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Football-mad musicians: music's obsession with the beautiful game
Edward Elgar would regularly cycle for miles through the countryside to see his beloved Wolverhampton Wanderers, and he's even been credited with writing the first ever football chant. He took the phrase 'He banged the leather for goal' and set it to music but, alas, it doesn't seem to have caught on. Wolves fans have taken 'Nimrod' for their own, though, and apparently can be regularly heard singing it from terraces.