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Sven's Song
"He's got Jimmy Saville's haircut, so how did he get a lovely girlfriend?"
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Friday, 7 September, 2001, 16:18 GMT 17:18 UK
Sven Goran Eriks-song
A tribute song to England coach Sven Goran Eriksson is tipped to enter the charts at number one. BBC Sport Online's John May gave it a listen.


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Sven Goran Eriksson's dream of being number one could be about to come true.

But not quite in the manner he thought.

Sven's Song, written as a tribute to England's sensational win in Germany, is tipped to rocket straight to the top of the charts when it is released.

It's also being suggested as a possible replacement for Three Lions as the unofficial anthem of England supporters.

The song was written as a tribute to the England coach and has taken off in the wake of England's sensational win in Munich.

Freddie Mercury
Freddie is given a run for his money
It was penned by songwriting duo Bell and Spurling, who now have some of the big record companies chasing them after thousands asked where to buy the single when it got an airing on London's Capital Gold radio station.

The hook is a catchy chorus line which goes; "Sven, Sven Sven Goran Eriksson.
"He's a lovely geezer, but don't forget that he's from Swe-den."

Sovereign ring

And there are other fine lines, which deserve to stand alongside such rock and pop classics as: "I see a little silhouetto of man, Scaramouche, Scaramouche will you do the fandango."

Look no further than: "Seaman your hair is a right old state, All you need is a Mark One Escort and a sovereign ring, mate."

Co-writers Martin Bell and Johnny Spurling are established song-writers and session musicians and have worked with the likes of Go West, Tony Hadley and Rick Astley.


Seaman your hair is a right old state, All you need is a Mark One Escort and a sovereign ring, mate
Lyrics from Sven's Song

They are regular performers at celebrity parties, including those for top football personalities.

"We did a party only a couple of weeks ago for Andy Gray," said Martin who admits the pair have been surprised by the demand for the record and their time.

"We've done television before, ranging from Live and Kicking to MTV but never anything on this scale before.

Martin continued: "All the biggest labels have been chasing us, Warner, Universal.

"It's typical. You spend all your life writing great songs and then you write one football song like this and it catches."

Euphoria mix

The song contains snatches of commentary from Jonathan 'Motormouth' Pearce and is aptly dubbed; 'The Euphoria Mix" by the pair who say they will tweak the lyrics and produce another mix if England beat Greece to clinch their place in the 2002 World Cup finals.

David Seaman
OK, David, a joke's a joke
"I think this could be the new Three Lions. It's a great little pop song in its own right. It's got a great catchy tune, and the lyrics are making everyone laugh."

But Martin is aware that success for their single could come at a price.

If it denies Victoria Beckham's new single top spot, they risk upsetting her hubby.

"That's all right," laughed Martin. "He knows us and I don't think he would be too upset."

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