stood, upon this Swansea shore

We've seen our heroes give their all, and heard the Jack fans roar

Swansea, oh Swansea City, Come on boys, here we go

Swansea, oh Swansea City, We'll support you ever more

Taffpop Records is a non-profit making label that has released tracks for 15 Welsh groups since it was formed two years ago.

Proceeds from New Jack City will go towards further releases while Mr Kent is putting his share towards West End Football Club's under 12 section.

The record is being sold through the Taffpop website and Derricks Records in Swansea.


SEE ALSO:
Countdown to stadium kick-off
28 Dec 04 |  South West Wales
Fans kick-off farewell to Vetch
07 Aug 04 |  South West Wales
Baby named after Vetch
09 Apr 04 |  South West Wales
Morfa Stadium gets go-ahead
06 Jun 03 |  South West Wales


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