Vindaloo

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About Vindaloo

"Vindaloo" is a song by British band Fat Les. The music was co-written by Blur bassist Alex James and part-time Pink Floyd bassist Guy Pratt. The lyrics were written by comedian Keith Allen. It was released as a single in 1998 and recorded for the 1998 FIFA World Cup. The song was originally written as a parody of football chants, but was adopted as one in its own right and became a cult classic. Much of the song consists of the phrase "nah nah nah" and the word "vindaloo" repeated over and over by a mixed group, occasionally interspersed with lines such as "And we all like vindaloo" and "We're England; we're gonna score one more than you". The song has brief verses, spoken/sung by Keith Allen (in a voice sounding similar to that of Ian Dury) over a marching snare drum beat. The song's name comes from the vindaloo, a type of very spicy Goan curry. It is often eaten by football supporters in the United Kingdom (and other nations) accompanied by large quantities of lager, after matches or as part of a "lads' night out". "Vindaloo" reached number two on the UK Singles Chart in June 1998; it was beaten by "3 Lions '98" by David Baddiel and Frank Skinner and Lightning Seeds, a re-release of football anthem "Three Lions" from 1996 with slightly altered lyrics. 


Year:
1998
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Where on earth are you from?
We're from England
Where you come from
Do you put the kettle on?
Kick it

Nah nah nah
Nah nah nah
Nah nah nah
Nah nah nah nah nah
Nah nah nah (bonjour)
Nah nah nah (monsieur)
Nah nah nah
Nah nah nah nah nah
Nah nah nah
Nah nah nah
Nah nah nah
Nah nah nah Nah

We're England
We're gonna score one more than you
England!
Can I introduce you please
To a lump of Cheddar Cheese
Knit one, Pearl one
Drop one, Curl one
Kick it

Nah nah nah
Nah nah nah
Nah nah nah
Nah nah nah nah nah
Nah nah nah
Nah nah nah
Nah nah nah
Nah nah nah nah nah
Nah nah nah
Nah nah nah
Nah nah nah
Nah nah nah Nah

We're England
We're gonna score one more than you
England!
Me and me Mum and me Dad and me Gran
We're off to Waterloo
Me and me Mum and me Dad and me Gran
And a bucket of Vindaloo
Bucket!

Vindaloo
Vindaloo
Vindaloo
Vindaloo nah nah
Vindaloo
Vindaloo
Vindaloo
Vindaloo nah nah
Vindaloo
Vindaloo

And we all like Vindaloo
We're England
We're gonna score one more than you
England!

Nah nah nah (Vindaloo)
Nah nah nah (Vindaloo)
Nah nah nah (Vindaloo)
Nah nah nah nah nah
Nah nah nah (Vindaloo)
Nah nah nah (Vindaloo)
Nah nah nah (Vindaloo)
Nah nah nah nah nah 
Nah nah nah (Vindaloo)
Nah nah nah (Vindaloo)
And we all like Vindaloo
We're England
We're gonna score one more than you

Nah nah nah (Vindaloo)
Nah nah nah (Vindaloo)
Nah nah nah (Vindaloo)
Nah nah nah nah nah
Nah nah nah (Vindaloo)
Nah nah nah (Vindaloo)
Nah nah nah (Vindaloo)
Nah nah nah nah nah 
Nah nah nah (Vindaloo)
Nah nah nah (Vindaloo)
And we all like Vindaloo

We're England
We're gonna score one more than you
England!

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Fat Les

Fat Les is a British band consisting of Blur bassist Alex James, actor Keith Allen, and artist Damien Hirst. Vocals on their singles were provided by Keith Allen (all), Alex James ("Vindaloo"), Lily Allen ("Who Invented Fish & Chips?"), Andy Kane ("Who Invented Fish & Chips?"), Lisa Moorish ("Naughty Christmas (Goblin in the Office)") and Michael Barrymore ("Jerusalem"). more »

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Written by: Steven Alexander James, Guy Pratt, Keith Allen

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