A traditional British celebratory football crowd song.
Variations are often made up on the spur of the moment.
The song perhaps first gained a wider audience at the 1965 FA Cup final at Wembley Stadium, when the singing by supporters of Liverpool FC was broadcast on TV and radio. Noticing the Queen had a red jacket on (Liverpool's team colours), the words were hastily changed to "Ee aye addio, the Queen's wearing red!".
The origin of the song lies in the traditional British nursery rhyme The Farmer's in his Den.
Famous quotes containing the word aye:
“Great is the art,
Great be the manners, of the bard.
He shall not his brain encumber
With the coil of rhythm and number;
But, leaving rule and pale forethought,
He shall aye climb
For his rhyme.
Pass in, pass in, the angels say,”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (18031882)