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CHEER

OUR TEAM IS SO BIG,
YOUR TEAM IS SO SMALL,
(THEN EVERYONE STARTED STOMPING THEIR FEET.)

Submitter comment: CATHOLIC CENTRAL IN GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; GRAND RAPIDS ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Game Pastime
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Custom Festival Custom Festival

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NUMBER RHYME TAUNT

IT WAS A TRADITION AT ALL CATHOLIC CENTRAL HIGH
SCHOOL'S ATHLETIC ACTIVITIES TO SAY:
AND THE SCORE GOES UP ANOTHER NOTCH C. C.,
ANOTHER NOTCH, C. C.
AFTER ALL POINTS SCORED FOR OUR TEAMS.
THIS INDICATED TO THE OPPOSITION THAT WE
WERE SCORING WHILE THEY WEREN'T AT THAT TIME.

James Callow comment: WHO SAID IT? COLLECTOR SAYS: AUDIENCE

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; HIGH SCHOOL ; DETROIT ; CATHOLIC CENTRAL

James Callow Keyword(s): CHEER

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse Lyrical Verse
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Custom Festival Custom Festival
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Entertainment Diversion
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- School

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LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL CHANT

PITCHER'S BAD/ CATCHER'S WORSE/ LOOK AT THAT MONKEY PLAYING FIRST

Submitter comment: OFTEN CHANTED AT LITTLE LEAGUE GAMES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; MADISON HEIGHTS

James Callow Keyword(s): SPORTS CHEER ; SPURTS CHEER

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Custom Festival Custom Festival

Date learned: 10-00-1973

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CHEER

STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE, GOOSEBERRY PIE. V-I-C-T-O-R-Y. ARE WE IN IT?
WELL, I GUESS. CAN WE WIN IT? YES: YES: YES: THAT'S NO LIE, THAT'S NO
BLUFF. WE'RE FROM AQUINAS, RED HOT STUFF:

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; LINCOLN PARK

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Custom Festival Custom Festival

Date learned: 01-10-1973

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TWO, FOUR, SIX, EIGHT

TWO, FOUR, SIX, EIGHT
WHO DO WE APPRECIATE
OUR TEAM, OUR TEAM
RAH, RAH, RAH!

TWO, FOUR, SIX, EIGHT
WHO DO WE REALLY HATE?
THEIR TEAM, THEIR TEAM
RAH, RAH, RAH!

TWO FOUR, SIX, EIGHT, TEN
(NAME OF YOUR SCHOOL)'S GOING TO DO YOU IN.
O-O-O-H A-A-A-H
WE GOT THE POWER!

Submitter comment: ALTHOUGH THESE ARE REALLY THREE SEPARATE CHEERS I COMBINED THEM
INTO ONE ITEM BECAUSE OF THEIR SIMILARITY TO EACH OTHER. THE
FIRST ONE IS THE TRADITIONAL CUB SCOUT BASEBALL CHEER FOR OUR AREA.
THE SECOND CHEER IS ALSO SAID BY THE CUB SCOUTS AND THEIR FANS IF
THEY ARE FEELING IN A PARTICULARLY NASTY MOOD. THE THIRD CHEER (AS
THE GREATER AMOUNT OF NUMBERS USED INDICATES)
IS SAID BY A SLIGHTLY
HIGHER EDUCACATIONAL GROUP. I'VE HEARD IT SAID MOST FREQUENTLY
AT HIGH SCHOOL GAMES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): COUNTING

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Custom Festival Custom Festival

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FOOTBALL CHEER

FROM ALL THE TEAMS AROUND THE WORLD, THE ---- ARE ON THE TOP.
FROM NORTH TO SOUTH TO EAST TO WEST, THE ---- ARE ON THE TOP.
GIVE A CHEER. GIVE A CHEER. THE ----- ARE ON THE TOP

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): REFRAIN

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Custom Festival Custom Festival

Date learned: 11-00-1973

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BASKETBALL CHEER

DO LIKE THE NAVY DOES. SHOOT IT. SHOOT IT. DO LIKE THE ARMY DOES.
SINK IT.

Submitter comment: CLAP IN TIME AND TWICE AFTER "ARMY DOES."

James Callow comment: BACKWARDS?
CN[ HAMMES, MARY 721623
C1[ 20209 FORRER
C2[ DETROIT, MICHIGAN 48235
CO[ CLAP IN TIME AND TWICE AFTER "ARMY DOES."

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Custom Festival Custom Festival

Date learned: 00001970 CA

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FOOTBALL CHEER

YOU SPELL IT. LET'S HEAR YOU YELL IT. S*P*I*R*I*T. SPIRIT.

Submitter comment: THIS CHEER IS DONE AT HALF TIME IN FORMATION.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Custom Festival Custom Festival

Date learned: 11-00-73

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FOOTBALL CHEER

HEY, HEY, HEY, HEY, TD, YOU LOOK SO GOOD TO ME.

Submitter comment: THIS CHEER IS REPEATED AT LEAST THREE TIMES WITH CLAPPING IN TIME.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): TOUCHDOWN=TD

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Custom Festival Custom Festival

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CHEER

OXYDOL, OXYDOL, GRANULATED SOAP, WE ARE GOING TO BEAT
I HOPE, I HOPE, I HOPE.

James Callow comment: OXYDOL=BRAND NAME OF SOAP POWDER
CN[ FOERSTNER, SCOTT 701049
C1[ 16714 FISCHER RD
C2[ LAKEWOOD, OHIO 14410
DNC[ 1,401
******************** C FILE 1 ********************

Where learned: DETROIT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Custom Festival Custom Festival

Date learned: 11-24-1973

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CHEER

TWO BITS, FOUR BITS, SIX BITS, A DOLLAR
ALL FOR U. OF D. STAND UP AND HOLLER

Where learned: SAINT ANNE SCHOOL

James Callow Keyword(s): FEMININE RHYME

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Custom Festival Custom Festival

Date learned: 00-00-1960

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THE FOLLOWING HIGH SCHOOL CHEER WAS USED AT KICKOFFS IN FOOTBALL
GAMES AND AT TIPOFFS IN BASKETBALL GAMES:
"FEE FI FO FUM
LOOK OUT (OPPOSING TEAM'S NICKNAME) HERE WE COME."

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): JACK AND THE BEANSTALK ; LINE FROM CANTE FABLE ; THREAT?

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Custom Festival Custom Festival

Date learned: 10-00-1975

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THE FOLLOWING IS A CHEER USED BY THE STUDENTS OF DE LA SALLE HIGH
SCHOOL:
"A BOOM A LAC
A BOOM A LAC
A CHOW CHOW CHOW
A CHIC A LAC
A CHIC A LAC
A BOW BOW BOW
A BOOM A LAC
A CHIC A LAC
A WHO ARE WE?
L-A-S-A-L-L-E LASALLE:

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): NONSENSE VERSE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Custom Festival Custom Festival
SPEECH -- S555?

Date learned: 10-00-1975

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CHEER

THUNDER, THUNDERATION
WE'RE THE ST. CLARE DELEGATION.
WHEN WE FIGHT WITH DETERMINATION,
WE CREATE A SENSATION
(REPEAT)
THUNDER, THUNDERATION,
WE'RE THE ST. CLARE DELEGATION.
WHEN WE FIGHT WITH DETERMINATION,
WE CREATE A SENSATION THUNDER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE PARK ; SAINT CLARE SCHOOL

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Custom Festival Custom Festival

Date learned: 00001960S

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BLACK PRINCE

WITH A B, WITH A L, WITH AN ACK,
WITH A P, WITH A P, WITH A PRI, WITH A
N, WITH A N, WITH A NCE, GO BLACK PRINCE}
ZAP EM, ZAP EM, ZAP EM, ZAP EM, ZAP EM TIL THEY DIE, COME ON BLACK PRINCE,
COME ON BLACK PRINCE, KEEP YOUR SPIRITS
HIGH, DOWN THE ROAD AND ONTO VICTORY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Custom Festival Custom Festival

Date learned: 01-00-1979

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SWIMMING CHEER

YEA PINEBROOK,
YEA PINEBROOK,
SWIM, SWAM, SWUM.

Submitter comment: THIS IS A POPULAR SWIMMING CHEER THAT IS YELLED OUT AT THE END OF A
SWIM MEET BY ONE TEAM AND IS DIRECTED TO THE OPPOSING TEAM. THE NAM
"PINEBROOK" IS THE NAME OF THE INFORMANT'S SWIM TEAM AND IS USED HER
SIMPLY AS AN EXAMPLE. WHEN THE CHEER IS GIVEN, THE TEAM THAT SHOUTS
IT OUT USES THE OPPOSING TEAM'S NAME IN PLACE OF "PINEBROOK" IN THIS
EXAMPLE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SOUTHFIELD

James Callow Keyword(s): GRAMMAR ; PRINCIPAL PARTS OF IRREGULAR VERB

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Custom Festival Custom Festival
SPEECH -- Formula

Date learned: CA00001971

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RAH, RAH, REE,
KICK HIM IN THE KNEE;
RAH, RAH, RASS,
KICK HIM IN THE...

Submitter comment: WHEN ASKED BY THE INSTRUCTOR IF THIS ITEM WAS A CHEER, THE COLLECTOR
SAID IT WAS.

Data entry tech comment: I LEARNED A VARIANT OF THIS CHEER AT ST. ELIZABETH'S GRADE SCHOOL IN
DETROIT IN THE LATE 1960'S:
RAH RAH REE
KICK 'EM IN THE KNEE;
RAH RAH RASS
KICK 'EM IN THE...OTHER KNEE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ALLITERATION ; ELLIPSIS ; HUMOR ; NONSENSE WORDS ; REPETITION ; SPORTS ; SURPRISE ENDING

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Game Verse
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Custom Festival Custom Festival

Date learned: 11-20-1968

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CHEER

HIT EM HIGH HIT EM LOW COME ON VIKINGS GO GO GO.

Submitter comment: THE INFORMANT WAS A HIGH SCHOOL CHEERLEADER IN THE FIFTIES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WESTLAND

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Custom Festival Custom Festival

Date learned: 00001950S

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CHEER

VICTORY, VICTORY IS OUR CRY. V I C T O R Y. WILL WE WIN IT? WELL I
GUESS. VIKINGS, VIKINGS YES YES YES .

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WESTLAND

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Custom Festival Custom Festival

Date learned: 00001950S

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TAUNT

U. G. L. Y.
YOU AIN'T GOT NO ALIBI!
YOU'RE UGLY!

Submitter comment: THIS TAUNT IS DELIVERED IN THE FORM OF A CHEER.
ITS USES ARE VARIED; IT HAS BEEN USED AT SPORTS COMPETITIONS, AND
TO DISPOSE OF UNWANTED ROMANTIC PURSUERS WHILE "CRUISING"
WITH FRIENDS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SOUTHFIELD

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Custom Festival Custom Festival
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Speech Speech

Date learned: 00-00-1983

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