I’ve travelled round these islands, from shore to shining shore
I’ve met so many heroes from the team that I adore
I followed Glasgow Celtic, from Lisbon to Aberdeen
But I always remember Johnny Doyle in the Green.
He came from Ayr United, to join his favourite team
To play for Glasgow Celtic, would fulfill his dream
Around about St. Patrick’s Day, signed by Big Jock Stein
He played only for the jersey, Johnny Doyle in the Green.
And Johnny Doyle told me, not long before he died
He said I love my Glasgow Celtic
Because I'm just a Celtic boy.
In Europe 1980, we all know what Johnny did
He capped a great performance, against Real Madrid
He rose with two defenders, to win the ball so clean
With Sabido and Camacho, was John Doyle in the Green.
So in your prayers remember, a gallant Celtic son
His young life cut so cruelly, in 1981
The nineteenth of October, turned a gray and rainy day
And then I heard John Doyle, had sadly passed away.