Penny Arcade

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Many wonder why this is a Rangers song but a woman from Platoon used to sing it all the time at charity events and functions and it just sort of stuck. The Rangers fans got a great rendition of it going on the day we won our 53rd title and it was played over the Ibrox tannoy for the first time as the team did the lap of honour after the draw with Motherwell. The song is now frequently played over the tannoy pre-match and occassionally at half-time. As shown in the video at the bottom of the page.


Penny Arcade was originally written and recorded by Huddersfield fan, Sammy King, and his version was sang before the crucial Old Firm game on Easter Sunday 2011. The song was made famous by Roy Orbison. Claims by Douglas Alexander of the song having a "sectarian subtext" couldn't be further from the truth, although it gives something for Celtic fans to cling on to.


From Monday 18th April 2011, Rangers fans began a campaign - similar to the Simply The Best Campaign - to get the song to number one while rasing money for Erskine. The song has been recorded by the original artist and has agreed to give all proceeds from the sales to Erskine.

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Lyrics

A light shown in the night some way ahead
Blue turned into green then it was red
And stirring the night love music played
The light I saw in the night was a penny arcade


Step up and play each machine seemed to say,
As I walked round and round the penny arcade
Just ring the bell on the big bagatelle
And you'll make all those colored lights cascade
And music played at the penny arcade,
Yes, it played and it played, played all the time
Roll up and spend your last dime


At first I thought it a dream that I was in,
Lost, lost in a sea of glass and tin
But no, so dipping my hand in the back of my jeans
I grabbed a handful of coins just to feed the machine


Step up and play each machine seemed to say,
As I walked round and round the penny arcade
Just ring the bell on the big bagatelle
And you'll make all those colored lights cascade
And music played at the penny arcade,
Yes, it played and it played, played all the time
Roll up and spend your last dime


And music played at the penny arcade,
Yes it played and it played, played all the time
Roll up and spend your last dime


Step up and play each machine seemed to say,
As I walked round and round the penny arcade
Just ring the bell on the big bagatelle
And you'll make all those colored lights cascade
And music played at the penny arcade,
Yes, it played and it played, played all the time
Roll up and spend your last, roll up and spend your last
Roll up and spend your last dime

Audio

<mp3player>http://rp.danfog.co.uk/songs/Penny Arcade.mp3</mp3player>

Video

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