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Pensioner Whose Train Sing-Along Went Viral Reveals Champagne May Have Played A Part

If only all train journeys were this fun.

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Last Friday night, Martin Clews decided to liven up a Southeastern train journey from London Victoria to Ashford International.

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His successful attempt to get a train carriage to sing in unison has gone viral after being picked up by numerous websites around the world.

The 66-year-old strawberry farmer had been in the capital celebrating some good news for his son Dan, KentOnline reports.

"I had been celebrating the release of Dan's new single, "That's Enough For Me", over a glass or two of champagne with friends in London,” he said.

"It seemed to me that like-minded bon viveurs in my carriage might enjoy a jolly song on their way home."

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"So I chose a lively number called "Beastie", which has become somewhat of a favourite in my rugby club and this went down well with the passengers."

Clews said the “spiritual” song had been sung at the rugby club, Old Whitgiftians in South Croydon, for many years.

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The farmer said his impromptu sing-along lasted for around half an hour and he was persuaded to take it to other parts of the train as well.

The soulful rendition was captured on video and uploaded to YouTube by George Haswell, from Maidstone, who said: “This man needs to go viral.”