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[Albion] Video: Carol Manns - 'Seagulls' (1979) - rare Brighton & Hove Albion 7" from 1979

Goldstone Rapper

Rediffusion PlayerofYear
Jan 19, 2009
Thanks to [MENTION=1334]fork me[/MENTION], last week I got hold of a digital copy of this rarely heard song about Brighton & Hove Albion from the late 1970s.

I decided to make a video to it and you can see it here

It would be lovely to hear to hear what you think of it.

In the meantime, have a sing-a-long. Lyrics are here:

I live near a football ground, Albion is her name.
I tell you it's almost hell when they play a game.
Saturdays are all the same, football fans about
And when you pass them in the street
This is what they shout:

Seagulls, Seagulls.
They'll play on and on.
Seagulls, Seagulls.
Forever playing strong.
La la la la la la la
La la la la la la la
La la la la la la la
We are the Brigh'on North Stand!

Other teams' supporters may as well go home
While in the North Stand, our boys sing: "You'll never walk alone"
And you could be in Timbuktoo and still know when they score.
Cos it's enough to deafen you
When you hear that roar:


And now they've finally made it, we're in Division 1
Brighton and Hove Albion have only just begun.
So when somebody asks you, "What team do you support?" (Seagulls!)
Stand up proud and sing out loud
And shout this in retort!


There's already been a thread on NSC about the song here

I'm going to write more about it on my Albion retro blog tomorrow. But I would like to know is, does anyone know any more about this singer? As mentioned, Google draws a blank in the matter. And did anyone buy the single at the time?

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New member
Oct 17, 2010
Away away away
Brilliant, thanks for sharing. Great to see the old footage and the Goldstone. Horrible to see the fences that we used to stand behind. It's so good that those days have gone. Catchy little tune.


Active member
Feb 1, 2008
Video: Carol Manns - 'Seagulls' (1979) - rare Brighton & Hove Albion 7" from 19

Fabulous. Don't remember this at all. Do you mind me putting it on my site after you have covered it?


Well-known member
Mar 8, 2008
Absolutely fantastic. What was the other 'seagulls' song that came out in the late 70s and used to be played over the tannoy at the Goldstone?


New member
Nov 3, 2011
Village near Oxford
Fantastic! Brought lots of happy memories of a great time in the club's history. All the players look so young! Nice to have a reminder of what a great finisher Peter Ward was and to see the skill of Sawyer out wide again. It's amazing now to think we were made to watch from behind those fences. I well remember how they obscured the view.


cleaning up cat sick
Nov 29, 2005
somewhere in Eastbourne
yep catchy little number that and the film is all good
some really good stuff on there too ..................................for us older ones you know ..............taps nose

T soprano

New member
Oct 27, 2011
Posh end of Shoreham
Well done Goldstone Rapper great stuff ,a good montage of nostalgic clips quite like the song as well if it was reworked with more ska/reggae riffs running through it it would be better ,seeing as it was 1979 it sounds a little like a bad Selecter or Bodysnathers (2 tone ) track

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