Could this be a new anthem for Sunderland fans? Take a listen and judge for yourself

He's been a Sunderland fan ‘forever’ – and now a Wearside musician is hoping to have produced a song that the supporters will love.

Monday, 7th September 2020, 8:34 pm

Dave Murray, also known as The Mackem Folk Singer, has been a busy man during the coronavirus lockdown.

And he also looked back on North East history in another of his projects.

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Dave Murray who has created an anthem for Sunderland fans.

Now he is back on the music trail and he has created a musical tribute to SAFC.

It is called "Forever A Mackem Will Be I" and Dave described it as ‘my anthem to Sunderland.

"I have been a Sunderland fan forever since me dad took me in the 60s.

Sunderland captain Bobby Kerr lifting the 1973 FA Cup after beating Leeds 1-0 at Wembley. The memorable final is included in Dave's song.

"You know the saying ‘I bleed red and white’. Well that's me!

"I am so passionate about my team and sometimes when I am at the match, people shout out ‘love your songs mate keep them up’.”

Dave has big hopes for his new tune and said: “I really feel the chorus line should be sang by our fans, as it would should amazing sang by thousands and it will be our own chant written by a true Mackem.”

‘Forever A Mackem Will Be I’ includes lines such as;

How the Echo reported the 1973 Cup Final victory. Now Dave mentions it in his new anthem.

‘On the day I pass ower, to the other side,

‘I will call the Mackem angels to come and be my guide,

‘Tak me to the Sunlun ground way up in the sky.

"Where I can watch me Sunlun heroes,

"And hear the Mackem cry,

"And watch the Mackem Porterfield,

"Scorer of the goal,

"Who brought the Cup in 73,

"To a town of ships and coal.”

But what do you think? Could it be a Sunderland chant? Have a listen for yourself.

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