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  • 9 June 2014, 9:59

Monty Python Create England World Cup Song

The stars of Monty Python have created their own unofficial England World Cup anthem with an updated version of Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life.

Eric Idle has written a new verse to mark the world's biggest football tournament, which includes a consolation for England fans should their team crash out of the tournament early.

The new version - released ahead of 10 reunion shows at London's O2 Arena in July - went on sale on Sunday.

The song was originally written by Idle for the final scene of the Python film The Life Of Brian, released in 1979.

But it has been adopted at sporting events and featured in the opening ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games.

The new verse reads: "When you're in the World Cup, and all your hopes are up, and everybody wants their team to win.

"Then they go and let you down, and come slinking back to town, it's time for this daft song to begin."

The official England World Cup anthem, which was set to feature Take That singer Gary Barlow, has been dropped.

The Monty Python team are releasing a number of recordings, with their Monty Python Sings album due to be reissued on June 30.

Their final live show in July will be broadcast in 450 cinemas in the UK and another 1,500 worldwide.

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