Rik Mayall is the latest star to put his name to an England football song, with his 'unofficial' World Cup 2010 offering, Noble England. The song, which apparently blends an 'essence of Englishness' with Shakespearean prose, will go head-to-head with the FA's official song which is yet to be announced.
Football chants are one of the great traditions of following football" says Mayall "...and Shakespeare is also part of our national heritage. It seemed only natural that they should go together. However, with such great material, we had to be careful to do justice to the language and not destroy the integrity of the passage; we think the song does just that yet still being fun and inspiring whilst capturing the nationalistic pride of the World Cup and the enjoyment of the greatest game on earth.
A release date has not been confirmed but check www.myspace.com/nobleengland for latest news, or follow Rik on his journey via the medium of twitter: www.twitter.com/nobleengland