Why do Crystal Palace fans sing Glad All Over and what are its lyrics?
The Beatles hit has become a favourite chant among Eagles supporters at Selhurst Park
Visitors to Selhurst Park will know that the Holmesdale End leads the rest of the ground in a rousing rendition of Glad All Over at every home game.
It is part of Crystal Palace’s identity, the fabric of the club, and strikes intimidation into the hearts of any opposition who line up against the Eagles.
But why do Palace fans sing the song in the first place?
Well, the band who penned the upbeat number, The Dave Clark Five, first performed the song at the ground in February 1968, and it just seemed to catch on.
The song reached the top of the UK charts in January 1964, and became the band’s only number one single in this country.
Palace supporters have been belting out the number ever since that live show.
A cover version was released by the Palace squad that reached the FA Cup final in 1990.
While not specifically a football song – it was not written about the game or for any sporting occasion – the gravitas it now has, being thundered from the Selhurst stands, is another potent weapon for the club.
All together now…
GLAD ALL OVER
You say that you love me,
(Say that you love me),
All of the time,
(All of the time),
You say that you need me,
(Say that you need me),
You’ll always be mine,
(Always be mine),
And I’m feeling, glad all over,
Yes I’m, glad all over,
Baby I’m, glad all over,
So glad you’re mine.