Listen: Malaysian family's 'classical' Indian rendition of Liverpool anthem 'You'll Never Walk Alone'


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  • Monday, 29 Jun 2020

Gurmukh and his family dedicate their unique rendition of their club's song to celebrate Liverpool's Premier League win. Photo: Gurmukh Singh

As a Liverpool FC fan for over 40 years, lawyer Gurmukh Singh was over the moon when his favourite football team finally became Premier League champions for the 19th time last week.

To mark the occasion, Gurmukh gathered his "troupe" together - his wife Inderjit Kaur, daughters Gursimer Kaur, 19, and Kavelnain Kaur, 21, and his son, Gurishver Singh, 15, (a die-hard Manchester United fan who joined his family reluctantly) - and, together, they performed a unique Indian "semi-classical" rendition of the Liverpool anthem You'll Never Walk Alone.

They wore red, of course, (even their pet dog, Argon) and, Gurmukh, who played the harmonium, proudly had his Liverpool scarf draped over his shoulder. Gurishver couldn't resist wearing his United scarf over his kurta.

Gurmukh, 54, recorded the song, posted the video on his Facebook page yesterday, and in just a day, the recording has garnered almost 1.6 thousand likes and been shared over 1,000 times.

"I had to do it. I've wanted to put a traditional Indian spin on this song for some time now, but never got around to it. What better time than now, right?" says Gurmukh, who has been supporting Liverpool since he was in Standard Five.

"I'm into spirituality and religion. But, I must say, witnessing Liverpool emerge as Premier League champs again after so long was right up there as a kind of spiritual experience. It's an indescribable feeling," he adds.

There was not much practice involved in the family recording of You'll Never Walk Alone, admits Gurmukh. However, the family often sings kirtans (devotional songs) together at home.

"We just went through it for five minutes or so before recording it. We never expected it to get so much attention. Absolutely not. I guess that's just the vast, global following that Liverpool has," he adds.

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