Why are the Tartan Army singing The Sound of Music in Paris?

Ollie Irish

12th, September 2007


aaaParis-eiffel-tower%20copy.jpgBREAKING NEWS! According to reports on TalkSport the famous tartan army have just reached the Eiffel Tower… in their thousands. Apparently up to 15,000 jocks are converging on the giant froggy hunk of steel for a bit of a party and a sing song.
That’s all fine, until you find out what they’re singing. “Do-a-deer-a-female-deer!” from The Sound of Music. Can anyone please tell us why the hell they’re singing this? And while you’re at it, can anyone think of any other odd ball International chants. The Italians breaking into the White Stripes Seven Nation Army at the last World Cup instantly comes to mind. As does the German’s singing “Football’s Coming Home” wihtout a trace of irony. So have you heard any other gems? Do Slovakia sing James Blunt? Do Russia sing Back in the USSR?

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  1. md says:

    It’s all from a France 98 qualifier when Scotland played in Austria and, naturally enough, adopted that as a sort-of anthem. Why not eh?

  2. Yow says:

    No way. I reckon its back to the groundskeeper willy thing. Willy must have been inspired by Homer. Do’h a deer etc

  3. milesy says:

    Yep thats right the Ausria game, the Astrian press said as the Tartan Army are in town tonite we will here the sound of music in our city, so quick thinking at the game they started singing it!