You'll Never Walk Alone (Carousel) ~ cover by Anastasia Lee ~ 15 yrs Classical Crossover - Liverpool





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Published on Apr 15, 2012

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~Anastasia Lee~
This is my interpretation of "You'll Never Walk Alone" a show tune from the 1945 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Carousel.

In the musical, in the second act, Nettie Fowler, the cousin of the female protagonist Julie Jordan, sings "You'll Never Walk Alone" to comfort and encourage Julie when her husband, Billy Bigelow, the male lead, accidentally kills himself trying to avoid capture during a failed robbery. It is reprised in the final scene to encourage a graduation class of which Louise (Billy and Julie's daughter) is a member. Billy watches this ceremony during his return to Earth.

The song is also sung at association football clubs around the world, where it is performed by a massed chorus of supporters on matchday; this tradition began at Liverpool Football Club in the early 1960s and later spread to several other clubs.

In the United Kingdom, the song's most successful recording was released in 1963 by the Liverpudlian Merseybeat group Gerry and the Pacemakers (peaking at number one in the singles chart for four consecutive weeks).

The song quickly became the anthem of Liverpool Football Club and is invariably sung by its supporters moments before the start of each home game. The words "You'll Never Walk Alone" also feature in the club crest and on the Shankly Gate entrance to Anfield, the home stadium.

Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Language English
Original artist Christine Johnson
Recorded by
Judy Garland
Doris Day
Katherine Jenkins
Gerry & The Pacemakers
Perry Como
Frank Sinatra
Elvis Presley
Mario Lanza
Michael Ball
Michael Crawford
The Three Tenors

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