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You'll Never Walk Alone

One of our songs we sang at our March concert was Eamonn’s arrangement of You’ll Never Walk Alone.

"You'll Never Walk Alone" is a show tune from the 1945 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Caousal. In the second act of the musical, Nettie Fowler, the cousin of the protagonist Julie Jordan, sings, You'll Never Walk Alone to comfort and encourage Julie when her husband, Billy Bigelow, the male lead, accidentally falls on to his knife whilst trying to run away after attempting a robbery with his mate Jigger and dies in her arms.

Besides the recordings of the song on the Carousel cast albums and the film soundtrack, the song has been recorded by many artists, with notable hit versions made by Roy Hamilton, Frank Sinatra, Roy Orbison, Billy Eckstine, Patti Labelle & The Bluebelles, Gerry and the Pacemakers, Regine Velasquez, Lee Towers, Judy Garland, Gene Vincent, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Andy Williams, Glen Campbell, The Brooklyn Bridge, Olivia Newton-John and Doris Day.

You'll Never Walk Alone is also sung at association football clubs around the world, where it is performed by a massed chorus of supporters on match day; this tradition developed at Liverpool F.C. after the chart success of the 1963 single of the song by the local Liverpool group, Gerry and the Pacemakers

In 1990, at the Nelson Mandela: An International Tribute for a Free South Africa concert at Wembley Stadium, London, the audience spontaneously broke out into a mass rendition "You'll Never walk Alone". Mandela turned to Adelaide Tambo who accompanied him onto the stage and asked what the song was. She replied, "A football song"

American singer Barbra Streisand performed this song in a surprise appearance at the close of the 2001 Emmy Awards, in honor of the victims of the September 11 attacks


In some areas of the UK and Europe, "You'll Never Walk Alone" became the anthem of support for medical staff, first responders, and those in quarantine during the COVID-19 pandemic.

March 2020

Marcus Mumford- You'll Never Walk Alone Filmed in Isolation during the Coronavirus Pandemic. All proceeds to Grenfell Foundation and War Child UK.

Hero, Inspiration and Beacon of Hope: Tributes poured In for Captain Tom Moore.

On 6th April at the age of 99 Captain Sir Tom Moore began his epic walk. To mark the 100th length, together with the singer Michael Ball sang, 'You'll Never Walk Alone' live on BBC Breakfast Within 24 hours, the performance was made into a digital single featuring the NHS Voices of Care Choir, and Moore's spoken words.

He raised almost £33m for NHS charities by walking laps of his garden,

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