Why West Ham fans sing 'I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles'

The catchily optimistic ditty I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles was a Tin Pan Alley song that debuted in Broadway revue The Passing Show of 1918, before becoming popular in Britain’s music halls in the 1920s. Crowd-pleasing music hall numbers, such as Pack Up Your Troubles and It’s a Long Way to Tipperary, were the pop songs of their day, and were lustily sung wherever crowds gathered, including at football matches.

It’s entirely possible that West Ham fans did sing Bubbles in the 1920s, although there’s no record of them doing so

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