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Tribute song to Celtic’s Black Arrow: Gil Heron

Tribute song to Celtic's Black Arrow:  Gil Heron

Listen to Michael Marra and The Hazey Janes’ aural tribute to the pioneering Celt:

When Duke was in the Lebanon
Groovin’ for the human race
Gil flew high in the western sky
On a mission full of style and grace
From Jamaica to the Kingston Bridge
He was inclined to roam
Drawn to the flame of the beautiful game
Here was a brother who would not stay home

Higher, raise the bar higher
He made his way across the sea
So that all men could brothers be

When Miles was on the jukebox
And Monk was on the air
Gil crossed the ocean to the other side
To play for Celtic with a noble stride
The arrow flew, he’s flying yet
His aim is true so we don’t forget
What it means when his name we hear
The hopes and dreams of every pioneer

Higher, raise the bar higher
He made his way across the sea
So that all men could brothers be

Written by Michael Marra.

© Tob Records 2012.

Read the Gil Heron story: https://theshamrockglasgow.wordpress.com/2014/05/22/the-noble-stride-celtic-and-the-pioneering-herons/

THE NOBLE STRIDE – Celtic’s Black Arrow and his son, the Godfather of Rap.

THE NOBLE STRIDE - Celtic's  Black Arrow and his son, the Godfather of Rap.

Our article on the first black professional footballer in the USA and Scotland – and Michael Marra’s wonderful tribute song, ‘The Flight of the Heron’, has had over a thousand views in its first day online.

Thanks for all the great comments. Read it here:

https://theshamrockglasgow.wordpress.com/2014/05/22/the-noble-stride-celtic-and-the-pioneering-herons/

Listen to the song by Michael and the Hazey Janes here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xprRxNVs_cY&feature=youtu.be