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OH SUZANNAH

CHORUS: OH, TRI SIGMA, OH HOW WE HONOR THEE,
FOR I'M JUST A LITTLE PLEDGE WITH
A PLEDGE PIN PINNED ON ME.

WITH SPIRIT AND WITH FORTITUDE
THESE SEVEN WEEKS WE TRY,
TO LEARN TO BE THE KIND OF GIRL
THAT RATES WITH SIGMA TRI.
CHORUS
AS PLEDGES WE WILL DO OUR BEST
TO TRY TO SATISFY.
IN HOPES THE BONDS OF SISTERHOOD
WILL HOLD US TILL WE DIE
CHORUS
SONG OF SIGMA SIGMA SIGMA
BETA TAU CHAPTER

Data entry tech comment: WILL WE HOLD US...

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): OLD SUSANNAH ; SORORITY SONG

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Admiration Praise Adulation
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Social reunion

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SUNSHINES

YOU ARE OUR SUNSHINES,
OUR ONLY SUNSHINES
TRI SIGMA MEMBERS WE LOVE YOU
WE DO RESPECT YOU
ANYTHING YOU SAY WE'LL DO.
WE ARE YOUR PLEDGES
YOUR LOWLY PLEDGES.
RIGHT NOW WE'RE SILLY, GOOFY TOO.
BUT AFTER PLEDGING, NO LONGER FLEDGLINGS
WE'LL BE MEMBERS JUST LIKE YOU.

YOU GIVE DEMREITS
OH YES, DEMERITS
WHEN WE ARE BAD OR MISBEHAVE.
BUT SIGMA MEMBERS, WE DO NOT MIND IT.
YOU'RE OUR MASTERS, WE ARE SLAVES.

STILL YOU'RE OUR SUNSHINES
OUR ONLY SUNSHINES
TRI SIGMA MEMBERS WE LOVE YOU
WE DO RESPECT YOU,
WE WON'T NEGLECT YOU
ANYTHING YOU SAY WE'LL DO.

Submitter comment: SONG OF SIGMA SIGMA
SIGMA BETA TAU CHAPTER

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): FRATERNITY SONG ; SORORITY SONG

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Admiration Praise Adulation
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Social reunion
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Initiation rite Hazing

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR.

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SIGMA-RATION

SIGMA, SIGMA, SIGMA,-RATION
(DA-DA-DA-DA)
WE'RE THE BEST IN ALL THE NATION,
(DA-DA-DA-DA)
WE HAVE EARNED A REPUTATION
(DA-DA-DA-DA)
WE CREATE AN ADMIRATION
(DA-DA-DA-DA)

WE ARE
(DA-DA-DA-DA)
TRI SIGMA
(DA-DA-DA-DA)
WE ARE SIGMA SIGMA SIGMA
GO, GO, GO, GO,...
REPEAT: SIGMA, SIGMA, SIGMA-RATION...

Submitter comment: SONG OF SIGMA TRI:
BETA TAU CHAPTER

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): FEMININE RHYME ; SORORITY OR FRATERNITY SONG

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Admiration Praise Adulation
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Social reunion

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR.

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I'VE BEEN WORKING ON THE RAILROAD

WE'VE BEEN WORKING ON THIS PLEDGE SONG,
ALL THE LIVE LONG DAY,
WE'VE BEEN WORKING ON THIS PLEDGE SONG,
AND WE HOPE IT IS O.K.

CAN'T YOU SEE OUR KNEE'S A-KNOCKING
WE'RE NOT COMPOSED AS WE SEEM,
CAN'T YOU HEAR OUR HEARTS A-SHOUTING
TRI SIGMA SUPREME}

Submitter comment: SONG OF SIGMA TRI BETA TAU CHAPTER

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): SORORITY OR FRATERNITY SONG

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Work
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Social reunion

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"I'M A KAPPA BETA GAMMA"

I'M KAPPA BETA GAMMA
KAPPA BETA 'TIL I DIE.
AND IF I COULDN'T BE A KBG,
I'D WANT TO SIT DOWN AND CRY.
I CAME ALL THE WAY TO COLLEGE
JUST TO HAVE A SOCIAL WORLD.
KAPPA BETA CAME TO COLLEGE JUST TO HAVE A PARTY.
I AM A KAPPA BETA GIRL. HEY!

Submitter comment: THIS IS SUNG TO THE TUNE OF "YANKEE DOODLE."
PLEDGES MUST INSERT A "MAYBE" AFTER EACH TIME THEY SAY
THAT THEY SAY THEY ARE A KAPPA BETA GAMMA. THEY MUST ALSO SAY
"KAPPA BETA GAMMA" INSTEAD OF "KBG."

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): SORORITY SONG

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Social reunion

Date learned: 09-00-1985

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"FIGHT SONG"

KBG. KBG.
RAISE YOUR HEAD. STAND UP HIGH. GIVE A CRY.
'CAUSE WE'RE GONNA SHOW 'EM THE TOUGH GET GOIN'
WHEN THERE'S SOMETHING TO BE DONE.
SO BEWARE. SAY A PRAYER.
SPREAD THE WORD. KBG EVERYWHERE.
WE'RE GONNA DO IT. WE'RE GONNA DO IT.
AND IT WON'T BE BEST 'TIL IT'S DONE BY A KBG. HEY!

Submitter comment: THIS IS SUNG TO THE TUNE OF "OVER THERE." PLEDGES MUST SING
"KAPPA BETA GAMMA" INSTEAD OF "KBG".

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): SORORITY SONG

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Social reunion

Date learned: 10-00-1985

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"CHAPTER SONG"

KAPPA BETA GAMMA DELTA, TRUE TO YOU WE WILL 'ERE BE.
BLUE AND GOLD
MEMORIES UNTOLD FILL OUR HEARTS WITH SUCH PLEASURES.
FRIENDSHIP AND LOVE MAY YOU BLOOM AND GROW,
BLOOM AND GROW FOREVER.
KAPPA BETA GAMMA DELTA, TRUE TO YOU WE WILL 'ERE BE.

Submitter comment: THIS IS SUNG TO THE TUNE OF "EDELWEISS."

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): SORORITY SONG

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Social reunion

Date learned: 10-00-1985

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MARY MARGARET TRUMAN WAS THE DAUGHTER OF THE PRESIDENT,
LA-DE-DA
SHE LIVED IN THE WHITE HOUSE WITH HER UGLY MOTHER BESS.
HER SOCIAL POSITION WAS NOT VERY HIGH
AND SHE WAS A MEMBER OF I PHELTA THIGH!
BACK IN 1952 WHEN HARRY GOT THE SHOE, LA-DE-DA
THERE WAS NOTHING LEFT FOR MARY MARGARET TO DO.
SO SHE WENT TO MISSOURI TO WORK IN A BREWERY
SO DRINK MORE BEER!

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): DRINKING SONG ; PRESIDENT ; RHYME ; Sorority ; TOAST ; Truman

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Ill humor Ridicule Mockery

Date learned: 04-00-1972

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A COMMON, THOUGH ENTIRELY ORAL, SUPERSTITION IS THE TYPICAL
VANDERBILT COED, OR T.V.C. SHE IS RICH, CONCEITED, AND
ALWAYS DATED UP A WEEK IN ADVANCE. IF NOT DATED UP, SHE
STILL REFUSES ANY OFFER FOR THE WEEKEND MADE AFTER WEDNESDAY
NIGHT, AND ALWAYS REFUSES NON-FRATERNITY MEN. THOUGH THIS
INFORMATION APPEARS IN NO CAMPUS PUBLICATIONS, IT HAS BEEN
PREVALENT FOR YEARS AMONG VANDERBILT MEN.

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Where learned: ALABAMA ; HUNTSVILLE

Keyword(s): Co-ed ; DATE ; DATING ; Female ; Fraternity ; Frigid ; Girl ; SEXISM ; Sorority ; Stereotype ; Vanderbilt University

James Callow Keyword(s): FEMALE WOMAN GIRL

Subject headings: BELIEF -- School

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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