Our highlighted chant this week is "You are our Legion", sang to the tune of "You are my Sunshine."
This chant, while used by a number of supporters groups around the world, has evolved a couple of times in Brigade hands.
For most of the Birmingham Hammers years, the chant lyrics proclaimed "You are my Hammers, my only Hammers" with the other lyrics pretty much unchanged from the original song.
During last year's Hammers swan song, we tweaked the lyrics, replacing "You'll never know dear/How much I love you/You'll never take my Hammers away" with "Although next season/You'll be the Legion/You'll never take my Hammers away." These lyrics commemorated the fact that, while we awaited Legion FC's debut with excitement, we would never forget our roots supporting the original Birmingham Hammers team. The red crossed hammers in our logo are a constant reminder of our history.
Now, as we have fully embraced the Legion era, we have re-worked the words once more, adding a more corporate bent to the lyrics ("our" instead of "my") and customizing the final two lines in a new way, proclaiming our ongoing support for the boys in black and gold.
Learn (or re-familiarize) yourself with the lyrics below and sing along each week, as this will be used during every game, sometimes on multiple occasions.
You are our Legion, our only Legion
You make us happy, when skies are gray (and black and gold!)
We're here each season, and you're the reason
Please don't take our Legion away
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