Children's Cheerleader Cheers

CHILDREN'S CHEERLEADER CHEERS / CHANTS

This page contains examples of children's school & community cheerleader cheers & chants. "Chants" are shorter and more repetitious than cheers, but are usually also referred to as "cheers".

Azizi Powell: Founder/Editor

Latest revision: February 8, 2014

Contact information - cocojams17@yahoo.com

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Cocojams features multiple versions of cheers, chants, and rhymes for the purpose of folkloric research and just because it's interesting to see how the text (words) to examples might change over time and/or among different populations at the same time. I don't believe that there are any correct or incorrect versions of children's cheers or children's rhymes. Some versions may adhere more closely to the earliest known version of a rhyme or the version that is most often used or most often printed offline or online. But that doesn't mean that other versions are wrong.

Brief editorial comments from the example's contributor and/or from me (this site's editor) may be included below the featured example. Examples of rhymes & cheers are almost always are posed on Cocojams the same way that readers send them to this website. Posting examples written this way may result in difficulty understanding the examples. However, I believe that posting examples in their original form preserves the examples and flavor & authenticity. I apologize to those persons who may have difficulty understanding these examples.

A few videos of cheerleading in non-English speaking nations are provided at the bottom of this page for comparisons sake.

Note: Cocojams is unable to help its readers start any cheerleading squads. Cocojams is also unable to help its readers identify any cheerleading instructors or cheerleading gyms or camps. My apologies to those who were looking for those referrals here.

EDITORIAL COMMENT:
The Differences Between Mainstream Cheerleader Cheers And Stomp And Shake Cheerleader Cheers

Most people think that there are only two styles of cheerleading - the sport of cheerleading that is are usually performed by most American school/university based teams, and the dance style cheerleading that is performed by cheerleading squads affiliated with many professional [American] football teams. However, since at least the late 1970s, a style of cheerleading has emerged from African Americans whose performance, and sometimes also the words of its chants are significantly from mainstream cheerleading. This African American originated cheering style is commonly called "stomp & shake". Some stomp & shake cheers have the same words as the mainstream cheerleader version of that cheer. When that occurs, the real difference between stomp & shake cheerleading and mainstream sport style cheerleading or dance style cheerleading is in the performance of those cheers. In contrast to the traditional mainstream sport style cheerleading, both dance style cheerleading and stomp and shake cheerleading include some hip shaking. Instead, they are supposed to show lots of "attitude". That "attitude" is demonstrated by the team speaking in firm, self-confident voices, looking straight ahead and not down, having "hard" (mean, grittin) facial expressions, and sometimes leaning their body forward toward their opponents in an aggressive manner. The video "Ben L. Smith and Eastern Guilford Cheer Off", Feb 21, 2008 is an excellent of stomp & shake cheerleaders' hard facial expressions and aggressive body stances. That video is provided on this page under the cheer "Hype".

Stomp & shake cheerleading is heavily influenced by Black Greek lettered (university based) fraternity/sorority stepping. Click http://www.cocojams.com/content/fraternity-sorority-step-stroll-related-videos to find step videos. Stomp & cheer cheerleading is also influenced by an informal recreational form of cheering that I call "foot stomping cheers". The "Shabooya Roll Call" cheer that was performed in the 2006 movie Bring It On-All Or Nothing is an exaggerated example of the performance of a foot stomping cheer a foot stomping cheer. Click http://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2012/01/right-rhyming-pattern-for-shaboo... for a post on my Pancocojams' blog about Shabooya Roll Call. Also, click http://www.cocojams.com/content/foot-stomping-cheers-0 for information and examples of other foot stomping cheers.

It should be emphasized that there are different degrees and different modifications of the performance and text [cheers/chants] of stomp & shake cheerleading and mainstream cheerleading cheerleading. Also, it's important to point out that although stomp & shake cheerleading is largely associated with African Americans, there are predominately African American cheerleading squads (from elementary school age through universities) which do not ever do stomp & shake style cheerleading or even a modified version of that form of cheerleading. Also, there are non-Black cheerleaders who are members of stomp & shake cheerleading squads, and there are White cheerleading squads and integrated, predominately White cheerleading squads who sometimes do some stomp & shake moves. Even the little bit of hip shaking that some cheerleading squads have incorporated into their cheer routines is a departure from traditional cheerleading. I use the term "modified mainstream cheerleading" to refer to cheerleading routines that add a very limited amount of hip shaking and/or "aggressive" hip thrusting & fist balled to the side stances to their routines. This moderate hip shaking and confrontational body stances along with some dance movements demonstrates the tremendous influence & popularity of the modified stomp & shake cheerleading/foot stomping cheer routines which were included in the popular Bring It On cheerleading movies.

Examples of mainstream cheerleading, modified mainstream cheerleading, and stomp and shake cheerleading styles are showcased by examples of the "Be Aggressive" cheers that are posted below.

"Down The Floor" and "Let's Go" posted below are examples of high school squad performing stomp & shake cheers. Other examples of stomp & shake cheers by high school squads are posted below.

Also click http://thesocietypages.org/socimages/2011/07/21/race-and-the-changing-sh... for an article that I wrote on Stomp And Shake Cheerleading and an interesting discussion of that subject. & related subjects

Contact Information And Thanks For Sending In Examples

Do you know any other English language children's cheerleader cheers? Send them to cocojams17@yahoo.com for possible posting on this site!

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Please be aware that by sharing your examples or comments with me, you are giving me permission to include it in a book or in any other off-line publication.

Although it is not required, please include information about how this cheer is performed. Also, for the sake of folkloric research, please include the following demographical information: where you learned the cheer (please include the city & state if within the USA, and the nation, if outside the USA); when you learned this cheer (year or decade such as 2008, the 1990s, or the mid 1970s); and who performed this cheer (age, gender, race/ethnicity). Thanks!

Thanks to all those who send in examples of cheers for possible posting on Cocojams!

Special thanks to all those who remember to include information about how these cheers are performed and/or information about where & when they heard or performed the example/s that they send in for possible posting on this page.

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FEATURED EXAMPLES OF CHEERLEADER CHEERS/CHANTS
(Examples are posted in numerical and alphabetical order by their title (or first line) according to their date with the examples with the earliest dates posted first. Examples from specific "families of cheers" are posted together regardless of their title or their first line.)

1
1 we are (team name )
2 a lil bit louder
3 we still cant here you 4 more (repeat)
-Lashae; 9/5/2007

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123 (Example #3)
I like all the cheers but here is one of my own. I am not a cheerleader but i have always wanted to be one!
Good luck to all of you thats our 1-2-3 yell shout.
What did you say?
I can't hear you
I said yell Shout!
baby 1-2-3 you might as well leave!
-Claire H; 6/8/2007

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123 (Example #1)
123 get on your knees and move, MOVE
456 get on your feet and run,RUN
789 take those hands and score,SCORE
TIGERS we need a 2 point score!
-Kristen and Michola; 9/30/2006

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123 (Example #2)
123 Get on your feet!
256 Mess with us we bust your lip!
789 Tigers Dynamite!
Yeah, Tigers Dynamite!
-Kristen and Michola; 9/30/2006

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12345 (Example #1)
i have a cheer here it goes
12345 back it up
54321 all ladies in the house say get up get up get up
12345 back it up 54321 all ladies break it down (do a dance move)
-harmony; 5/20/2007

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1-2-3-4-5 (Example #2)
This one I made up myself!!
1-2-3-4-5 we're the Tigers and we say Hi!!!
6-7-8-9-10 (To You)We'll be saying bu-bye
again 1-3-5-7-9 Tigers Tigers we're so fine
2-4-6-8-10 thats too bad you lost AGAIN!!!
-Skye m (Terrell Tx) ; 5/11/2007

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1234 Get Ready Yall
Here is a cheer I made up:)
1234 Get ready yall
Cause this is it M-O-N-T-R-O-S- E M-E-T-E-O-R-S
What does that spell?
What ya say I didn't hear you?
A little louder now! Montrose Meteors Montrose Meteors

(You can change the school name!)
-Ceara; 4/15/2007

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1-2-3-4 {Add Team's Name}
1-2-3-4 Panthers! Raise that score!
-Cheer Mom (coach, girls' midget football cheerleading squad); 9/13/2006

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1-2-3-4-5. My Name is ___ (Version #1)
1,2,3,4,5 my name is-
and i say hi
6,7,8,9,10
back it up and meet my friend at the end
say 1,2,3,4,5,my name is-
and i say hi
6,7,8,9,10 back it up
and meet my friend (put a name in)
-jm ; 3/16/2007

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1-2-3-4-5. My Name is ___ (Version #2)
1-2-3-4-5- My name is "Audrey" and I say Hi
6-7-8-9-10 Back it up and meet my friend
Main Person-Hey "Lily"
Lily-hey what
MP-Introduce yourself
Lily-No way
MP-introduce yourself
Lily-ok
1-2-3-4-5 My name is "lily" (etc)

I learned this after "bring it on" came out and al the girls in my grade were singing this.
-lily; 4/15/2007

Editor:
When Lily wrote "bring it on", she was referring to a hit 2000 American movie about high school cheerleaders. See
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0204946/ for information & photos about the movie Bring It On. Also see "Totally For Sure" cheers below on this page for examples of another cheer that came from the 2006 sequel to that movie, Bring It On: All Or Nothing.

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Hey 1-2-3-4-5. My Name is ____ (Version #3)
Hey (12345 my name is kelsey and i say hi
678910 back it up and meet my friend)

then the last parson would say (678910 back it up and thats the end)
and thats how it go's
-kelsey; 8/16/2007

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1-2-3-4-5 {team or school name} Don't Take No Jive (Version #1)
1,2,3,4,5, adams friendship takes no jive
6,7,8,9,10 back me up and i'll do it again
but i cant
y?
because my back hurts
my skirts too tight
my booty shakes from left to right!

goooooooooo devils!! woohoo
-taylor; 9/23/2006

Editor:
"My back aches" etc. is a 'floating verse' that appears in a number of children's rhymes & cheers. See other versions of these rhymes under the title "Bang Bang Choo Choo Train" below on this page. Additional examples that include this verse are found on Cocojams' School Yard Taunts page: http://www.cocojams.com/content/schoolyard-taunts

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1-2-3-4-5 {team or school name} Don't Take No Jive (Version #2)
The whole group chants:
12345, AC Dolphins don't take no jive
678910, Back it up, we'll say it again
-Joan C.; from Atlantic City, New Jersey, late 1970s; electronic message to Azizi Powell; 2/11/2007

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1 Back
1 back back back back
2 back back back back
3 back back back back
4 we attack
-josh, 2/14/2006

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2 4 6 8 (Version #1)
2 4 6 8,who do we appreciate
not the king
not the queen but the *
Foxy football team, goooo *Foxy *

Change Foxy to your school name
-??? ; 5/8/2007

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2 4 6 8 (Version #2)
This is a cheer leading chant I made up
2-4-6-8 who do we appreciate
not the king
not the queen but
(name of team) football team
-ella; 5/15/2007

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2 4 6 8 (Version #3)
I made up this cheer by myself I think its pretty cool. Here it is
2,4,6,8 We the cougars don't hate.
6,5,7,9 We are known for being kind .
Side,Side,Middle to the Right.
We can do this all night .
Front , Left , Up , Down.
We the best all around.
Git it, Git it don't stop.
Git it, Git it don't stop
we are the ones that are going to the top.
So stop and listen and to the beat ahead
you should do that cause us the cougars said .
Bang, Bang, Chu Chu train,
watch us, watch us do our thing .
We done now so get it threw .
You wish you were us yeah thats you.
-Autumn P; 3/2/2008

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2 4 6 8 (Example #4)
2468 who do we appreciate
the tigers come on
lets go
lets beat them out the show
-Robyn; 11/23/2008

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4,3,2,1
4,3,2,1 , the pride,
r here,
ready to cheer,
in orange and white,
tigers team,
clap,clap, lets fight!
-tammy, aged 11 in the _____ team! performing in telford! (United Kingdom); 1/8/2007

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5 4 3 2 1 (Version #1)
i love this cheer hope u guyz do

5 4 3 2 1 bulldogs team has just begun
come on crowd yell it loud
blue and gold yell it
blue and gold last time
blue and gold
-latinaboriqua718; 1/13/2007

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5 4 3 2 1 (Version #2)
i learned a cheer about 2 years ago i goes a little something like this:
5 4 3 2 1 its time to start the clock
its time to really rock
t-i-m-e its time for victory
WOOOOOOOOOOOOO go (team name)!!!!!!!!
-mckenzie ; 12/6/2007

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8 6 4 2
this place is awsome!
Here's a cheer I maid up
8 6 4 2 I got a thing just for you
who's it for
its for the bulldogs
its the what
the bulldogs yeah
-Anonymous; 9/30/2006

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A,B,C
A,B,C
We're goin up
wer'e goin down
Wer'e crist cross
lolly pop
pull the train
start again
A.B.C
Wer'e goin up
wer'e goin down
wer'e goin crist cross
lolly pop
pull the train
freeze
-karanda ; 4/10/2007

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A-B-C-D-E-F-G (Version #1)
a b c d e f g
gummy bears are chasing me
red ones
green ones
blue ones too
one just took my [brand new] shoe !!!
-becky; 7/31/2006

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A-B-C-D-E-F-G (Example #2)
A-B-C-D-E-F-G
you dont wanna mess with me.
yo mama
yo daddy
your bald headed granny
she 99
she thinks shes fine
shes goin out with frankenstein
she wish she wish she wish she had this
-abc ; 12/1/2007

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A-B-C HIT IT
there is one that goes like
a-b-c hit it
that the way
uh huh uh huh
i like it uhhuh uhhuh thats the way
peace punch captain crunch
brick wall waterfall
girl you think you know it all
you dont i do
so peace with that attitude
but wait come back
you need a tic tac
not a tik not a tac
but the whole six pack
i aint trying to be mean
but you need some listerine
not a gibble not a gobble
but the whole bottle
coca cola in a cup
now im drinking seven up
seven up has no caffeine
now im using listerine
-lexi; 5/29/2006

Editor:
This example is another version of "Brick wall Water fall". See other examples below. More examples of this very popular rhyme are posted on Cocojams' Schoolyard Taunts page: http://www.cocojams.com/content/schoolyard-taunts

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ACE IN YOUR FACE
Here's a volleyball chants that we used to taunt the other team:

When we got an ace the six on the court would jump to the center of the court and slap their hands together and shout "Ace! In your Face!"
-Katie S., (White female, 17 years old), Dallas Texas; 10/6/2009

Editor:
As a reminder, for folkloric research, I encourage those who send in examples of cheers/rhymes to include demographical information (city, state, or nation if outside the USA where you learned the rhyme; the year or decade you learned the cheer such as 2008 or the 1990s, and the gender/s, and age/s of those who usually perform the cheer). It also would be great if people would include their race/ethnicity and the race/ethncity of those who usually perform/ed this cheer. You aren't required to include this information with your examples, but I appreciate it if you y do.

Examples can be sent to cocojams17@yahoo.com. Or if you are on facebook, befriend me at cocojams jambalayah.

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A FEW SIDELINE AND FLOOR CHEERS
At our school, during tryouts, all of the eighth graders of the previous team teaches the girls trying out...it works out really well! So, ur coach can be judging while u do so. Here are a few sidelines and floor cheers:

Defense Cheer
Grab it
Steal it
Take it away
we want the ball to go the other way!

Offense Cheer
dribble (hold out)
shoot shoot! take that ball to the hoop hoop!

Floor Cheer
(start ready set) hey..hey u
get out of our way
today is the day
we will put u away
were stronger louder (say this loud)!!!
determined to win
if u think u can beat us
think again! INDIANS!! ( on this part have the back section point up...for the middle break them in half have the left side point right and right side point left...then the font point straight ahead) this looks really cool when done right!!! hope ur team likes them
-logan; 4/15/2008

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AH HEY COME ALONG
Ah hey come along,
come along for the ride,
we're the biggest and the best
and we're backed by pride.
We'll leave you in a cloud of smoke
and tha-that's all folks!
We're too hott to handle,
there's absolute no doubt.
The (your team) is really mean,
we'll umph just knock you out!
Someone, someone, go, go,
you can make a free throw,
sink it!
We are the (your team), from (your school)!
We're here to prove the (your school colors), a step above the rest!
(Your school mascot) fans stand up and cheer, this is our year!
Down, down, down the floor,
up, up, up the score
Down the floor,
up the score, down, up, down, up! (Spell your mascot with pompoms. Takes Practice. We do it with 8 peeps and spell Eagles!)

We're gonna spell eagles in a way that is better.
When we say get on up you can show out the letter.
Get on up! E!
Get on up! A
Get on up! G
Get on up! L
Get on up! E
Get on up! s
What's that spell? eagles
who's the best? eagles
one more time eagles!
(make a #1!)

Thanks!
-Kelly; 1/7/2008

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ALL ACROSS THE NATION (Version #1)
I learned this cheer in the 7th grade and we still do it we love it so much.

All across the nation
there's an (school name) sensation.
1 by 1 we beat,
we'll knock you off you're feet.
a little bit, hey,
a little bit,
can't you feel it,
a little bit, hey,
a little bit,
can't you feel it!
-josh; 2/1/2007

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ALL ACROSS THE NATION (Version #2)
All Across the Nation this is a cheer i teach to my jr. pee wee's...its really cute and its kind of in a sing song way.

All across the nation
theres a new football sensation
that makes you want to slide
and move from side to side

(for the first two lines your going side to side first slapping you knees then clap then the second line you have only one arm on a broken T and slide to one side then last line have you hands on your hips and shake your bum from side to side)
-Stacy; 8/8/2007

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ALL ACROSS THE NATION (Version #3)
all across da nation
all across da nation
is an LJH sensation
we'll take you for a ride
and move from side to side 3X
-alexis; 5/6/2008

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ALL AROUND THE WORLD
all around the world you know what we do
we are the sugarcreek wildcats
coming after you
those wildcats are #1
cause' we always get the job done
cause all around the world you know what we do
-Salyric ; 2/2/08

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ALLIGATOR, CROCODILE (Version #1)
Alligator, Crocodile
let's get funky for while
ooh get funky
ooh get funky
ooh get funky
ooh get funky
lemon lime
fruity tootie
Come'on yall
let's kick some booty
-Taejia (African American girl, age 8) and Daejia (African American girl, age 5); Baldwin, Pennsylvania; 9/14/2006

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ALLIGATOR, CROCODILE (Version #2)
I really like alligator crocodile. So here is my cheer (a another edtion to it).

alligator crocodile
let's get crunk
for a while
ooh get crunk
ooh get crunk
lemon lime tootie fruity
come'on girls let's kick some booty.
-lala; 2/9/2007

Editor:
"Crunk" is a newly coined slang word that may have been formed by combining the words "crazy" & "funk". "Crunk" has a number of meanings. Among those meanings is "to have a really good time" and "to use a lot of energy or to be on high level, as in high volume for music. In the context of this rhyme, I believe that "let's get crunk" is like saying "let's get hyped"; "let's get excited" and "let's get energized".

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A PANTHER
A panther yeah
yeah a panther
say what
my name is Olivia
and they call me Ollie
yeah
and Im going to show you what this panther can do
first you shake it
dont break it
then you roll it
control it
then you pop it
dont stop it
sit down
sit down
say what
sit down
-olivia; 9/16/2006

Editor:
"A Panther" sounds very much like the cheer "A Bulldog". See examples of "A Bulldog" on Cocojams' Foot Stomping Cheers page. My guess is that "Panther" and "Bulldog" are the names of the school's sports teams.

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(Team Name) ARE HERE TO ROCK THE FLOOR
Dunedin Highlanders are here to rock the floor!
the red black and white are back for more.
step back take notice,
here we come!
Dunedin has just begun!
-luv2cheer; 9/18/2006

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ARE YOU READY TO GO DOWN
Watch Out.
We're comin through.
Cause Kingsley's gonna trample
all over you.
Before we run you outta town
we're gonna ask you one thing right now.
(clap clap clap)
Are you ready to go down?
(clap clap clap)
Are you ready to go down?
(clap clap clap)
Are you ready
to
go
down?
-Kenya, 12 years old African American girl; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania); 6/16/2007

Editor: "Kingsley" is the name of a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania community center that has sponsors several Little League soft ball & foot ball sports teams and recreational cheerleader squads.

It’s possible that “are you ready to go down” may mean “are you ready to go down to defeat”. However, “go down” may have come from the vernacular phrase “get down”. “Get down!” was a popular saying in the mid to late 1980s and 1990s. That saying meant to “move or dance real good” [one characteristic of “dancing very well was to shake your body down close to the ground”].

It’s possible that people who say this cheer may associate both meanings to this cheer.

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ARE WE READY TO GET STARTED
this cheer is called are we ready to get started:

are we ready to get started
yes we are
are we ready to get started
yes we are
i said a S a T a S-T-A-R-T let`s go
a S a T a S-T-A-R-T let`s go (repeat 3x)
-briana; 7/26/2006

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(Name of team) ARE HERE
(Name of team) are here,
Hey fans lets cheer
yell (team colors),
(team mascot) attack!
(team colors),
(team mascot) attack)!

Repeat numerous times
-Anonymous; 6/16/2006

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ARE YOU READY TO ROCK
are you ready to
hey hey
say what
say what
are you ready to rock
are you ready to rock
are you ready to rock
say what
non stop
are you ready to
hey hey
say what
say what
are you ready to rock
are you ready to rock
are you ready to rock
say what
your not
-Grace ; 5/31/2007

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AS WE WALK TO THE VALLEY OF HERSHEY
As we walk to the valley of Hershey
with the smell of chocolate in the air
The only thing sweeter than candy
is me and my girls here.
All the people around us are haters.
Except for the fans of the Panthers.
The only thing I wanna tell you.
Is don't hate on the Panthers
cause you know you wanna a kiss
-Ebonaye,10 years old (Pittsburgh, PA); 5/9/2008

Editor:
Ebonaye did a stomp stomp clap, stomp stomp clap foot stomping routine while she recited this cheer. At the end of the last line, on the word "kiss", she stuck out her butt to the side and patted it, emphasizing what people should do if they dared to "hate on" her team. I have heard the first line of this cheer given as "Welcome to the Valley of Hershey". (Presumably, "Hershey" is the city in Pennsylvania that is known for its production of chocolate candies). I have also heard the team mentioned in the "except for the fans of the" line given as "the Gators", a community football team. "The Panthers" is the name of the athletic team in the school that Ebonaye attends. Given that the words "haters" and "Gators" rhyme, I believe that students at Ebonaye's school probably got this cheer from the Gators' cheerleading squad.

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ATTACK (Version #1)
A-T-T-A-C-K the _____
attack is on its way! repeat x3
-Ally C. ; 10/1/2007

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ATTACK (Version #2)
A-T-T(clap)
A-C-K(clap)
Push them back (on push make daggers, on them take your and and push them back still in fists, and on back move your arms back to your sides so the are out and beside you)
A-T-T(clap)
A-C-K (clap)
Attack, Attack, Attack (on attack attack attack put one fist on your left side and your right fist and put it in a low V and then reverse it on the other attacks)
-Amanda; 12/29/2007

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AUBURN TERRITORY
Auburn Territory
This is Auburn Territory.
You beware.
Cause this is Auburn Territory. You be ware
-Anonymous; 1/26/2007

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BAD GIRLS
Bad girl(2x)well my name is (say a name)
and i'm a bad girl
I'm gonna show you how to beat (say another name)
(turn around while saying beeeaat -say the name that you said was going to be beat)
-LaTailya (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania); 3/21/2006

Editor:
This cheerleading cheer has the same structure as foot stomping cheers. "Foot Stomping Cheers" is my term for a form of cheerleader cheer that is composed in a modified call & response pattern. Theoretically, the cheer is supposed to be repeated from the beginning (sometimes with the same words, and sometimes with slightly different words) until everyone in the squad has a turn as the soloist. The way these cheers are usually performed is very similar to the Black fraternity/sorority movement art called "steppin".
The words of the cheer are chanted by the group while they perform a non-stop choreographed "dance" routine. The routine alternates the creation of bass sounding foot stomps with (your ownl) hand claps, chest/thigh pats or finger snaps. However, some people stand and make aggressive stances while saying these cheers. Even if you perform foot stomping cheers that way, it's good to know how they were "originally" performed.

Click http://www.cocojams.com/content/foot-stomping-cheers-0 for more information and more examples of foot stomping cheers. Also, click http://www.cocojams.com/content/fraternity-sorority-step-stroll-related-... for videos of fraternity/sorority step videos and other step videos.

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BANG BANG CHOO CHOO TRAIN

"Bang Bang Choo Choo Train" is a very popular children's rhyme and cheer. "Standard" verses of "Bang Bang Choo Choo Train" are also found in another very widely known rhyme/cheer "Brick Wall Water Fall". The earliest example of this cheer that i have found ,to date, is from 1970. That example is from girls in New York City who are probably African American, although their race isn't given. Here's an excerpt of that example:
[WARNING. This example includes words that some people may not feel are suitable for children. However, I'm including it for the folkloric record.]

youre left
youre left
your left right left
my ass is shakin
my belts too tight
my balls are shakin from left to right
umm funky nassau
umm funky nassau
your momma
your poppa
youre greasy nanny...
Guest, frankfromny, December 16, 2007; http://www.mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=73808.

"Nassau" is the capitol of the Bahamas. "Funky Nassau" was a relatively popular 1971 record by the Beginning Of The End. Click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L762HQ-ha7I for a sound file of that record. By the way, in this context, and in the context of many records in the 1970s, "funky" is a positive descriptor or state of being.

Also visit http://www.cocojams.com/content/schoolyard-taunts for other examples of Bang Bang Choo Choo Train that aren't as directly related to sports affiliated cheerleader cheers.

Note as of 12/21/2007: Because so many versions of this cheer have already been posted, I won't be featuring any more versions of "Bang Bang Choo Choo Train" unless they are considerably different from the other versions that have already been posted.

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BANG BANG CHOO CHOO TRAIN (Version #1)
Here is a comment from the contributor of this cheer:

I'm the new cheer coach for the Holy Savior cheerleading team out in Wichita Kansas I just needed to shout out my girls and let all know that we can do our thang out here too always have and always will. It feels good to be able to cheer at the only African American Catholic Pre-K 3 through 8th grade school from the 4th grade to the 8th and now be the coach as a tenth grade. When you use our cheers use them with attitude. Hope you enjoy our cheers and chants don't forget to replace your school, cheer team, or mascot name with the Angels and Holy Savior. Here are some of our favorites.

Bang bang choo choo train
come on Angles
do your thang
get it, get it, get, get it, get it
got it, got it, got, got it, got it
boom now let it roll (clap clap, clap clap clap)
boom now let it roll (clap clap, clap clap clap)
-Princess R. (Wichita, Kansas; African American school cheerleading coach); 5/4/2006

Editor:
Thanks for sending in those cheers, Princess R. I really like your comment "When you use our cheers, use them with attitude". It's important for people to know that dramatization is very much a part of saying cheers and rhymes.

I've posted the other examples that Princess shared under the specific alphabetical listing for the first letter of that rhyme.

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CHOO CHOO TRAIN (Version #2 of Bang Bang Choo Choo Train)
this cheer is named choo choo train:
(group) bang bang choo choo train come on girls lets do our thing!
(responce)I cant because my backs broken and my skirts too tight my hips are swai'n from the left to the right.
(all) go eagles
-kelly; 8/15/2006

Editor:
In spite of its slightly different name, this version is clearly part of the "Bang Bang Choo Choo Train" family of cheers. The "group"/"response"/"all" directions suggest that this cheer is performed in a similar way that the foot stomping rhymes that are found on Cocojams' Foot Stomping Cheers page.

Btw, I believe that "swai'n" means "swaying" . And "swaying" is another way of
saying "moving in a sensuous manner".

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BANG BANG CHOO CHOO TRAIN (Version #3)
bang bang chu chu train it really goes like this in new york-
(1 person) bang bang chuchu train let me see u do ur thing
(2 person) i cant
(1 person) why not
(2 person) my back aches my belts to tight and my booty is shakin from left to right left right left, left right left
-m&m; 10/7/2006

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BANG BANG CHOO CHOO TRAIN (Version #4)
Here's something you might find amusing. I learned it in 2nd grade. I'm 11 now in the 6th grade.

Bang Bang choo choo train
come on baby do that thang
I can't.
Why not?
I can't.
Why not?
My back is aching,
My bra's too tight,
My booty' s shaking to the right
to the left left to the right
-Bianca; 10/28/2006

Editor:
I collected the exact same words to this cheer in Pittsburgh, PA area in 1997from African American girls, ages 6-12 years. Does anyone remember reciting "Bang Bang Choo Choo Train" before 1997?

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BANG BANG CHOO CHOO TRAIN (Version #5)
heres some of my fav cheers.

recies pecies butter
cup recies pecies butter cup
come on baby well kick your butt
bang bang cho cho train
come on girls well do our thang.
i cant.
why not?
jus cant.
why not?
my head hurts
my bras to tight
i've been shaken that thing
all day and night.
to the left
to the right
to the left
to the right
to the left.
-erika; 10/26/2006

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DO YOUR THANG (Version #6 of Bang Bang Choo Choo Train)
bing bang chu chu train
let me see ya do your thang
in the front now
in the back
vikings all on track
now let let me see ya do your thang!
come on vikings do your thang
come on vikings
what what come on vikings
hey vikings
we're so fine
we so fine blowin' they'er mind
hey vikngs
what go vikings!.
-cheer girl ; 2/19/2007

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BANG BANG CHOO CHOO TRAIN (Version #7)
bang bang choo choo train train
come on girls lets do this thing
i cant y not i cant
y not
cause by back is acking
and my bras to tight
and my body shaking
from the left to the right
and my momma said my pants to tight
but my boyfriend said they fit just rite
-ashley k.; 3/13/2007

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BANG BANG CHOO CHOO TRAIN (Version #8)
umm..i was readin the Bang Bang Choo Choo Train cheers and it sounded like they were cheers making fun of a cheer i learned in the late 90's
"Bang Bang Choo Choo Train
come on Bruins do your thing
Say get it get it got it got it
Whoosh and let it roll
Whoosh and let it roll."
-bubblezz92; 3/14/2007

Editor:
Here's a video of a very similar cheer:

Uploaded by keilasma42 on Sep 30, 2007

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BANG BANG CHOO CHOO TRAIN (Version #9)
Bang Bang Choo Choo Train
Go Cards
Do Your Thing.
Get it. Get it. get it. Got it. Got it. Got it.
Boom Let it go! Boom Let it go.(Repeat 3x)
-Jessica; 3/15/2007

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BANG BANG CHOO CHOO TRAIN (Version #10)
Hi, Im in 8th grade now and I did cheer leadin a long time ago. I was the Rebels but the only cheer I really remember is Bang Bang choo choo train and it goes l like this:
Bang Bang Choo Choo Train,
C'mon Rebels do your thang!
I said oomph ahhh, oomph ahhh.
-Kasey ; 3/21/2007

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BANG BANG CHOO CHOO TRAIN (Version #11)
This is a cheer i learned a few years ago its kind of the same as the other
"Bang Bang Choo Choo Train" cheers. It goes like this.:
Bang Bang Choo Choo train
let me see you do your thing
So get it
get it
get it now
you got it
got it got it UMPH!!
and lose control UMPH!!
and let it roll (Toe touch herkie or a high kick at the end)
-brit; 3/24/2007

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BANG BANG CHOO CHOO TRAIN (Version #12)
Bang Bang Choo Choo Train
Bang Bang Choo Choo Train
Come on lets do your thang!!
(Cant) why not?
(Head Hurts
Skirt to tight
shake your booty left to right)

Notice The ()'s. somebody else has to say whats in them.
-sugarbaby101; 4/20/2007

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BANG BANG CHOO CHOO TRAIN (Version #13)
hear is a cheer i used to do when I was little:
bang bang choo choo train come
on girls lets do our thang,
i can't why not,
I can't why not,
Because my back is achin and my bra is too tight
my bootie shakin from the left to the right left
right left right. I kick so high I do the butterfly,
I squat down low and do the rodeo,
I step right back and do the cabbage patch,
I stop I drop and do the bootie pop,
boys can't do it
they really want 2 touch my bootie,
they really want 2 spin me around,
they really want 2 criss cross me down,
they really want want 2 swim through my ocean,
hey really want to oosh my body baby
oosh my body ossh ossh ossh.
-Whitney ; 4/29/2007

Editor:
"The butterfly", "the rodeo", and "the cabbage patch" are names of popular late 1980s, early 1990s social dances. These dances were usually done to Rhythm &Blues, Hip-Hop, and/or Dancehall Reggae music.

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BANG BANG CHOO CHOO TRAIN (Version #13)
(i made this up)

bang bang choo choo train
come on girl lets do our thing,
i cant why not
i said i cant why not
i said my bak is achin
my braw to tight
my booty shaken to the left to the right
to the left to the right
to the left right left right
this is skiny this is fat
so wat the heck u lookin at!( do a herkie)
-karley; 4/20/2007

Editor:
http://www.cheerleadingcoachescorner.com/jump_and_tumble_definitions.htm indicates that a "herkey" ("herkie" or "hurkie") is "A jump where your weak leg is bent towards the floor and your strong leg is out to the side as high as it will go. Some call it a hurkie. Done like a toe touch, but one leg comes up and the other bends with the knee facing the ground. Named after Cheerleading legend Lawrence "Herkie" Herkimer".
-snip-

That website also has drawings & definitions of that jump and other cheerleaders' movements. Also, click here to see a photo of a herky:
http://cheerleading.about.com/od/jumps/l/bljump_renee.htm

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BANG BANG CHOO CHOO TRAIN (Version #14)
I have a cheer that goes like this:
bang bang choo choo train
come on girls lets do our thing
we cant why not
we just cant
because our backs are aching
my skirts to tight
my hips keep shaken from the left to the right
my hairs all messy
our makeups all gone
your team sucks and you do it all wrong
-marissa; 5/19/2007

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BANG BANG CHOO CHOO TRAIN (Version #15)
Here is another version of Bang, Bang:
Bang, bang choo choo train
come on knights
do your thang,
get it get it get it get it (lean back farther each time)
got it got it got it got it (lean forward more each time),
umph (spread legs and hit knees)
and let it roll (kinda bend and roll your head).
-GO KNIGHTS ; 5/23/2007

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BANG BANG CHOO CHOO TRAIN (Version #16)
bang bang cho cho train
bang bang cho cho train
whtch my do that thang
i 2 3 4 5 i am amber and i say hi
6 7 8 9 10 back me up and meet my friend
hey guess what
'what'
i no this yal
the boyz have the musles
'uha'
softmores
have the brains
'uha'
and us cheerleaders have the sexy legs
and what
we just won the game suck that woop woop!
-katlyn; 5/27/2007

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BANG BANG CHOO CHOO TRAIN (Version #17)
this is one my friends used to do::
bang bang cho cho train
roll me up and ill do my thang
peanut butter reeses cup sick
when i had enough
bring it down down down down
all the way to the ground.
up up up up come on guys lets kick there buts
-katrina ; 6/1/2007

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BANG BANG CHOO CHOO TRAIN (Version #18)
Well, i just got done reading all the bang bang choo choo train cheers...and they're a lot different than the one that I learned a while ago. It goes like this:

Bang, Bang, choo-choo train,
wind us up and we'll do our thang,
we know karate we know kung-foo mess
with the (team name) and we mess with you
-Sami ; 8/25/2007

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BANG BANG CHOO CHOO TRAIN (Version #19)
i am now 13 and learned these rhymes in elementary school from friends, neighbors, and my older brothers. the version i learned of 'bang bang choo choo train' (in fifth grade) goes like this:

bang bang choo choo train,
wind me up i'll do my thang.
i like karate, i like kung-fu,
don't mess wit me (or) i'll mess with you.
peace, okaayy. i, dont plaayy.
see my pinky, see my thumb, see my fist: you betta run.
-Anna; 9/1/2007

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BANG BANG CHOO CHOO TRAIN (Version #20)
we would say this to the other cheer squad across the field:
bang bang, choo choo train
come on (other teams name)
do your thing,
you cant,
why not
because you cant,
why not
because your backs are aching
and your skirts are to tight
and your hips are swinging from the left to right.
- jenae ; 10/17/2007

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BANG BANG CHOO CHOO TRAIN (Version #21)
Bang Bang Choo Choo Train [stand facing forward and make motion with hands in front, fingers pointing like your shooting two guns]

Wind Me Up [raise left arm above your head and make twirling motions with your hand]

And I’ll do my thing

Get it get it get it get it .[lean forward and do the twist- like dance motion down]

Got it got it got it got it [lean backwards while doing a twist like motion; move both hands to your back as though clapping]

Ummph! [Stand straight and to the beat move arms in front with your fist almost touching]

And let it roll [whine your hips back and forth]

Then clap your hands in this pattern: 1 2 123
-wkumusicgirl ; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cx1zZ3zKiyA&feature=related Bang Bang Choo Choo Train; Nov 6, 2007 [transcribed by Azizi Powell, March 28, 2011]

Editor:
Here's that video:

wkumusicgirl (uploaded this video of her neice); http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cx1zZ3zKiyA&feature=related Bang Bang Choo Choo Train; Nov 6, 2007 [transcribed by Azizi Powell, March 28, 2011]

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BANG BANG CHOO CHOO TRAIN (Version #22)
bang-bang choo choo train!! here is my version of this awesome cheer,
"Bang-bang choo choo train
come on _________do your thang,
get,get got it, got it umph and let it roll
umph umph and let it roll,
woo woo!!!

I hope u liked it!!!!
-Brittany ; 11/20/2007

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BANG BANG CHOO CHOO TRAIN (Version #23)
This is one of our cheerleading sidelines.
"Bang bang choo choo train,
come on 'stacey' do your thing!"
"i cant."
"why not?"
"cuz i cant!"
why not?"
"cuz my backs a-aching,
and my skirt's too tight,
and my pony's shaking from the left to the right!"

I learned it in 2007 but it could be much older.)
-Angie ; 12/21/2007 (Caucasian, Joliet, Illinois.

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BANG BANG CHOO CHOO TRAIN (Version #24)
bang bang choo choo train cmon (team name) do your thing
cmon (team name) do your thing
peace ok
i dont play
see my pinky see my thumb
see my team you better run
-allamericanbaby17; http://www.youtube.com/comment_servlet?all_comments=1&v=cx1zZ3zKiyAFebruary 2011

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BANG BANG CHOO CHOO TRAIN (Version #25)
The one i learned when i was in 5th grade was (out mascot was an eagle so we replaced girls with eagles):
Bang bang choo choo train
Come on Eagles do your thing
Peanut better reese cup
Mess with us, see whats up
To the front to the back to the front back side side
Let me see your butterfly
And shake and shake your funky little hips
Now i want you and you too cheer with me too
-Amanda; June 21, 2012

Editor:
Click http://www.cocojams.com/content/schoolyard-taunts for other examples of "Bang Bang Choo Choo Train" that aren't (necessarily) associated with sports team cheerleading.

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BE AGGRESSIVE (Version #1)
Be Aggressive
Be Be Aggressive.
B-E- A- G-G-R-E-S-S-I-V-E.
Be Aggressive.
Be Be Aggressive. (clap clap clap) and repeat 3 times.

Thanks for this site. My girls wanted to do a little cheering this year and I only knew of a couple. So thanks
-Meagan B {age 23; drill team coach}; 7/9/2006

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BE AGGRESSIVE (Version #2)
Be Aggressive be be aggressive
b-e-agg-r-e-ssive
(repeat 2x then do a herkie and say "be aggressive")
-karley; 4/20/2007

Editor:
"Be Aggressive" is a widely known cheerleader cheer in the United States.

Here are six videos of "Be Aggressive" that showcase the differences between mainstream cheerleading, modified mainstream cheerleading (with some hip shaking, hip thrusting and/or "urban" dance movemnts added), and stomp and shake cheerleading:

1. mainstream sports/dance style cheerleading (Example A)

Uploaded by greendayanni on Feb 14, 2010
2008-09 Varsity Galway cheerleaders

2. mainstream sports/dance style cheerleading, (Example B)

Uploaded by dancechick1008 on Sep 4, 2010
Be Aggressive vs. Ames

3. modified mainstream sports/dance style cheerleading, (Example A)

Uploaded by ChrissyCLP70 on Aug 24, 2010
Eager Beavers

4. modified mainstream sports/dance style cheerleading, (Example B)

Uploaded by andilyn7272 on Sep 11, 2010

5. Stomp and shake cheerleading (Example A)

JVC Diamonds

Uploaded by bhskingofva2007 on Feb 3, 2008
the jvc diamonds doin "be aggressive"

6. Stomp and shake cheerleading (Example B)

GMS Cheer

GMS Cheer, Published on Jan 8, 2013

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B-E-A-T
i have one that goes like this!

B-E-A-T
come on generals beat the devils!
-ashley (union city, tennesee) [date of receipt accidentally removed]

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B-E-A-T BEAT UM (Version #1)
beat-um B-U-S-T bust-um
bust-um beat-um bust-um
that's are custom now
it's time to re-udjust them go [team name]!!!
-alexis r.; 5/29/2006

Editor:
"Beat Em Bust Em" is widely known cheerleading chant that can also be found in other cheers. One example of "Beat Em Bust Em" in combination with other cheers is "Don't Mess With The Best" (as found in Version #3 below).

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BEAT EM BUST EM (Version #2)
Here's a cheer called Beat Em Bust Em-
Beat Em Bust Em
That's our custom.
Come on {School Name} Readjust em.
{Clap}. B-E-A-T Beat {Other School Name}.
B-U-S-T Bust {Other School Name}.
{One Person Yells} What are we gonna do?
{Everybody Yells Back} Beat Em
Bust Em Come On {School} Readjust Em
GO {SCHOOL} !!!!!!!!!!!!!
-Heather ; 3/5/2007

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BEAT EM BUST EM (Version #3)
the version of 'beat em bust em' i learned (in 4th grade) goes like this:

dont mess,
dont mess,
dont mess with the best
'cause the best don' mess.
dont fool,
dont fool,
dont fool with the cool
'cause the cool don' fool.
from the east, to the west,
we are the best!
b-e-a-t beat 'um.
b-u-s-t bust 'um.
beat 'um bust 'um,
thats our custom,
gooo (team name)!!
-Anna; 9/1/2007

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BEAT EM BUST EM (Version #4)
Beat em
Say
Beat ‘em and bust ‘em
That’s our custom
And roll ‘em. Roll’em.
- DeltaValleyWolfpack, Uploaded on Jul 21, 2009

[repeat this chant from the beginning]

*I'm not certain about this word.

Here's that video:
Delta Valley Wolfpack : Beat em bust em Cheerleading Chant

DeltaValleyWolfpack, Uploaded on Jul 21, 2009

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BEAT EM BUST EM (Version #5)
Beat em Bust em
Set
Ready?

B-e-a-t Beat em
B-u-s-t Bust em
Beat ‘em and bust ‘em
That’s our custom
That’s how we are gonna crush em
Come on

[repeat entire chant]
-nicole russell, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUWw6TmQRiM ,Jun 27, 2012

Click http://cocojams.com/content/childrens-cheerleader-cheers for a post about "Beat em Bust em" on my cultural blog

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BELIEVE IN THE (Add Team's Name)
There are a couple cheers that my squad does that I love. They're pretty fun!
'Believe in the *team name*,
we've got what it takes,
believe in the *team name*,
cause we're super great!' {3x}
-Brittany, 15 y/o sophomore (I learned them just last year) ; 2/22/2007

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BEST GiT BACK
You best git back
You best git back
Cuz the eagles are coming through
Alright yea
Alright whoo!
-Prince Edward (Virginia) Varsity Cheerleaders (Sassy)

Here's that video:

Uploaded by woowooworkit on Jan 30, 2007
Prince Edward Varsity Cheerleaders "Best Git Back"

Editor:
This is an example of Stomp And Shake form of cheerleading.

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BETCHA CAN'T
Oh betcha can't shake like panthers shake,
betcha can't play like the panthers,
Betcha can't do it like our team does it!
{repeat 5 times}
-Anonymous, 3/4/2006

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BEWARE
Heres a few that I learned in Cheerleading:
(opposing football team), beware!
You know we're #1!
we're coming through,
we're after you!
& oh the heat is on!
-christi; 4/22/2008

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BIG APPLE
big apple
little apple
suzie cute
us little chicks are ganna cheers for you
were gonna turn around
touch the ground
boogie on down
till we hear a touch down
were gonna 1 step 2 step 3 step 4
were gonna 5 step 6 step 7 no more
were gonna jump on our horses
pull out our guns
were gonna boom daddy
boom daddy
were number 1

that is a cheer that me and my friends did for a cheer off at our school do you like it?
-Preepychic; 4/12/2007

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BIG D PUMP IT UP
Well this is our junior highs favorite cheer.
Big D
pump it up
pump it up
Jh keep it goin
keep it goin
were big and bad
thats us
thats us
go bulldogs!

Just keep on repeating
-Pari {age 14, ohio} ; 4/24/2006

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BLACK WHITE AND GOLD
black white and gold
the dawgs are here behold
so panthers step back
cause you aint all that
wooo
-aubrey ; 3/13/2008

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BLUE, GOLD, AND WHITE
Blue, gold, and white (or ur school's colors)
C'Mon cats (mascot)
lets fight
Put it all together to win
I said lets fight fight fight
WE gonna bite bite bite TONIGHT!
-Anonymous15; 2/28/2007

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BOO
Boo you lame
the hawks ( your teams name ) run this game .
Boo you suck we kicked your butt .
Hey , you dont have to stay
we can finish the game.
Oh you wanna stay
lets hear what you have ta say .
Boo thats wack
just step back
the hawks can handle that .

(then you finish the cheer of with a step .) By the way i just made this up while i was typing cool huh I live in MI ,and im african american cheering is my life i do it at school in the community and just for fun . I made it up.
-mimi hawk gurl; 8/12/06

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BOOGIE ON DOWN
You stand in two lines facing each, like partners.
S1: I say go you say fight
S1: Go
S2: Fight
S1: Go
S2: Fight
S1: I Say win you say tonight
S1: Win
S2: Tonight
S1: I say Boogie You say Down
S1: Boogie
S2: Down
S1: I Say All you say Right
S1: All
S2: Right
S1: All
S2: Right
S1&S2: GO FIGHT WIN TONIGHT BOOGIE ON DOWN ALRIGHT ALRIGHT
GO FIGHT WIN TONIGHT BOOGIE ON DOWN ALRIGHT ALRIGHT
repeat the whole thing only switch sides S1 is now S2 and vice versa
-Destinie M. 6/8/2006

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BOOM CHICK A BOOM
[this is a repeat chant; line by line]
I said a boom chica boom!
I said a BOOM chica boom!
I said booma chica rocka
chica rocka chica boom!
UH-HUH
OH-YEAH
ONE MORE TIME
(Valley, Cowboy,etc) style!
-Amanda, age 17 years (Tulsa; Oklahoma)

Editor:
Strictly speaking, "Boom Chica Boom" isn't a cheerleader cheer. But it might be chanted during sports games or at other times. I've heard "Boom Chica Boom" performed as a call & response song in Pittsburgh, PA . Those children didn't use "valley" or "cowboy" voices for that rhyme. But they did loud and fast version of this song, and I also remember them singing it in an "underwater" voice.

Visit Cocojams' Foot Stomping Cheers page for a version of "Boom Chica Boom". Also, see lines from this cheer in Example # 15 of "Brickwall Waterfall" below.

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BOYS HAVE THE MUSCLES
Boys have the muscles,
teachers have the brains.
Girls have the sexy legs
and we win the games.
Yay!
-leeneia, http://www.mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=4300; 2/12/2004

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BREATHE IN BREATHE OUT
this is a cheer i made up
breathe in,****
breathe out,****
breathe in,****
breathe out****
get it? got it?
good now stick with it
wish u would!!!!!!!!!!!!
-kiarrah; 2/13/2007

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BRICK WALL WATER FALL

"Brick Wall Water Fall" is a very widely known * schoolyard taunting rhyme which has also been used as a cheer. Additional examples of Brick Wall Water Fall are found on Cocojams' School Yard Taunting Rhymes page: http://www.cocojams.com/content/schoolyard-taunts

Examples of "Brick Wall Water Fall" that have been sent to Cocojams or which I have collected from other sources (including this discussion thread that I started on Mudcat Discussion Forum: http://www.mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=100061 "Water
Wallflower & Brickwall Waterfall") are posted on this cheerleader page if the contributor mentioned that it was used as a cheerleader cheer or if the cheer mentions athletic sports, and/or sports teams.

* Most of the rhymes & cheers that I collect from my direct experiences are from the East Liberty/Garfield area of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (and specifically from the students of that neighborhood's public elementary school, Fort Pitt Elementary School, also known as Fort Pitt Alternative Learning Academy. I've facilitated after-school game song sessions in that school, and have served as a substitute teacher in that school. Furthermore, my daughter is a long time teacher in that school.

It's interesting to note that I've only have collected one example of the very closely related rhyme "Bang Bang Choo Choo Train" from a student at that Pittsburgn elementary school, and no examples at all of "Brick Wall Water Fall". It doesn't appear that students in that school are familiar with the "Brick Wall Water Fall' rhyme/cheer. No child has ever spontaneously shared that rhyme with me (although they have shared other rhyme & cheer examples in the show & tell portions of our game song sessions and at other times from 2007 and as late as June 2010.

This is in stark contrast to the numerous examples of "Brick wall Waterfall" and of "Bang Bang Choo Choo Train" that I have read online, and that I have received from visitors to Cocojams for possible posting on this site.. This doesn't mean that "Brick Wall Water Fall" or “Bang Bang Choo Choo Train aren’t known in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. But I think it’s possible that neither of those rhymes or cheers are well known at the school from which I've collected so many other examples of rhymes/cheers. All this goes to show that even very widely known children's rhymes or cheers aren’t necessarily known among all populations of children.

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As of 11/26/2007: Because so many versions of this cheer have already been posted, I won't be featuring any more cheerleader versions of "Brickwall Waterfall" unless they are considerably different from the other versions that have already been posted.

BRICKWALL WATERFALL (Cheerleader Cheer Version #1)
brick wall, water fall,
(say a team) think they know it all,
but they don't, we do,
so BOOM with your attitude.

repeat three times
-Jamaka; age 11; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; 3/21/2006

Editor:
From the number of submissions of this rhyme to Cocojams and from the number of other postings of this rhyme on other Internet sites, I'd guess that in 2005 "Brickwall Waterfall" is one of the most widely known playground rhymes in the USA. (That said, it's interesting that this handclap rhyme didn't appear to be known by African American girls (7-12 years old) who I asked about it in 2006-or in March 2010).

"Brickwall Waterfall"'s popularity can be traced to its inclusion in the 2003 American movie Dickie Roberts, Former Child Star. Visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dickie_Roberts for more information about that movie.

Also, notice how lines from "Brick Wall Water Fall" are found in "Bang Bang Choo Choo Train" rhymes that are posted upthread (above).

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BRICKWALL WATERFALL (Cheerleader Version #2)
brick wall water fall
jamie thinks he got it all
cuz he does an we kno it
so yes yes hes the best
-jamie; 7/7/2006

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BRICKWALL WATERFALL (Cheerleader Version #3)
I do not have a comment but i do have a cheer for you....
Brick wall water fall
she thinks she got it all
but she don't
i do
so BOOM with you attitude
no reices peices 7 up you
mess with me i mess you up.
-lesley; 8/17/2006

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CAPTAIN CRUNCH WATERFALL (Brick Wall Waterfall, Cheerleader Version #4)
Here is one called Captain Crunch Waterfall.
Captaincrunch waterfall
you teams think you got it all
but you don't{team name}
Oak Glen Bears do
so {then stomp on the bleachers}BOOOM with your attitude
{now clap your hands once really loud} BOOOM T-O-U-C-H-D-O-W-N!!!!!!!!!!!!
-Madi ; 11/28/2006

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BRICKWALL WATERFALL (Cheerleader Cheer; Version #5)
Brick wall, waterfall,
the (other team mascot) think they got it all
but they don't,
we do
so BOOM with that attitude,
peace punch, captian crunch,
i got somethin you can't touch,
bang bang cho cho train,
wind me up i'll do my thing,
now resses peices seven up,
mess with the (your mascot)
we'll mess you up!
-dana; 12/19/2006

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BRICKWALL WATERFALL (Cheerleader Version #6)
Pinch punch *pinch and punch the air*

captin cruch brick wall *put your hands up in front of you like theres a wall and run your hands down like a water fall*

your team thinks they know it all
but they dont we do

so POOF*snap when saying POOF and turn around*

with your additude

reese peices *put your right hand on your left thigh*

butter cup*left hand on right thigh while still having your right hand on your left thigh*

i got something you cant touch *put your hand on your butt*

bang bang*use your fingers as guns and pretend to shoot while saying bang bang*

choo choo train*take your right hand and pretend to ring a bell on a train*

roll it up and do you thang *roll your fists*

get it get it get it get it

got it got it got it got it*put your left hand on your left thigh and go up and down and at the same time put your right hand on your right thigh going up and down*

&& there ya go! You just did my favorite cheer!
-C Jay A.K.A Jessica; 2/26/2007

Editor:
I added spaces in this post so that the words and performance instructions could be more clearly read.

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BRICKWALL WATERFALL (Cheerleader Version #7)
brickwall, waterfall. (others teams name)
think they got it all,
but they don't and we do. so, boom with that additude!
pinch, punch, captain. were got something you can't touch.
choo, choo, choo-choo train, wind me up i do my thang.
gooooooo (your team's name)!!!!!

and special thanks to the person who made this site because its the best site EVER!!! luv
-Jess xx ; 2007

Editor:
Thanks, Jess! I'm glad you like Cocojams! I love reading the examples that are sent in to this website. It's great to know that other people like reading them (and maybe also performing them) too.

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BRICKWALL WATERFALL (Cheerleader Version #8)
I am a sophomore in HS at a private school in Chicago. I am head cheerleader of the varsity squad. In Chicago, this is how we break it down!
Go Warriors!
brick wall waterfall, [Tigers]
think they got it all,
but they don't, we do.
so poof with that attitude.
Reeses Pieces Butter cup,
you mess with me I'll mess you up.
Don't call me later
don't talk to me b/c you is why i be SAYIN
you stink you stink you really really stink.
You say you cool you say you fly,
but [Tigers] plz don't lie.
WE cool WE fly...but we X don't X lie. Mmmmm hot, now show us what you got!
-Crystal M.; 4/7/2007

Editor:
"Fly" as used in this example may be the 1980s African American slang word for someone who is "hip" (cool).

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BRICKWALL WATERFALL (Cheerleader Version #9)
Brickwall waterfall
boys they think they know it all
they don't
we do so poof with that attitude
arm arm rist rist
don't want to mess with this
messing up my preky hair makeup
haters everywhere
oou I just lost a earring
that don't keep us from cheering
go-go fight- fight
oou I hope I look oh right!!!!!!

(that is a cheer I made up at the end I do a back flip well I just hope U all like my cheer ...LOVE U)
-Emily W; 4/28/2007

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BRICKWALL WATERFALL (Cheerleader Version #10)
hey i learnt this in year 7 in our cheer team and now i'm in year 10 so i hope you like it: brickwall waterfall (team)
think they got it all
but they don't
we do so boom with that attatude,
peace punch captain crunch
cause we got something
you can't touch,
bang bang choo choo train
wind me up and i'll do my thang
reices pieces serve it up
mess with us and we'll mess you up
elbow elbow rist rist
face it girls you just got dissed.
-dotti; 5/4/2007

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BRICKWALL WATERFALL (Version #11)
This is a rhyme we used:

Brick wall, waterfall girl
you think you got it all,
but you don't and we do.
So boom with that attitude,
peace punch captain crunch,
i've got something you cant touch,
Bang Bang choo choo train
get up on it and ride that thang
to the left to the right
we shake our booty's all night
So step back down
We rock this town
Our game will leave you with a frown
You already know,
you're gonna miss
Cause girl you know
you can't touch this!
-Ellen; 5/29/2007

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BRICKWALL WATERFALL (Cheerleader Version #12)
Here is the version of Brick wall water fall from a 11 year old girl from a small town in MN

Brick Wall Water Fall (What ever team)
Thinks they know it all
they don't
we do
so boom with that attitude
peace punch captin crunch
I got something you can't touch
bang bang choo choo train
round me up i'll do my thing
no reeses pieces butter cup
mess with me i'll mess you up
break it down now
purple and gold are number 1
not number 2
and we're going to beat the whoops out of you
say what
oh yeah!

If you like that I have tons more you will love Buh-bye
-K-del ; 6/11/2007

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BRICKWALL WATERFALL (Cheerleader Version #13)
Hello, I'm a 12 year old girl from Meta, Colombia. This is a cheer my squad and I love. I first learned this two years ago but we do it all the time. Hope you enjoy it!

Brick wall Water fall the Starz think they got it all/
But they don't and we do so BOOM with their attitude/
Bang Bang Choo Choo Train wind us up we do our thang/
Peace punch captain crunch We got something you cant touch/
Reeses pieces butter cup Mess with us we mess you up /
-nicola k. & #9786; 6/26/2007

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BRICKWALL WATERFALL (Cheerleader Version #14)
brick wall waterfall boy you think you know it all,
you don't i do so BOOM with your attitude.
Peace punch captain crunch
i got something you can't touch,
bang bang choo choo train
come on girls lets do our thing.
Reesie peesie 7up mess with me i'll mess you up.

HOPE YOU LIKE MY CHEER!!!!!!!!!
-Kelsie ; 11/18/2007

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BRICKWALL WATERFALL (Version #15)
brick wall waterfall ________ thinks shes got it all
but she don't; and i do.
So boom with the attitude peace punch captain crunch
i got something you can't touch
so bang bang choo choo train
wind me up ill do my thang
no ressee peices,
no 7up, you mess with me
i'll kick your butt.
i know karate,
i know Kung-Fu
you mess with me,
ill do it on you.
so rock da boat
rock rock da boat
rock da boat rock
rock da boat
my name is ________ rock da boat
im feeling fine
rock da boat
you mess with me
rock da boat
ill blow your mind
i saida bom chicka bom [x4]
i saida boma chicka raka
hit the softball to the moon
i saida boma chicka raka
hit the softball to the moon.

[that's all i remember]
-Sandy; 11/26/2007

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BRRR IT'S COLD IN HERE (Version #1)
I said Brr It's pretty cool in here
There must be some hot Wildcats up in here
I said Brr It's pretty cool in here
There must be some hot Wildcats up in here
I said cooly, cooly, cool Hot, Hot, Hot
I said cooly, cooly, cool Hot, Hot, Hot
J is for how Juciey we ARE
U is for for us and that's the Wildcats
C can't you see were the best
I There is no I in team
E everybody get let's do this thing
J.U.C.I.E Jucie it's what we are.
-Shorty; 5/24/2006

Editor:
"Brrr It's Cold In Here" is a cheerleader cheer that was included in the first movie of the Bring It On cheerleader cheer movie series. The five Bring It On cheerleader movies (from 2000-2006) have been highly influential in popularizing African American dance style cheerleader cheers, not just in the United States but elsewhere around the world. Click http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bring_It_On_(film) for information about those movies.

"Ooh it's cold in here" is a line from a signature chant of the Black Greek letter fraternity Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Several APHIA chants include the words "oooh it's cold in here"; "ice ice ice, too cold too cold", and "ice ice baby". Those APHIA chants were performed before either the 2000 Bring It On movie or the 1989 hit song "Ice Ice Baby" by White American rapper Vanilla Ice. And members of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. continue to perform chants using those phrases.

See this information from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ice_Ice_Baby: "The chorus of "Ice Ice Baby" originates from the signature chant of the national African American fraternity Alpha Phi Alpha."

In addition, "owe owe owe" or ooh-we ooh-we oh" and similarly written phrases are part of the R&B song "Jungle Love" by Morris Day & The Times. That phrase, given as "Oh-wee-oh-wee-oh", was repeated in the background of that 1984 song. Morris Day & The Times sung "Jungle Love" and at least one ofther song when that group was featured as Prince's main competition in Prince's movie Purple Rain.

See examples of this chant on Cocojams' Fraternity & Sorority Chants page: http://www.cocojams.com/content/fraternity-and-sorority-chants

Here's a clip from the first Bring It On movie:
Brr It's Cold In Here 2000

Posted by flaco258 — January 14, 2009 (with summary comments in Spanish)

-snip-

Here's my summary of that video:
A new member of the suburban cheerleading squad "The Toros" realizes that the "Toros" got this cheer from "The Clovers", a mostly Black and Latina cheerleading squad "The Clovers". That new squad member convinces the captain of the Clovers to sneak with her into a Clovers' cheerleading practice so that she can prove to her that the former captain of that squad stole that cheer routine. When they are caught watching the practice by The Clovers squad, those two members of The Toros are confronted by The Clovers, and challenged to "Bring It On" at a upcoming cheerleader competition that the two squads will attend.

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BRRR IT'S COLD IN HERE (Version #2)
heres a cheer 4 u
i said brrrr its cold in here
there must be some bulldogs in the atmosphere
i said brrrr its cold in here
there must be some bulldogs in the atmosphere
i said oweeowee ice ice ice
slow it down oweeowee ice ice ice
yeah
-Jordan; 7/4/2006

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BRRR IT'S COLD IN HERE (Version #3)
brrrrrr its cold in here,
There must be some (team name) in the atmosphere
I said brrrrrrr its cold in here,
There must be some (team name) in the atmosphere,
row me o me o ice ice ice
break it down
-Kenisha and Paige (England); 7/16/2006

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BRRR IT'S COLD IN HERE (Version #4)
I said bur its cold in here
there must be some clovers in the atmisfire
I said owe owe o ice ice ice
slow it down owe owe owe ice ice ice here
GO!

me and my team made that up be bak soon with some more CHEERS!!
-Alyssa; 3/14/2007

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BRRR IT'S COLD IN HERE (Version #5)
this is a cheer that my team does
"i said brrr..(clap clap) its cold in here
there must be some*rebels* in the atmosphere
i said bang(stomp) bang choo choo train
common' girls lets do our thang,
were gonna rock our bodies
and win the game
so you better back it up
back it up back it up
and bump it to the right! uh huh GO TEAM!
-rebel-ekaboo; 5/24/2007

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BRRR IT'S COLD IN HERE (Version #6)
brr its cold in here
there must be some (your team) in the atmistphere
-heather; 8/31/2007

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BRRR IT'S COLD IN HERE (Version #7)
here is a chant from the movie Bring It On (the clover's cheer) which my school has adapted:
brr (or ouch). i said it's cold (or hott) in here.
there must be some (mascots) in the atmosphere,
i said now [repeat as much as you want]
- Anna; 8/1/2007

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BRRR IT'S COLD IN HERE (Version #8)
bbbrrrrrr it's cold out here
there must be some rockets in the atmosphere
i said bbbbbrrrr it's cold out here
there must be some rockets in the atmosphere
i said ehooo ehooo ice,ice,ice
eeehhooo eeerhghhoo ice,ice, ice
-no name documented and no date
[I apologize for this editorial ,mistake]

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BRRR IT'S COLD IN HERE (Version #9)
BRRRR! It's cold in here!!
There must a Viking in the Atmosphere!!
OhYEE! OhYEE! Ohhh!!! Vikes! Vikes! Vikes!!
Go Par Hills!!!!
Coolie61; December 2010; http://www.youtube.com/all_comments?v=QD-fAC5T3Qs I said Brr, it's cold in here! [sound file]

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BUBBLEGUM & TOOTIE FRUITY
You guys all suck but here is a cheer anyways Bubblegum and tootiefruity We're gonna kick some booty Jump shake your booty Jump jump Shake your booty
-Carol; 8/20/2006

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BUCCANEERS FANS (Version #1)
Buccaneers Fans Get Up in the Stands and do the Bucs Dance Then Lean back, Lean Back, Lean Back (3 times)
[Moves: Right arms swing then left arms swings then both swing and lean back from side to side].
-Marcella (Florida); 8/12/2006

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BUCCANEER FANS (Version #2)
buccaneer fans yell it out it's time for a color shout, (pointing to the left while walking towards the left) this side yell orange (pointing to the right while walking towards the right)this side yell blue orange,blue,orange,blue(repeat orange, blue any number of times}
-Effie; 11/24/2006

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BUTTERFLY (Example #1)
I've got a cool cheer. It's called Butterfly!! This is how it goes:
Slide And Slide And Do The Butterfly!
And Dip And Did And Shake My Little Hips!
I Want You And You To Cheer With Me Too! (

By: **!!Enforcers Cheer Girl!!** Recited from: ?-2007 Recited by: Me and friends (**!!Girlsl!!**) Category: Football or Basketball Cheerleading Cheer
-Cheer Girl; May 5, 2008

Editor:
"The butterfly" is the name of a popular 1990s R&B dance which comes from Jamaica. Both male and female dancers shake their hips from side to side in a winding motion and also rhythmically dip or bend close to the ground.

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BUTTERFLY (Example #2)
butterfly i learnd it from hannah montana
"i move i slide i do the butterfly
i dance i twist
i shake my little hips
and i want you and you to cheer it with me to"
-kelsey ; 7/2/2007

Editor:
Hannah Montana is a Disney channel television series in the USA. The series is about a girl who lives a double life as an average teenage girl at school during the day and a famous pop singer named Hannah Montana, at night. Click http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hannah_Montana

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CALIFORNIA ORANGES (Version #1)
California oranges
Texas cactus
We play your team
Just for practice
-Yasmin H., visual artist, New York City, New York; 2/25/04 (memories of East Brooklyn, New York, in the late 1980s.)

Editor:
Yasmin H. sent in version of "California Oranges" and other examples of cheers which I have posted on this page in alphabetical order. In her email, Yasmin also commented about her experiences growing up in the late 1980s in a Black/Latino neighborhood of New York City. Here's an excerpt of Yasmin's comments:

"Although the 302 cheerleading coach was a white English teacher, she'd teach us some of her cheers and would learn the rest from the members of the squad. So it wasn't unusual to have us perform (California Oranges & Standup Get Ready) back to back at a show or game"

See Yasmin's comment about "Standup Get Ready" below.

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CALIFORNIA ORANGES (Version #2)
My friend taught me this (i put the moves too):
California oranges (put your hands above your head like a circle)
Texas Cactus (put your hands on your booty one at a time when u say each word)
We think (point to yourselves)
Your team (point away from you)
Needs a lil practice (do like 3 jumping jacks while saying it).
Throw em in a highchair (get down like u are proposing)
Feed em with a spoon (act like u are feeding a baby)
Come on girls (stand up)
Lets kick em to the moon! (do a high kick)

Hope it makes sense.
-Maria (Missouri); 7/6/2006

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CALIFORNIA ORANGES (Version #3)
...California Oranges (put your hands in a circle above your head)
Texas Cactus (put your hands on your butt one word at a time and face the audience)
We think (point at yourselves)
your team (point at other team)
needs at little practice (do 2 jumping jacks)
put em in a high chair (kneel down on one knee)
feed em with a spoon (pretend to feed with a spoon)
com'on girls (stand up with hands on hips)
lets kick em to the moon (kick your leg up high OR do a split or something)

Hope U Liked It !!!
-Kate (Florida); 4/16/2007

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CANDY SUGAR
candy sugar
we're so sweet
you know that we cant be beat
cheering jumping we're provoked
when we're done with you
you'll be smoked
you know that we're # 1
the moves we do just can't be done
looks like u guys got beat agin
nothing now can help u win
-najah ; 1/4/2008

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CAN YOU MOVE
Can you move
like the "whoever" move,
can you shake like the "whoever" shake,
can you rock like the "whoever" rock,
hey! hey! hey! hey! hey! hey! I think not!
- belikejcn08; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=losX-0UyhEg&feature=related ; November 2011
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Editor: "whoever" probably means to insert your team name.
-snip-
Sorry. That video is apparently no longer available.

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CHEER BATTLE (Part 1)
Editor: These videos are given without transcriptions to show how cheer squads face off for a battle.

Eastern Guildford H.S. AND Ben L Smith Battling It Out!

Uploaded by ORIGINALCHEERPHI on Feb 21, 2008
The Wildcats attempting to silence the Eagles in the Cheer Off at the Triad High School Cheerleading Competition 2007

-snip-

Editor:
According to viewer comments, there were only two squads competing at this event. The winner was chosen by crowd response. Based oh that criteria, the Eastern team (Wildcats) were judged the winners. A commenter from the other squad wrote that they didn't know about this portion of the competition, and they had no crowd there.

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CHEER BATTLE (Part 2)
Editor: These videos are given without transcriptions to show how cheer squads face off for a battle. However, the words to the second cheer, "Rock Steady" is found on this page under that name.

Uploaded by ORIGINALCHEERPHI on Feb 21, 2008

The Eagles Lettin' The Wildcats know that they ain't ready to rock with them at The Ultimate Cheer & Dance Experience.

Editor:
Read my comment posted after Part 1

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CHEERING IS MY GAME (Example #1)
Dn, dn, dn, dn, dn, (Twice)
Call: Barbara, Barbara is my name.
Response: Dn, dn, dn, dn, dn,
Similarly:
Cheering, cheering is my game.
Freddie, Freddie was my man.
But Ken is my main main.
Dn, dn, dn, dn, dn, (Twice)

(Cheer continues as each girl announces her name and boyfriends)
- Barbara Borum and other Washington D.C. schoolgirls, recorded in Washington D.C. by Kate Rinzler, 1976; Old Mother Hippletoe' Rural and Urban Children's Songs, New World Records, NW 291 Mono 1976

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CHEERING IS OUR GAME (Example #2)
say check it out
say what
warriors is our name
and cheering is our game
we got winning on our mind and wooh were mighty fine
say what
whooh were mighty fine.
[Britney does cartwheel and adds "Crenshaw Heights!]
- scene from Bring It On All Or Nothing;(2006) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtdKBYwH4OQ&feature=related

Video embedded disabled

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CHEERING IS OUR GAME
This is a cheer me and my group in cheer class made up for our finals-

Cain (replace with your school name) is the name,
And cheering is our game,
We've got sprit,
We've got sass,
Not to mention a killer...BACK
(do some kind of tumbling or replace the word with jump, or stunt),
Footballs what we play,
We win it every day,
Expect nothing less,
We are the best,
MUSTANGS (replace with your mascot).
-Amanda; 5/8/2008

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CLAP YOUR HANDS EVERYBODY
Clap your hands everybody
everybody clap your hands
were the oroville eagles (Your team name)
and we are the best in the land
hit it (clap hit clap clap hit clap hit clap hit clap clap)

so when your do the clap hit you are clasping you hands then hitting arms and if you have a big enough squad you can send some up on the stands in front of the crowd to get them involved with the cheer then repeat the cheer three times
-emily ; 8/2/2008

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CLAP YOUR HANDS STOMP YOUR FEET (Version #1)
Ready OK!!!
Clap you hands stomp your feet
Comets are here to win
Who going to win?
COMETS are.
Who? C-O-M-E-T-S
CCCOOOMMMEEETTTSSS
-Breanna ; 9/30/2008

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CLAP YOUR HANDS STOMP YOUR FEET (Version #2)
Clap you hands
stomp your feet
Saint Joe's Chargers
Can't be beat
- joemulvey ; 2008

Here is that video:

Uploaded by joemulvey on Mar 22, 2008

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COBRAS GOT THE BEAT
(you can use what ever team name you want)

cobras got the beat(clap clap)
cobras got the beat (clap clap).
cobras got the beat to make you
hold on wait a minute
let us put some booty in it.
-erika; 10/26/2006

Editor:
My guess is that "put some booty in it " means that the cheerleaders would do some butt shaking dance steps.

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COCA-COLA TURN AROUND
my name is taylor i'm from australia my cheerleading group made this cheer up in 2004 it's for both girls and boys

coca-cola coca-cola
turn around
We're gonna hypnotize
and paralyze
and knock them to the ground
We're gonna F-I-G-H-T
we're gonna S-C-O-R-E
We're gonna fight, score and win the day
go team go
-taylor; 2/22/2007

Editor:
Find examples of "Pepsi Cola" below. Also find examples of the very closely related cheer "Firecracker Firecracker" below.

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COLTS
1 we are the colts
2 just a little bit louder
3 we still cant hear you
4 colts are number 1
-Preepychic; 4/12/2007

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COME ON CROWD
come on crowd
lets hear it
stand up and show some spirit
blue black and white (any three colors)
eagles (team name) lets fight!
-delaney; 8/11/2008

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COME ON EVERBODY
Come on everybody
it's time to fight,
put your hands together
yell blue, black, and white...
blue, black, and white!
Come on everybody lets do it again
put your hands together
yell go, fight, win.....go, fight, win!
-Shayna; 11/1/2006

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COME ON TEAM
Hey! I hope you like this. This is a cheer I made up on my own!

Come On team!
1-2-3-4-
come on team,
hit the floor
5-6-7-8-
who do we appreciate?
9-10-11-12-
shut our door don't ring our bell!
-Makayla ; 1/21/2008

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C'MON C'MON ADMIT DEFEAT
Here's a song I made up myself, it goes like this.

C'mon,C'mon, admit defeat,
we Bulldogs got you beat.
We don't wanna hear the score,
we just wanna play some more
Say it LOUD and say it PROUD
WE'RE NUMBER ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!
GO BULLDOGS!!!!!!!!!!!
-Alexa (Aubrey,Tx.) ;10/20/2007

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C'MON C'MON EAGLES
C'mon C'mon eagles
do it right
C'mon C'mon eagles
lets fight
Look at them and look at us
the difference is we r tite
so c'mon c'mon eagles do this right
go blue and white
-CheerQueen; 3/9/2007

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COME ON SANDCRABS
Come on Sandcrabs,
let's have some fun!
kick ole coyotes over the sun.
Show them how to ride on high
don't let a single pass get by.
Fight fight for right and name
for that honor we can gain.

Well that my school fight song
-Ashley V.; 11/16/2006

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COOKIES AND CREAM (Version #1)
Cookies,
Cookies,
Cookies and Cream.
What's the matter with the other team?
Nothin.
Nothin.
Nothin at all.
They just - -
can't play ball.
-Keona, age 8; Alayah, age 6 (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania); and Sheree age 7 (North Versailles, PA); collected by Azizi P. in Pittsburgh; 9/7/2006

Editor:
I wrote this cheer down while I watched the three girls perform it. The two hypens represent "two spaces" (or two claps) before the last line. Btw, Keona, Sheree, and Alayah chanted this while doing a foot stomping and handclap routine.

See Cocojams' Foot Stomping page http://www.cocojams.com/content/foot-stomping-cheers-0 for more information about foot stomping cheers. Also, see "Peaches and Cream" on this page that is almost the same as "Cookies & Cream".

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COOKIES AND CREAM (Version #2)
cookies cookies cookies and cream
whats the matter with the other team nothing
nothing nothing at all
they just clap clap cant play ball
-Anonymous; 9/17/2006

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COOKIES AND CREAM (Version #3)
Cookies and Cream
cookies and cream
banana split
we think you team plays like
shift to the left
shift to the right
stand up
sit down
FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT
-Lexi ; 4/13/2007

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THE COOKIE MONSTER (Version #1)
the cookie monster says that the trojans are the great big cookies at the top off the jar
the cookie monster says that the lions are the itty bitty crumbs at the bottom of the jar
-Brittany S. ; 1/22/2006

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COOKIE MONSTER (Version #2)
the cookie monster said that the Railers (ur team name)are the big giant cookies at the top of the jar
the cookie monster said that the Indians (other team) are the teeny tiny crumbs at the bottom of the jar
(stomp)

bye thanx hope you liked them
-Jenna; 7/29/2008

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COME ON TEAM
come on team
lets play this game
we arnt the ones ending in pain
so come on (teams name)
if your ready
on your marks, get steady
-tegan; 12/28/2006

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COME ON Y'ALL LETS ROCK AND ROLL
This is a cheer I made up.

Come on y'all lets rock and roll
were gonna lose control
were gonna step to the beat
jump off are feet (jump)
and have some fun all (night or day) long!
-Hannie ; 6/4/2007

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CORN POPS
corn pops
lemon drops
corn flakes
birthday cakes
all the sweets i love to eat
but the cougars will defeat

from mississippi love your sight
-lolo10 ; 8/11/2007

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COUGARS MOVE OVER
Cougars move over
the Tigers are coming throw
where headed for the top
G-E-S can't be stopped!!!
-Girdler cheer captain; 12/16/2008

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COWBOYS CHEER
i'm on a cheer team in this is DEFINATLY my favorite cheer...its called "Cowboys Cheer" it goes....

Cowboys Cheer!
This is our year.
Blue, Gray, and White,
Let's win tonight,
Horn Lake Cowboys [Clap Clap]
Let's fight!!
-jenna ,12 ; 10/16/2007

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COYOTES
C-O-Y-O-T-E-S!
We're the Clarington Coyotes
and we're gonna win
We'll beat you so bad you'll never play us again.
{Spell it out now}. C-O-Y-O-Y-O-T-E-S! Coyotes
Yah The Coyotes
Yah We're full of success!
{Spell it out now}. C-O-Y-O-T-E-S!
Let's hear you cheer for the Coyotes
Yah We are the best {Repeat}
Yah Come On Coyotes!
-Miranda U, (Canada); 11/26/2006

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CRISS CROSS APPLE SAUCE
criss cross apple sauce
that team think they got it all
but they don't
we do so get, get ,get it right
because the fort pitt pathers got it tight.
-Christal; African American girl, age 11; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; 3/21/2006

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C-U-T.I.E. (Example #1)
C-U-T.I.E.
We've got personality.
We're cute, ooh!
We're cute, ooh! (girls strike a model-like pose)
-TMP; 2/1999 (memories of childhood in Pittsburgh, PA; mid 1980s)

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C-U-T-I-E (Example #2)
C-U-T-I-E Bala Scenes got Personality
You say our team is CUTE
oh Cute oh...pause
Well we think you smell like stanky toes
So do you still think were C-U-T-I-E
Well yeah we think you can leave our territory
and go back to Elish Valley. heheheheh

i made it up all by my self
-Jazzy wit extrafizx; 12/4/2008

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DAY BY DAY
Day by day
you wanna be a Gator
because U know that Gators super fly
by the way if you wanna be a Gator
just walk walk walk walk like a Gator
talk talk talk talk like a Gator
fight fight fight fight like a Gator
get hype hype hype hype like a Gator!
(Stomp Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Stomp Clap Clap Clap Clap Wave Wave) Day by Day!
-Zahria; Pittsburgh. PA; 11/24/2006

Editor:
My guess is that the "Stomp Stomp clap wave" etc portion of this cheer is performance instructions that isn't said. The "wave" can be waving your hand. Or Zahria could have meant a "wave" routine: The squad members stand in a vertical line. One right after the other, each member moves her or his body in a rippling, ocean wave-like motion.

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DEFENSE (Version #1)
MGA gon give it to ya give it to ya
(Repeat 2 times)
DEFENSE! DEFENSE!
-Jamie G. ; 11/11/2005

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DEFENSE (Version #2)
DEFENSE
Knock them down
roll em around
come on defense work
WORK.
-kim; 11/13/2007

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DIDDLE DIDDLE DROP
Diddle diddle drop[2]
My name is Shakyra
yall I go to school yall
and i came to rock this house yall
im a cheerleader not a player hater
so get up and get drop by this fourth grader [any grade that yo is in]
-Diddle Diddle; 5/23/2007

Editor:
This cheerleader cheer "sounds" very much like the examples posted on Cocojams Foot Stomping Cheers page. I'm wondering if it is chanted while the group is doing foot stomping cheer motions. I'm also wondering if each member of the cheerleading squad had her (or his) own turn saying these words.

Don't forget to check out Cocojams' Foot Stomping Cheers page.: http://www.cocojams.com/content/foot-stomping-cheers-0

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DIG IT (Version #1)
d. i, g. it (say your name) can d. i g. it digit
-Ciera; African American girl (Pittsburgh, PA); 5/16/2006

Editor:
This cheer uses the same composition pattern of foot stomping cheer. The group is heard first, and then a soloist, and then the rest of the group, followed by a soloist. The entire cheer is then repeated from the beginning-sometimes with minor changes in the rhyme, until everybody in the group has had a turn to be the soloist.

Footstomping cheers may be said to be a sub-section of urban dance style cheerleader cheers. Visit Cocojams' Foot Stomping cheers page for examples of those types of cheers

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DIG IT (Version #2)
Group-Aaliyah, can you dig it
Aliyah- Yeah. i can D.I.G I.T.
Dig it!
-Aliyah, African American girl; age 6, (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania); 3/2007

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DOMINATE THE FLOOR
This is a cheer i learned on a show but a little different.
Dominate the floor! (Team name)
raise that score!
Give it a shot!
(Team name) make that shot!!
-Lauren ; 2/12/2007

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DON'T MESS WITH (your team name)
Don't mess with the *(your team name)
don't mess with are team
don't mess with the (your team name)
were rougher tougher stronger mean!!!!!! whoooo!!!!
Go (your teams name)!!!!!!!!! This is a real cheer!
-meg ; 3/10/2007

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DON'T MESS WITH THE BEST (Version #1)
Don't mess!!
Don't mess!!
Don't mess!!
with the best
cause the best
don't mess
Don't fool!!
Don't fool!!
Don't fool!! with the cool
cause the cool don't fool
From East to West
the POLLY is the best
B....E....A....T.... BEAT THEM,
BEAT THEM, B....U....S....T.... BUST THEM,
BUST THEM, Beat them, Bust them that's our custom
come on POLLY readjust them!!!!
-sali456149 ; 3/25/2005

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DON'T MESS WITH THE BEST (Version #2)
This is called dont mess:
Don't mess
don't mess
dont mess with the best
cuz the best don't mess
Don't fool don't fool
don't fool with the cool
caz the cool don't fool
B-E-A-T beat um' B-U-S-T bust um'
Beat um' bust um' thats are custom come on panthers reajustom

Thats and original cheer by hampstead marylands north carrol panthers
-Meredith & #9829; 8/11/2006

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DON'T MESS WITH THE BEST (Version #3)
dont mess,
dont mess,
dont mess with the best
cause the best dont mess.
dont fool,
dont fool,
dont fool with the cool dont fool.
from east to west
the (school name) are the best!
B-E-A-T beat them, beat them.
B-U-S-T bust, them
bust them beat them. bust them thats our custom.....
goooooo (school name)
-Maggie; 9/18/2006

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DON'T MESS WITH THE BEST (Version #4)
(my girls love this cheer)

Don't mess with the best
cause the best don't mess,
don't fool with the cool cause the cool don't fool,
hey you check us out,
hey you check us out!
-Elizabeth ; 3/18/2008

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DON'T MESS WITH THE BEST (Version #5)
Don't mess, don't mess with the best '
cause the best don't mess,
Don't fool,
don't fool with the cool 'cause the cool don't fool
to the east to
the west the [team names] are the best
were gonna B-E-A-T beat um'
B-U-S-T bust em '
Beat em' bust em' thats our custom
com'on girls lets re adjust em!
GO [team name]!
-Rachel; 4/29/2007

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DON'T MESS WITH THE BEST (Version #6)
Okay, our school's volleyball team used to sing these two on the bus.

Don't mess,
don't mess,
don't mess with the best cuz the best don't mess.
Don't fool,
don't fool,
don't fool with the cool cuz the cool don't fool.
Don't bite my apple,
don't shake my tree,
cuz the lady longhorns [or team name] can't be beat!
-Jane; 2/23/2007

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DON'T MESS WUTH THE BEST (Version #7)
hey heres a cheer from 5th grade

dont mess mess with blue
dont mess with the team
dont mess with blue
cause were tough and were mean.
-arianna; 1/25/2008

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DON'T MESS WITH THE BEST (Version #8)
i have a cheer and it goes like this

5-6-7-8
don't mess
don't mess with the best
cause the best don't mess
don't foo
don't fool
don't fool with the cool cause the cool don't fool
from east to west we're the best go eagles
-christy skater ; 10/26/2008

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DON'T BE AFRAID TO LOSE
I made this up:

Don't be afraid to lose
we can do it to
We are cheering our hearts out
(**Team Name**) That's who.
We're coming after you!!!

this is my first year in cheer and I am only 10.
-Danielle; 8/31/2007

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DON'T STOP GET IT GET IT
Don't stop get it
get it don't stop
we got it got it
dont stop get it get it
windsor
-Anonymous; 11/4/2006

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DOWN THE FLOOR
down tha floor
raise the score.
2 2 2 2
points more!!!
-arielallday; Heritage cheerleaders, Newport News, Virginia; Jan 11, 2007

Here's that video:

-snip-
arielallday indicated in that video's viewer comment thread that this cheer was taught to these cheerleaders by a member of Virginia State University's cheerleading squad.

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DOWN BY THE RIVER
(call and response)-
leader: down by the river
all: down by the river
leader: took a little walk
all: took a little walk
leader: met a little (say name of opponents mascot)
all: met a little (opponents mascot)
leader: had a little talk
all: had a little talk
leader: threw him in the river
all: threw him in the river
leader: hung him by a line
all: hung him by a line
leader: we can beat (say name of opponent)
all: we can beat (opponent)
leader: any old time
all: any old time
All: GO (your team)!!!!
-Sabrina; 6/8/2006

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DRIBBLE DRIBBLE DRIBBLE
Dribble Dribble Dribble
Shoot Shoot
Take that ball to the
hoop hoop
- in video uploaded by livestrong on Jul 31, 2009; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGoSIOp28NM&NR=1

Here's that cheer:

Editors:
The general consensus of those commenting was that the moves were too basic except for pee-wee cheerleaders. A couple of commenters also indicated that the "shoot" move doesn't acccurately depict how to "fake" a shot of a basketball.

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DRIBBLE IT
i got a cheer for u.

dribble it pass
it we want a basket. (repeat many times)
-Ileyan; 9/26/2006

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DRIBBLE SHOOT SHOOT
Dribble
Shoot Shoot
Take that ball to the
hoop hoop
-Taylorxsoxbomb; (viewer's comment); http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGoSIOp28NM&NR=1; December 2010

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DYNAMITE (Version #1)
Our team is what?
Dynamite.
Our team is what?
Dynamite.
Our team is tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick BOOM. Dynamite.
Your team is what?
DOWN THE DRAIN
your team is what?
DOWN THE DRAIN.
Your team is tick tick tick tick tick
swish down the drain.
-Anonymous, 3/4/2006

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DYNAMITE (Version #2)
I learned this in cheer camp.

(Team Name) is what?
Dynamite.
(Team Name) is what?
Dynamite.(Team Name) is Tick-Tick_tick BOOM dynamite!
Are Fans are what? Dynamite.
Our Fans are what? Dynamite.
Are Fans are tick-tick-tick,
Hold up wait a minute
time to put that BOOM in it.
-adriana, age14, 8th grade (California); 4/11/2006

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DYNAMITE (Version #3)
dynamite
dynamite tick tick tick boom dynimite
our team is dynamite dynamite
tick tick tick boom dynamite (4 times)
-courtney ; 1/23/2008

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DYNAMITE (Version #4)
this is a cheer that me n my squad do. dynamite this is how it goes:

we got a blue dynamite,
we got an orange dynamite
we gota ricki tiki tiki tiki yeahhhh dynamite,
you got a black dynamite,
you got a gold dynamite,
you gota riki tiki tiki
pssshhh yeah right!!
-Anonymous; 1/11/2008

DYNAMITE (Version #5)
Our team is BOOM! Dynamite!
Our team is BOOM! Dynamite!
Our team is tick, tick, tick, tick, tick, tick, tick, tick BOOM! Dynamite!
-Nicole; 10/7/2006

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DINOMITE (Version #6)
dinomite
where dinomite
where out of site
where tick-tick-tick-tick boom
dinomite tick-tick boom dinomite.
where dinomite
where out of site where tick-tick-tick-tick boom
-erika; 10/26/2006

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DYNAMITE (Version #7)
We are dynamite,
yes we are dynamite.
We are tick, tick, tick, tick BOOM dynamite.
BOOM dynamite. *repeat*
-taylorxlynne ; 2/3/2007

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DYNAMITE (Version #8)
Our team is boom dynamite
our team is boom
dynamite our team is tick tik tik tik
our team is boom dynamite
our team is
hold on wait a minute
put a little boom in it
-Jay; 2/15/2007

Editor:
"Put a little boom in it" probably means to say the cheer all over again but this time louder and with more enthusiasm.

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DYNAMITE (Version #9)
_______is dynamite ________is dynamite
TOO RIGHT!! (repeat)
-Fubi; 2/17/2007

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DYNAMITE (Version #10)
I learned this in first grade and now im in sixth and trying out for cheerleading.

(Whooooo!) We're dynamite.*clap*
We're Dynamite.*clap*
We're tick, tick, tick, tick*roll your fist and go down as your saying this* BOOM, dynamite! *jump up*clap twice* Boom, dynamite! *jump and clap twice*
-Anonymous; 3/16/2007

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DYNAMITE (Version #11)
ive been looking over all of you amazing material and found an awsome cheer which i have modified a bit:-

Were dynamite,
were dynamite.
Were tick, tick, tickticktick,
rool your fist,
go down like this,
say BOOM dynamite, BOOM dynamite, jump jump clapclapclap,
your goin down just like that
and we'll be outta site,
so say BOOM dynamite!! whoooo
-Charlotte D; 4/3/2007

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DYNAMITE (Version #12)
this is a cheer that I learned in pop warner it goes:

dynamite
dynamite
our team is dynamite
our team is tic-tic-tic(bring ur right fist down)
boom dynamite (as u say boom bring ur hands around and down to ur knees)
boom boom dynamite (stomp,stomp)
boom boom dynamite (stomp stomp)

hope u like it
-cassidy; age 11; 6/18/2007

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DYNAMITE (Version #13)
Dynamite I made this up myself.O.K for this one theres got two leaders then the whole team says the rest. Sorry It's kinda long.
1Leader: Yup
2Leader: Fer sure
Whole Team: its Dynamite
1L: It's Who?
WT: its Dynamite
1L:its who?
WT yells at leader: ITS DYNAMITE!
2L:That's it
Wt:Just has a little in TWIST in come on lets dip
2L:Yeah Dip
1L:But,Why?
WT:Cuz, it's tick,tick,tick,tick,tick,tick,(put your hand
on hip and look at sky/upwards) tick,tick,tick,(pretend youre looking at a watch)tick,tick,tick
1L:Hold up Wait a minute let just put some BOOM in it.
-Mya; 8/31/2007

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WE'RE DYNAMITE (Version #14)
we're dynamite
we're dynamite
were tick tick tick tick
hold on wait a minute
lets get some boom in it
boom dynamite
i said boom dynamite!!!!!!
-Martha; 8/23/2007

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DYNAMITE (Version #15)
Editor: It appears from the contributor's email that this version of "Dynamite" is made up of three separate cheers that are chanted one right after the other. Those cheers are "Dynamite", "Boom Our Name Is" and "Don't Mess". Cheerleading squads could chant each of these cheers separatedly.

I learned these in high school
dynamite "
We're hot,
we're out of sight
we're tick (8X)
Boom, dynamite(clap 2x)
boom boom dynamite. Repeat 2x

At the end of the last repeat say "Boom" Is our name
J-towne is our name, football is our game,
purple is our color black is thee other..
ooh you think we're bad,
ooh we know we're bad
ooh you think we're bad.
"WE'RE BAD".

Don't mess
Don't mess with the ____________(your team's mascot)
If you can't take the heat.
Cause the ___________(your team's mascot)
are Hot and we will defeat. (repeat 3x)
-Aleishia ; 2/23/2008

Editor:
See examples of "Hula Hula" on Cocojams' Foot Stomping Cheers page http://www.cocojams.com/content/foot-stomping-cheers-0. Those examples are very similar to "Boom Is Our Name".

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OUR TEAM IS DYNAMITE (Version # 16)
mom taught me this:

our team is dynamite!
we're gonna win tonight!

not long, but gets right to the heart of the matter, huh? =] I was six when I learned this
-erin sarah ; 3/22/2008

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BOOM DYNAMITE (Version #17)
Boom Dynamite, (take right arm and roll only forearm in an outward circular simultaneously with right foot popping of ground in front of you-like a hop)
Clap, Clap, Boom Dynamite (same motion from above)
Clap, Clap. We're Dynamite (prance in place will clapping to the beat--clap on 'mite'), We're Outta Sight (same motion as above--clap on 'sight'),
We're tick, tick, tick, tick, tick, tick, tick, tick, tick, (While prancing start at 5 & o'clock and move arms upward with each tick like the second hand on a clock)
Boom Dynamite (start over for two more times but on third time at end just
Boom--move forearm in that outward circular motion and hop off right foot, which should be slightly in front of you.)

I performed this cheer in 1986 for Little League Football Games.
-Shea, (VA); 7/29/2008

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EAGLES ROCK THAT FLOOR
1234 eagles eagles
rock that floor.
5678 eagles eagles they're great.
run it back again.
1234 eagles eagles make that score.
5678 eagles eagles they're first rate.
(can use any team name)
-anonymous; 3/3/2008

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EXPLODE! IGNITE! (Version #1)
I learned this this year.

Explode! Ignite!
{Schools name } {Mascot} are dynamite!
Let's go! Let's fight {Schools name} {Mascot} are dynamite. You know that's right! {Schools name} {Mascot} Fight Fight Fight!
-Lgurl; 12/1/2006

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EXPLODE! IGNITE! (Version #2)
i learned this my sophmore year of highschool,i was cheering J.V

*Explode (clap twice),
ignite,(clap twice)
the t-birds are dynamite(repeat 3 times)
-Jessica ; 2/4/08

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EXPLOSION DOMINATION
Explosion!
Domination!
we're here to fight
we can't be stopped
the maroon and the white.(any two colors)
We're back
and we're ready and better than before
get ready for a show
as the vikings(any team name)hit the floor
we wish you the best the whole year through
good luck rockets(opponents name)
we wish the best to YOU!
-Ashley J; 11/12/2008

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EXTRA EXTRA READ ALL ABOUT IT (Version #1)
Extra, extra!
Read all about it!
Comets gonna win,
no doubt about it!
First down,
2nd down,
3rd down,
fourth!
We're gonna send you back up North!
(The last line was originally "Haha that's right, we got Court!" This line came after a player from our rival team wanted to transfer schools. There was a big court thing with it (which was rather ironic, because his last name was Court), and our team won!)
-Nicole; 10/7/2006

Editor:
I emailed Nicole to ask her for more information about her cheer. Here's her response:
"In regards to: Extra, Extra " the cheer is a football cheer, and the "Back up North" line came from being the..most southern? school that plays. So all the other teams are from North of Raymond, so when we say 'We're gonna send you back up north' it's like sending them back home."

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EXTRA, EXTRA READ ALL ABOUT IT (Version #2)
extra, extra,
read all about it (Team name)
is number 1 no doubt about it
Betcha nickel
betcha dime
betcha dollar every time
Beat em (clap twice)
bust em (Clap twice)
Thats our (Clap twice) Custom (Clap twice)
beat-em-bust-em-thats-our- custom
Goooooooo (Team name}
-Grace J.; 11/4/2006

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FEELIN
Feelin.
We got that feelin.
It's in our soul.
our soul *
It's out of control
out of control *
and when you hear
you hear *
That Morningside beat
Ooh-Wee!
You got no choice.
No choice *
But to get
down.
down.
down.
down.
Whoo!
* Someone else says this like an echo.
-Mimi, 13 years old, Pittsburgh, PA, 2/26/2006

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FIGHT
I go to a school in QLD Australia and my school has sports houses, Wattle, Eucalypt, Forest and Hibiscus...all of which are plants - except forest. these are the Wattle battle cries

Fight (Clap 4 times twice fast and another two times fast)
Fight (same)
With a right and a left, and a left and a right,
we all train on Vegemite (if you dont know what vegemite is: its a dark salty australian spread...its yummy.)
Gives us power,
gives us might,
So c'mon Wattle Fight, fight, fight.
-Courtney (QLD Australia; a Wattle battle cheer); 11/25/2006

Editor:
From the examples that Courtney sent in, "battle cries" are the same thing as cheers.
Courtney sent in another Wattle battle cry. "Sitting in the grandstand" which is posted below.

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FIGHT WARRIORS
fight warriors fight warriors f-i-g-h-t fight fight fight
-Brianna; 5/25/2006

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FIRECRACKER FIRECRACKER (Version #1)
this cheer is not verbatim.. i cant remember it all. my sisters cheered this back in 1987

firecracker, firecracker boom boom boom firecracker,
firecracker boom boom boom
your daddy's got the muscles,
your teachers got the brains,
your momma's got the pretty legs
and we won the game!
-Janice H, 11/21/2006

Visit http://thevicarswife.wordpress.com/2009/05/11/playground-rhymes-1-coca-c... to read a comment from Helen who recalls a very similar "Firecraker Firecracker" rhyme from Great Britain in the 1980s.

For examples of very closely related rhymes, read "Coca-cola Turn Around" and "Pepsi Cola" on this page . Also visit http://www.cocojams.com/content/handclap-jump-rope-and-elastics-rhymes to find examples of "Coca Cola" (also given as "Pepsi Cola").

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FIRECRACKER FIRECRACKER (Version #2)
this is the real version of fire cracker

fire cracker fire cracker boom boom boom
the coaches have the brains
the boys have the muscles
the cheerleaders have the sexy legs
the [other team] is dumbstruck
and yeah we won the game
-emily ; 12/19/2006

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FIRECRACKER FIRECRACKER (Version #3)
Firecracker firecracker boom boom boom
Firecracker firecracker boom boom boom
The boys got the muscles
The teachers got the brains
The girls got the sexy legs
So we won the game Whooo!
-Ebony ; 4/15/2007

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FIRECRACKER FIRECRACKER (Version #4)
I just wanted to tell you about the Firecracker Cheer. I believe it goes like this:

Firecracker, Firecracker, boom, boom, boom
Firecracker, Firecracker, boom, boom, boom
The boys got the muscles,
The teachers got the brains,
The girls got the sexy legs,
and we won the game...
-Mandy W; 12/10/2007

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FIRECRACKER FIRECRACKER (Version #5)
fire cracker fire cracker boom boom boom,
fire cracker fire crack boom boom boom
boys got the muscles
teachers got the brains
and girls got the pretty legs
and we win the game!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
-Kiauna P.; 3/17/2008

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FIRECRACKER FIRECRACKER (Version #6)
Firecracker Firecraker Boom Boom Boom
the boys got the hustle
the teachers are not lame
the girls we still have SEXY legs
I Guess We WON the game
-Destini ; 3/20/2008

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FIRED UP (Version #1)
Fired up
f-i-r-e-d
fired up
is what we want to be
fired up, up, up, up
fired up
whoo!
-Anonymous {coach, girls' midget football cheerleading squad}; 9/13/2006

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FIRE UP (Version #2)
fire up
ignite
go black
go white (repeat 4 times with a ripple fo the go black go white)
-toshia v., 2/14/2006

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FIRED UP (Version #3)
Heres another cheer that I know. It's called Fired Up! This is how it goes:

Get Fired Up!
We're Sizzelin'!
We Can't Be Beat!
Cuz' We Are The ENFORCERS!*
Ahhhhhh! Can't You Feel The Heat! *= Or Your Team Name (By: **!!Enforcers Cheer Girl!!**

Recited from: ?-2007 Recited by: Me, my friends, and MY CHEER SQUAD!!!!!! GO ENFORCERS!!!!!!(**!!Girsl!!**)
Category: Football or Basketball Cheerleading Cheer
-Cheer Girl; 2/17/2007

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FIRED UP (Version #4)
fire up [clap][clap]
fire up [clap][clap]
fire up up up up [repeat 2 times]
-Katelyn; 12/92008

Editor: Also see "Let's Get Fired Up" below.

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FIRE IT UP
Come On Hawks
Lets Hear It
Fire Up That Spirit!
Do do it..Do It
You Got to Put Your Mind Into It
Everybody Get Get Down
Everybody Get Down..
- West Meck High School Cheerleaders, Charlotte, North Carolina (transcription by DiamondClutch11, a student at that school

Here's that video:

Uploaded by mrszayasward on Feb 22, 2011

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FIRST AND TEN (Version #1)
First and ten
Do it again! (Repeat several times)
-Azizi P; from memories of high school, Atlantic City, New Jersey; mid 1960s

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FIRST AND TEN (Version #2)
here is a cheer from my school.
"first and 10
first down do it again!"

you can repeat it however many times you want.
-chuchi ; 4/12/2006

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FIRST DOWN
first down
we want a touch down
so stop that clapping and get down
woaahh
-bob; 11/24/2006

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FOOTBALL (Version #1)
this is a cheer i learned a long time ago!

Football, football
HEY!
football, football
HEY!
Hi my name is ______
and football is my game
i got the boys on my mind
and whoo their mighty fine
i say whoo there mighty fine!

(repeat until you get through the whole squad then say....)

football, football HEY!
football, football HEY!
Hi our name is the (school/pop warner team name)
and football is our game
we got winning on our mind and whoo
its looking fine
and whoo its looking fine!!
-Hannah!; 9/24/2006

Editor:
This cheerleader cheer and the footstomping cheer "L-O-V-E" are very similar. Check out that cheer and other examples on Cocojams' Foot Stomping Cheer page: http://www.cocojams.com/content/foot-stomping-cheers-0

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FOOTBALL (Version #2)
hening is our name
and football is our game
so hold the sugar
do the freddie cougar
and step on back and do the cabage patch
-talor and leelee; 9/24/2006

Editor:
Talor and Leelee sent in their version of the football cheer four hours after Hannah sent in her version. These contributors have different email addresses so I'm assuming that they don't know each other and they didn't know that someone else would be sending a different version of the same cheer on the exact same day. Life is full of coincidences.

Btw {by the way}, "the freddie cougar" and "the cabbage patch" were popular 1980s, early 1990s R&B dances. Freddy Krueger {Freddie Cougar} was a monster in the Nightmare On Elm Streets horror movies.

Here's some information about the cabbage patch dance:
"The cabbage patch dance was introduced to the world courtesy of Gucci Crew II in 1987 but popularized by the San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Jerry Rice in the 1990s. The cabbage patch dance is so simple; all you need to do is stretch out your arms, put your hands together, and move them around a bit on a horizontal plane. It is especially funny when combined with the Roger Rabbit leg motions".
http://www.niallkennedy.com/blog/archives/2005/04/whats_your_happ.html

"Roger Rabbit" was the star of the 1988 movie Who Framed Roger Rabbit.

Click http://www.movie-list.com/trailers.php?id=whoframedrogerrabbit for more information about that movie.

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FOOTBALL GAMES
football games are cool
football games rule
football games we play
-maria; 8/26/2006

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FORT PITT MANIA
Editor: The cheerleaders say the first lines and the audience says the lines in parenthesis. Everybody says the last four lines:
Fort Pitt mania
(Fort Pitt mania)
Rock this stadium
(Rock this stadium)
Just a little contest
(Just a little contest)
They'll put you on your back.
(They'll put you on your back.)
There ain't no maybes.
(There ain't no maybes.)
We're ALL goin crazy.
(We're ALL goin crazy).
Oosh, ah ah*
Oosh, ah ah*
Oosh, ah ah*
Fort Pitt mania!
-Fort Pitt Elementary School cheerleaders {Pittsburgh, PA},
school year 2004; posted by Azizi P. 2/11/2006

*Everyone says these lines

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FRAZER DRAGONS
Frazer Dragons
Fraser dragons
we breathe fire
We're the team
you all admire
Trophies, medals we all own
Other teams the dragon's burn
D-R-A-G-O-N-S
-taylor (Australia) ; 2/22/2007

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FRESHMEN
F R E S H M E N
we're the best,
FRESHMEN O YEAH
-Jessica ; 9/20/2007

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GATORS
All: Gators
clap clap clap clap {while doing foot stomps}
Gators
Soloist: Gators aint with it So Homewood** better quit it
All: Gators
clap clap clap clap
(do a foot stomp routine to the beat at the same time you are clapping your hands)

(Repeat the cheer from the beginning with the next soloist. Other possible lines that the next soloist could say:
"Homewood" betta chill out Cause I'll lay their tracks out". or "Homewood betta chill out Cause Sha'Ona come and lay them out" or "Homewood betta laugh and cheer But they aint really got no hair."
-Sha'ona K, African American female; 11 years old and CanRaya E, African American female; 11 years old;(Pittsburgh, PA; 6/12/2008); collected by Azizi Powell 6/12/2008

Editor:
"Gators" is the name of a community football team in the Garfield section of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. "Homewood" is the name of another neighborhood in Pittsburgh. That neighborhood has its own community football team which competes against Garfield's team.

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GEORGETOWN IS HERE
Hi, I'm a 13 year old cheerleader from Georgetown, Ohio. One hello cheer that we use at my school is Georgetown is

here like never before
Mighty G-men are back to rock this floor,
we come to this game with no fear,
Welcome Broncos (opposing team) 2008/09 is our year,
So please bring it on and let us rock,
Cause the mighty mighty G-men will hit the (pause) top!

At the pause we do a jump together or we do a flip.
-Amber ; 6/9/2008

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GET BACK TO THE WOODS!
Back!
Get back!
Get back into the woods!
Cause you haven't got
Haven't got
Haven't got the goods!
You haven't got the rhythm!
You haven't got the jazz!
You haven't got the stuff our team has!
-Elle F; 8/8/2006

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GETCHA HEAD IN THE GAME
Rock it Rock it
You know you cant stop it
You got the feva fo the flava so lets take it to the top
getcha head in the game
getcha head in the game
get up off yo seat
so you got no one to blame
rise up, giddy up
gonna ride this fire higha
Dontchu complain
Getcha head in the game!
-*-+Angie+-*; 6/12/2006

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GET DOWN
Get Down,
Get Funky,
Get Loose and moove to the beat
Get your body moving
Let's start with your feet
Your feet 2-3-4
Your knees 2-3-4
Your hips 2-3-4
Your arms 2-3-4
Your shoulders 2-3-4
That's it
-lily, 4/25/2007

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GET DOWN & SHAKE THEM UP
Get down! And shake em up!
Get down! And shake em up!
o Get down! And shake em up!
Get down!
-Kriten and Michola; 9/30/2006

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GET ON THE WILDCATS TRAIN
Get On The Wildcats Train,
Get On The Wildcats Train,
You Don't Need A Ticket,
All You Need IS Pride,
So Get On The Wildcats Train,
And Ride, Ride, Ride, Ride.....
-Kristi L. ; 4/22/2006

Editor:
"Get On The Wildcats Train "sounds" very much like a number of African American spirituals about getting on teh gospel train. I wonder if this cheer was purposely based on those spirituals.

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GET THAT SERVE IN
this cheer is for VOLLEYBALL ONLY. it wont make sense if its used in another sport. oh and i made this one up my myself cuz my voleyball team was all sad cuz we were losing so i made sumthin silly up to make them roll their eyes and smile and to cheer them up. it worked! they wer crackin up!!1 okay so it goes
Get that serve in and we'll win
Get that serve out and we will pout
Pass right and we'll spike all night
And if you pass wrong
We'll repeat this song.

isnt it funny? but it worked. well ill try to think of another
cheer. thank ya
-katherine s. {corpus christi, texas}

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GET UP EVERYBODY
heres a cheer thats my teams favorite:
GET up everybody get up on your feet
strive for a victory (clap clap clap)
STRIVE TO DEFEAT!! (repeat 3 times)
-Torrey; 2/17/2007

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GIGALO (Cheerleader Cheer verrsion)
reeses peices buttercup
this is the way i move my stuff
bang bang chu chu train
come on cudas do your thang
i cant why not
i just cant why not
my back acks the sun top bright
i move my hips from the left to right
from the left to the right
-Guest; : http://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=100807&messages=45 Gigalo & other children's rhymes &cheers [ September 28, 2010

Editor:
This guest who posted this example doesn't indicate how this cheer is performed. However, the phrase "come on cudas" * suggests that this cheer is part of the reperatorie of an athletic team associated cheerleading squad. For that reason, I've added that example to this page and not to Cocojams' Foot Stomping Cheer page.

Click http://www.cocojams.com/content/foot-stomping-cheers-0 to see multiple examples of "Gigalo",

* "Coudas" may be a mispelling of cougars. suggest that this lpweverJGJit is per

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GIMME A ____ (Version #1)
Gimme a T
Gimme a U
Gimme a S
Gimme a C
Gimme a O
Gimme a L
Gimme a A
What does that spell? Tuscola!!!
-Adrienne M.; 5/13/2006

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GIRLS ARE SEXY
Girls are sexy
made of pepsi.
Boys are rotten made of cotton.
I am a cheerleader and that is one saying I know.
-Ashlyn ; 8/30/2006

Editor: This floating verse is found in a number of handclap rhymes. For example read versions of "My Mother And Your Mother (boys are rotten) on Cocojams' Handclap rhyme page http://www.cocojams.com/content/handclap-jump-rope-and-elastics-rhymes

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GIVE ME AN ____ (Version #2)
Ok I Have A Cheer And Its For Southern Districts. But.. U Can Add Ur Team Name Instead of this one:

Give me an S.
S. We got that S. We got that S.
Give me an P.
P. We got that P. We got that P.
Give me an A.
A. We Got that A . We got that A .
Give me an R.
R. We Got that R. We Got that R.
Give me a T.
T. We got that T. We got that T.
Give me an A.
A. We got that A. We got that A.
Give me an N.
N. We Got that N. We got that N.
Give me an S.
S. We got that S. We got that S.
Break It Down.
Now Lets Go Spartans. Lets go.
Woot! Woot!
Lets Go Spartans. Lets Go.
Woot! Woot!
-Kiwi, 3/18/2006

Editor: The name "Kiwi" implies that this contributor is from New Zealand. However, "the Southern Districts" is a referent for a region of Australia. Maybe it's also a referent for a region in New Zealand. Does anybody know? If so, contact me at cocojams17@yahoo.com. Thanks!i

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GO (your team's name)
I Learned this @ cheer camp!! :)

*1,2 Watya gona do
yell go(U Team Name)
Go(ur team name)
~3,4Yell it once more
yell beat (opposin team)
beat (opposin team) !
1,2,3,4 yell go (ur team)
beat (opposing team)!
Go (ur team)
Beat (opposin team)
Go (ur team)
Beat
(opposin team)

Motions *for"1" U lunge and right punch
*For "2" U make a T w/ur feet together
*For "Watya gona" step 2 the rit and put ur hands on u rit hip.
*For "do" make a rit punch *(ripple)
On "Go(ur team)" 1st row Wave arms from side to side 2nd waves their arms and repeats "Go..."
~for"3" U lunge and right punch
~For"4" U make a T w/ ur feet together
~For "Watya gona" step2the rit and put ur hands on u rit hip.
~For"do" make a rit punch ~(ripple)
On "beat (opposing team)" 1st row Wave arms from side to side 2nd waves their arms and repeats "Beat..." !
for"1" U lunge and right punch !
For"2" U make a T w/ ur feet together ! for
"3" step2the rit and put ur hands on u rit hip. !
for"4" make a rit punch !ripple) On "Go (ur team)" 1st row Wave arms from side to side 2nd waves their arms and says"beat..." ! then Hit the crowd sayin "Go (ur team) Beat (opposin team) Go (ur team) Beat (opposin team)" While clapping!
-Samantha W. (age 14) Brookhaven Ms (Enterprise)
GO JAKETS!!! :O ; 10/19/2006

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GO CANDLE STICKS
go(candle sticks),
go(daggers)
g(cross)-o(daggers,
go(firstripple highv)
rams(secondlowv),
go(third high v)
-kenzie ; 11/29/2008

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G.O. (Example #1)
G-O lets go pirates
G-O lets go (repeat 3 times)
-Felicia; 9/26/2007

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G.O. (Example #2)
G-O let's go
let's go
G-O let's go
yeah(clap clap)
-kristina ; 10/5/2008

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GO BACK (Version #1)
here's a cheer (ps: im 12, from canada, d*** proud of it)
go back,
go back,
to the woods
u ain't,
u ain't,
u ani't got the goods,
u may have the rythm
and u may have the jive
but your team ain't half alive!!!
-dani-l (Canada), 2/3/2006

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GO BACK (Version #2)
This is another version of one of the cheers:
Go Back,
Go back,
go back to the woods,
your team aint' got no spirit
and your coach is no good.
-lizzo; 6/17/2006

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GO BIG BLUE
go big blue
let's go big blue
stand up and shout it out
let's go big blue

i wanna give a welcome to Mrs. Price for everything she has done LOVE YOU MRS. PRICE
-Allison ; 5/22/2007

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GO BLUE GO WHITE
(cheerleaders say): Go blue! (crowd repeats)
(cheerleaders say} Go white! (crowd repeats)
(cheerleaders say) Go Vikings! (crowd repeats)
(cheerleader & crowd say together) FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT!
-Azizi P. remembrance of Atlantic City High School (New Jersey) cheer, 1961-1965

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GO BRONCHOS
ok heres a cheer from SMS!!!!
go bronchos!
Who are we?
Holly bronchos can't be beat!
Shoot for 2
shoot 3
Holly bronchos Victory!
-RedRachelMMMM; 3/4/2007

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GO BULLDOGS
Here is a cheer that I did when I was a cheer leader.

Go Bulldogs,
beat Jackets.
1- 2 watch ya gonna do
yell go Bulldogs,
go Bulldogs. 3-4
yell it once more,
yell go Bulldogs,
go Bulldogs.
1-2-3-4 yell go Bulldogs,
beat Jackets.
Go Bulldogs,
beat Jackets.
-Caty; 9/26/2006

Editor:
See the cheer "Go Jackets" below. I wonder if the contributor of that cheer and the contributor of this one (with the line "go Bulldogs, beat Jackets") are from
competing schools in the same region. Maybe this is just a coincidence. Those kind of coincidences help make the world interesting.

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GO GO FIGHT FIGHT (Example #1)
go go fight fight
win win fight fight
go fight win fight
go fight win
-brittany; 3/9/2006

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GO GO FIGHT FIGHT (Example #2)
This is a cheer consisting of at least 2 captains starting off and doing motions and the rest of the team repeating them.. [c = captains] [t = team] [c] YELL

"GO,GO!" (low V on right side, shake hips and switch so left arm is in low V)

[T] GO, GO! (copies captains)
[C] YELL "FIGHT, FIGHT!" (arms in a T brought into a clap)
[T] FIGHT, FIGHT! (again copies)
[all] GO, GO,(step out to the right and
clap) FIGHT, FIGHT, (step out to the left and clap) WIN TONIGHT! (bring together, arms in a T and at "tonight" make a high V) x3
-taylorxlynne ; 2/3/2007

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GO GO GET EM
go go get em get em
go go get em get em
and whaen you get them
we say ocha awe awe ocha awe awe
-Erika; 10/26/2006

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GO JACKETS GO
turn around like mc hammer,
touch tha ground like salt and pepper,
shake ur botty like frity tuddy,

go jackets go, go jackets go
-tiffany; 7/31/2006

Editor:
"Mc Hammer" and "Salt-N-Pepa" are names of Hip-Hop music stars who were popular in the 1980s & early 1990s.

See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MC_Hammer for information on Mc Hammer and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salt-N-Pepa for information about Salt & Pepa.

"Shake ur botty like frity tuddy" probably means "shake your booty like fruity tuity". "Fruity Tuity" may just be a rhyming phrase with no meaning. Or this phrase may have come from fruit flavored gelatin {jello} which has a quivering substance. "Botty" probably means "booty" and booty is another word for your "butt" or your "behind". K.C and the Sunshine Band had a hit record whose title is "Shake Your Booty".

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G-O-T-T-A
G-O-T-T-A,
gotta gotta cheer today.
If I dont, I won't be proud,
common audience, LETS GET LOUD!!!!
-KiTTy KaT; 3/14/2007

Editor:
"Common" probably means "Come on."

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GO YOU MIGHTY BULLFROGS
There once was a bullfrog,
who sat upon a log,
who rooted for the other taem,
which made no sense at all.
He fell into the water and bumped his little haed.
And when he came back up, this is what he said:
GO,GO,GO,GO you mighty bullfrogs
Fight,Fight,Fight,Fight you mighty bullfrogs
Win,Win,Win,Win you mighty bullfrogs
Go Fight Win bullfrogs until the end!
-lolo; 3/14/2009

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GRADE 4
Grade 4s
we score,
grade 3s oh please
-Chls; 6/26/2007

Editor:
This cheer is probably chanted to taunt students in the lower grades..

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GREEN, GET FIRED UP
Here is a cheer that me and my team love to shout! ----

(one of your school's colors), get fired up ! (
another one of your school's colors twice), Get fired up !

Here is the example: Green, get fired up!
Green and Gold get fired up!
-Emily ; 5/8/2006

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HA HO WATCH US GO
This one my sister did:
"Ha Ho watch us go
the (your team) gone shake it to the flo!
Go Go gogo go bruins go go
gogo down to the flo!
-no name, 2/19/2006

Editor:
"Flo" means "floor"

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HARD 2 BEAT
This is called Hard 2 Beat
Wonni is hard 2 beat,
h-a-r-d hard 2 beat!
(repeat as many times as u like) (wonni is our skool)
-Erin & Brooke; 1/4/2007

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HATERS
Haters gonna hate
cause thats what they do
by the end of this game we will beat you (repeat)
-Princess R.; African American female; 5/4/2006

Editor: "Haters" is an African American originated referent for someone who is jealous of you. A person who does things out of jealousy and hatred is said to be "hating on you". I'm not sure when "hater" and "hating on" first began to be used, but it's been rather widely used (informally) since 2006.

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HAVE YOU EVER
Have you ever?
ever seen us swim?
with perfect strokes and record timing
oh have you seen the green in the ________pool?
we're winning and grinning and swimmin inside it!
-fubi; 2/17/2007

Editor:
This is the first swim team cheer that I've ever heard or received. This example joins the football, basketball cheers. Thank you!! Keep 'em coming!

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HAY HAY I SAY
Hay,Hay! I say, were gana win!!!
were not one or two or three or four
we are going to win tonight thats right!
We dont care how
come on and see
we will win and we will be happy!!!
-Audriana ; 3/27/2007

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HAWK SPIRIT
Here is a cheer i know for football
Ready Ok
Hawk spirit
Yea get up, get up (pump arms)
Let's hear it
Yell for the team that is the best,
Come on crowd yell HMS (yell)
Yea that's right
Let's go, let's fight, let's win
Hickory Hawks alright!
Clap your hands (clap hands and pause)
stomp your feet (stomp feet)
Hickory Hawks can't be beat
Go teal teal
go black black
Come on team you can do it
just put some power to it
Goooooooo Hawks!.
-Cherry; 1/21/2008

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H. E. L. L. O (Version #1)
H-E-LL-O
H-E-LL-O
That's the way we say "Hello"
Now that you know the beat
Clap your hands
And stomp your feet.
-Alafia Children's Ensemble (Braddock, Pennsylvania}, 1999

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HELLO (Version #2)
Here is a cheer I learned:
Hello H-E-L-L-O! Cougars say hello! We wish you the best and put you to the test! Yes!
That cheer was from Carlyton Little Cougars. Hope you liked it.
-DeAnne; 8/16/2006

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H. E. L. L. O (Version #3)
h e l l o
thats how u say hello
if u know the beat
do it with both feet

my friend taught that to me
-kaymum ; 12/30/2007

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H. E. L. L. O (Version #4)
h-e-l-l-o
were here today to say hello
from us to you
we send the best
we wish you luck and nothing less
-josie; 10/20/2008

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HERE WE GO
Here we go,
Go Tigers Go! {repeat three times}
-Michola and Kristen; 9/30/2006

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HERITAGE ARE NUMBER 1
Heritage are number 1
Where gunna knock you down to 0
Where the best you cant beat
You suckers are gunna c defeat.
Are team is hot and ready for your attack
Where so ... hot where gunna burn you back.
Oh yea!! Heritage is ready to go
Heritage is gunna win this show
Nerther Thorpe sucks so bad
Poor guys they look so sad.
Black and white are hear to stay
Black and white are gunna rule today
Our team is fierce and ready to go.
So nether Thorpe you loosers Have gotta to go.
-Stacey; 8/17/2006

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HEY (Example #5)
heres a cheer for you

hey yall up in them stands
let me see you clap your hand ( 1 1 1 1 1)
now that you got that beat
let me see you stamp your feet ( 1 1 1 1 1)
now that you got that groove
let me see your body move (cabbage patch)
-brittany b; 2/28/2007

Editor:
I'm assuming that "11111" means clap 5 times. "The cabbage patch" is a R&B dance that was popular in the 1980s.

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HEY (Example #1)
Hey (a name)
say what,
show me how to get down,
no way,
show me how to get down,
ok,
we stump our feet,
we move to the beat
we turn around,
touch the ground
and that's the way we do it.
ok
-Khamya; age 8; (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania); 3/21/2006

Click http://www.cocojams.com/content/foot-stomping-cheers-0 to find examples of the foot stomping cheer "Get Down".

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HEY (Example #2)
Hey {solo}
Hey What {team}
Do you think we rock?
{solo} We rock We talk We take it to the top
{Team} Gooooooo Tigers {everyone}
-Michola and Kristen; 9/30/2006

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HEY (Example #3)
this is a cheer we always used to say when we where in grade 6 two yrs ago that (the squad is kind of split into two groups and they respond to each other-

hey saints
hey what
hey saints
hey what
hey what
how do you spell your victory?
(all together) well we split the V we dot the eye we curl the C-T-O-R-Y!
Go Saints
-xaila; 11/24/2006

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HEY (Example #4)
In the spirit of good sportsmenship every time we had a competition we had a lil cheer for the rest of the teams.

Hey ( other teams name)
We said G-O-O-D-L-U-CK good luck
(your teams name) is wishing you LOTS OF LUCK.
-Jose; 11/26/2006

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HEY AC
Hey AC
You look so good to me
Hey Hey Hey
Hey AC
You look so good to me.
-Azizi P. (memories of Atlantic City High School cheer-1971-1965)

Editor: This was a unison chant that was done without stomping, I recall the band playing in the backround while the cheerleaders led this chant at my high school's peop rallies. For the record, I don't recall any middle school or elementary school cheer leaders when I was attending public school. Also, I recall that my high school, which was about 50% Black and 50% White (and had 3,000 students in 1965) had one or two Black cheerleaders, both female.

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HEY ALL U PEOPLE
hey all u people (crowd repeats: hey all you people)
up there in the stands {crowd repeats: up there in the stands)
get up and move your feet {crowd repeats: get up and move your feet}
to that camp beat {crowd repeats: to that camp beat}
lets go now (stomp stomp clap stomp,....stomp clap)

(repeat stomp stomp clap stomp,....stomp clap 1 more time)
-erika; 10/26/2006

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HEY ALL YOU PEOPLE ON THE OTHER SIDE
Hey All You People this is a call back cheer. i did in jr. high in the late 90's

Hey all you people on the other side,(other side calls back),
Were the (mascot/school name) team
and we are full of pride, ( other side calls back)
You are up against the best against the very best(other side calls back)
we are gonna beat you too just like the rest! (other side calls back)
-angelbunnyWi ; 6/7/2007

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HEY ALL YOU (team mascot) FANS
i have a cheer that i made up to share with coco jams;

Hey all you (team mascot) fans stand up in the stands and yell go(fans yell go)
yeah!
Hey all you (team mascot) fans stand up in the stands and yell fight (fans yell fight)
yeah!
Hey all you (team mascot) fans stand up in the fans and yell win ( fans yell win)
yeah!
Hey all you (team mascot) fans stand up in the stands and yell go...(fans yell go)
...fight...(fans yell fight)...win...(fans yell win) go fight win!
-anonymous; 2/13/2008

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HEY ALL YOU WEISER FANS
hey all you weiser fans
let me here you clap your hands
now that you've got the beat
let me hear you stomp you feet
now that you got the groove let me see your body move.
-you; 8/5/2006

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HEY ALL YOU WOLVERINE FANS
hey all you wolverine fans
let me here you clap your hands (clap 4 times)
now that you've got the beat
let me see you stomp your feet (stomp 8 times)
now that you got the groove
let me see your body move
awooa a-awooa Go wolverines!
-haylea ; 1/15/2007

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HEY ALRIGHT
Hi I learned this when was little and enjoyed it. I hope you do too!

Hey alright these ( team name) can fight
We are gonna shake that funky thing
shake it black and white. (clap twice) repeat 3 times
-Andi E.; 8/21/2007

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HEY DON'T BE A FOOL (Version #1)
i learned this from my school we chant this everytime we when a game.

hey don't be a fool
somebody said we're number 2
but we're number 1 hhs(change school)
-hhs; 5/19/2007

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HEY DON'T BE A FOOL (Version #2)
We say this chant every time HJH wins a game

Hey don't be a fool
Somebody said we're number 3
but we're number 1 HJH {name of school}

Well now I'm in the 9th
-jazz ; 6/8/2007

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HEY CROWD, STAND ON YOUR FEET
Hey crowd, stand on your feet,
statesboro devils we can't be beat,
on top once more
we show no fear
2007 this is our year!
As you request
you come to see the best
Statesboro Devils Oh Yes!
T-a-c K-L-E tackle lets go big D
-Sayde; 6/26/2007

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HEY HEY (Version #1)
Hey, Hey,
What do you say?
Big big red! {team name}
-Courtney ; 2/2/2007

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HEY HEY (Version #2)
Hey Hey
Set
Ready

Hey Hey
Go fight win
hey Hey
Till the end
Hey hey
Go fight win till the very end
Hey Hey
-nicole russell, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUWw6TmQRiM ,Jun 27, 2012
-snip-
This chant is shown as 1:19-1:43

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HEY HEY COUGARS
Hey Hey cougars you know
do you gotta rock wit da orange
and roll with the blue (clap,clap)
roll with the blue.
-Sammy; 4/25/2006

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HEY HEY GO FIGHT
hey hey go fight win
hey hey till the end
hey hey go fight win until the very end X3
-Sloane S; 1/19/2008

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HEY HEY ITS TIME TO FIGHT (Example #1)
hey hey its time to fight
every body yell blue and white
"blue and White!"
____Bull Dogs____(your team)
yell were going to win tonight
everyone together
yea we show our pride
the year 07 will be a big surprise!!
-JMR ; 1/16/2007

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HEY HEY ITS TIME TO FIGHT (Example #2)
hey,hey it's time to fight.
everybody yell blue and white.
hey,hey let;s do it again.
everybody yell go;
fight,win.but hold up
cause i am gonna beat the woopes
out of you go team.( thanks for reading and i made it up once again thanks.)
-emely; 9/14/2008

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HEY JUNIORS
(cheerleaders) hey juniors
(juniors) hey what
(cheerleaders) hey juniors
(juniors) hey what
(cheerleaders) let me here your #
(juniors) what
(cheerleaders) let me here your #
(juniors) what, 08 08 0-0-0-0-08 [the year they graduate]
(and do every class starting with freshman up to seniors)

then cheerleaders say
hey [school name]
(everybody says) hey what
(cheerleaders) hey [school name]
(everybody) hey what
(cheerleaders) let me here your #
(everybody) what
(cheerleaders) let me here you #
(everybody) what, #1
#1 num-num-num-num #1
(cheerleaders) hey [mascot]
(everybody) hey what
(cheerleaders) hey [mascot]
(everybody) hey what
(cheerleaders) jump shake your booty
jump jump shake your booty
{everybody) jump shake your booty
jump jump shake your booty
(cheerleaders) hey [mascot]
(everybody) hey what
(cheerleaders hey [mascot]
(everybody) hey what
(cheerleaders) pump-pump-pump it up
(everybody) pump-pump-pump it up
(cheerleaders) p-u-m-p pump it up
(everybody) p-u-m-p pump it up
(cheerleaders) pump it just do it
get get get to it
(everybody) pump it just do it get get get to it

---im a junior and i cheer for basketball and we do this cheer all the time and it really pumps up the fans! its a blast!
-whit whit ; 12/1/2006

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HEY [SCHOOL COLORS], Example #1
Hey Blue and White
You look so good to me.
Hey! Hey! Hey!
[repeat multiple times]
- Azizi Powell, memories of Atlantic City High School (1961-1964)

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HEY [SCHOOL COLORS], Example #2
“Hey Red, Hey Blue, you look so good to me, I said hey Red, Hey Blue…”
-East Orange High School, 1967, 1968, from comment posted by MellonBrush | September 11, 2009 @ 8:29 am , http://www.baristanet.com/2009/09/go-blue-mhs-mounties-set-for-first-gam...

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HEY SMITH'S
Hey Here's a great hello cheer!:

Hey Smith's
We're glad your here
We'd like to take a minute for a little hello cheer
Welcome and hello from the Blue and Gold
The game is getting started and we'll put U to the test.
We're the New Castle Lions and we're ready for the fight
Good luck to you Smiths from the Mighty Blue and Gold
-Britt, 2/16/2006

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HEY STEP UP
here it goes;
Hey (pause pause)
Step Up! (pause clap)
Wilmington (pause)
Wildcats (pause)
Have more than enough!
Blue and White (pause pause)

GOOD LUCK TONIGHT!
-Dana; 8/10/2008

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HEY WE'RE BACK
his is Hey we're back
Hey we're back
and better then before.
we're here to win (clap,clap) once more.
-Andrea; 9/10/2006

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HEY, WE'RE THE PONIES
Hey, we're the ponies
and we're taking over!
No more daises,
no more clovers.
we beat them fast in every way...
(other team's name) BEWARE!!!!
-Uilia; 5/16/2006

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HIP HOP
I am a Kelley Krazie (not cheerleader just awesome coed group) at _____ in Tulsa, OK.
We have alot of cheers that I love. Our mascot is the Comet and our colors are red and white. Here's some of our cheers:

Hip hop Comets rock,
let me see that left foot
drop *stomp foot*
Boom! *shake shoulders and lean back*
Shake it up shake it up
Boom Boom!
shake it up shake it up!
-Amanda, 17,Senior in Tulsa, OK ; 9/9/2006

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HI THERE HO THERE
here is one i have - hope you like it

hi there
ho there
how do you do
the (insert school name)
is saying hi to you!
we are nice
and we are cool
but you know what
you just druel
-LolFizzy:o) ; 3/21/2007

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HOLLA BACK
Cheerleaders: Holla back
(Angels Crowd, and cheerleaders: woo woo
Cheerleaders: Holla back
(Crowd and cheerleaders): woo woo
Cheerleaders: Holla back
(Angels Crowd and cheerleaders): woo woo
(Crowd and cheerleaders): Holla back back back
-Princess R.; 5/4/2006

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H-O-M-E
H-o-m-e
our team is home
and were leading to a victory!
-Ariel; 3/27/2006

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HORNETS IN THE FRONT
theres one that goes

hornet in the frount
let me hear you grunt,(grunt)
hornets in the middle
let me hear you sizzal,(sizzal)
hornets in the rear
let me hear you cheer,(cheer).

You can change the school name if you like... Thank You Hornet_101
-kimberly w.; 2/13/2009

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HOT TO GO (Version #1)
monash is hot
to go h-o-t
-t-o-g-o arooh
hot to go
arooh hot to go
-tayler ; 7/19/2007

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HOT TO GO (Version #2)
I would just like to show you this cheer that i learned this year her it goes i hope you like it
h-o-t-t-o-g-o_______(name of team)
team is hot to go
say whoo
hot to go
say whoo
hot to go
-ashleyk; 12/16/2008

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HOW DO YOU FEEL (Version #1)
(say grade name as typed}
Freshman
Freshman,
Sophomores
Sophomores,
Juniors
Juniors,
Seniors
Seniors,
Comets
Comets]
how do you feel?
WE FEEL GOOD
OH WE FEEL SO GOOD UH!
-Amanda; age 17 years; (Tulsa, Oklahoma); 9/9/2006

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HOW DO YOU FEEL (Version #2)
(coach) hey cheerleaders
how do you feel?
(cheerleaders) we feel good
oh we feel so good whoo!
(coach) hey cheerleaders how do you really feel?
(cheerleaders) our backs' aching
our skirts' to tight
our hips' shaking from left to right
say uh i got it (team name)
got the power
say shake it really (team name)
do your thing
say go (team name)
-alex; 8/02/2007

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HOW FUNKY IS THE CHICKEN (Version #1)
(The rest of the squad and the audience repeat each line after the soloist)
How funky is the chicken.
How loose is the goose.
So come on everybody.
And shake your caboose.
Yeah. And shake your caboose.
-Faith, Hope, and Grace (African American sisters, 6-9 years old, Alafia Children's Ensemble game song group, Braddock, Pennsylvania; 1998)

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HOW FUNKY IS THE CHICKEN (Version #2)
How funky is your chicken
How loose is your goose
Come on all you Panthers
and shake your caboose.
-Anonymous (coach, girls' midget football cheerleading squad); 9/13/2006

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HOW FUNKY IS THE CHICKEN (Version #3)
HEEEEY-O this is how we go
How funky is your chicken?
How loose is your goose?
How high can u fly?
How low can go?
How fast can you run
NOT FAST ENOUGH BECAUSE WE WON!
-missy {Australia}; 4/21/2007

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HOW FUNKY IS THE CHICKEN (Version #4)
This is one that is all around my school;

How funky is your chicken?
How loose is your goose?
So come on all you people
let's shake that caboose! UH!
-Keke; 11/22/2007

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HOW IT FEEL
Hows it feel to be an Angel Angel
hows it feel to be up so high
how's it feel to be (say the name of the other team twice)
we don't know
we don't stoop so low
we don't know
we don't stoop so low
-Princess R.; 5/4/2006

Editor:
The Angels is the name of the Catholic high school's sports team.

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HUDDLE
When you start this cheer, have the squad in a circle, like your in a team huddle. Move your feet one at a time and move around the circle.

Huddle: The team is in a huddle,
The coach is at the head.
We had a conversation and this is what we said .... (move to another formation}
WE'RE GONNA F-I-GHT,
WE'RE GONNA S-C-ORE,
WE'RE GONNA W-I-N
TONIGHT WE'RE GONNA FIGHT, WE'RE GONNA SCORE, WE'RE GONNA WIN TONIGHT! ALRIGHT!
-Rachel; 5/21/2007

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HUSTLE (Version #1)
Go Go
Hustle Hustle*
GO
Go Go
Hustle Hustle
GO

[repeat]
- arielallday; Heritage High School (Newport News, Virginia); Feb 18, 2007

* Stomp down especially hard each time you say "go go" (and not the "go" at the end).

Here's that video:

Heritage High School vs Hampton High School

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HUSTLE (Version #2)
H-U-S-T-L-E
h-u-s (clapX3)
t-l-e,(clapX3)
hus tle hustle for are victory!
-Anonymous; 1/11/2008

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HUSTLE (Version #3)
hey. its sierra and i got a good cheer for you.

husle, husle
go jags go.
we've got to win this fight G-O!
-Sierra; 8/11/2008

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HYPE
H.Y.P.E that is what you ought to be...
H.Y.P.E. come on and get hype
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6jJe26xVAQ BEN L. SMITH AND EASTERN GUILFORD CHEER OFF, Feb 21, 2008 , transcribed by WizWifeyCJT

That was the first cheer that was filmed in that video of part of a cheer off (cheer battle) between of a stomp & shake cheerleading squad and another squad. "Hype" is a clip of the word "hyperactive" and means "to get excited".

The second cheer was "Rock Steady". The words for that cheer are found below under the "R" section.

Here's that video:
BEN L. SMITH AND EASTERN GUILFORD CHEER OFF, Feb 21, 2008

ORIGINALCHEERPHI, Uploaded on Feb 21, 2008
THE EAGLES LETTIN' THE WILDCASTS KNOW THEY AINT READY TO ROCK WITH THEM AT THE ULTIMATE CHEER & DANCE EXPERIENCE TRIAD HIGH SCHOOL CHEERLEADING

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I'M A (name of school mascot)
(sing to the tune of "Oh My Darling, Clementine" or "Found A Peanut"

I'm a (name of your team's mascot),
I'm a (name of your team's mascot),
I'm a (name of your team's mascot) in the sky.
I would rather be a (name of your team's mascot),
than a (other team's mascot) from (school initials).

Example: I'm a Comet, I'm a Comet,
I'm a Comet in the sky.
I would rather be a Comet than a Ram from LCI.
-Nicole, 10/7/2006

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I'M A COUGAR FROM COUGAR TOWN
I'm a Cougar from Cougar town
and only a Cougar can knock me down
If you don't like my apples,
don't shake my tree
'cause I'm a Cougar
Don't mess with me!
-Baby Boy; http://cheerleading.about.com/od/cheerschantsyells/a/cheers12.htm

Editor:
Click http://www.cocojams.com/content/schoolyard-taunts for examples of Ah Beep Beep to find the lines "don't like my apples/don't shake my tree".

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I'M A STAR
You: hi my name is Aundrea
and im a star
mess with me and ill take you far!
Squad: Woo, she thinks she's bad.
Woo, she thinks she's bad.
You: Correction baby, i know im bad.
Squad: Woo, she thinks she's bad.
Woo, she thinks she's bad.
You: Child please!
-Aundrea; 2/28/2007

Editor:
The words to "I'm A Star" are almost exactly like the words to the foot stomping "Hula Hula". Visit Cocojams' Footstomping cheer page http://www.cocojams.com/content/foot-stomping-cheers-0 for that example and other cheers.

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I'M SEXY (Version #1)
I'm sexy! I'm cute!
I'm popular to boot!
I'm [fussin]. Great hair!
The boys all love to stare!
I'm wanted, I'm hot,
I'm everything you're not!
I'm pretty, I'm cool,
I dominate the school!
Who am I? Just guess!
Guys wanna touch my chest!
I'm rockin', I smile,
and many think I'm vile.
I'm flyin', I jump,
you can look, but don't you hump.
Whoo! I'm major! I roar!
I swear I'm not a whore!
We cheer and we lead!
We act like we're on speed!
Hate us 'cause we're beautiful,
but we don't like you either!
We're cheerleaders!
We are cheerleaders!
Roll call!
Big Red
Call me Big red.
Whitney I'm whoa-whoa-Whitney.
Courtney C-c-c-courtney. Rowr!
Darcy Dude it's Darcy.
Carver I'm big, bad carver! Yay!
Kasey They call me Kasey--
Big red I'm still Big red.
I sizzle! I scorch!
And now I pass the torch.
The ballots are in,
and one girl has to win.
She's perky, she's fun,
and now she's number one.
K-k-kick it Torrance...t-t-t-Torrance.
Torrance- I'm strong and I'm loud.
I'm gonna make you proud,
I'm t-t-t-Torrance.
Your captain Torrance. Let's go, Toros!
We are the Toros! The mighty, mighty Toros!
We're so terrific, we must be toros!
Yay! Go, Toros! Yay! Come on!
-Anonymous; 8/30/2006

Editor:
"I'm Sexy" is from the first movie in the Bring It On cheerleader series. See the examples listed under the title "Like Totally For Sure" for other examples of this cheer. Click http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bring_It_On_(film) for more information on the Bring It On movies.

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I'M THE BEST
Im the best cant u see
it all narrows back to me
I start up rumers that are cool
open hearts pretty jewels,
I can aford it all
just name it and i got it,
your so jealous,
cant u wait will u win
try ur best and see,
I dont think so theres no use
come on just give up
bing bang get away
dont wanna see
just shut up ur in my way
-Kyla; 12/18/2006

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ICE CREAM SODA
ice cream soda
banana split our team's the best
and you know it
side to side
cookies and cream
our team's the leading cheerleading team
go team!!!
-taylor; 9/23/2006

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ICE CREAM SUNDAE
i have a cheer

ice cream sundae
banana split
we think your team plays like
Shake it to the left
shake it to the right
come on panthers fight, fight, fight
-anonymous, 11/24/2006

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I LIKE TO
when i was growing up we said

i like to kick up high
and do the dirty wine
i like to get down low
and do the rolley pole
i like to step right back
and do the cabbet pack
i like to stop drop pop pop pop
shake shake shake viiiiiibrate
my momma short and fine
got a butt like mine
and when she cross the street
then cars go beep beep beep beep
-nana ; 11/3/2007

Editor:
"The phrase "the "dirty wine" in this example probably comes from the Jamaican dance "the Dutty Wine". There is also a dancehall reggae song by that name which was recorded by Tony Matterhorn. "The rolley pole" is probably the dance "the roly poly". The cabbet pack is the dance "The Cabbage Patch".

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I MAY WORK AT DAIRY QUEEN
This is a cheer my friend and I love to do!

I may work at Dairy Queen
but i ain't Burger King's Queen!
I am a lot of things including a cheerleader a cheerleader a cheerleader a cheerleader a cheerleader
and o! did i mention the queen of all cheerleaders.
My boyfriend may work at Burger King
but he ain't my king
there is a lot of things he is including a quarter back a quarter back a quarter back a quarter back a quarter back
and o! did i mention the king of all quarter backs.
-Cheeraholic; 7/29/2007

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IPSWICH FANS IN THE STAND
Ipswich fans in the stand
let me hear you clap your hands....
Now that you got the beat
we gunna stomp our feet.....
now that we got the groove
let me see you move
awooga awooga
now that were number one
were gunna shake our bums.
- KATE-be-LOViiN-KYLE [ : 7/11/2007

Editor:
"Bums" here means "butt"/ "behinds"

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I SAY
Side 1: I say Bishop you say Kelley!
Bishop!
Side 2: Kelley!
S1:Bishop!
S2: Kelley!
S1: I say number you say one!
Number!
S2: One!
S1: Number!
S2:One!
-Amanda; age 17 years; {Tulsa, Oklahoma}; 9/9/2006

Editor:
Amanda mentioned in her email that "Bishop Kelley" is a High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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I SAID HEY
Solo: I said hey
Group: Hey What
Solo: I said hey
Group: Hey What
Solo: Who's gonna rock this house
Group: We will rock the House
Solo: Who's gonna rock this house
Group: We will rock the House
Solo: And we rock the House
Group: we rock all the way
Solo: Say what
Group: All the Way
Solo: The Wildcats are here, and were here to say
Group: W.I.L.D.C.A.T.S Wildcats! We Rule
-Shorty; 5/24/2006

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I SEE A HOLE OUT THERE
this is for softball for all you softball playin chickas!!

i see a hole out there
i see a hole out there
i see a H-O-L-E hole out there
so it the ball out there so it the ball out there
so hit the B-A-L-L ball out there
so we can win this game
so we can win this game
so we can W-I-N win this game
so we dont lose this game
so we dont lose this game
so we dont L-O-S-E lost this game!
-Angie H.; 4/26/2006

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I STOMP MY FEET (Version #1)
I stomp my feet.
I boogie to the beat,
I turn around touch the ground
and I wiggle it, just a little bit
-morgan 12/29/2006

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I STOMP MY FEET (Version #2)
i stomp my feet
i boogie to the beat
i turn around
i touch the ground
i wiggle it just a little bit (repeat 3 times)
-kendale ; 1/15/2007

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I STOMP MY FEET (Version #3)
I have a cheer that I think u might enjoy. Here it goes

I stomp my feet
I boogie to the beat
I turn around
I touch the ground
I wiggle it just a little bit.
And then just repeat it over 3 times.
-LISA ; 9/7/2007

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IT AINT NOTHIN BUT A TUTTI FRUITY
it aint nothin but a tutti fruity
get on board and shake that bootie,
K-M-S, K-K-M-S(or your team initials)

repeat 2 more time with different moves
-Ivey; 12/14/2006

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IT'S NOT OUR FAULT
one day me and grace were bored so i made up a new rhyme that we always say it goes......

It's not our fault that were cute
and hot and everything your not
oh burn
-Chelsea; 1/15/2008

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I WAS DOWN BY THE RIVER
This goes out to my fellow Cordero Cheerleader. Remember this!
I was down by the river (YEAH! YEAH!)
And I started to drown (YEAH! YEAH!)
Then along came Cordero (YEAH! YEAH!)
And I couldn't go down (YEAH! YEAH!)
It takes a rockin-chair to rock (YEAH! YEAH!)
And take a basketball to roll (YEAH! YEAH!)
It takes school like Cordero (YEAH! YEAH!)
To set fire on my soul (YEAH! YEAH!)

(rhythmatic foot stomps and claps} Wooo! repeat 1x end cheer.

It's amazing how I stumbled upon this site today. I graduated from I.S. 302 in 1988 and I was also a Cordero Cheerleader under the direction of Mrs. Firestein. I remember my team actually changed the school colors that year because we just wasn't feeling the Navyblue and Orange Theme anymore so we replaced the orange with Skyblue. That year Mrs. Firestein choreographed a routine to Marvin Gay's "I Heard It Through The Grapevine". She thought cheerleaders dancing like the California Raisins was adorable, especially when we did a Rockettes Style kick line. When I think about it, Cordero didn't have any sports teams that required a Cheerleading Squad; we basically performed for the school itself. And to me, thats what made it even more fun! Glad to have been able to share this with you.
-UNIEK; 9/14/2005

Editor:
UNIEK, thanks for sharing your memories with Cocojams! It is remarkable that Yasmin H., another graduate of your school, had sent in "California Oranges, "Stand Up Get Ready" and other Cordero school cheers and had shared her memories of that cheerleading squad.

Cocojams aims to be the #1 online resource for contemporary English language children's cheerleading cheers and English language playground rhymes. I appreciate all the examples that have been sent to this website. Keep the examples coming, and soon it will be an everyday occurance to find other people from the school you attend or used to attend posting cheers and rhymes on Cocojams.

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I WAS LEANING ON THE LAMP POST
I was leaning on the lamp post just the other day
When a real cool cat in a casual way
Said hi there cool chick, what do you say?
I said (name of team) is going to win today.
So get out and fight for that (name of school) team
Make (opposing team) look like... whipped cream.

At the end, the cheerleaders went limp and fell to the ground...
-Sue C, remembered from Toronto, Canada, 1960s/1970s; April 17, 2012

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JAM EVERYBODY
jam everybody and get up on your feet
we are the bucs and we can't be beat
-samantha; 10/19/2006

Editor:
In this context, "Jam" means "to have a good time" (singing, dancing, and enjoying yourself with others).

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JAM WIT US
Jam wit us
You got to jam wit us
You got to-You got to jam with us
cause we are the best
Yes
hold it up
Wait a minute
let me put some groove in it
cause the {team's name} gonna win the game
and give the {opponent's name}
and give ya'll some pain
-Jam wit us; 11/18/2006

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JUMP HIGH, GIRL
hey this is a foot stomping cheer wynford uses (we all stand in a circle and 2 people go in the middle and we alternate every time the rhyme repeats its alot more fun with alot of people but the people in the circle do a toe touch or hurkey ,which ever one they want, the people making the large circle go clap stomp clap stomp until they want the rhyme to be over then yell GO (the name of your school!!!!!) (this is a perfect 8 count cheer) it goes

jump high girl
get up off your feet
-Anonymous, 6/17/2006

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JUMP ON IT
we got it.
you want it
dont sweat it
Jump On It

[repeat a number of times]
-Prince Edward County High School (Sassys) cheerleaders; Jan 30, 2007

Editor:
This is a Virginia State University (Woo Woos) cheerleader cheer as are many of Sassy's cheers. From the commenters to this video's viewer comment thread, it appears that this high school cheerleading squads and a number of other high school cheerleading squads in Virginia either learned this cheer from attending a Virginia State University (Woo Woos) cheerleader camp or their coaches are former Woo Woo, Both comments may be true.

Here's that video

Uploaded by woowooworkit on Jan 30, 2007

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KICK DOWN THE BARN DOOR
kick down the barn doors
pull out the hay
we are the girls of the usa
turn on the radio
what do ya hear
its elvis presley doin' a cheer
he says boop chwatawata
boop chabangbang
boop chawtawatwata
shake your wild thang
-abbey; 10/7/2006

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KIT KATS DOUBLE BRAT
this is a cheer from like the fourth grade....

kit kat doubble brat
do u want a peice of that?
do ya huh huh
well do ya
if u do then listen up
dont mess we the best
dont mess wit the best
cuz the best dont mess
dont fool we cool
dont fool wit the cool
cuz the cool dont fool
beat em bust em
beat em bust em
thats our custom...
dirty pop.......
thats the way uh huh uh huh
i like it uh huh uh huh
u chose the books
i chose the looks
so peace punch captin crunch
brick wall water fall
boys think they kno it
all they dont we do
soo A plus ur additude
pook wit ur additude
resses peices butter cup
we mess wit me i'll mess u up :)
-LNS; 4/9/2007

Editor:
This example is made up of four different cheers. Can you name which cheers they are?

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KNOCK EM' DOWN (Version #1)
Knock em' down,
roll em' around,
common' defense work!

repeat however many times you want.
-Kaity; 2/5/2006

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KNOCK EM' DOWN (Version #2)
knock em down
Roll em Round
C'mon Defense Work --WORK
-Anonymous; 6/17/2007

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KNOCK U OUT
Knock U Out
I dont know what you talkin about
but Tigers will knock you out!
(Knock you out 5x)
-Torrie ; 4/30/2006

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(School Name) KNOWS WHAT TIME IT IS
(school name) knows what time it is
time to get loud
time to represent!!
(opposing teams name) knows what time it is
time to get beat
time to face defeat!! goooo (schools name)!!!!!!!!!!!!
-mallory; 7/24/2008

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LEMON LIME (Example #1)
1,2,3,4
I say LEMON LIME !
I SAY LEMON LIME !
OH YEAH ...
TOOTIE FRUTTIE
(team name )'s gonna kick your booty
kick it na na na kick it na na na
kick it na na na kick it
( EVERYONE KICK )
-Stacey; Pittsburgh PA; 2/11/2007

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LEMON LIME (Example #2)
here's one i made up;

lemon and lime,
tuti friuty,
come on (team name),
let's kick some booty!
-erin; 5/21/2007

Editor:
In this context, "kick some booty" means to be agressive in order to to win the game.

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LET'S GET FIRED UP (Version #1)
All: Let’s get fired up! (repeat 1x)
Clapclap, clap clap clap (each girl claps her hands together to this beat)
Shanice: Shanice gets fired up!
All: Clapclap, clap, clap, clap (hand claps, not spoken)
Shayla: Shayla gets fired up!
All: Clapclap, clap clap clap
Tara: Tara gets fired up!
All: Clapclap, clap clap clap
Shan: Shan gets fired up!
Group: Clapclap, clap clap clap
Tamara: Tamara gets fired up!
All: Clapclap, clap clap clap
Leann: Leann gets fired up
All: Clapclap, clap, clap, clap
Ebony: Ebony gets fired up!
All: Clapclap, clap, clap, clap
Alitta: Alitta gets fired up!

(continue until all the cheerleaders have had a turn)
-“Gators” Little League Football Cheerleaders (Pittsburgh,PA); October 2000; Collected by Azizi Powell, October 2000

* “to get fired up” is a current popular saying that means “to get excited”, or “to get
energized”

Directions:
Cheerleaders stand in three horizontal lines, and begin to chant in unison while performing a rhythmic step and clap.Starting from the beginning of the line, each cheerleader says her line while the other cheerleaders stand still. All cheerleaders then perform the clap refrain. The girls perform foot stomping with on the line “let’s get
fired up” and foot stomping also accompanies the handclapping.

The order of the soloist usually depends on who is the fastest to shout out 1st, 2nd, 3rd etc before the cheer event begins. The girls don't necessarily stand in order. In this case, the girls didn't move out of their places in the horizontal lines when it was their turn as soloist.

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LET'S GET FIRED UP (Version #2)
Lets get Fired up.
(Clap 2 times)
repeat (3x)
-Jessica; 3/15/2007

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LET'S GET FIRED UP (Version #3)
All: Let's get fired up [clapclap clap clap clap]
Let's get fired up [clapclap clap clap clap]
Squad except for first soloist who is named: Janiya gets fired up. [clapclap clap clap clap] Janiya goes to the front of the horizontal line and does a step routine to the beat while the rest of the squad says this. Facing forward, she then steps back to the horizontal line to rejoin the other cheerleaders. The squad then says the next squad member's name.
Tamara gets fired up. [clapclap clap clap clap]
and this pattern continues until everyone has had a turn as the soloist. Foot stomps are also done with this routine.
- Fort Pitt Elementary School Cheerleaders (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), 2007

Editor:
Most of the children in this school are from the same geographical area as the Gators (the source of "Let's Get Fired Up", example #1). Some of the cheerleaders belong to both squads. The Fort Pitt cheerleaders indicate that their cheers come from the Gators, as well as some of the Gator's competitors.

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L-E-T-S G-O (Version #1)
L-E-T-S G-O,
that's the way we spell let's go,
let's go, hey hey let's go,
ALRIGHT! (repeat 3x or more)
-Brittany, 15 y/o sophomore; (I learned this just last year) ; 2/22/2007

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L-E-T-S G-O (Version #2)
This is a middle school cheer

l-e-t-s-g-o-
lets go
l-e-t-s-g-o-
lets go (repeat 3 times)
-Nicole; 3/1/2007

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LET'S GET PHYSICAL
Let's get physical
Get down,
get hard,
get mean
Let's get physical
And beat that other team!
-kim; 11/13/2007

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LET'S GO (Team Name) (Example #1)
This is a cheer I made up:

Lets, go, [Team name]
Bring it on home
Lets go, [Team Name]
Take over the floor!
-Anonymous; 7/23/2007

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LET'S GO
Take it easy
(take it easy)
take it slow
(take it slow)
come on eagles
let's go, let's go, let's go
-SASSY junior varsity cheerleaders (Virginia); 2007

Here's that video

Uploaded by woowooworkit on Jan 30, 2007

SASSY girls that cheer for jv basketball

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LET'S GO (Team Name) (Example #3)
5678...
0hk! Lets go tigers (put your team mascot name)
We'll win tonite,
We cannot be stopped.
Tonite is the nite
we will FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT!
Lets go tigers (put your team mascot name)
lets go... :)
-ccc; 10/7/2008

Editor:
"Ohk" probably means "Okay".

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LET'S GET STARTED
Lets get started
Show our might
Lets F-I-G-H-T
lets fight
-Amber; 8/28/2007

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LET'S HAVE SOME FUN
Good cheers... here's one of my schools called Let's Have a Little Fun-

Let's have a little fun (oo ah)
The *name of team* are number one (oo ah)
We don't take no jive (oo ah)
So get down low and slap me five (oo ah)
So check us, check check us out (oo ah)
So check us, check check us out (oo ah)
What you see is what you get
And you ain't seen nothing yet
Hey you, check us out
Hey you, check us out (clap clap)
Check us out!
-Megan; 11/3/2007

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LETS SHAKE IT
Let's shake it
Let's shout it
LHS

(repeat)
-Uploaded by michelew650 on Sep 20, 2008

Here's that video:

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(Team Name} LET'S YELL REAL LOUD
here is one from my school:
common crowd
lets yell real loud,
we are olympus
and we are proud!
blue and white
we will unite!
we stand tall
and we will fight!
W-I-N! (clap)
lets go for that win!
we'll scream and shout
from the spirit within!
goooooo bulldogs!!!!
-joey; 5/13/2007

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LIKE AWESOME
like awesome
like wow
like totally freak me out
i said right on
oh ya
BENGALS team is number 1 [ or any school name ]
-cloe ; 11/9/2007

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LIKE TOTALLY FOR SURE

Note to Cocojams Readers:
Thanks for submitting examples of "Like Totally For Sure". However, because so many versions of this cheer have already been posted, as of 5/24/2008, I won't be featuring any more versions of this cheer unless they are considerably different from the other versions that have already been posted.

LIKE TOTALLY FOR SURE (Version #1)
this cheer is so way fun: (in
a preppy girl voice)
like totally for sure
I just got a manicure
the sun i swear
is bleachin up my gorgeous hair
28?24?
i dost even know the score
so go go fight fight
man i hope i look all right
-kelly, 8/14/2006
-snip-
This cheer from the first Bring It On cheerleader movie (2000) is meant to be a spoof on (a good natured put down of) female cheerleaders. Here's a video of a little league softball team reciting this cheer just for fun:

Best Softball Cheer Ever

kimzey43, Uploaded on Jun 18, 2009

The 2009 Rondout Rally Cats Cheer of the Year! (And hey, folks, lighten up...it's a joke.)

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OH MY GOD (Version #2 of "Like Totally For Sure")
Anyone knows where this is from?

Oh my gawd! I think I need a manicure
The sun, I swear, its bleaching up my hair!
Go go 64, I don't even know the score
My boobs are bigger than my brains
But my boyfriend does not complain.. Yay ;p
-Jo; 8/23/2006

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TOTALLY FOR SURE (Version #3 of "Like Totally For Sure")
totally for sure
i just got a manucare
the sun i swair
its bleaching up my gorgous hair
24 34
1 dont even know the score
so go go fight fight
gee i hope i look alright
theres a boy passing by
oh my god i think ill die
-cheetah; 8/27/2006

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O MY GOD (Version #4 of "Like Totally For Sure")
o my god I think I need a Manicure
the sun I swear
its bleaching down my perfect hair
my make-up is smearing
I even lost an earring,
raw, raw fight fight
gee I hope I look alright!
-Hilly; 10/4/2006

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LIKE TOTALLY FOR SURE (Version #5)
First I wanted to point out that that cheer about the Toros (in the Like, totally genre) is from [the movie] Bring it on. Copied exactly.

I coach midget football cheer and my girls do a version of that Like, totally cheer that goes like this:

Like totally, for sure
I just got a manicure
The sun, I swear
It's bleaching out my hair
I just lost an earring
But I gotta' keep on cheering
33 to 44
I don't know that silly score
Win Win Fight Fight Gee
I hope I look alright? Don't answer.
-Cheer Mom; {coach, girls' midget football cheerleading squad}; 9/13/2006

Editor:
While a character in the first Bring It On movie (2000) does say the words "totally for sure", I believe that this cheer predates that movie. I believe this now classic cheer was inspired by the 1982 song entitled "Valley Girl" that was written & composed by Frank Zappa and his 14 year-old daughter, Moon Unit Zappa. Click http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valley_Girl_(song) for more information about that song.

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OH MY GOD (Version #6 of "Like Totally For Sure")
Oh my god i think i need a manicure
the sun i swear is bleachin all my pretty hair
24, 22 i dont no the stuppid score
go go fight fight
geh i hope i look alright
-ToRi; 9/23/2006

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LIKE TOTALLY FOR SURE (Version #7)
we sang this to make fun of cheerleaders:

like totaly for sure, i just got a manicurre
the sun, i swear is bleachin out my gorgeosous hair
26 24 i dont even kno the score
go go fite fite
gee i hope i look alrite
i do?? thank you
i even used my new shampoo!!
-kate; 11/23/2006

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OH MY GOD (Version #8 of "Like Totally For Sure")
like oh my god i need a manicure
the sun i swear has bleached my lovley golden hair
24,64 i dont even no the score
my boobs are bigger than my brain,
but i dont here the guyz complain,
fight,fight,fight,fight
gee i hope i look alrigh
fight,fight,fight,fight
all the guyz are sexy right? go BGS

this cheer was always chanted on the BGS grounds,wheneva we felt like it!!!!!!
-keyz ; 12/26/2006

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LIKE TOTALLY FOR SURE (Version #9)
Like totally for sure i just got a manicure!
The sun i swear is bleaching down my gorgeous hair!
24, 34 i don't even know the score,
go go, fight fight! Gee i hope i look alright!
A brush a comb anything will do
cause we're gonna beat the WHOOPSY outta you!
-Taylor ; 1/3/2007

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LIKE TOTALLY FOR SURE (Version #10)
like totaly for sure i just got a manicure,
the sun up there is bleachin up my curly hair
36, 34 i dont even know the score,
go go fight fight, gee i hope i look alright
-becca c. ; 7/4/2007

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LIKE TOTALLY FOR SURE (Version #11)
Like Totally (Stressed Out -Not so smart- Cheerleader Version) Like

Totally,Fer Sure YOU'RE MESSING UP MY MANICURE!
(Im Sorry) JUST STOP with all this pressure my boobs might pop.
(ok... let's run!)
Silicone, It dont come cheap im sorry i cant run in these. *points to boobs*
(stupid...)
NO YOU SHUTUP CUZ I KNOW MORE!
(ok then smartie then whats a score?)
DUH ITS WHEN YOU GET STAGE FRIGHT!
(what???)
YAY TEAM FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT I KNOW I LOOK SEXY RIGHT?
I'VE GOT HOTNESS AND THE BRAINS
WHEN I GROW UP ILL DRIVE A TRAIN!
AAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYY!
-Mya C; 8/31/2007

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LIKE TOTALLY FOR SURE (Version #12)
part of the 'im sexy' cheer from bring it on i learned in 5th grade:

like totaly, for sure. i just got a manicure.
the sun, i swear, is bleaching out my gorgeous hair!
23...24... i dont even know the score.
rah, rah, schishkimba.
win, win, fight, fight.... gee i hope i look all right :]

(that came with hand motions too)
-Anna; 9/1/2007

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TOTALLY FOR SURE (Version #13)
Totally For Sure: I learned this while in 4th grade on a military base! One of my friends were on the cheerleading team for the football team of the Knob Noster District.

Totally for sure I just got a manicure
the sun I swear is bleaching out my gorgeous hair,
34.64 I don't even know the score
win win fight fight. gee I hope I look all right.

(On Totally for sure you make your hands a fan and wave against your chest) (I just got a manicure you examine your nails)The sun... you take your hand through hair and smile)(34 64 put your hands out in a shrug) Win win fight fight make two fist each time and again on gee I hope I look all right you put your hand through hair)

I am 11 years old and I live in St Louis, Missouri, USA
-Cazine W.(St. Louis, Missouri); 12/29/2007

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LIKE TOTALLY FOR SURE (Version #14)
It's called Like Totally For Sure.

Like totally for sure, I just got a manicure,
the sun I swear is bleaching out my gorgeous hair.
My make up, it's smearing I just lost an earring
36? 24? I don't know the stupid score.
Go go, fight fight, gee I hope I look alright.
-Sarah ; 2/4/08

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LIKE TOTALLY FOR SURE (Version #15)
Like totally for sure i just got a maniqure
the sun up there it's bleachin down my beatiful hair
6 to 6 4 to 4 i don't know the stupid score
raw raw fight fight gee i hope i look alright!
-shaeorama; 5/8/2008

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LIKE TOTALLY FOR SURE (Version #16)
heres a jam!

totally for sure i just got a manacure!
the sun i swear is bleachin out my gorgeous hair!
24 44 i dont know the stupid score!
my make up is smearin
i think i lost an earing!
oh me oh my i think im gonna die!
-reagan; 5/24/2008

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LIKE WOW
Well this is a cheer not a comment ......

Like wow like crap
last year i was a high school brat,
but now I'm here
and I'm the one you pick 2 cheer....
like whoo like weee
I'm at a university
I'm psyched I'm here
I'll yell real loud TO MAKE THE TIGERS SUPER PROUD!
-nikki ; 6/21/2007

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LINCOLN CHEER STOMP

Uploaded by FrankPLUR on Sep 24, 2009

This is the cheerleaders stompin around doin their thing

Editor:
This type of stepping (stomping) that this cheer squad did reminds me of that done by the Qs (Omega Psi Phi fraternity, Inc,). They are known for their hard, hopping style of stepping. Click http://www.cocojams.com/content/fraternity-sorority-step-stroll-related-... for examples of different styles of fraternity and sorority stepping.

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LOOK AT THE SCORE
You basically do this cheer when your winning by alot. And it goes like this:

Look at the score [point to the score board, while stomping on beat]
We're just doin it doin it [move hands up and down, with fists facing up and elbows facing down, while stomping on beat]
Look at the score [point at the score board, while stomping on beat]
We're just doin it good [move hands up and down, with fists facing up and elbows facing down, while stomping on beat]

DO THE CHEER 3 TIMES, LAST TIME WITH RIGHT HAND OUT IN A FIST AND LEFT HAND ON HIP WHEN SAYING DOIN IT GOOD! i hope you and your squad enjoy this cheer!
--------Payy<3--------- ; 10/7/2007

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LOOK UP IN THE SKY
I learned this in 3rd grade with my best friend

look up in the sky
its a ufo and its comin down to u
and its takin control
its a ufo if u know wat i mean
its a mean green fighting machine!
-angel ; 4/9/2007

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MACKLIN MAGIC
I-V-M- I-V-M I.V MACKLIN MAGIC!!!!
-Lacey♥ 4/18/2007

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ME AND THE GIRLS
this is a cheer i made up (me and the girls are the girls with power the power of fear yaaaaaaa!)
-Katie ; 9/29/2007

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MICKEY MOUSE
hey, my friend and I made up this cheer. it goes like this:

Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse,
(insert name here) is in the powerhouse!
Yes s/he is, yes yes [s]he is
Hands up high,
hands down low,
help ,me do the jigalow!
jigalow, jig-jig alow,
Help me do the chicken
BAWK BAWK
help me do the chicken
BAWK BAWK
Crazy choo-choo train
CHOO CHOO
crazy choo-choo train
CHOO CHOO
let's repeat it,
let's let's repeat it (

repeat as many times as you want)
-Gwen S; 6/17/2006

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MONKEY
Hey now, look at me.
I'm a monkey in a tree.
Go ooh ah ha ha
ooh ah ha ha
Hey now, look at this
you are sittin in a ditch
Go ah ah ah
ah ah ah.
You're out!
-Yammesha P.; African Americans 15 years old (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania); softball cheer; 6/16/2007

Editor:
Yammesha (“Mimi”) is my young niece. One day when she & her sister were visiting me, I asked them what rhymes and cheers did they know. “Mimi” said that this particular cheer was done during softball games at her community softball league. When the cheerleader say "I'm a monkey in a tree", they make motions imitating monkeys. I asked Yammesha do Black kids do this cheer, and she said that both Black cheerleaders and White cheerleaders do it to tease the other team. Yammesha said that that they do this chant because they hope that the person at bat will lose his concentration, and/or become so mad that he misses the ball. The sentence "You're out!" is what the cheerleaders hope will happen because the batter made mistakes and messed up his turn at the bat.

I found it interesting that Yammesha didn't know that calling Black people and other People of Color monkeys was (and sometimes still is) a common racial slur.

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MOVE IT TO THE LEFT
move it to the left shake it to the right everyone knows were out of sight our schools fresh our schools all that everyone knows we're the bobcats
-alexis ; 2/14/2007

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MOVE THAT BALL
this is a cheer i learned this year its called move that ball:
M-O-V-E move that ball (repeat 3x)
-briana; 7/26/2006

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MUSTANGS IN DA HOUSE
m-m mmustangs in da house
dont' mess wit us were firin hot
cuz da mmmustangs in da house
-Anonymous, 2/18/2006

Editor:
"In da house" (In the house) is a hip-hop slang phrase that means that someone or a group of people are present in a particular place. That phrase signals that the person or group is/are prepared to be the center of attention, or rule that place. In the context of a cheer, it means that the cheerleader's athletic team are prepared to win that game.

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MY BACK ACHES

My Back Aches ("My Back Is Aching) are "standard" verses that are found in "Bang Bang Choo Choo Train" and "Brick Wall Water Fall" handclap rhymes. As these examples below demonstrate, these verses may also be chanted as independent verses.

MY BACK ACHES (Version #1)
I learned a cheer in camp way back in 6th grade, 1980 something. I was at a camp in Oregon.
My back achesss.
My belts to tight.
My hipsss shake from...left to right.
I said UH! Devour...(team name),
has got the power.

Repeat this as you wish shaking your stuff.
-Bambi; 7/1/2006

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MY BACK HURTS (Version #2 of "My Back Aches")
my back hurts
my shirt too tight
my booty shakes to the left to the right
i turn around and touch the ground
peanut butter receis cup
dip dip patato chip
you mess me up ill bust your lip!
-lesley; 8/27/2006

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MY BACK ACHES (Version #3)
My back aches
my skirt's too tight
my hips shake from left to right
Say Unghhh uh-huh
Panther's got the power
we said it
we meant it
now here we come to get it
-Cheer Mom (coach, girls' midget football cheerleading squad); 9/13/2006

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MY BACK ACHES (Version #4)
Some others have only parts of this one - I believe this is the complete thing:
Left, left, left-right-left.
Left, left, left-right-left.
My back aches.
My belt's too tight.
My hips shake from left to right.
Sayin' UNH!
On guard! got the power!
Sayin' UNH! On guard! got the power!
Sayin' Bang! Bang! Choo-Choo train!
Watch us do our thang!
No Reese's pieces,
No Buttercups gonna kick some butt!
-JB; 10/3/2006

Editor:
One of the purposes of Cocojams is to show that there often are many different versions of the same playground rhyme, and at the same time show that there aren't any right or wrong, or complete or incomplete versions of any particular playground rhyme or cheer. A rhyme is right for you because you learned it that way. But a different version of that rhyme is also right for another person. I like seeing how a rhymes change over time and/or in different places. I hope that other people will also find this interesting too.

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MY BACK IS ACHING (Version #5)
I learned this on from my best friend.

Peanut Butter rieces cup,
come on girl
do yo stuff
I can't,
why not,
I can't,
why not
because my back is aching
and my bra's too tight
and my hips are shaking
from the left to the right,
from the left to the right.
-Sapphire-Jewels; 12/26/2006

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MY BACK IS ACHING (Version #6)
My back aches,
my skirt's too tight,
my booty shakes from left to right,
so stop, unleash,
the blue knights (or whatever team)
got the beat.
I say stop, unleash
the blue knights got the beat.
-Chelsea; 1/6/2007

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MY BACK IS ACHING (Version #7)
Cuz my back is aching
and my bras to tight
my booties shanking from the left to the right
and i know karate
and i know kung fu
mess with me and i mess with you
-Us, 2/2/2007

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MY BACK IS ACHING (Version #8)
My back is acking
and my skirt's too tight.
And my hips are shaking
from the left to the right.
Take a seat on the floor,
and watch us do the Bear roll.
(turn left) uh the bear roll,
(turn left) uh the bear roll.
(turn left) uh the bear roll.
don't play wit us. (repeat 2x)
cause we don't play with balls and bats
cause this is where it's all at.
N.V.G.B Let's goo Bears!
-Super Sam; 6/2/2007

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MY MOMMA'S SHORT AND FAT
My momma's short and fat
She got a butt like that
And when she crosses the street
All the cars go beep beep beep.
Break it down to the ground.
-zahrea; 4/10/2007

Editor:
"Break it down to the ground" is an expansion on the African American slang phrase "Break it down". In this context, "break it down" means to dance really well. "Break it down" can also mean to explain something point by point so that its meaning is clearer. In the context of public speaking, listeners to a good speaker can exhort him or her to "break it down" and/or they can praise the speaker for "breaking it down".

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MY MAMA'S SHORT AND FINE (Version #1)
my mamas short n fine
she got a but like mine
when she cross the street
all the guys go
he mami break it down now
i fly like a butterfly
sting like a bee
n thats why they call me sexi
go sexy
go sexy
-Anonymous; 12/16/2006

Editor:
These examples of "My Mama's Short and Fine" and "My Mama's Short And Fat" are included on the cheerleader page because they include some mention of dancing or allude to dancing. Visit the "M" page of Cocojams' Schoolyard Taunt section for examples that are similar to these cheers.

It's interesting to see that heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali's boasting rhyme lives on in the children's rhyme "fly like a butterfly sting like a bee/thats why they call me sexi". This line is also used in some children's foot stomping cheers.

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MY MOM IS SHORT AND FINE (Version #2)
heres a cheer for ya!
my mom is short and fine
shes got a butt like mine
and when she walks downtown
all the cars go beep beep beep
all the cars go beep beep beep
and when she goes up high
she does the butterfly
and when she goes down low
she does the rodeo
and when she gets to the top
she does the pop pop pop
she does the pop pop pop
-het ; 3/7/2007

Editor:
The "butterfly", the "rodeo", and the "pop" are names of American R&B/Hip-Hop dances from the late 1980s and early 1990s. People might still do these dances when they are dancing to "old school" songs (meaning, songs from those decades

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MY MOMMA'S SHORT AND FINE (Version #3)
My momma's short and fine,
she gotta butt like mine.
And when she crossed the street,
all the cars go beep beep beep.
She likes to kick up high,
and do the butterfly.
She likes to get down low,
and do the rodeo.
She likes to slide and slide
and do the butterfly.
And dip and dip
and shake my little hips
and i want you and you
to do it with me too. Whoo!
-Ally ; 10/16/2008

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MY NAME IS ___ (Example #2)
my name is kara (use your name)
(other cheerleaders) yeah
(the person speaking) and im a wildcat (your team name)
(other cheerleaders) yeah
and i love to jump (use your own thing to do then you do it)
-Kara M.; 6/5/2006

Editor:
"My name is" cheers are examples of "Introduce Yourself" Footstomping Cheers. Click http://www.cocojams.com/content/foot-stomping-cheers-0 to find other similaar cheers

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MY NAME IS ___ (Example #2)
my name is ___ i like to cheer,
yeah.when i go up
you go down.
now all is done just turn around!
-emily; 8/22/2008

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MY NAME IS _____ (Example #3)
I have lived all my life in a predominantly white neighborhood in Dallas , Texas . I'm 17 now.

This was used in 2006 for my all-white 8th grade volleyball team in Dallas . We used this before every game to pump us up:

Team member: My name is _____ and you know what I got?
Team: What do you got?
T.M.: I got a team that's hotter than hot!
T: How hot is hot?!
T.M: Great serves and spikes too...
T: Uh-uh uh-uh.
T.M. We're gonna beat the whoopsies outta you!
T: Alright, OK

(and then the cheer repeats until every team member has done it. The great serves and spikes part can be replaced by whatever.)
-Katie S.; 10/6/2009

Editor:
Thanks Kate for sharing that example and remembering to provide demographical information, including the race of those who performed the example, Such information is important for folklorists now or in the future who may be interested in studying playground rhymes

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MY NAME IS ___ AND I KNOW WHAT I GOT
This is for introducing the cheerleaders! My squad used this! {I go to Clemont Middle in Florida}
Main Person: My name is {ur name}
An I know what I got!
Other cheerleaderz: What do you got?!
Main Person: I got a team that'z hotter than hot!
Other Cheerleaderz: How hot is hot?!
Main Person: Batman and Superman can't do that split/jump ** like
{then introduce the next person}

** say which ever feels comfortable. They should be standing in a vertical line. When you are done singing the introducing thing then go to the end of the line. Then

when everybody is done say GO {team's name} !!!!!!
-cheerleader/dancer4lyf3!; 6/16/2007

Editor:
I consider this example to be a modified foot stomping cheer based on its structure. Click http://cocojams.com/content/foot-stomping-cheers-0 for information and examples of foot stomping cheers.

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MY NAME IS ___ AND THERE IS NO DOUBT
Soloist My name is (name)
And theres no doubt
Group No Doubt
Soloist Im the (adj) cheerleader in the south
And I can really really really really really Turn it out
Group Go (name) Go (name) Go (Name)

This is said while soloist is doing his/her jumps
-Breanne; 11/7/2006

Editor:
"Turn it out" is another way of saying "Dance really good".

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NUMBER 1 NOT 2
#1 not 2, not 3, not 4,
were gonna win
not loose not tie the score!
were @ the top no the botton,
we'll neva give up
so common girls
lets kick some butt!
GOOOO PINK PANTHERS!

(i leaned this with my soccer team. i love it. it is so fun. it really pumps u up!)
-joey ; 5/13/2007

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NUMBER 5
number 5
her name is Abby
she is the reson we are going to win the game
if you don't belive us try and beat us which is imposible because were unstopable
-alyssa ; 5/31/2007

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ONCE THERE WAS A FROGGY
this cheer is for Softball:
Solo: "Once there was a froggy"
Group: "Once there was a froggy"
Solo: "Sittin' on a loggy"
Group: "Sittin on a loggy"
Solo: "rootin' for the other team"
Group: "rootin' for the other team"
Solo: "Had no sense at all"
Group: "Had no sense at all"
Solo: "Fell into the water"
Group: "Fell into the water"
Solo: "Bumped his little head"
Group: "Bumped his little head"
Solo: "When he came back up"
Group: "When he came back up"
Solo: "This is what he said"
Group "This is what he said"
Everyone: (Say Fast) "Go Fight Win Fight Go Fight Win Fight Go Fight Win."
(If that is too hard to memorized and say fast, you can say: "Go Go Go Go you mighty [Team Name] Fight Fight Fight Fight you mighty [Team Name] Win Win
Win Win you mighty [Team Name] Go Fight Win and Do It Again")
-Michaela; 5/29/2006

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ON THE HUNT
I was sitting here looking at the cheers and I figured I'd make one up. So here it is
'On The Hunt'
Uh-oh, give up now
The big Bobcats are in the house
Leave while you can,
Fight if you want
The Bobcats are on the hunt!
-Sky; 5/30/2007

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OPEN THE BARNYARD (Version #1)
open out the barn yard
and kick out the hay!!
we're the best team in the USA!
turn on the radio and what do u hear?
elvis presley doin a cheer!
firecraker firecraker boom boom boom
firecraker firecraker boom boom boom
the boys got the musles!!! the teachers got the brains !!
the girls got the sexy legs and we won the game!!!
-Carebear, 3/16/2006

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OPEN THE BARN (Version #2)
open the barn kick out the hay
we're the chicks from the usa
hop on your horses
pull out your gun's
cougar's sure are number one!
-samantha a.; 10/27/2006

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OPEN THE BARNYARD (Version #3)
Open up the barn yard
kick out the hay
cause we're the girls from the usa
turn on the radio
what do you here
elvis peresly doing his cheer
hop on ya horses
pull out ya guns
bum daddy bum daddy
we're number one
-Thomara B., 2/23/2007

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OPEN THE BARNYARD (Version #4)
my cheer is.
Open the barn yard
kick out the hay
were the girls from the {you country or state}
turn on the radio what do you hear
Elvis Presly do the cheer
were going F.I.G.H.T
were gong to F.I.G.H.T were going to F.I.G.H.T
were going to fight fight fight
on Saturday night! Whoo go {what ever team}
-laura; 5/26/2007

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THE ELVIS PRESLEY CHANT (Open The Barnyard, Version #5)
I'm submitting this on behalf of my 9 year old daughter. She came home from school today, we live in Clovis, NM, with a new chant that I've never heard of before so I thought that you would like to post this. Not sure of the name of it, so she's been calling it the Elvis Presley chant. It goes:

Open the barnyard,
kick out the hay,
We're the girls from the USA.
Turn up the radio,
who do you hear?
Elvis Presley singing his cheer.
We gotta F-I-G-H-T,
We gotta F-I-G-H-T,
We gotta F-I-G-H-T, (throw out punches into the air as the word is being spelled out each time)

We gotta fight, fight, fight, on a Saturday night.
-Alex (on behalf of his 9 year old daughter); 9/28/2007

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OPEN THE BAR DOOR (Version # 6 of Open The Barnyard)
Open up the bar door
kick out the hay
cause we are the Jackets
turn up the radio
what do you here
the Jackets are doing there cheer
-Taylor k.; 11/15/2007

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O-R-A-N-G-E
o-r-a-n-g-e
orange to victory!
gooooo orange...
uhuhuhuhuh stayin alive
stayin alive,
thats right were stayin alive!
goooo o r a n g e
what does that spell----
orange!!!
-hails ; 5/6/2007

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ORANGE & BLUE
Here's a cheer that I've known for a long time:
"Orange and blue
we're depending on you
so orange and blue pull through"
-Effie; 11/24/2006

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ORANGE BLACK AND WHITE
(team colors) orange black and white
orange ,black and white (one part of the group says orange the next part says black and the last group says white)
longhorns you know we are the best
better than the rest yes, {repeat 3 times}.
l
ast year when i was in volleyball i would watch the cheerleaders do this cheer and i loved it hope u do to
-cheer chik ; 4/8/2007

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OUR {team colors} IS ALL IN UR FACE
heres a diss cheer enjoy

Our red and white (team colors) is all in ur face
Mess with us and we will put u in yo place
One thing we know with out a doubt
The Bucks (other team) are botty and straight burnt out
Another thing that we forgot to mention
why yll talking mess if yal aint no
wat
no
wat
aint no competition!!!
I hope u enjoy.
-BreeAnna C ; 9/24/2008

Editor:
A "diss cheer" is one that insults or "puts down" the other team. "Diss" is a hip-hop term that means "to disrepect" someone or something. To be "in another person's face" is to confront her or him whether you actually are standing up close in her or his personal space or not.

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OUR SPIRIT
I learned this at Wolfpack:

Our spirit is emotion
get ready for your defeat
we are the mighty wolfpack
we'll stomp on your feet.
Check it out
that funky beat is all around its in our feet hey. (stomp stomp stomp clap stomp stomp stomp clap)
-DriDri ; 4/12/2006

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PANTHERS
Panthers Panthers Panthers Panthers
___ (say the other schools name) better get it right
cause Panthers (say your team's name) got it down tight

or (say the other teams name) better quit it cause Panther's (say your team's name) ain't wit it.
-Ciera.; age 10; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; 3/21/2006

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PANTHERS GOT IT GOING ON
panthers got it going on.
fort pitt panthers got it going on
We got it going on.
-Deajaih {Pittsburgh, PA}; 2/21/2006

Editor:
"Fort Pitt" is the name of an Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania public elementary school. That almost totally African American school was my primary source for children's playground rhymes & cheers. The school had a basketball team and a cheerleading squad. Some of the students of tnat school also belong to a community cheerleading squad and softball team. Those two cheerleading teams have cheers in common.

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PANTHERS IN THE FRONT
this is a cheer that me and my friends put together for volleyball...

panthers in the front let me here u grunt (uh)
panthers in the middle let me hear u sisle (ssss)
panthers in the back show me where ur at
(right here, right here)
(1234 line up!) we're the panthers and we know
wer'e good we'll knock on you like we knock on wood.
say hey hey hey say hey hey hey
wer'e the panthers and we are the best
we work together and we never rest goI
GMS!
We're #1 we cant be #2
we're gonna beat the woopses out of you,
the woopses out of you!
-Miranda ; 9/15/2007

Editor:
"GMS!" might stand for "Go middle school".

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PAWS
Paws
Set
Ready

Come on Cats
Put your paws up
Put your paws up
Come on Cats let’s go.
- nicole russell, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUWw6TmQRiM , Published on Jun 27, 2012
-snip-
This chant is shown at 57-1:16 of this video.

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PEACHES AND CREAM
Hi my name is Becky B. and im 9 years old and from Florida and i want 2 submit a cheer me and my friends made up its called peaches and cream oh yeah and when you see one of these !! it means you clap and when u see this / you kick your leg up high!!! well here it goes!!!

"peaches and cream!!
peaches and cream!!
whats the mater with the other team!!
nothing at all!!
nothing at al!!
they just cant play football/"
-Becky B., 10/26/2005

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PEANUT BUTTER RECESS CUPS
This is a cheer I learned at this camp I go to in Wisconsin: Camp Matawa. It goes like this:

"Peanut Butter Recess Cups,
come on (Name) do your stuff,
Bang Bang Choo Choo Train
wind it up and do your thing,
(Person) I can't
(Group) Why Not?
(Person) Just can't
(Group) Why Not?
(Person) because my back's aching,
my belt's too tight,
and booty's shaking from the left to the right,
left, right, left, right."

Repeat. clap during the singing part not during the "I can't, Why Not?" part.
-Briana; 9/9/2007

Editor:
This is another version of "Bang Bang Choo Choo Train".

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PEPSI-COLA (Version #1)
Pepsi-cola, Coca-cola,
Twist and shout,
we're gonna hypnotise and paralyse,
and knock you out,
We're gonna hit you high,
We're gonna hit you low,
So c'mon wattle, go, go,go!!
-Courtney (Australia) ; 11/25/2006

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PEPSI COLA (Version #2)
pepsi cola, coca cola,
royal crab!
we're gonna hypnotise and paralize
and knock 'em down!
we're gonna S-C-ORE
we're gonna F-I-GHT
we're gonna fight, we're gonna score,
we're gonna win this war! gooooo______________!!
-fubi; 2/17/2007

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PEPSI COLA (Version #3)
here is a cheer i learned from my friends its called pepsi-cola.

pepsi-cola pep pepsi cola
pepsi cola pep pepsi cola
were gonna slide and slide
and do the butterfly
were gonna slip and slip
and shake are little hips goooooooooooooo
________________!!!!! (your team)
-courtney ; 11/5/2007

Editor:
The butterfly is an R&B/ Hip/Hop dance from the 1990s.

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PEPSI COLA (Version #4)
Here is a cheer I learned from friends its called pepsi cola

Pepsi cola pep-pepsi cola
were gonna slide and slide
and do the butterfly
were gonna whip and whip
and shake your little hips
I want you and you to do with me too

When your doing pepsi cola your like moving your arms in a circular motion and for slide u slide to the right then to the left then wen u whip your point your fingers toward your shoulder and crisscross your arms. For butterfly you move your knees and arms like a butterfly and then for shake your hips you shake your hips then you point to a person on you and another person on you again

My name is Courtney and im 15
-Courtney; 2/22/2010

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PEPSI COLA (Version #5)
Pepsi-cola pep pepsi cola
Pepsi cola pep pepsi cola
I can slide and slide
and do the butterfly
I can dip, and dip
and shake my little hips.
I want you, and you
To cheer with me too.
Front (clap clap)
Back (clap clap)
Side (clap clap)
Side (clap clap)
Front back side side
Watch me do the butterfly.
Up, down, turn around
Watch me score a touch down.
- Uploaded by msanagisele1; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0JY2xyaUdk , Jul 26, 2011 (transcription from the video)

Here's that video:

Pepsi cola dance

Uploaded by msanagisele1 on Jul 26, 2011

Stars are born

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PEPSI COLA (Version #6)
Pepsi-cola pep pepsi cola
Pepsi cola pep pepsi cola
I can slide and slide
and do the butterfly
I can dip, and dip
and shake my little hips.
I want you and you
To do it with me too.
Front (clapclapclap)
Back (clapclapclap)
Side (clapclapclap)
Side (clap clap)
Front back side to side
Watch me do the butterfly.
5, 6, 7, 8
Watch me see your booty shake
My mama short and fine
She got a butt like mine
And when she cross the street
The cars go beep beep beep.
- Uploaded by ImBeyondBeautifull1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDlBirwshkE
June 29, 2011

Here's that video:

The girls dancing pepsi cola!

Uploaded by ImBeyondBeautifull1 on Jun 29, 2011

Awww so cute Dancing to beyonce having fun

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PEPSI COLA (Version #7, #8)
Here are two other videos of the Pepsi Cola cheer.

Uploaded by karyglorymacho on Mar 22, 2009

Just us doing our little coreography....

-snip-

The "Pepsi-Cola" Song

oaded by AbrahamsChildren on Aug 12, 2010

The girls decided to perform a song and dance for us.

Editor:
Sorry, I'm not able to transcribe all of what is being said. I think the choreography of those cheer performances borrow some moves from foot stomping cheers. Click http://cocojams.com/content/foot-stomping-cheers-0for Cocojams' foot stomping cheer page.

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PICO
My team is Pico so this cheer is called Pico

P-P-P-I PICO
P-P-P-I {Clap 5x}
C-C-C-O (Clap 5x}
R-I-V(Clap 2X)E-R-A
(Clap 2X) GOOOOOOOOOOO repeat 2X
Pico Pico
What's it going to be
Defense Defense 123
-jackie {ca}; 8/4/2006

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PINSACOLA
hey i learned this cheer from school

pinsacola pin pin sacola

i can slid and slid and do my butterfly
i can dip and dip and shake my little hip
i want you and you to do it with me to
to the front (clap four times)
to the back(clap four times)
to the side(clap four times) to the side(clap four times)
front back side to side
watch me do my butterfly
turn around touch the groud get back up and break it down.
-aaliyah l.; 7/23/2006

The "butterfly" is the name of a1990s R&B dance.
"Pinsacola" is probably a folk etymology form of the brand name "Pepsi Cola".

Examples of "Pepsi Cola" are found above.

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POINT THE V
Point the V
Dot the I
Curl the C-T-O-R-Y
Victory XX
ictory X GOOOOOOO (team name)
-Kiti500; 1/16/2008

Editor: X probably means clap.

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POM POM GURLS
pom pop gurls
we got it goin on
we like a like a like a cheerleaders
we can move it like this
shake it like dat
hold on
wait a minute
shh clap
-Breana S; 12/11/2007

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PONIES
i want to post a cheer ponies i made it up
p (clap)
o (clap)
nies p
(clap)
o (clap)
nies
p (clap )o (clap) nies ponies ponies ponies ponies
are the best repeat 2
-danielle ; 8/10/2007

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POPULAR
P-O-P
ULAR.
because Dashan * is our
Number #1 star.

Select the name of another basketball player. Repeat the entire cheer. Continue doing this until you've given a salute to each basketball player. After all players have been named, the cheerleaders say the following lines:

P-O-P
ULAR.
because Panthers ** are our
Number #1 stars.

** use your team's name
-Fort Pitt Elementary School cheerleaders (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), school year 2004-2005; posted by Azizi ; 2/11/2006

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POSSE
Posse Ooh Say Aah Say The Red And White Posse. {repeat as many times as wanted}. You uh wish you were a Comet! {Repeat}. That just happened.
-Amanda; (Tulsa, Oklahoma); 9/9/2006

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(Team name)'s POSEY IS THE BEST
(Team name's posey is the best (response) Yes!! no other house can test (response) no!! even if we win or we lose we get them so confused all dem a see bottom of our shoes Excuse!!!(evry one)
Jamaican cheers hope u like dem
-Ashae ; 8/20/2008

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PROVIDENCE
Done in a 3 part ripple from front to back then back to front ( i.e. P is one ripple, RO is another and VI is the last, etc.)
P-R-O-V-I (pause)
D-E-N-C-E
Common Chargers fight (jump) for a victory!
-kim ; 2/2/08
-snip-
"Common" is probably "Come on".

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PSJ LETS FIGHT
Ok here is a cheer that Isnt half bad it goes.

Heading: PSJ Lets Fight Purple (under leg lifted up in air clasp
White (clasp)
PSJ (Cross arms)
LETS (broken T)
(V motion) FIGHT.
-ally ; 10/1/2007

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PUMP IT UP (Example #1)
This is from Anamus. This is a cheer my sister did at a game. She was a cheerleader at OW.

Pump,Pump,Pump,
Pump,Pump,Pump,
Pump,pump it up!
Pump it B-R-U-I-N-S!
-Anamus, 2/19/2006

Editor:
"Anamus" probably is "Anonymous" (meaning "no name given").

"Pump it up" means to expand something by giving it more air (like you pump air into a tire or a baloon). In the context of sports games, "pump it up" means to raise the energy, to get more excited.

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PUMP IT UP (Example #2)
Pump Pump Pump It Up.
I said P U M P. Pump it up.
Work work work it out
I said W O R K it out
{Repeat}
-brittany; 3/9/2006

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PUMP IT UP (Version #3)
I learned this cheer from the Southside Panthers:
1st person: Pump Pump Pump it Up
All: Pump Pump Pump it Up
1st person: Pump that {your team name} spirit up
All: Pump that {your team name} spirit up
1st person: Keep keep keep it up
All: Keep keep keep it up
1st person: Keep that {your team name} spirit up
All: Keep that {your team name} spirit up
{repeat}
-chatty; 7/15/2006

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PUMP IT UP (Version #4)
Ok I learned this cheer in 2005.

Pump up the spirit
we really want to here it
pump up the...
you got to pump pump
-Davonna, 13 years, (Japan); 7/15/2006

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PUMP IT UP (Example #5)
green black and white (school colors) pump it up pump it up
we fight we fight
we shoot we score
we win we win
GO (Team name)!
-Courtney; 12/15/2006

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PUMP IT UP (Example #6)
I have a cheer I learned when i was in 6th grade that I've always remembered. I'm out of high school now and help coach a young girls squad. It's called Pump It Up

P-U-M-P-I-T-U-P
Pump it up
Pump Pump
Pump Pump It Up!!!
-Briena; 1/2/2007

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PUMP IT UP (Example #7)
This cheer is called pump it up

Say hey everybody
say hey whats up
it's time to stomp
so lets pump it up
we want to win this game
right here
so hey everybody
lets here you cheer,
pump it up!!!!
-anonymous; 1/26/2007

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PUMP IT UP (Example #8)
(Everybody says) - Pump it up
Go 'head, go 'head.
Pump it up go 'head.
Pump it up
Go 'head, go 'head.
Pump it up go 'head
Tasha, go 'head, go 'head.
Tasha, go 'head.
Tasha, go 'head, go 'head.
Tasha, go 'head *

(Tasha or the name of the lead person does some kind of dance while she shouts this next part)

YOU GOTS TO PUUMP ITT UPPP!
Pump it up!
Pump Pump it up!

(Everybody does the same dance that the leader did while they say the same thing) YOU GOTS TO PUUMP ITT UPPP
Pump it up
Pump Pump it up

(Then you repeat the whole cheer with the next leader who gives her name or her nickname. Everybody has a turn as the leader. The next leader can do the same dance, but when they really want to impress people, they do their own dance.)

I forgot to say that people do foot stomps during this part *. It's hard to write it out but the foot stomps go like this (left foot stomps and then clap once; right foot stomps & you clap once, and then the left foot stomps two time and then you clap. Right foot stomps & you clap once). Go back to the beginning and keep doing this until the leader says her part. Then you stop doing the steps. Nobody says anything or moves while the leader is saying her part. They are all watching her. After she finishes doing her dance, everybody tries to the same dance that she did while they say YOU GOTS TO PUUMP ITT UPPP Pump it up Pump Pump it up. And then you go back to the beginning of the whole cheer. I hope you like it.
-Tazi M. Powell, (African American female; coach; Tazi M. Powell, (African American female; coach; Fort Pitt Alternative Learning Academy Cheerleaders); Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: 8/10/2007

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PUMP IT UP (Example #9)
K-A pump it up
pump it up
H-S keep it goin'
keep it goin'
Kutztown what up what up is the best (but replace the KAHS and kutztown with whatever school you want)
-Rayne; 11/19/2008

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PUMP IT UP (Example #10)
Squad: Pump Pump Pump it up
Pump that Wooster spirit up.
Squad & fans: Pump that Wooster spirit up.
Squad: Pump Pump Pump it up
Pump that Wooster spirit up.
Squad & fans: Pump that Wooster spirit up.
Squad: Say Go!
Squad & fans: Go!
Squad: Say Fight!
Squad & fans: Fight!
Squad: Say Go Fight Win!
Squad & fans: Go Fight Win!
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-B0L6BEf60I&feature=related Uploaded by janiekakes on May 15, 2010

Here's that video:

Pump that Wooster spirit up

Uploaded by janiekakes on May 15, 2010

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Click http://www.cocojams.com/content/foot-stomping-cheers-0 to find more examples of Pump It Up

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PUSH UM BACK
i have a cheer:

Push um back
push um back
way back way back
push um back push um
way way a-way back {say it three times}
-Baylee A.; 7/6/2006

Editor:
Baylee, I remember this cheer from my high school in the 1960s. That cheer was exactly like the one you sent in except that we said "waaay back" instead of "a way back".

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RA RA RE
Ra Ra Re
Kick 'em in the knee
Ra Ra Rass kick 'em in the other knee
-Coroline ; 3/15/2007

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RAZZLE DAZZLE (Version #1)
I hate these cheers, they are for like the 1st grade, here is a good chant:

Razzle Dazzle,
razzle dazzle
hi we are the Hornets
and we are number one
and in this razzle dazzle has just began
so if you see us step aside
cause we dont take no jive,
razzle dazzle
razzle dazzle
Oh she thinks she bad,
lord honey we know we're bad
our skirts are green
our shirts are white,
step to us be ready to fight,
razzle dazzle razzle dazzle.
-Cassie and Becca ; 5/22/2006

Editor:
In the context of these cheerleader cheers, to "razzle dazzle" someone, is to impress them with your brillant appearance or your fantastic actions. The phrase "razzle dazzy" was used in a popular broadway song "Razzle Dazzle Them", but I doubt that very many children chanting this cheer know about that song.

In the context of this cheer, "taking no jive" means that you aren't going to let anyone mislead you or push you around. And in the context of this cheer, being "bad" is very good.

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RAZZLE DAZZLE (Version #2)
*=one clap

razzle dazzle (***)
razzle dazzle (***)

our names are cats (or any other team)
we're number one
our reputation has just begun.
so if u see us just step aside,
cats (or other team) baby dont take no jive.
(GROUP 1) ohhh they think their bad.
(GROUP 2) correction baby we know we're bad.
(GROUP 1) ohh they think their hot.
(GROUP 2) ladies....PLEASE!!!
-Hannah, 9/25/2006

Editor:
Click to find other examples of Razzle Dazzle

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RED AND WHITE (Version #1)
It's red *clap clap*
We're fighting for It's white *clap *clap*
Gonna raise that score
It's red It's white *clap clap*
Forever more!
-Susan W (memory of cheers performed in 1981; 7th grade cheerleader tryouts in Orange County, CA); 4/4/2007

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RED AND WHITE (Version #2)
This is a cheer that me and my friend made up hope you like it.

Red and White ready hit it
we're red and white,
we're gona win this fight,
we got all the might,
so will win this fight
GO DOGS!
-Emily and her friend; 9/15/2008

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RED, BLUE, AND WHITE
red, blue, and white,
pirates lets fight x3
Great to be
i said its great to be
a mighty pirate
said its great to be
a mighty pirate
pirates on this side yell red,red
pirates on this side yell blue,blue
pirates all together yell red and blue
yell it red and blue
come on fans stand up and yell
go, go
come on fans stand up and yell
pirates, pirates
come on fans stand up and yell
go,pirates,go, pirates
-mary; 11/27/2006

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RED HOT (Version #1)
Redddd Hot.
Our team is
Redddd Hot.
Our team is
R-E-D red.
H-O-T hot.
Once we get started,
we can't be stopped.
-Janell H., memories of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Homewood section), mid to late 1980s; collected by Azizi P; 9/04; posted Azizi on 2/11/2006

Editor:
Janell told me that she remembers this cheer being performed by girls as old as 14 years who were pretending to be cheerleaders. Two or more girls performed this cheer and others on the sidewalks because "they didn't have anything else to do for fun". Janel told me that this cheer was also performed by Westinghouse High School cheerleaders, but she thinks that the cheerleaders got this and other cheers "from the street" and not the other way around. Notice how the word "red" is elongated to add more soulful "flava" to this cheer.

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RED HOT (Version #2)
(cheerleaders) our team is what..
(crowd) RED HOT
(cheerleaders) our team is what...
(crowd) RED HOT
(cheerleaders) our team is R-E-D with a lil bit of H-O-T OUR TEAM IS R-E-D RED H-O-T RED HOT, RED HOT, RED HOT

Repeat my favorite football cheer
-paige; 9/17/2006

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RED HOT (Version #3)
(leader)Vikings (or your school's name) Are WHAT? (left hand on hip and right hand up by ear)

(rest of squad) Red Hot! (move right hand across forehead like you are wiping off sweat)

(leader)Vikings (or your school's name) Are WHAT? (left hand on hip and right hand up by ear)

(rest of squad) Red Hot! (move right hand across forehead like you are wiping off sweat) Vikings (or your school's name) Are R-E-D With A Little H-O-T - Oh Baby! (wave right pom-pom around)
R-E-D Red H-O-T, Red Hot! Red Hot! Red HOT!
Wooooo Go Vikings (or your school's name)
-Katie (Paducah, KY); 2/18/2007

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RED HOT (Version #4)
I have a great Cheer for you it goes....

R.E.D. H.O.T
our team is red hot
we don't need no power
and we don,t need time
all we really need is SPIRIT!!!!!
-Morgan A; 5/23/2007

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RED HOT (Version #5)
RED HOT *our team is red hot(clap,clap
)our team is red hot(clap,clap)
our team is r-e-d-red-h-o-t
and once we start
we can't be stopped.repeat 3x

I learned this cheer last year at a youth football game in 2006.I am from sd california and this cheer is red hot 4real.
-malicia; 11/4/2007

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RED HOT (Version #6)
Our team is H. O. T.
Our team is Red Hot.
Our team is H. O. T.
Our team is Red Hot.
Our team is once we start
we make you stop
-HHSCheeringFalcons; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YuRmbuysVNk&feature=related ; Mar 6, 2010 [embedding disabled]
Huguenot Cheerleaders performing "Red Hot" on the sideline at Cosby.

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RECCES PEECES
i have a cher and it gose like this---

recces peeces butter cup
you mess with me
i mees you up
to the cat meo meo
to the dog aroof aroof
-brittany:] ; 10/15/2007

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RIDING ON A DONKEY
Think you could put this on the site?
Ridin on a donkey
Sittin on a cactus
We think your team
Needs a little practice
Lump in a tub
Pull out the plug
There goes your team
Chug Chug Chug.
-Rachel M; 2/13/2007

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RIGHT ON RIGHT ON
Hey, all you Panthers fans,
jump up and down
and clap your hands!
We got the best team in the land.
Right on. Right on. Hey!
-Coach Dawn; Fort Pitt Elementary School Cheerleaders (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 2004)

Editor:
In the late 1960s, 1970s, "Right on!" was a widely used saying among African Americans and other people. "Right on!" means something like "Yeah!, that's right!" This saying indicates that you enthusiastically agree with someone or some action or that you really like what was said or done.

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R.O.C.
r-o-c to da -k
rock park view 2dia
-jasmailla, 2/18/2006

Editor:
"R.O.C." probably means "rock". and "2dia" probably means "today" (2+ the Spanish word for day, "dia"). "To rock with" something means to enjoy it, really like it, or really support it.

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ROCK
this is a cheer i learned back in 2nd grade. (ps. i'm in 4th grade) it goes like this:
rock,rock,rock rock
rock.baby
rock and roll baby
(name of team) got that soul
move it up,
and down,
(name of team) are all around!!!!!! ain't dat cool??????????
-cutie tooty; 4/17/2007

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ROCK STEADY
Click http://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2013/05/rock-steady-childrens-cheer-exam... for a post on my cultural blog about "Rock Steady cheerleader cheers. In that post I wrote that I believe this because I've yet to come across any examples of children's cheerleading cheers* with the phrase "rock steady" (and not just "rock"), or any remembrances of such cheers prior to 1987. If you remember any such cheers prior to 1987, please add a comment below or contact me via cocojams17@yahoo.com.

ROCK STEADY (Version #1)
rock, rock steady
cause your team
ain't even ready
to rock rock rock
rock steady eddy eddy eddy rock
rock steady
cause our team is always ready
to rock rock rock
steady eddy eddy
rock
-Brianna ; 4/22/2006

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ROCK STEADY (Version #2)
rock (clap clap clap clap) steady (clasp clap clap clap)
patriots, are you ready?
we're gonna rock rock rock rock (make rocking motion)
steady eddy eddy eddy (make steadying motion)
repeat
-Liza B.; 8/20/2006

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ROCK STEADY (Version #3)
[team name] Rock. Rock Steady
[team name] Rock. Rock Steady
Ro-ock Ro-ock Ro-ock
Steddy eddy eddy eddy
[team name] Rock. Rock Steady
[team name] Rock. Rock Steady
Ro-ock Ro-ock Ro-ock
Steddy eddy eddy eddy
Rock steady!

(repeat)
-Uploaded by courtneybo0xsx; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5WgF2O3wYI ; Apr 29, 2008; transcription Azizi Powell (Unfortunately, that video no longer exist; 5/18/2013)

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ROCK STEADY (Version #4)
Squad: Rock, (clap clap clap) steady (clap clap clap)
YES we rock, we rock ,we rock steady
One person: So what's up girl?
Squad: Rock, (clap clap clap) steady (clap clap clap)
YES we rock, we rock, we rock steady
I said we like to rock. We like to rock steady.
I said we like to rock. We like to rock steady.
Hit it.
Steddy eddy eddy eddy
Rock,

[Repeat entire cheer]
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6BoOrfpgB4&feature=related ; Jun 8, 2010
(transcription by Azizi Powell. Please let me know if this is incorrect.)

Here's that video:

Uploaded by markus gray,·Jun 8, 2010

"Rock Steady"....you know!!!!

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ROCK STEADY (Version #5)
Rock, steady
cause yo team aint even ready.
To rock rock rock rock,
yo team ain't even ready
rock!
-Shequella,1992; transcription of 2nd cheer given above in the video of Cheer Battle Part 2; September 2010 [That video is found above under "H" for "Hype".]

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ROCK STEADY (Version #6)
Lead girl- Hey Tigers are you ready
Entire squad: Well get down and rock steady
Well Tigers are ready.
Well get down and rock steady.
Well Tigers are ready.
Well get down and rock steady.
[Do a body patting and foot stomping routine with a sideways body wave movement]

[Same Lead girl] –Rock steady! Ready. Okay.
[Entire squad]
We,
we
are
ready
To
rock rock rock rock
Steady eddy eddy

Rock, rock steady
Your team ain't even ready
To rock rock rock rock
Steady eddy eddy eddy
Rock steady
Your team ain't even ready
To rock rock rock rock
Steady eddy eddy eddy
Rock.
-dailytigers, Published on Nov 17, 2012
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This transcription doesn't include a description of the squad's entire routine.

Here's that video:

Dailey Tigers "Rock Steady"

-dailytigers, Published on Nov 17, 2012
cheerleaders

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ROCK THE BOAT
Visit Cocojams' Foot Stomping Cheers page http://www.cocojams.com/content/foot-stomping-cheers-0 for examples of the cheer "Rock The Boat".

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ROCK WITH THE ANGELS
we're gonna rock with the Angels
we're gonna rock to the beat (clap clap)
we're gonna rock with the Angels
cause we don't take defeat
(clap clap)
cause we don't take defeat
(clap clap)
-Princess R.; 5/4/2006

Editor:
"The Angels" is the name of this school's sports team. In the context of this cheer, "to rock with" someone means to "hang with (associate yourself with) them, to support them, to enjoy yourself with them.

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ROCK WITH THE BLACK AND ROLL WITH THE WHITE
Hey Hey
U Know What 2 Do
U Got 2 Rock With The Black
And Roll WIth The White
-shelby, 11/5/2006

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ROCK WITH THE GREEN AND ROLL WITH THE GOLD
Hey ya'll this is a cheer for all those Lecanto Panthers out there!!! here it is!!

"panthers you know what youv got to
do youv got to rock with the green
and roll with gold!!!"
reapeats 3 times!
-Becky B., 10/26/2005

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ROCK WITH THE GREY AND ROLL WITH THE MAROON
I just want to say that Becky stole that cheer because I personally made that up (I have witnesses) it goes:

Hey Vikings
You know what you got to do,
You got to rock with the Grey
and roll with Maroon

I just thought you all should know because it doesnt sound right the way she put it. Thanks
-Kayla B., 2/1/2006

Editor:
See "Rock With The Green And Roll With The Gold" (10/26/05) for the cheer that Kayla is referring to. Kayla, I don't think that Becky stole this cheer from you. I'm glad that you are using your creativity to make up some cheers. But a lot of cheers sound the same and have similar words.

One of the goals of Cocojams is to show that there are often many different versions of the same cheer or the same rhyme. People have sent in a lot of versions of cheers on this page. Some of these versions are bound to be very similar to each other. Because we are used to hearing something we created or we learned from somebody else, hearing it or reading it done another way often means that that other way doesn't sound right to us. But that way probably sounds fine to the other person. I wouldn't be surprised if Becky B. was just as surprised as you were that there was someone else who says different words for trhe cheer that she sent in.

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ROLL YO BODY
Lead girl - Roll yo body. Ready. Okay.
Entire squad- Roll yo body.
And move your feet.
Get up, Lady Tigers
And get that funky beat.
I said Roll yo body.
And move your feet.
Get up, Lady Tigers
And get that funky beat
- daileytigers,Oct 30, 2012

Here's that video:

Dailey Tigers "Roll Yo Body"

daileytigers,Published on Oct 30, 2012

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ROWDY
R O W D Y
Let's Get A Little Bit Rowdy,
R O W D Y
-Anonymous from the Ports Town Wolves, Riverdale, MD ; 3/30/2006

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R U MOTIVATED
R U MOTavated?
motavated motavated
highly dedicated!
U check us out
u check us out. HUH!!!
-Kayla ; 10/21/2007

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SASSY (Roll All Over)

Uploaded by woowooworkit on Feb 3, 2007
"SASSY does a new cheer!"

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S-C-A-R-E-D
S-C-A-R-E-D
We got em scared
whoo shakin in their cleets.
-Marissa; 9/27/2006

Editor:
Marissa, at first I thought "cleets" was a misspelling of the words "sheets". Then I remembered we're talking athlete cheers here. So I looked up the word "cleets" and found out that word is also spelled "cleats". http://www.answers.com/topic/cleat gives this meaning for cleats:
"A projecting piece of metal or hard rubber attached to the underside of a shoe to provide traction; A pair of shoes with such projections on the soles."

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So now I understand the cheer. The other teams' so scared that they're shakinin their shoes. Okay. Sorry. Sometimes it takes me a while to "get it". Carry on. :o)

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SCORE (Example #1)
this is one of my cheers:
We shout the letter and u say the word...
S- go for it
C- go for it
O- go for it
R- go for it
E- go for it
SCORE....
-La Dominicana; 1/19/2006

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S-C-O-R-E (Example #2)
S-C-O-R-E!
S-C-O-R-E!
Score Cards Score! (Repeat 3 times)
-Jessica; 3/15/2007

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SEXY
(The comments below are excerpted from an email that I received from YasminH).

"To go back to the gesturing thing, in addition to promoting this idea of "toughness" since I guess most were adolescent girls, the concept of being "pretty" and "sexy" also became very important. Before I became an I.S. 302 cheerleader, I was delighted to have learned one of their cheers which appropriately was titled "Sexy". The hand-clapping and foot stomping was more complex and produced a much nicer sound than what I had been used to:

We are the girls and we're foxy fine
And we know
We are the girls and we'll blow your mind
And we show it
We turn around
We touch the ground
We shake out booty and
Oooh we're sexy

In this last part we would do all those things, turn around, touch the ground, etc. After shaking of our booties we'd stomp our foot, cock our heads to side with attitude and announce in sync, "Ooh we're sexy".
--Yasmin H., (Latina; memories of East Brooklyn, New York, in the late 1980s).; 2/25, 2004

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Editor:
See additional examples and comments from Yasmin H. in this Cheerleader cheer section & in Cocojams' Footstomping Cheers page.Thank you very much Yasmin, for your examples and comments! And thanks also to all others who have sent in examples and comments for possible posting on Cocojams!

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SHA BANG
This is a cheer that my homies and i got together:
Sha Bang Sha BangBang Boom
Sha Walawala boom
Sha BangBang boom
Sha Walawala Boom
Our name is (say the name of your team)
And we are hot
We dominate
And you do not
Don't mess wit us
We'll mess u up
And when were ready
You cant stop us! HUH!
-Veronica; 5/11/2006

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SHAKE
Hey Panthers, get on your feet listen up and shake it to the beat shake sha-sha- sha shake Hold up! Wait a minute Let's put some Boom in it! Shake sha- sha-sha shake [on the first shake, the girls shake their arms a little but look bored, after they 'put the boom' in it they shake their whole bodies]
-Cheer Mom (coach, girls' midget football cheerleading squad); 9/13/2006

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SHAKE IT FAST
Shake it fast but watch yourself
shake it fast
show me what your working with
(repeat)
Shawalla walla Boom
shawalla walla boom
sha bang bang boom
shawalla wall
Holy Savior thang
what what
(step with feet four times as you turn your back to the opposite team )(step to the beat)

shut up
(as you say shut up look at the other team and put your hand up to them)
-Princess R.; 5/4/2006

Editor:
"Put your hand up to them" probably is the "don't even go there" hand gesture which is made by holding your right hand palm up a little lower than your face, but facing toward your opponent. This is like the "Stop In The Name Of Love" gesture that the R&B group The Supremes did with that song only it's done higher as described.* At the same time you're doing that hand gesture, your head is turned away from that opponent with a stern "grittin' look.

* This gesture is often used in combination with a woman putting one hand on her hip. It predates The Supremes' use as it has its origins in a traditional Central African hand gesture.

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SHAKE IT UP (Version #1)
shake it up
shake it up
now twirl it up
twirl it up
thats the way we cheerlead
we know
we know that we're totally number one
yeah!!!
-~andi~; 8/17/2008

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SHAKE IT UP (Version #2)
Cheer caller-
Shake it up
Really get tough
You can't get enough of that
WHAT
Eagles stuff

The entire squad repeats the entire cheer several times. One voice echos the words "It Up" and "Stuff" (and maybe other words) in an overlapping manner that creates a polyrhythmic effect.
-Prince Edward County High School (Virginia) Cheerleaders; August 31, 2007

Here's that video:

Uploaded by woowooworkit on Aug 31, 2007

Editor's note: "Sassy" is the name of this cheerleader squad.

I'm not a musicologist, but I'm very interested in this cheerleading squad's use of layered, echoed words. This is an additional feature that differentiates stomp and shake cheers from earlier Anglo-American originated sis boom bah form of chanting. This echoing effect is one signature of African American polyrhythmic music where other percussion & rhythm enhancing words & sounds "dirty" or muddy up the music/song.[I mean "dirty sound" in its musical definition and not in a sexualized way]

Also, it seems to me that the words to stomp and shake cheers are enunciated in a "hard", flowing soulful manner that is part of African American culture. Stomp and shake style chanting has much more of a sing/song manner than that used in sis boom bah cheers. Stomp and shake chanting reminds me of the type of chanting done by three other African American originated chant forms-steppin(g), drill teams, and military cadences (jodies). It's quite different from sis boom bah type chanting where each word is crisply and clearly enunciated separately. The volume of both styles of chanting is supposed to be loud, and the words are supposed to be clearly articulated. However, the ideal voice tones are different in sis boom bah cheering and in stomp and shake cheering. The idealized sis boom bah voice is peppy. "clean" [meaning no extraneous sounds; the opposite of "dirty sounds" given above] .Some sis boom bah cheers may also use an exaggerated preppy, "Valley Girl", voice that type of voice and "totally for sure" vernacular may be used to parody cheerleaders. The stomp and shake voice is grittier, and deeper than either of these sis boom bah type voices. These differences in idealized vocalizations are rooted in the aesthetics of the population from which these two cheerleading styles orginated (which remain the same populations that are most closely associated with these two styles.)

I'd LOVE to have input from others about the difference between stomp and shake chanting and what I call sis boom bah chanting from cheerleaders, coaches, musicologists, and others. Contact me at cocojams17@yahoo.com or if you are on facebook, befriend me at cocojamsjambalayah. Thanks!

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SHAKE IT UP (Version #4)
awn we have this cheer ours qo

shake it up
really qet touSHAKE IT UP (Version #3)
we have a cheer and its like

shake it up
say what say what
shake it up
say wat
chelsie is my fist name
yeah
collins is my last
go girl
and im a wilson panther
and 2017 is my class
-gogirl1999 (viewer comment) ; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHdDoTcZF3U&feature=related ; January 2011

Editor:
This cheer has the same structure as Introduce Yourself foot stomping cheers. For more information and examples of those cheers, click http://www.cocojams.com/content/foot-stomping-cheers-0

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SHAKE IT UP (Version #4
awn we have this cheer ours qo

shake it up
really qet touqh
yuh cnt qet enouqh of that watt
qovernor stuff

love this cheer
-liliana3398; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHdDoTcZF3U&feature=related; January 2011

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SHAKE IT UP (Version #5)
aww ! my team goes .

shake it up
trenton gets tuff
kus you...
cant get enough of that ...tornadoe stuff
-bakpakdoll; viewer comment) ; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHdDoTcZF3U&feature=related; January 2011

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SHAKE YOUR BOOTY
Shake your booty
Up, Down
touch the ground
Jump up!
Shake your booty
Jump up shake your booty .
-Cheer Mom (coach, girls' midget football cheerleading squad); 9/13/2006

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SHAKE YOUR MONEYMAKER
shake your money maker
like you reealy wanna take her
-aspen; 9/23/2006

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SHOOT TWO
Shoot Two
(2x's)
Shoot Shoot for two
Shoot Two
Shoot Shoot for two
Shoot Two
Take it to the whole and shoot for two
-West Charlotte, North Carolina Junior Varsity Cheerleaders (transcription by QCJ3RX) July 2011

Here's that video (with a focus on the routine up until .47; I'm including this video because the squad's high stepping style in this routine seems different from other high step movements that I've seen. I mention that as a compliment.

West Charlotte Jv Squad pt. 2 2010-2011

Uploaded by TheAngelica2426 on Feb 11, 2011

Our Last Basketball Game Against Vance ! =(

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SHOUT
Lead girl - Shout it. Ready. Okay
Lead- Hey you over there on the other side.
Remaining Squad- Hey you over there on the other side.
Lead- We've got a team that's backed by pride.
Squad- We've got a team that's backed by pride.
Lead- So come on team, let's shout it out.
Squad- So come on team, let's shout it out.
Lead- We're gonna win without a doubt.
Squad- We're gonna win without a doubt.
Lead- Y'all ready to shout?
Remaining Squad- Yes!
Entire Squad- Shout!
[????]
Shout it out!
Woo Tigers!
Yeah!
- daileytigers, October 15, 2012

Transcription by Azizi Powell. Additions and corrections welcome.

Here's that video:

Dailey Tigers "Shout"

daileytigers, October 15, 2012
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The tune & the call & response pattern of this chant is the same as the military cadence "Sound Off". Children's cheerleader examples of "Sound Off" are found on this page.

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SHUFFLE THE CARDS
heres something the fans @ my school love
shuffle the cards
and roll the dice
we beat u once
well beat u twice
ace to the high
douce to the low
come on bulldogs
go go go
-latinaboriqua718; 1/13/2007

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SITTING IN THE GRANDSTAND (Example #1)
I go to a school in QLD Australia and my school has sports houses, Wattle, Eucalypt, Forest and Hibiscus...all of which are plants - except forest. these are the Wattle battle cries.
Sitting in the grandstand,
Banging on the tin can,
Who can?
We can,
Nobody else can,
-Courtney (QLD Australia); 11/25/2006

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SITTING IN THE GRANDSTAND (Example #2)
Hey im michaela from the land down under im 17 now but in primary school (elementary) we used to sing and chant at our sports carnivals >>>
Sitting in the grandstands,
bangin on our tin cans
Who can?
We can!!
Nobody else can
Fight (clapx5)
Fight (clapx5)
Come on (team name)
FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT
-missy (Australia); 4/21/2007

Editor
"The land down under" is a referent for Australia. So far, two people from Australia have sent in versions of the "Sitting in the grandstand" cheer. I'm wondering if people who live outside of Australia know this cheer. If so, please send in the version that you know. And please remember to include the name of your city, state, and nation (the "nation"
is particularly important if you outside of the United States).

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SKATER
I have a lot of friends and a majority of them are skaters so me and my friend alexx made up a song to the tune of in the ayer by flo rida Skater:
oh hot dang
look at him land
with the element board
and the vans plan b in my hand
watch him make that land
cuz hes a skater ska- skater
a skater ska- ska-ter
-Taylor & Alex; 11/1/2008

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SLIDE TO THE LEFT
Slide to the left.
Slide to the right.
Everybody knows
We're outta sight.
-Kiera, age 8, and Kion, age, 6; Pleasantville, New Jersey; 11/8/2008

Editor:
In the context of this cheer "outta sight" (out of sight) means "great", "fantastic".

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SLIDIN DOWN A WATER FALL (Version #1)
slidin down a water fall
landin on a catus
we can do anythang
without any practice
were rough were tough
were hard to beet
so come on (skool name)
moove your feet
-helen s.; 10/13/2006

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SLIDIN DOWN A WATER FALL (Version #2)
Sliding down a waterfall
landing on a cactus,
we can do anything
without any practice
goooooooooooo (teams name)
-Bexta; 3/9/2007

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SLIDIN DOWN A WATER FALL (Version #3)
Sliding down a waterfall,
Landing on a cactus
we can beat anyone,
we dont need no practice!
-missy {Australia}; 4/21/2007

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SLIDIN DOWN A WATER FALL (Version #4)
sliding down a water fall,
landing on a cactus,
we can do anything with a lil practice,
who can?
we can,
mighty, mighty coolaroo
C-O-O-L-A-R-O-O
yeah coolaroo!!!
-venessa rox! ; 7/17/2007

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SLIDIN DOWN A WATER FALL (Version #5)
Sliding down a waterfall
landing on a flower
we think the other team needs more power!
Sliding down a waterfall
landing on a cactus
we think the other team
needs more practice!
-Maya; 9/1/2007

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SMOOTH AND EASY
Hey Hey
Smooth and EASY
Thats how we do we make it
through the hoop that easy
and yes were that smooth
-Tashani714; December 2010

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SOCK IT TO ME
this is a soccer cheer
S-O-C-K, I-T
Sock it to me, Ba-by
ooh ahh,
i like it like that
ooh ahh,
give me some more
ooh ahh,
i like it like that
ready, set, SCORE!
-Hunni; 2/27/2007

Editor:
"Sock it to me" is a no longer used 1960s African American slang term that means "give it to me". But in the context of a soccer cheer, "sock it to me" may be a clever play on words.

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SO NO ONE TOLD YOU
so no-one told you,
the race, was gonna end this way? (clap clap clap)
you're stokes a joke,
your soaked, your drowning awayyy!
it's like your always stuck in second place!
when it hasn't been your day,
your week, your month, not even your raaace,
but _____swims and wins,
cause we're come all this way
______swims and wins,
cause we train night an day
_____swims and wins,
cause we're better than yoooou....
-fubi; 2/17/2007

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SONS OF RAYMOND
this is a legendary song where i'm from. whenever a game is about to end and we're going to win, the fans sing it.
sons of raymond into battle
going colors flying proud and high
sons of raymond onto victory
the red and black
wave in the sky onward
onward through the foe be strong
we're firm and dauntless
sure to fight! march on raymond
and we'll win this game
and be proud of rhs tonight!
fight fight fight!
-Nicole; 10/7/2006

Editor:
See this email from Nicole that provides more information about this cheer:
"I'm from Southern Alberta, Canada, in a little town named Raymond. The reason the song is called Sons of Raymond is because most of our big sports are played by the Sons of Raymond, rather than the Daughters. lol In fact, most of the time, if there are girl's sports going on, they're usually scheduled around the guys games! It's been sung since our town got big on sports".

Thanks for that additional information, Nicole!

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S-O-U-L (Version #1)
S-o-u-l
Soul Soul S-o-u-l Soul
s-p-ir-i-t-t s-p-ir-i-t-t
(school initials)'s Got Spirit Spirit Soul
Yeah! Spirit Spirit Soul Yeah!
-Elle F; 8/8/2006

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SOUL (Version #2)
S-O-U-L we've got it S-O-U-L
soul. S-O-U-L we've got it S-O-U-L soul!
We are the eagles and we are the best soul!
S-O-U-L we've got it S-O-U-L soul!
-Shayna; 11/1/2006

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SOUND OFF
[Here's] One I made up...... One girl leads and the others repeat after soundoff

Soundoff I don't know
but I've been told (I don't know but I've been told)
Panthers rock the purple and gold
(Panthers rock the purple and gold)
sound off (here we go)
1-2-3-4 Panthers,
raise that score!
-Cheer Mom {coach, girls' midget football cheerleading squad}; 9/13/2006

Editor:
This cheer is based on the most famous military cadence of them all, "Soundoff". Visit Cocojams' Military Cadence page http://www.cocojams.com/content/military-cadences-other-cadences to read & hear examples of that cadence and other military cadences.

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SPIRIT (Version #1)
you have to have two people to do this
(1 means the first person and 2 means the second person.) The title is SPIRIT.
(1)s-p (2)s-p (1)i-r (2)i-r (1)i-t (2)i-t

(1)got spirit
(2)un-hun
(1)lets hear it
(2)okay!Go MAGIC!!!
-Dana; 10/5/2006

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SPIRIT (Version #2)
Here is a cheer from my High School 1990-1994. Cheerleaders (or lead their teams fans) would say it to the other schools cheerleaders or their fans. Cheerleader even used it during peep rally days between JV and Varsity team, or against each grade freshmen to seniors. The loudest wins!

Spirit
We've got Spirit,
yes we do.
We've got Spirit,
how 'bout you?

[Other side repeats back] {go back and forth 2 times, loudest wins}
and says "We've got more!! 3 times.
-Sarah; 1/9/2007

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SPIRIT (Version #3)
S-P-I-R-I-T
we got it you
know you cant take that away
all we can say is
hey we got spirit
-CheerQueen ; 3/9/2007

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SPIRIT (Version #4)
Com on yall lets here it
we all got spirit
come on yall lets here it
we all got spirit
my back is aching
my bras to tight
my bootie shakes from the left to the right
left back to the right
step back
come on lets fight
-Morgan A,; 5/23/2007

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SPIRIT (Version #5)
Lead girl- Spirit. Ready. Okay.
Entire squad - Hey, suckers
You want some spirit.
Perhaps you have to hear it.
[squad does a foot stomping, body patting routine]
Get off the floor and get some more.
Get some more.
Get some more.
Get some more.
Lead girl - Get some more.
Spirit!
- daileytigers,Published on Oct 30, 2012
-snip-
Transcription by Azizi Powell from the video. Additions and corrections welcome. This transcription doesn't include an entire description of the cheer's routine.

This cheerleading squad is a good example of cheerleaders who include body patting and foot stomping in their routines. Other examples from this squad are found on this page.

Here's that video:

Dailey Tigers "Spirit"

daileytigers,Published on Oct 30, 2012

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SPIRIT IS OUR NAME
spirit is our name
cheering is our game
we got spirit on our mind
all of the time it goes
whooo allright
-michola; 9/23/2006

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SPLIT THE V (Example #1)
hey this is a cheer that i got off of sabrina the teenage witch:

split the v xx
dot the i xx
curl the ctory
victory victory
thats our cry (xx means two claps)
-angel (Ohio) ; 11/7/2007

Editor: "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch" was an American TV series (1996–2003)

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SPLIT THE V (Example #2)
blue is the color
white is the other
so split that v dot
that i curl that c-t-o-r-y
'victory' v v tory
so split that v dot that i
curl that c-t-o-r-y
were on a roll to victory.
-victory; 3/2/2008

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STANDING IN SHOCK
Standing in shock
Come on Coyotes
Let's fight fight fight
We're gonna take you down
with all our might
Come on team
give all you got
Just leave them in the dust
standing in shock
Coyotes Coyotes Let's win.
-Miranda U. (Canada); 11/26/2006

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STAND UP
this cheer is called stand up ....

stand up (clap twice)
be proud(clap twice)
state your name (clap twice)
out loud
cause we are the trojans (your team name)
we are the mighty mighty trojans,
say ooo ah, ooo ah,

repeat ooo ahh 1 more time
-anonymous; 1/26/2007

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STAND UP, GET READY
Stand Up, get ready
Watch Cordero Rock steady
Stand up and Cheer
Cordero is here
Are you ready to rock steady
(stomping, clapping interlude with a hip-hop beat)
Rock steady, rock steady
Rock
steady edy edy edy
(beats build in a crescendo)
Rockkkkkkkkk Steady
Cordero!
Corderoooooo Are you ready
To rock
We gonna R-O-C-K Steady edy edy edy
Rockkkkkk steady
repeat
Rock!
-Yasmin H., visual Artist (New York City, New York),
(memories of East Brooklyn, New York, in the late 1980s) ,2/25/04

Editor:
Here is an excerpt of Yasmin's comments:
"What this ... cheer did with its musical rhythm was hype up the audience. Kind of reminds me of the role of black marching bands in the south, at games, and their incorporation of more funk, and hip-hop beats that they know speak to people of color. Well in a school that was predominantly black and latino Rock Steady was more likely to get a rise out of the crowd than "California Oranges".
-snip-

See California Oranges, Version #1 on the "C" Cheerleader Cheer page. Also, see examples of "Rock Steady" on the "R" page of Cocojams' Cheerleader Cheers section.

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STEP BACK (Version #1)
Step back.
Don't touch.
Cause Bulldogs.
is too much.
Break it down with your feet *
-Mimi (African American female, 13 years old, Pittsburgh, PA); 2/26/2006
* the entire cheer squad does the same uptempo foot stomping (step) routine; collected by Azizi Powell 2/26/2006

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STEP BACK (Version #2)
Step Back
Step back,
relax, cause you don't know us,
we are the (what school your from )
and we got it all.

(do it one by one)
-Chelsea, (African American female; 9 years old; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania); 3/21/2006

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STEP BACK (Version #3)
step back
don't touch
cuz Hardy is too much
we hot like fiya
pump it up a little bit higha
123 betcha can't shake it like me
betcha can't do it like me
boom wut ya got
these panthers are something you're not
we hot like a light bulb
fine like a d-ball
ticky ticky shake
if we fall we neva gonna brek
jump up jump down
hit the floor
we're defeated
in these audo doors
slap yo leg let it shake
we got something you can't take
so get get get get got got got got panthers watch it roll [repeat this one more time]
-pooh-pooh; 4/25/2006

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STEP BACK AND WATCH
Here Is A Cheerleader Cheer. =] >
Step Back And Watch.
We'll Show U How It's Done.
[Insert School Mascot]
Have What It Takes To Be Number 1!
Unquestionably The Best, Oh Yes! =P
-Vannie; 11/19/2007

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STINGERS IN THE HOUSE
stingers in the house
were all big attack
got no extra fat
we dont eat big macs
step to us you might get smacked
wacked
we got more game than the (say the other teams name)
the moonwalk
the twist
the shake and bake
we can do it all right here at state
strap your self in
so your mind wont blow
sit back relax and enjoy the show!!!!!!!!1

(this cheer is called Stingers In The House}
-suesy , 1/29/2006

Editor
The "the moonwalk", "the twist", and "the shake and bake" are all R&B dances or dance steps.

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STOMP
Stomp stomp on (the team you are playing against)
stomp on (the team you are playing against)
stomp, stomp, stomp, on them. repeat 3 times
-La'kwaya ;( African American female age 11; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania); 3/21/2006

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STOMP AND SHAKE IT

Editor: I'm adding a number of videos of this cheer because I'm interested in the number of ways this "stomp & shake it" cheer has been (and continues to be) performed.

STOMP AND SHAKE IT (Version #1)
Patriot fans
We wanna see you
Stomp and shake it
What
Stomp and shake it.
(repeat)
-Uploaded by kmikke on Sep 6, 2007

Taylor Cheer- Stomp
Patriots game cheer

Here's that video:

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STOMP AND SHAKE IT (Version #2)
We're the team that makes you wanna
Stomp and shake it
Stomp and shake it

[repeat entire cheer]
-keaondra; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHi3FIsf0R4 ; August 27, 2008

Here's that video:

Uploaded by Keaondra07 on Aug 27, 2008

Old Cheers frm N.Chicago High

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STOMP AND SHAKE IT (Version #3)
Wolverines, we wanna see you
Stomp and shake it
What
Stomp and shake it

[repeat entire cheer]
-hmcordero on Sep 6, 2008

Wolverines Cheerleaders

Here's that video:

-snip-
A viewer commented that this cheerleading squad is from Georgia.

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STOMP AND SHAKE IT (Version #4)
Hold that team
We wanna see you
Stomp and shake it
Stomp and shake it

Uploaded by sgarmany1418 on Sep 9, 2009

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STOMPING IN THE BLEACHERS
Heyy i have a nother cheer!! lol! Stompin in the bleechers are the broncho fans, Watch us now as we work the stands. *stomp* *clap* *slap(leg)* *snap* *stomp stomp* GO! *stomp* *clap* *slap(leg)* *snap* *stomp stomp* FIGHT! *stomp*
*clap* *slap (leg)* *snap* *stomp stomp* WIN! *stomp* *clap* *slap(leg)* *snap* *stomp stomp* GO! FIGHT! WIN!
-RedRachelMMMMM; 3/4/2007

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STOMP STOMP CLAP
hi, i got some rhymes its
stomp stomp clap the beat
stomp stomp clap the beat
we got the beat.
by Yonna
-Yonna; 8/30/2006

Editor:
"Stomp stomp clap" is a widely used routine for foot stomping cheers. The song "We Will Rock You" is a great example of what the "beat" sounds like.

"We are Brentwood" below included another widely used foot stomping routine: "clap snap stomp clap stomp" . Also see "Stomping in the bleachers" above and "Stomp Them Feet" below this example for other foot stomping cheer routines.

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STOMP THEM FEET
stomp them feet west stomp them feet ( u stomp right foot then clap then stomp feet 3 times then clap twice then stomp left then hit the back of your left foot then do the same with your right yeah confusing )
-aliah h.; 11/6/2006

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STOP LOOK AND LISTEN
Stop look and listen
We're the mighty Cougers
Stop look and listen
We're the mighty Cougers
Stop
Look
And
Listen.
Stop look and listen
We're the mighty Cougers
Stop.

[Repeat entire cheer]
-Tracy Cougars Novice cheer practice; Uploaded by ihvasecret http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLEtVIhLbzg ; on Jul 30, 2009

Here's that video:

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STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE (Version #1)
This is a funny one for older teams:
Strawberry Shortcake, Banana Split, we make you team look like, shift to the left, shift to the right, sit down stand up, fight, fight, fight!
-Lou ; 7/16/2006

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STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE (Version #2)
strawberry shortcake, banana split your team plays like a pile of shift to the left, shift to the right stand up, sit down, fight fight fight!
-Nicole; 10/7/2006

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STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE (Version #3)
strawberry short cake banana split we make your team look like shift to the left shift to the right stand up sit down win tonight
-Laine ; 12/27/2006

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STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE (Version #4)
stawberry short cake huccalberry pie v.i.c.t.o.r.y.
-nazahra j.; 5/15/2007

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STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE (Version #5)
this is one cheer that i learned when i was like 12 its called strawberry shortcake it goes (strawberry shortcake banna spilt we think your team plays like shift it to the left shift it to the right come on Bluejays fight fight fight, brick wall waterfall girl you think you got it all cause you don't i do you don't i do, so boom with that attitude ba boom with that attitude boom with that attitude bab boom with that attitude
-Danielle GO BLUEJAYS; 9/9/2007

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STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE (Version #6)
strawberry shortcake
bannana split
we make your team look like
shift to left
shift to the right
stand up
sit down
fight fight fight!!!
-not telling; 9/10/1007

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STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE (Version #7)
I have many but here is my fav-

strawberry short cake,
banana split,
we think your team plays like sh
-ift it to the left
shift it to the right.
Now we got it covered that were gonna win
come on team they need to hear it again.
-ashley ; 9/18/2007

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SUPER
This cheer is called Super...

S-U-P-E-R super, super, that's what we are
the S is for Super
the U is for Unique (clap, clap)
the P is for Proffesional
we know we can't be beat (clap, clap)
the E is for Excitement
the R is for our Rap
so tell the other team that the (your team) is back! >>>
Go Panthers!!!
-Anonymous; 1/29/2007

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S-U-P-E-R (Version #2)
here is sum skool cheer that my mates and i made up thats now our official cheer.
S-U-P-E-R super thats what we are
G-R-E-A-T great as you can see
all you *Raider* fans in the stands
let me her you clap your hands
now that we got the beat
let me hear you stamp your feet
now that weve won it all
let me hear you shout and call
GOOOO RAIDERS
-May; 8/8/2007

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SUPER GREAT
This cheer is called "Super Great" This is how it goes:
S-U-P-E-R, super is what we are!
G-R-E-A-T, great as you can see!
Super--- Great! Super--- Great!
-Janice; 12/6/2008

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SUPER PANTHERS
S is for Super
U is for Unique
P is for Perfect, 'cause you know we are sweet.
E is for Enthusiasm
R is for Rap
So come on all you Panther Fans!
And Dang that stand back!
-Kim; 11/13/2007

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SUPER S
Super s is for super
u is for unique
p is for perfection
and you know we can't be beat
the e is for exotic
and the r is for react
so tell those nosy (opposing team's name) to head it on back
we are super,
super can't be beat
gonna' knock you off your feet!
-Cheer Mom (coach, girls' midget football cheerleading squad); 9/13/2006

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SUPERSTAR
Superstar: (use the initials of your school in place of "ccs")
C... you know we are C...
the superstars S... in every way C.C.S.

This is one of the cheers for my elementary school (Los Angeles, California around 1994 or 1995)
-Janice; 10/12/2006

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SWING THAT BAT
ok yall this is for softball....
Swing that bat
bust that ball honey..
honey Swing that bat
bust that ball babe..
babe Swing that bat
bust that ball
round those basesu will haul
honey ohh babe ohh mine
yee haw!
You get along and i get along
honey..honey
you get along and i get along
babe..babe
round them bases u will haul
honey ohh babe ohh mine
yee haw!
-Liv ; 8/5/2006

Editor:
This song 'sounds' like it is based on the African American folk song "The Crawdad Song".

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TAKE IT DOWN
we had just learned that cheer the day before lol but the words are

Take it down, Hurricanes, Run that ball
Take it down, Hurricaanes. Number one

then just repeated like 3 times and at the end..WHAT?? lol

i know its stupid but we just be havin fun. =)
-arielallday; 2007

Here's that video:

Uploaded by arielallday on Jan 14, 2007

(IM THE SECOND GIRL IN THE FRONT ROW, in the middle i guess) mayne

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TAKE IT TO THE LIMIT
Hey its Kalyn from Piedmont Alabama my mom (the coach) taught me and the
team this cheer and its something like this:

take it to the limit
take it to the top,
we're the mighty Bulldogs (team name)
and we cant be stopped.
-Kalyn; 7/11/2006

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TALLAHO
heres i cheer i learned last year tallaho (it is pronounced talliho)

tallaho lets go
tallaho lets go
gonna thump you
gonna thump you there
were gonna thump you wooh
everywhere
go starz!!!!!!!
-jade; 6/14/2007

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T-BIRDS
Hey most of the cheers I know u "Cheerleaders" already put up so I will do one that hasnt been put up... My school mascot is the thunderbird are nickname for are school is T-bird....and we r full of Thunder.

Thunderbirds or T-birds got the beat
Thunders got the beat,
Thunders got the beat,
Thunders got the beat to make u
hold on, wait a minute put a little mmmm in it... (when u r saying mmmm whiggle u butt and gring ur hips)
-Christina; 7/31/2006

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(Team's Name) THAT'S WHO YOU WANNA BE
Note - between letters=SPELL C-N-B-G-M-S C-U-B-S

GO CUBS C-N-B
Thats who you Wanna be
G-M-S thats who We wanna beat,
we're the best you know its true
we're the best and we're here to Beat you,
GO CUBS (replace CNB with your team name . replace GMS with the Competition (s) or with Y-O-U )
-Awesome ; 6/17/2007

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THE EAGLES ARE HERE
1-2-3-4 the eagles are here to rock the floor this year. with sprit that we brought we cant be stoped. so watch out tomcats while we take the floor. the eagles are back and we are back for #1
-madison; 4/3/2006

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THE GOLD AND WHITE ARE HEAR TO CHEER (Version #2)
ready ok?! The gold and white are here to cheer We'll dominate and strive to reach the top. Go {wut ever team} Wildcats of the East cant be stopped WOOO HOO GO TEAM OH YA YEAH!!!!
- haley!>=)))); 11/10/2007

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THE GOLD AND WHITE ARE HERE TO CHEER (Version #1)
heyy this is a cheer that we learned for cheer tryouts and it rocks so here it is "the gold and white are here to cheer we"ll dominate and strive to reach for the top (toe touch) the wildcats of east cant be stopped" i think that cheer is really catchy
-alyssa ; 11/10/2007

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THE HAWKS ARE HOT
The Hawks are hot.
You know it.
The Hawks are hot
Hot Hot Hot
Wooo!
(repeat the entire cheer)
- West Meck HS Varsity Cheerleadersl Charloote, North Carolina (transcription Azizi Powell; July 2011)

Here's that video:

Uploaded by mrszayasward on Feb 22, 2011

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THE HOOP IS OPEN
The hoop is open The net is hot...Come on {teams name} Make that shot!!
-J-BIRD ; 6/28/2007

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THE HORNET'S GOT SPIRIT
Here's a real cheer for ya'll. The hornet's got spirit So you really got to feel it
Hold up hold up Ya'll better hold up Cause you fruntin' Cause you ain't got
nothin Let's show em' a lil somethin Cause the rhymes are bumpin
-sherita; 5/31/2007

Editor:
"Fruntin" is probably the slang word "frontin". It's meaning is something like "pretending to be better than you are". "Bumpin" means the same thing as "kickin" or "rockin". It means the rhymes are good (because their beat and rhythm is good) .

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THE OTTERS ARE GREAT
Hey, this is Erika, 11, Oregon, USA! Here is my cheer chant; 'The Otters are great, the otters rock. And the Otters foot ball team Is H-O-T HOT! (Oh-La-la!)
-Erika; 11/15/2007

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THE RED KNIGHTS GOT THE BEAT
The red nights got the beat \ the red nights got the beat and it goes like this like totally 4 sure i just got a manicue
-Natashaamandajeffkim; 5/3/2007

Editor:
Natasha, amanda, jeff, and kim included lines from the "Like Totally For Sure" cheer in this example. See versions of "Like Totally For Sure" in ths Cheerleader Cheers section.

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THE STARS
When i was in middle school our mascot was the STARS so if you are the STARS team here is a cheer for you..

The S is for Spontaneous
The T is for Tuff (Clap Clap)
The A is for Agressive
and the R is for Ruff (Clap Clap)
The S is for Shine cuz we shine all the time
so tell that team of yours
we're gonna be beat em to the ground
we are the STARS (stomp stomp clap clap) the stars (stomp stomp clap clap)
-Mallary; 1/2007

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THERE SHE GOES
There she goes just a walkin down to first singin " do a diddy diddy dumb diddy
dee"
next batter up sayin "let me hit" singin do a diddy diddy dumb diddy dee!
she looks good she looks fine
she looks good she looks fine
just walkin down that baseline!
-Taylor F., 12/6/2006

Editor:
This example is based on this song by Rick Springfield - "Doo WahDiddy Diddy" :
http://www.lyricsfreak.com/r/rick+springfield/doo+wah+diddy+diddy_201163...

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THEY GOT OUR BALL (Example #1)
ok we made up a cheer!!! its goes like this./... t

hey got our ball [clap clap]
we want it back [clap clap]
we took it back [clap clap]
HAHA [clap clap]

repeat 3 times!! enjoy :]
-Tori & Courtney; 7/13/2006

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THEY GOT OUR BALL (Example #2)
I learnt this at cheer camp It's So Fun

they got our ball [clap clap]
we want it back [clap clap]
we took it back [clap clap]
HAHAHAHA [clap clap]
we'll score again [clap clap]
and again [clap clap]
and now we've won [clap clap]
let's go us

(but say that whilst your doing your [clap clap])

repeat As Many Times As You Want!!!!!!!!!!!
-Bubbles; 12/27/2006

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THERE WAS A LITTLE BIRDY
there was a little birdy, who sat upon a wall.
Cheering for the other teams he had no sense at all.
He fell into the water and got himself all wet.
And when he came back up again, this is what he said:
GO GO GO, GO YOU MIGHTY __________
FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT, FIGHT YOU MIGHTY_______
WIN WIN WIN! WIN YOU MIGHTY __________
GO, FIGHT, WIN, BEAT EM TO THE END!!_________
WE'RE BLUE DABADIDABADIE
IF WE WERE GREEN WE WOULD CRY DABADIDABADIE
IF WE WERE RED WE WOULDN'T TRY DABADIDABADIE DABADIDABADIEee
-fubi; 2/17/2007

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THROW IT
i got a cheer for u.

throw it pass it
make a tooooooochdoooonw
(repeat many times)
-Ileyan; 0/26/2006

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THUNDER, THUNDER, THUNDERATION
My mom helped me out on this one, too.

Thunder thunder, thunderation,
we're the best team, in the nation!

I was five when I learned this one, and my mother learned it in Rochester, New
York when she was a cheerleader in eight grade.
-erin sarah; 3/22/2008

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TICK TOCK
Tick Tock Dont stop the clock
Come on team Times All we got,
With our coaches on our back
Giving us no slack,
We're suddenly the best
And nothing of the less
Come on Big Blue Team
Lets Bring it Back

{then you repeat 1 time} This is from my old elementary school team
-Mimi in Atl (Atlanta, Georgia) , 8/13/2006

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TIGERS ARE HOT TO GO
Here we go now
Tigers are hot to go
H-O-T-T-O-G-O
AROO
HOT TO GO
AROO
GOOOOOOO TIGERS!
-nikki ; 5/16/2007

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TIGERS DO IT AGAIN
Tigers (Mascot) do it again!
Go, Fight, Win!
Tigers do it again
Go, Fight, win
Tigers do it again! (X3)
-Anonymous; 5/29/2007

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TIGERS TO THE LEFT
Tigers to the left,
Tigers to the right,
stand up and yell,
FIGHT, FIGHT, FIGHT!
-Tiffany K.; 12/9/2006

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TIME OUT
I have a repeat cheer that our football squad did this year... IT goes like this...

TIME-OUT! (the second line repeats it)
It's time to shout! (repeat)
We've got spirit, can't control it (repeat)
So let it loose and rock and roll it (repeat)
They think that they're really tough (repeat)
That's ok cause we're hot stuff (repeat)
TIMEOUT! (The whole squad yells this at once)
-Michelle; 2/7/08

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TO THE ___
(use school abbreviation)
B B B to the K / K K K
to the H / B to the K / K
to the H / BKH!
-Amanda; age 17 years; {Tulsa, Oklahoma}; 9/9/2006

Editor:
This cheer uses the abbreviation for Bishop Kelley High School {BKHS} in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Amanda sent in other cheers from her school. Those cheers are presented throughout Cocojams Cheerleader Cheers section.

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TO THE WALL
Here is another volleyball chant.when the other team shanks -
"to the windowww,
to the wall, to the wall,
we sawww you shank that ball. Whoo whoo."
-Katie S. (White female, 17 years old; Dallas, Texas), 10/6/2009

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TOTALLY FOR SURE
See examples listed under "Like Totally For Sure" in the "L" section of Cocojams' Cheerleader Cheers collection.

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TO THE LEFT
To the left, to the left, to the left right left
My backs achin my bra's too tight
My booties shakin from the left to the right
To the left, to the left, to the left right left

I learned that from a group of my cousins. CA, United States
-Jessie, 11/22/2008

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T-O-U-C-H-D-O-W-N
I learned this cheer last year.

T-o-u-c-h-d-o-w-n
take over that line and win win win

HOPE YOU USE IT
-hollywood ; 8/12/2007

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TURN ON THE RADIO (Version #1)
Turn on the radio, what do you hear?
Comets, Comets, give 'em a cheer!
We're gonna beat 'em, bust 'em,
that's our custom. Goooo Comets!
-Nicole, 10/7/2006

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TURN ON THE RADIO (Version #2)
this is a school cheer that we always do ;
Turn on the radio what do you hear
it's [your team x2] give us a cheer
shout to the east shout to the west
come on [your team] do you your best
give me a [y-o-u-r t-e-a-m]
what does it spell [your team]
-chantelle ; 7/21/2007

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TUITY FRUITY
Tuity Fruity Turn Around Like MCHammer
Touch the ground like Salt and Pepper
Shake your booty like tuity fruity
Go (team name) Go
BAng BAng Bang Bang choo choo train
come (team name) (front row goes back, {the} back {row} goes forward
{through the} window {and} u move between the person in front of u)
Get it, get it, get, get it, (front goes forward,back row goes back)
got it.got it.got it (stomp)
and let it roll xxxxxxxxxxxx
at the end u go BANG! then u act like ur blowing the smoke and putting them in ur gun holder and do this cheer 3x
-Anonymous, 2/2/2007

Editor:
MC Hammer is the name of a Hip-Hop performer from the late 1980s & the early 1990s and Salt 'N Pepa is the name of a Hip-Hop duo from the same time period.

Visit Cocojams' Foot Stomping Cheers for another example of Tuity Fruity.

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TURN AROUND
turn around like m sink hapshire,
touch the ground like salt and pepper,
shake your booty like tooty fruity
make that touchdown!(do a toe touch)
-mallory ; 7/24/2008

Editor:
This is probably another version of "Tuity Fruity". "m sink hapshire" is probably folk etymology for "M. C. Hammer". "Folk Etymology" is a term given for familiar words or phrases that take the place of unfamiliar, misheard, misread, or misremembered words or phrases.

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TWO BITS FOUR BITS
Two bits...
four bits...
six bits a dollar,
All for Little Elm (School name or city you live in)
stand up and holler!!!
-Tamera; 7/14/2006

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UH OH WARRIORS IN THE HOUSE
this is a cheer from my highschool

uh oh warriors in the house
uh oh warriors in the house
you gotta want it to win it
and we want it real bad
so every body in the stands get up and yell it
we we are the warriors and we are gonna bet those panthers
go go fight fight we the warriors are gonna win tonight
-samantha; 11/4/2006

Editor:
The Warriors are "in the house" means that team is "here". In this context, there also is an implication that the team is "hyped" and ready to win. Also, "uh oh" is an utterance that can loosely be interpreted as "Oh no, you better watch out". "Bet" is probably a typo for "beat."

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VARIOUS CHEERS : Bring it On: Manning High School vs. Timberland High School

anidragraham2009, Uploaded on Oct 8, 2010

MHS cheerleaders going head to head in a cheer-off against THS.[Both high schools are in South Carolina]
-snip-
These cheers are given without transcription. However, one of the cheers "Sit Back Down" is a Howard University cheer. The words to that cheer can be found on cocojams' university stomp & shake cheers page: http://www.cocojams.com/content/stomp-and-shake-cheerleader-cheers

The "Jump On It" cheer is found above on this page as performed by Virginia's Prince Edward County High School (Sassys) cheerleaders.
-snip-
Here are two comments from the viewer comment thread for the Manning High School & Timberland High School Battle Cheers about the custom of battle cheers:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIcLsCHKglw

anidragraham2009, 2010
"... I will admit, the recording was paused because we thought it was over. The ony thing THS did was tell Manning we get no respect on our territory! Lastly, people need to understand that cheering like this is supose to be FRIENDLY and the comments some of you are leaving, you are taking it too far out of context. THS you ladies represented well and my MHS Lady Monarchs I am proud of you guys! C u guys b-ball season
-snip-
jlesaine34, 2010
"As head varsity cheerleading coach of the Monarch cheerleading squad, I would like to commend both squads on a job well done. Both squads represented their schools well. Cheer battles are common among colleges (HBCUs) and now high school squads are doing them. As Anidra stated, it is suppose to be a friendly competition. Let's all remember that everyone is entitled to their own opinions. We ALL use something from other squads. It's nothing new. "

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VIKINGS ON THE WARPATH
The Vikings on the warpath
Who? Who?
The Vikings of the warpath
Who? Who?
-Azizi P, from my memories of Atlantic City High School, Atlantic City, New Jersey 1961-1965 ; posted on 2/3/2006

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VICTORY (Version #1)
VICTORY Split the V (3 claps),
Dot the I (3 claps),
Curl the C (3 claps),
T-O-R-Y, T-O-R-Y,
Split the V (3 claps),
Dot the I (3 claps),
Curl the C (3 claps), T-O-R-Y, T-O-R-Y
Victory Victory thats our pride
V-I-C-T-O-R-Y
-Shauntrell; 7/7/2006

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VICTORY (Version #2)
Me and my volleyball friends made this up....:

V (Clap Clap) V.I (clap clap) V.I.C.T.O.R.Y!
HOLD THE V (put arms above head in V formation)
DOT THE I (Put right arm out in a right angle)
ROCK THAT CTORY! (Shake hips back and forth)

repeat as many times as you want!
-Kerry {Colorado}; 7/8/2006

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VICTORY (Version #3)
V. V-I. V-I-C-T-O-R-Y.
Stretch that V. Dot that I. Roll that C-T-O-R-Y
-Katy D.; 2/5/2007

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VICTORY (Version #4)
I learned this one because my friend wouldnt stop saying it,
Give me a V
dot the I
curl the C TORY!
Victory! (clap, clap, clap) Victory!
-Mika; 3/27/2007

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VICTORY (Version #5)
okay the cheerleaders from my school know this cheer, and i didnt see it on the list so i decided to add it. its really cool! its simple and fun.=)
cheerleaders or group of people SAY; " V I C T O R Y, (spelling out victory)
WHAT'S THAT ______ (SCHOOL NAME OR MASCOT) BATTLE CRY!"
then the crowd or fans or whatever spell out; " V I C T O R Y.(spelling it out again)......
THATS THE (SCHOOL NAME OR MASCOT) BATTLE CRY."

here's an example of my school's mascot and team name. cheerleaders-

V I C T O RY(spelling it out)

....WHAT THATS WARRIOR BATTLE CRY?

FANS/CROWD- V I C T O R Y

(spelling it out again)....THATS THE WARRIOR BATTLE CRY.

at pep rallies, u yell it at every grade level and whoever has the loudest answer wins little candies or sumthin. u dont have to give them anything. another way to make this more exciting is to allow the kids to stomp their feet on the bleachers when shouting back to you. have fun and it use it
-katherine s. {corpus christi, texas} 8/24/2008

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VICTORY (Version #6)
With this you start really soft while clapping and stamping then you get louder and louder until your screaming and jumping.

V-I-C, V-I-C, V-I-C-T-O-R-Y VICTORY
VICTORY IS OUR CRY
V-I-C-T-O-R-Y. V-I-C, V-I-C, V-I-C-T-O-R-Y
VICTORY VICTORY IS OUR CRY
V-I-C-T-O-R-Y. and repeat
-Naomi; 2/18/2009

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VICTORY WE GOT IT
this is a chant we used to sing all the time in 5th grade in Little Rock, AR. it's called victory, we got it. and it goes like this:

victory we got it, we got it,
we got it, and they, they want it,
they want it, they want it,
but they can't have it, can't have it, can't have.
-Laura; 6/7/2007

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WE ARE ___
We are ____ (say your schools initials: example PHS)
-Courtney: 7/20/2006

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WE ARE BRENTWOOD
here iiz a cheer that we do in brentwood middle school in n.y we use brentwood but yu can try yur team name...

the movements are pat [[on yur lap]] clap snap stomp clap stomp and at the end do iit 3 times and at the last time iitz pat clap snap stomp clap stomp snap stomp clap stomp snap stomp clap stomp pat. here iit izz:

we are brentwood
we get down
we beat teams
all around [[m0ve yur hands to yur side showing all around]]
hip-hop just dont stop
everybody do the body rock [[lean lean back a little and move right 2 left showing a body rock]] i say ice yu say cold i say rock yu say roll disco the beat brentwood is heat
-Brieana; 11/8/2008

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WE ARE NUMBER ONE (Example #1)
we are number one
we cant be number two
wer gonna kick the whoopes out of you
the whoopes out of you
-anonymous; 9/9/2007

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WE ARE NUMBER 1 (Example #2)
! we are the (team name).
2! a little bit louder.
3! we still can't hear u.
WE ARE NUMBER 1. we are the (team name).
2! a little bit louder.
3! we still can't hear you.
WE ARE NUMBER 1! (repeat as many times as u want)
-Hannah; 9/25/2006

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WE ARE THE ___ (Example #1)
This is an easy one for little kids, I learned it when I started cheering in the 90's. 1

! We are the [Tigers]!
2! A little bit louder!
3! I still can't hear you!
4, more, more, more! x3
-taylorxlynne; 2/3/2007

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WE ARE THE ____(Example #2)
This cheer is from 1981 when I was going into 7th grade and trying out for cheer (Orange County, CA)

! ------------- "We are the _______" (team name)
We are the we are the Condors *clap clap*
Don't take defeat
We can't be beat Uh- huh
'Cause we are the Condors *clap clap*
We're #1! "Red and White" I
t's red *clap clap* We're fighting for
It's white *clap *clap* Gonna raise that score
It's red It's white *clap clap* Forever more!
-Susan W; 4/4/2007

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WE ARE THE ANGELS
We are the angels who dance to the beat
We are the angels who cant be beat
We are the angels who stay on top
We are the angels who cant be stopped~
-Angel; 4/5/2007

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WE ARE THE BEARS
we are the bears
and when u see us comeing
u wont know what to do
ull run away in fear
the bears are after u
the b is for best we cant be beat
the e is for encourage
we know we are the best
the a is for achvent
our school has past the test
the r is for the roar we make
we know we are the best
we are the bears
-Anonymous; 9/17/2006

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WE ARE THE BEST
Im from the u k and we dont do cheerleading over here but here is 1 i made up

-x- were the best we now were better than the rest
were the best football, basketball and more
but when it comes to cheerleading were better than them all
go (whatever you teams called ) wwwoooo hhhooo -x-
-katie (uk); 10/22/2006

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WE ARE THE CARDINALS
we are the cardinals and
our team is all that
were proud to represent
the mighty red and black
we got the spirit the pride
and that beat that dont stop
we are the cardinals
and we take to the top
we are the cardinals
and we never can be stopped
-Anonymous; 5/27/2007

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WE ARE THE EAGLES
This is a cheer that I used to do when i was a young girl:

We are the eagles and we are here
we're gonna beat every team that we play this year
because we're rough, we're tough, and so unique,
UNIQUE!
We are the eagles and we know we got that beat

[and then you make up your own step to do after you say and we know we got that beat] I hope you like it.
-La'Shay; 5/15/2007

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WE ARE THE GRIZZLES
1 we are the girzzlies
2 i still cant hear you
3 alittle bit louder
we are number 1
HIT IT
we will we will rock you
down shake you up like a volcano will erupt
we got the power we got the might
we got the power we got the might
we know we will win this fight
we know we will win this fight
you know and i know
there anit to doubt you know and i know
there anit know you doubt
lassen boys will know you out
lassen boys will knock you out!!
-cheergirl; 8/5/2008

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WE ARE THE PANTHERS
Here's another elementry school chant

1.We are the panthers
2.I still can't hear you
3. A little bit louder
4.(for) we're number… (repeat back to 1)
-Katie S., (White female, 17 years old), Dallas Texas; 10/6/2009

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WE ARE THE RIDGEWAY GIRLS
We are the Ridgewood girls
We are the get-fresh crew
My name's "Sweety" (believe it or not that was the name I had chosen for myself)
My sign's Leo
This is how I show it off: (strike individual pose)
-Yasmin H., visual artist (New York City, New York), 2/25/04 (memories of East Brooklyn, New York, in the late 1980s.)

Editor:
This example and several others on this page are from an email that I received from Yasmin H. Excerpts from her comments follow:

"We would begin each performance session with this piece because every girl had to go through this process and so it became the "introduction" piece. I also want to point out with the above piece that the term "get-fresh crew" was something we had borrowed from the then popular "Get-Fresh crew" which was a hip-hop act consisting of Dough E. Fresh and Slick Rick. The beats in our cheers and even song-tunes usually mimicked popular hip-hop beats of the time."

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WE ARE THE SIRENS
We are the sirens
Were here to attack
We've got it together
And were gonna fight back
You know we want to win
And you know we can't be beat
Shout for Swansea sirens
We won't admit defeat!!
-Kelly; 5/3/2007

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WE ARE THE SHERRILS FORD TROJANS
We are the Sherrils ford Trojans
were trouble with a capital T were t r o u b l e
so you better not mess with me
cause were the sherrils ford trojans
we got spirit with a capital S
we got the spirit
and were better than all the rest
-Brittany D. S.; 8/17/2006

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WE ARE THE TIGERS
We are the Tigers.
The mighty mighty Tigers.
We
Are
The TIGERS!
-Daejia; African American female; age 5; (Baldwin, Pennsylvania); 9/14/2006

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WE ARE THE TROJANS
We are the trojans and we are h-o-t- hot
we keep it goin and we just dont stop.
We are so fresh, So Smooth,
You can't catch these moves.
Cause were just to hot.
Cause were bad,
and watch us as we "ROCK"!
(rock, rock, rock, rock) "ROCK"!
Trojans Stay Hot. So Hot!"
- transcription by Charlottefashionicon; July 2011

Here's that video:

Olympic high cheerleaders (Charlotte, North Carolina); 9-2010

Uploaded by batay1978 on Feb 17, 2010

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WE ARE THE WILDCATS (Example #1)
I have a cheer that my little group does.
We are the wildcats *clapx2*
We growl at the other team *put ur hands on ur knees and growl*
When we get together we do our wildcat call *make a growling noise*

(repeat whole thing as many times as u would like and u can change the name of the school)
-Dall, age 11; (kansas)

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WE ARE THE WILDCATS (Example #2)
we are the wildcats
and we live in a hut
and if you don't believe us
then watch us shake our stuff.
i said a boom shwadawada
boom sha bang bang.
-kyra; 10/1/2008

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WE BEAT UM
We beat um
we dissed um
we messed um up good
now we betta run cause we in they neiba hood!
-various senders; 9/22/2006

(note this was the screen name selected by the person or persons who sent in this rhyme on 9/22/2006 and not a reference to multiple people sending in the same rhyme at different times)

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WE DOMINATE THE FLOOR
We dominate the floor ______________
make that score give it all you got
_______________ make that shot
-Anonymous; 11/28/2006

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WE DON'T DRINK NO LEMONADE
Heres a cheer i heard from my friend.
We don't drink no lemonade,
all we drink is Gatorade,
we don't play with Barbie dolls,
all we play is bats and balls,
we don't wear no mini skirts,
all we wear is softball shirts (and pants)
-ez ; 5/13/2008

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WE GOT A TEAM
we got a team
thats super bad
we got a team
u wish u had
we got a team that out of site
we got a team thats dy-no-mite
-dakota ; 11/22/2006

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WE GOT SPIRIT (Version #1)
we got spirit
hey hey
we got spirit
hey hey
we got the north
the east
the south
the west
our home boys don't take no mess [ repeat ]
-hershy246; 9/22/2006

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WE'VE GOT SPIRIT (Version #2)
This is one my 7-9 year old Pee Wee cheerleaders do for competitive cheer. (I'm their coach.) "We've Got Spirit"

We've got spirit *clap clap*
Yeah, yeah We've got spirit *clap clap*
Yeah, yeah We've got What?
What? (palms up, like asking a question)
What? What? (palms still up, but shrugging now in time with the "what? what?")
A-what-what-what-what-what-what-what (rotating hips around in motion
with the "whats")
We've got SPIRIT!
-Susan W; 4/4/2007

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WE GOT SPIRIT (Version #3)
we (clap clap) got (clap clap) spirit (stomp) (stomp) (stomp) (clap clap)______ got SPIRIT (clap clap) (school)
-Ericca; 4/22/2007

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WE GOT SPIRIT (Version #4)
This is a cheer that me and my friend made up... here it goes!

we (cross your arms as in a "x" and stomp at the same time with your right foot on your right side)*clap clap*

got (cross your arms as in a "x" and stomp at the same time with your left foot on your left side)* *clap clap*

spirt (cross your arms as in a "x" and stomp at the same time with your right foot on your right side)* *clap clap* *stomp clap clap*

S-P-I-R-I-T spirt *clap clap*
lets here it!

I think that this is a cool cheer!
-Sarah ; 12/2/2007

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WE GOT SPIRIT (Version #5)
We got spirit(clap twice)!
Deep down inside(clap twice)!
So bring it up (clap twice)!
Don't let it hide (Clap twice)!
-christi; 4/22/2008

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WE GOT THE SPIRIT (Version # 6)
We got the spirit
yea yea
we got the spirit
yea yea
we got the
WUT, WUT ,WUT, WUT,
WUT ,WUT,WUT,WUT,
WUT,WUT,WUT,WUT
-Nyjaek; 8/5/2008

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WE GOT THE B
we got the B
we got the E
we got the ST,
we got the T
we got the E
we got the AM,
we got the BEST TEAM
best team yea wooo
-kimberly w.; 2/13/2009

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WE GOT THE G
We got the G
Set
Ready

We got the G
We got the O
We got the power
to Go.
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WE KNOW THAT WE'RE THE BEST
We know that we are the B-E-S-T
better than all of the R-E-S-T.
Who are we
my sisters and me
we are the Fort Pitt Panthers
can't you see.
-Christal R. ,age 11; (Pittsburgh, PA); 2/23/2006

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WELCOME TO THE VALLEY OF HERSHEY
Welcome to the valley of Hershey
with the chocolate smell in the air.
All my teammates love me
and they show they really care.
All these girls are haters
and they cannot cheer for the Gators.
Turn around. Look at this.
cause you know you really wanna kiss this.
-Yammesha P.; age 15; (Pittsburgh, PA); 6/16/2007

Editor:
The tune for this cheer sounds the same as "Miss Lucy Had A Baby"
See another version on this cheer, "As We Walk To The Valley Of Hershey" in the "A" section of Cocojams' Cheerleader Cheers section.

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WE'LL DOMINATE
We'll dominate
We'll devastate
We'll blow you away
The Colts are #1
and we're here to stay
Hey Hey you
Get out of our way
Cuz today is the day
that we will put you away Go Colts!

{My name is Tammy O. I am a mommy to four little girls and I am pregnant with baby # 5. I coach cheerleading through a rec program. We are from Keller, Texas}
-Tammy; 7/20/2006

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(School Name) WE'RE BACK
hey bye the way you copied epiphany ours is....... epiphany were back and better than before acc champs we'll be once more!!!!!!!!!
-alexandra ; 1/11/2007

Editor:
Alexandra, cheers that are the same or are similar don't mean that a person "copied" someone else. Two or more cheerleading teams could have learned the same cheer at the same time. They might say it exactly the same. Or they might change it a little bit, or a lot. Two cheerleading squads may perform the same cheer a different way. Even if they do it the same way, it's all good.

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WE MUST
this is what we sing on our bus ride home from winning games :
we must! we must! we must
increase our bus
the bigger the better
the tighter the sweater
the boyz depend on us... say it 5 times fast
-houston Jr high cheer; 1/9/2007

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WE NEED A TOUCHDOWN
we need a touch down
boys we neeed a touch down
we needa touch down
boys we need a touch down
we need a touch td down
td we need a touch down boys GOOOOOOO PANTHERS
-Anonymous; 11/22/2008

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WE'RE BACK IN (year)
Here is a cheer I thought someone could use. Were back in 2007 better than before we've got the moves to prove to you that the others are just (yawning) a bore.

To be or not
to be that is the question
were sorry to inform you
but you don't mess with perfection.
(Team Mascot) we are too much
this is a team, you cant touch.
Time after time no one can be better
this is where we draw the line
cross it we dare you,
Make our day.
(Team Mascot) you think your the best
but the (Team Mascot)
have come to watch your death.
-Mandy W; 12/10/2007

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WE'RE CUTE
this is a cheer i made up by myself
were cute
were fabulous
we know we cant be beat
the west coast pirates always defeat
we bring the competition
we always win too
the crowd knows who to look for
the west coast pirates
yeah whoo hoo lets go etc.
(you can use any ending or saying)
-ANDI ;10/9/2008

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WE'RE FIRED UP (Version #1)
Were fired up,
were sizzling,
were turning up the heat,
when it comes to Football
the Dolphins can't be beat!1 2
-Vicky K.; 11/19/2006

WE'RE FIRED UP (Version #2)
we're fired up
were sizzlin
we cant be stopped
so come on devils basketball
lets take it to the top (repeat twice)
-chelsea and kayla; 1/20/2007

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WE'VE GOT THE BEAT
Here's another cheer. We've got the beat the Bronco's beat it goes
Go Go (slap your legs twice)
Fight Fight (clap your hands twice)
Win Win (snap twice)
Fight (clap once)
Go (slap your legs)
Fight (clap) Win (snap) Fight (clap)
Go Fight win (clap and slap your legs n bring your hands around to a clap)
slap, clap, or snap while saying the words indicated!
-Mallory; 9/26/2006

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WE'RE HEADED TO THE TOP
were headed to the top, were solid as a rock, and we can't be stopped, cause were HOT, HOT, HOT!
-Michola and Kristen; 9/30/2006

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WE'RE HERE TO SAY HELLO
This is our hello cheer for our football team.
We're here to say hello
and to get you people siked.
So get up on your feet,
lets get this place a rockin.
We'll show you what we got
and what we got is shockin.
Don't think its just fun
cause we're havin a blast,
we represent our team with a touch of class.
Green, black, and white- GO EAGLES!!!

It kinda sucks but we're only in 6th grade and our town likes it!!!
-Eaglegals 9596; 6/35/2007

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WE'RE NOT SELFISH
We're not selfish,
we're not mean,
we're gonna cheer for the other team,
go (opponent)
go (opponent),
go (opponent)....sike!
-cheer friend; 11/1/2006

Editor:
"Sike", it is an America slang word that rhymes with the English word "like". "Sike" means something like "I'm just kidding". "Sike" is often spoken or written when people say something insulting but want to pretend that they didn't mean what they just said or-as is the case with this cheer, someone takes back a compliment or nice thing that you just said. I think that the word "sike" is a phonetic way of spelling the word "psyched". "Psyched" is a form of the word "psychology". People who try to "psych" another person by saying one thing when they actually mean the opposite.

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WE'RE NOT SOFT
Were not soft
were not squishy
gunna ride all over
you like a mitsubishi
ride on ...vrrooom vroom vrrooom ride on vrrooom vroom vrrooom
-missy (Australia); 4/21/2007

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WE'RE NUMBER ONE (Example #1)
We're number one
We're number one
can't be number two
cuz' we're gonna' knock the whoopsi out of you
-Anonymous (coach, girls' midget football cheerleading squad); 9/13/2006

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WE'RE NUMBER 1 (Example #2)
this is a cheer:
Were number one
we can't be number two
and were gonna beat the wooppe out of you
-Cierra; 4/16/2007

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WE'RE NUMBER ONE (Example #3)
Were number 1
not 2
not 3
not 4
Were going to win not tie the score. ..
Were number on {repeat 3 times}.
GO TEAM GO
-nicole ; 6/29/2007

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WE'RE NUMBER ONE (Example #4)
O.K this is a cheer that I think is awesome for little kids. Here it is:
we're number 1 (hold up 1 finger)
(not 2 (hold up 2 fingers) (clap while your saying not)
not 3 (hold up 3 fingers) (clap while your saying not)
not 4 (hold up 4 fingers) (clap while your saying not)
we're gunna win (hands above head in a "V")
(clap while saying not) not lose (hands down in an upside-down "V" like this.. ^)
(clap while saying not) not tie the score (two claps after saying the word not.)
(arms form a line going straight across as in forming a line.)
GO,GO (1 arm up above your head in a half V, and like punch the air twice.) FIGHT,FIGHT (1 arm going straight across and punch the air twice)
WIN,WIN (1 arm down and punch the air twice)
GO,FIGHT,WIN (both arms form a V for go, than both arms go straight across for fight, than both arms form a upside-down V for win.)
repeat 3x FIGHT,FIGHT (1 arm to the side like a line)
-Sarah; 11/24/2007

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WE'RE NUMBER 1 (Example #5)
heres one were number 1
not number 2
were gonna beat the whoopse out of you
the whoopse out of you (hurkey)
-Anonymouse; 11/10/2008

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WE'RE ON YOUR FLOOR
This is a cheer my friend and I came up with during practice.
We're on your floor,
We're gonna score,
So move out the way.
Bulldogs are number 1,
And we are here to stay!!!
Thanks,
-T.J ; 10/6/2006

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WE'RE ROWDY WE'RE RUFF
This is my cheer it goes:
We'r rowdy
we'r ruff
hey hey
we'r big mean and tough
we'r rowdy
ruff big mean and tough
I say we'r ruff and tough
we'r ladies of grace
but we'll still get in your face
we scream and yell
so you can tell we know are voice is great!!
-Jordan ; 7/9/2007

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WE'RE SEXY
We're sexy.
We're cute,
we're popular to boot.
We're bit***cy and great hair,
The boys all love to stare.
We're pretty and we're hot,
We're everything your not.
We rule and we're cool.
We dominate this school.
Who are we just guess,
Guys wanna touch our chests.
We're rocking and we smile.
Though many think we're vile.
We're anger we roar,
We swear we arnt whores.
We cheer and we lead.
We act like we're on speed.
You hate us because we're beautiful,
But we don't like you either.
WE'RE CHEERLEADERS,
WE ARE CHEERLEADERS
RA HA
-Kenisha (England); 4/17/2006

Editor:
This cheer is based on a cheer that was including in the cheerleader movie Bring It On. See "Like Totally For Sure" examples on this page.

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WE'RE SOLID
when i read your cheers,.. i can't get it... maybe because i'm from a far place.. but in my place, we also have cheers.. heres one of it:
we're solid,
we're tough
we connot be stop
we've got the power to win all
over the game
we gonna sign up high
we're ready to fly!!!
go(team's name)
-jen05 ; 9/19/1007

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WE'RE STRONG
I am a All Star CHeerleader for CHEERZ and here is a Good Example of some cheers:
1)Were strong, and proud
the (your mascot) ex. Dolphins are the best,
were on our way stand up and say
DS!DS!DS!
-Vicky K.; 11/19/2006

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WE'RE THE MIGHTY _____ (Version #1)
We're the mighty (school mascot)
we don't tolerate to lose
we fight for our victory
cause we are so smooth
da mighty (school mascot) are smooth
what, what smooth
fast clap x9 SMOOTH (say really loud)
-Lady C ; 6/7/2007

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WE'RE THE MIGHTY _____ (Version #2)
we are the mighty (school mascot)
we will fight fight fight
cause were boom dynamite
(pause) i said boom dynamite
-taylor b ; 10/20/2007

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WE'RE THE RAIDERS
this is a cheer me and my friends came up with for cheerleading
We're the raider(yah)
From MO (yah)
I cant here you
Say it again
Ok what was that
Who are we (scream)
THE RAIDERS From were
(scream) MO
We are here
To win this game
How bout you???
GO MO!!!!!!(SCREAM)

Repeat if needed u can change the schoolname
-ashley ; 12/13/2007

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WE'RE THE TEAM FROM THE RED TRIANGLE
hey so this is a cheer pretty common among primary schoolers in western victoria, victoria is one of the most populated eastern states of australia.. this is based on red house also known as melleray

we're the team from the red triangle
every team we meet
we mangle bash 'em up
bash 'em up
put them in a jar
we are melleray ra ra ra
-Caitz ; 2/21/2007

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WE'RE TOUGH
Were tough
were mean
so dont be shocked
when we take charge
and you get rocked

Brooklyn Park Broncos are the best!
jamira j. ,age10; 10/6/2007

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WE SEE YOU WATCHING US
We see you watching us
and, We know you like how we do,
No [your] team's name] a winner man,
We're just glad we're not you
-Diamyn & Deltrice, CUZZNS 4LYFE; 3/23/2006

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WE SHAKE THE BEST
"shake it to the east, shake it to the west, it really doesn't matter who shakes the best,shake it to the east, shake it to the west, it really doesn't matter who shakes the best,shake it to the east, shake it to the west, cause everybody knows that we shake the best.
-Prince Edward High School, Virginia (Sassy cheerleaders); 2007 [words posted by dniecee1]

Here's that video:

Uploaded by woowooworkit on Feb 17, 2007
JV And Varsity SASSY cheerleaders cheer at the last game against bluestone

Editor:
Several commenters wrote that this is a Virginia State University cheer that this squad learned by attending the cheer camp conducted by the VSU Woo Woo cheerleaders.

The side to side step that the squad performed reminds me of the step that Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. does to their signature chant "It's A Serious Matter". Click http://www.cocojams.com/content/fraternity-sorority-step-stroll-related-... to find a video of that step and other fraternity,sorority, and other organization's stepping and strolling routines.

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WE TAKE FROM THE RICH
we take from rich
we give to the poor
we put it in the middle
and the eagles make that score
-ari; 6/1/2006

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WE'VE GOT A BEAT
We've got a beat
We've got a really mighty beat
it goes (stomp stomp clap clap stomp stomp clap stomp clap stomp clap stomp stomp clap)
-Julie ; 6/10/2007

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WE WANNA SEE YOU STOMP
(Your football Team) fans, we wanna see you stomp, & shake it! stomp, & shake it!
-christi; 4/22/2008

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WE WANT A TOUCHDOWN
We wanna touchdown
a mighty mighty touchdown.
We Wanna Touchdown.
Whoo!
-Daejia; African American female; age 5; (Baldwin, Pennsylvania); 9/14/2006

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WE WILL ROCK YOU (Version #1)
We have this cheer in my baton group:
We will We will rock you down
shake you up like a volcano ready to erupt,
Buckle up your seat belt
step on the gas we out here to kick you... Everybody now.
-Shorty; 3/8/2006

Editor:
"We Will Rock You" cheerleader cheers are closely based on the 1977 hit song with that same name that was recorded by the rock group Queen. See http://www.lyricsfreak.com/q/queen/we+will+rock+you_20112546.html for the lyrics to the entire song. Also click http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/We_Will_Rock_You for more information on the making of Queen's "We Will Rock You" and examples of this song's use during sporting events, and on television shows & television commercials.

Also, click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBUJztI884M&feature=related to find a video of a live performance of Queen singing Queen -"We Will Rock You" and "We Are The Champion".

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WE WILL ROCK YOU (Version #2)
Solo: We will we will rock you,
stalk you, pick you up, and drop you
Group: We will We will rock you down,
shake you up, like a volcano ready to erupt.
Buckle up you seat belt
Step on the gas
We are here to rock your
Everybody now
Solo: We will we will rock you,
stalk you, pick you up, and drop you
Group: We will We will rock you down,
shake you up, it's about to erupt.
Buckle up your seat belt
We'll step on the gas
We are here to kick your
But one more thing before we're through
We will Rock You.
-Shorty; 5/24/2006

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WE WILL ROCK YOU (Version #3)
we will we will rock you (small pause)
we will we will rock you
mud on you face a big disgrace
kicking your can all over the place
singing we will we will rock you down
shake you up like a volcano will erupt
buckle your seatbelt
step on the gas were gonna kick you in your
ask me once ask me twice
everybody we will we
will rock you (small pause)
we will we will rock you
{while singing stomp one foot then the other then clap throughout the whole song}
-hi; 6/29/06

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WE WILL ROCK YOU (Version #4)
[sung to the tune of we will we will rock you] continue to do this pattern stomp stomp clap clap ]
we will we will
rock you down shake you up
like a volcano will erupt
ready girls
here we go [team name] #1
-Kristina; 7/22/2006

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WE WILL ROCK YOU (Version #5)
We will we will rock you.
rock
we will we will rock you.
Pick you up and drop you.
Mud in your face
kick your can all over the place.
We will ROCK!
-Sheree, African American female; 9 years old (North Versailles, Penn); 9/7/2006; collected by Azizi Powell; 9/7/2006

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ROCK YOU (We Will Rock You, Version #6)
We will, we will rock you down
shake you up like a volcano ready to erupt
we are the panthers
come to fight
we will battle and ignite
we will, we will rock you
-Anonymous (coach, girls' midget football cheerleading squad); 9/13/2006

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WE WILL ROCK YOU (Version #7)
hey...this is a foot stompin cheer.........
we will we wil rock you down
shake you up like a volcano will arupt
sooo fassin ur seat belt
step on the gass
(team names) will kick your (run up and smack your butt}
every body you think ur bad
you think ur mean
richards red raiders are the number 1 team
-Tori; 10/28/2006

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WE WILL ROCK YOU (Version #8)
We will Rock you (only you)
we will, we will rock you,
stop you,
pick you up and drop you
everybody knows we are the best
we're gonna put you to the test
so strap on you seatbelts,
step on the gas,
we're gonna kick you in the Everybody!
(Everyone including you) we will,
we will rock you,
stop you, pick you up and drop you
everybody knows we are the best
we're gonna put you to the test
so strap on you seatbelts,
step on the gas,
we're gonna kick you in the Ass!
-Ashley; 12/2/2006

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WE WILL ROCK U (Version #9)
We Will Rock U
we will we will rock u down
shake u up like a volcano
will erupt
watch out world here we come ,
pirates are # 1
-mary; 11/27/2006

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WE WILL ROCK U (Version #10)
This is a volleyball cheer 4rm bruins which is austin middle school
we will we will rock u
o stomp u
o pick u ^ and drop u
o cuz every1 no's that were the best
so were gonna put u 2 the test
so buckle ^ ur seatbelt
step on the gas
were gonna kick ur little (everybody)
and u basically repeat it
-viveca; 12/9/2006

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WE WILL ROCK YOU (Version #11)
we will,
we will,
rock you down,
shake you up,
like a volcano
will erupt,
walking down the street,
hear you say,

we're the best team in canada, eh.

Turn on the engine step on the gas, were gonna kick some major @$$
-marguerita ; 6/7/2007

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WE WILL ROCK YOU (Version #12)
[your team name] is a ruff team
tuff team plain on the feild
we got to win this game
got mud on r face
big discras
kikin that ball all over the place
seyin we will we will beat
you defet you

say 2-3 times
-lily! ; 7/17/2007

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WE WILL ROCK YOU (Version #13)
A cheer from we will rock you!
we will, we will, rock you down
shake you up,
like a volcano ready to erupt.
we're number 1
and were here to stay,
rock you night and day,
yah rock you night and day.

love the site, it was very helpful
-Tasha; age 9; (West Virginia); 8/12/2007

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WE WILL ROCK YOU (Version #14)
we will rock you (i learned in 2nd grade from my brother and 3rd grade from my friend kyle)
'we will, we will, rock you,
sock you,
pick you up
and drop you,
throw you on the grass
and kick your ass'

the one from my brother, i cant remember it exactly. it was the same beginning except with two 'rock you's' and then it went on to say something in the middle, and ended with 'while you're there, comb your hair, dont forget your underwear'
-Anna; 9/1/2007

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WE WILL ROCK YOU (Version #15)
This is another "We Will Rock You Cheer" thats pretty different from the other ones...
We will, we will...
knock you down,
pick you up
Like a volcano we'll erupt
Strap on your seatbelts,
tie your shoes
Cuz we're gonna beat the WHOOPIE out of you
So bang, bang, choo choo train
Ride me up and do my thing
No reices peices, no buttercup
I know karatee, I know kunfu
You mess with me,
I mess with you UGH!
- (name not retrained) no date
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WE WILL ROCK YOU (Version #16)
i learned this cheer along time ago
stomp stomp clap stomp stomp clap) we will we will
rock you down
shake you up
like a valcano will erupt
we are (ur team name)
here to say
were gona rock
you night and day!
-Jenna: 7/29/2008

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WE WILL ROCK YOU (Version #17)
We said this all the time in 5th/6th grade ( Dallas , 2003-2004):

We will, we will rock you down, s
hake you up, like a volcano that erupt
We are the ____
and we're here to say
we're the best ______ in the U.S.A. !
-Katie S., (White female, 17 years old), Dallas Texas; 10/6/2009

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WHAT ABOUT THOSE COLORS
I was a cheerleader for the St.A Cards last year any I am going to tell you 1 of the cheers I know.
What About Those Colors!
What About {Clap}
What About {Clap}
What About those colors {Clap}
Red {Clap}
Red {Clap}
Red {Clap}
Go White {move your right leg in and out and jump wile you do it}
Go White {Same thing as the other "go White"} [3x] *

Note you can use your school colors besides Red and White*
-Jessica; 3/15/2007

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WHAT ARE WE HERE FOR
Ok this is a cheer that i made up with my friends
What are we here for
lets get this straight.
were here to say Warriors
are great! So give them a cheer.
Shake your hands high
so come on team
reach for the sky.
GO WARRIORS!!!
-miranda; 3/28/2007

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WHAT'S UP YA'LL
wats up yall
wats it gonna be
here's a little show for u to see
if u cant jam like us
then u cant jam at all
- Armstrong Wildcat Cheerleaders; May 21, 2007 [words posted by SRWDTo92; 2009]

Here's that video:

uploaded by redhotkeke. May 21, 2007
Practicing to remain the best

Editor:
As an explanation for why the squad wasn't loud, a commenter wrote that this was filmed in the school's hallway while some students were talking exams.

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WHAT TIME IS IT
this is a cheer i made up
(i said what time is it
its time for us to show you that we can beat any kind of cheerleading group
because we hot hot hot we hot hot hot)
-asia; 3/12/2006

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WHEN I SAY ____
when i say go you say fight
[cheerleaders] go [crowd] fight x1
when i say win you say tonight
[cheerleaders]win[crowd]tonight x1
when i say boogie you say down
[cheerleaders]boogie[crowd]down x1
go fight win tonight boogie down spartans fight x1
-jordan ; 4/4/2007

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W - H - I - P
Hey its Kalyn and one of my BEST friends taught me this cheer. The name of the cheer is w - h - i - p !!!
W - H - I - P
Whip 'em for the VICTORY
say whip 'em (whoo!) whip 'em good (whoo!)
-Kalyn: 7/11/2006

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WIN TIGERS WIN
W.I.N. T.I.G.E.R.S. W.I.N. Win Tigers Win.
-michola; 9/30/2006

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WHO ARE WE (Example #1)
who are we,
my sisters and me
we are the fort pitt panther can't you see.
-Tierra; African American female, age 9; (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania); 3/21/2006

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WHO ARE WE (Example #2)
Who are we?
Who are, who are, who are we?
We are, we are somebody
Can't you see, cant you guess?
We are Wonni, yes, yes, yes! (our team name is wonni)
-Erin & Brooke ; 1/4/2007

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WHO ARE WE (Example #3)
5678 who are you
we are the haks
we cool go us
we are the hacks we can beat you ohhhhhhhh
we are the haks ohhhhhhhhhhhh.
-Sara; 3/21/2007

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WHO ROCKS THE HOUSE (Version #1)
Who rocks the house?
The Panthers rock the house
And when we rock the house
We rock it all the way
DOWN.
Who rocks the house
The Panthers rock the house
And when we rock the house
We rock it all the way
all the way
all the way
all the way
DOWN.
-Fort Pitt Elementary School Cheerleaders (Pittsburgh, PA), posted by Azizi Powell, 2/16/2006

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WHO ROCKS THE HOUSE (Version #2)
From Kenner City ,LA and proud of it:
who rocks the house
i said Trojans rock the house
and when the Trojans rock the house we rock it all-the-way- down.
-Kierra (Kenner City, LA); 3/31/2006

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WHO ROCKS THE HOUSE (Version #3)
Who Rocks The House I
say The Panthers Rocks The house
And If The Panthers Rocks The House
They Roc It All The Way Down.2times
-Makayla; (North Carolina) ; 4/23/2006

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WHO ROCKS THE HOUSE (Version #4)
I want 2 send a cheer that i did last year its called who rocks the house
who rocks the house
the broncos rock the house
and when the broncos rock the house
they rock the house they rock it
up and down and all the way around
-reecess piecies; 7/16/2006

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WHO ROCKS THE HOUSE (Version #5)
I sed who rocks tha house {use your school name as an example}
i say faith rocks the house
yes all tha way down
uhuh all the down
-Annabelle; 7/31/2006

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SAY WHAT (Who Rocks The House); Version #6
say wut
the tigers rock the house
say wut
the tigers rock
and when the Tigers rock the house
they rock it all the way down!!!!
Go Tallassee Tigers Southside Middle School Tallassee Alabama!!!!
-Mary; 11/4/2006

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WHO ROCKS THE HOUSE (Version #7)
Who rocks the house
the rams rock the house
and when they rock the house
they rock it all the way oops
i lied to you
who rocks the house
the cubs rock the house
and when they rock the house
they rock it all the way down.
-Kaneisha; 11/29/2006

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WHO ROCKS THE HOUSE (Version #8)
who rocks the house
i say (name) heather rocks the house
and when heather rocks the house she rocks it
all night long
who rocks the house i say (name) heather rocks the house
she rocks it all the way down!!!
-kate i/b.; 5/21/2007

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WHO ROCKS THE HOUSE (Version #9)
Group: Who rocks the house
i s3d {girls nam3} rocks the house
And when {girls name3} rocks the house
She rocks it all the way down!!

Example: Start with the first girl,
Group: Who rocks the house
I sed Lexy rock the house
And when Lexy rocks the house
She rocks it all the way down.
Group: {Go on to the next girl} Who rocks the house
i sed Stacy rocks the house
And when Stacey rocks the house she rocks it all the way down.
-L3XY!! -11/4/2007

Editor:
This cheer has a foot stomping cheer structure. Click http://www.cocojams.com/content/foot-stomping-cheers-0 for examples of foot stomping cheers.

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WHO ROCKS THE HOUSE (Version #10)
who rocks the house
i say the( team ur playing against)bears rock the house
and when the bears rock the house, they rock it,
Hold up
wait a minute
wrong team
get it get it,
who rocks the house i say the (ur team) raiders
rock the house and when the raiders rock the house
they rock it all the way,
all the way, all the way DOWN!!
-meredith ; 11/15/2007

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WHO ROCKS THE HOUSE (Version #11)
who rocks the house
|i said (other teams name) rocks the house
and when (other teams names) rocks the house
they rock it
hold up wait a minute this aint right
cause we aint in it
who the rockd the house i said (your teams name) rocks the house
and when (your team name) rocks the house
we rock it all the way down.
-a best cheer ; 12/1/2007

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WIGALLO
This is one of our 8th grade's favorite cheer..it goes like this,
Hey Rockets Are You With Us
(ya,ya)
Hey Rockets Are You With Us
(ya,ya)
To Wiggalo
(ya)
To Wiggalo
(ya)
We Got Our Hands Up High
Our Feet Down Low
And Thats The Way We Wiggalo,
Wigg-alo wigg-wigg-alo
wigg-alo wigg-wigg-alo.

p.s. you can replace rockets with your school name.
-Paige; 3/9/2007

Editor:
See examples of "Gigalo" on Cocojams' Foot Stomping Cheers page: http://www.cocojams.com/content/foot-stomping-cheers-0

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WO! WO!
W o! w o!
we gunna rock this howuse!
hey! hey!
this howuse!
keep it up keep it up!
we gunna rock this howuse!
hey! hey this howuse!
-Miley C.; 10/9/2006

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WORK IT (Version #1)
Entire squad:
Aaaa!
You heard what we do
Get out your seats and work it too
Work it
Heeeey!
Work it
Heeeey!
BHS aaa! Work it!
- BHS Cheerleaders

Here's that video:

BHS Work It 08 (Brunswick High School, Virginia)
by bhskingofva2007 ; 2008

-snip-

Click http://www.cocojams.com/content/stomp-and-shake-cheerleader-cheers for a video & a text example of this cheer as performed by Virginia State University (Woo Woo) cheerleaders. The Woo Woo are the originators of the "Work It" cheer.

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WORK IT (Version #2)
Caller: Work It!
Entire squad: You heard what we said
Get out your seats and work Big Red
Work it
WHOOOO!
Work it
TJH
Work it!
[repeat entire squad portion]
-Thomas Jefferson High School (Richmond, Virginia) cheerleaders

Here's that video:

Uploaded by CBJF on Aug 24, 2007
us at practice

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WORK IT (Version #3)
Two Callers: Work it
Hey Hey
Work it
Wooo!
Entire squad:
GR [?] Raiders.
Work it.
Work it
Wooo!
You know
what we said
Get out your seats
and watch us yeah.
Work it
Hey Hey!
Work it
Wooo!
[repeat entire squad portion]
-high school cheerleading practice; from video uploaded by rsharpe4 on Jun 4, 2008

Note: This tempo is considerably slower than the other versions of "Work It" that are posted on this page and that I've seen on YouTube.

Unfortunately, there's no information about the name of this squad, their school, or where that school is located.

Here's that video:

Uploaded by rsharpe4 on Jun 4, 2008

Note: A person watching this practice yelled out "Go on big girls!". A number of commenters to this video's comment thread indicated that some members of this squad were "too fat to be cheerleaders". Here's a response to those comments:

WhYy iS EVERYONE COMiN iN hERE TAlkiN AbOUT hOW FAT ThEYy ARE.. i AM A THiCkk ChEERlEAdER ANdd i AM GOOd AT WhAT idO..All ChEERlEAdERS ARENT SkiNNYy YA kNOW....i hAVE ChEEREd MAYbE 500 GAMESx ANdd i hAVE SEEN iT All..iT dOESNT MATTER hOW BiG YOU ARE, iF YOU WANT TO ChEER, ChEER. NOT All ThE SkiNNYy ChEERlEAdERS ARE GOOd ChEERlEAdERS SO WhYy WOUld YOU WANT TO dESCRiMiNATE AGAiNST ThE BiG ONES...MAYbE i Will hAVE TO UPlOAd A VidEO OF OUR SQUAd ANd lET YOU SEE hOW iT dONE WiT ThE ThiCk GiRlS.
-sasha2012; 2010; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhyq0wy9Mqg&feature=related

-snip-

That comment had 43 "likes", a very high number for YouTube comments.

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WORK IT OUT (Example #1)
work work work it out
we can beat them theres no doubt
we can be the champions
come on basketball players win!!!!!
-Emma, age 13 (7th grade); 2/24/2007

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WHY DO WE CHEER?
This cheer is called "Why Do We Cheer?".I made it up myself!!!!Here it
is!!!!!!!!!!!:Why do we cheer I hope you want to know,Cause here we go! 1.For the money 2.For the show 3.To show everyone what we know!!!(repeat 1 more time)
-True Cheerleader ; 9/29/2007

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Y-E-L-L (Version #1)
Y-E-LL Y-E-L-L Everybody yell. Go Panthers What What Go Panthers.
-Olivia; 9/16/2006

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Y-E-L-L (Version #2)
Yell Yell Yell everybody yell come on get tough get tough raise the rough pump it up pump it up
-jenny ; 5/15/2007

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Y-E-L-L (Version #3)
i have a cheer that we did all the time on my old squad.
Y-E-L-L y-e-l-l go starz whoo ooh (pat,pat,snap) whoo (repeat as many times as you want)
-jade ; 5/30/2007

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YELL, GOLD, BLUE, AND WHITE
Eagle fans in the stands, get on up and clap your hands! Yell - Gold, Blue and White! Yell - Gold, Blue and White! Come on team, let's go, let's fight, Let's win this game tonight! Yell - Gold, Blue and White! Yell - Gold, Blue and White! Come on team, let's go, let's fight, let's win!
-mizz-cheers-alot, age 13 (Montreal, Canada); 1/5/2007

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YELL IT
YELL IT. Yell It Louder Now Go Big Red What Go Big Red.
-Ashley, 8/28/2007

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YES WE'RE BACK
Yes were bac Yes, were bac And betta than before The Spartans are here to roc this floor So come on get wit us Get up out ur seat And watch the mighty Spartans Slow it down a beat!!! (Come up with two different beats that sound alike.) Courtesy of the Spartans from U-H-S the best team since eva.
I C U Lookin Ha Ha Wat U Lookin at
-Decledra C.; 2/28/2006

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YES WE CKAN
can u feel dat beat
its n our hands
and n our feets
yes we ckan move it
oh yea we ckan
-nyla; 3/10/2008

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Y'ALL GET UP AND SING
I have a cheer that i made up (wit my school)

yall get up and sing
Skyhawks do ur thing (clap,clap)
What did you say? (clap,clap)
I can't here you! (clap,clap,clap)
You heard us!
GO SKYHAWKS (or your school's name)

Thanks!
-HaHaBooHoo; 10/24/2007

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YOU GET A BEAT
a bb-ee-aa-tt.
hey you,
you get a beat
oh yes you get a beat by the tigers.
a bb-ee-aa-tt
hey you
you get a beat
oh yes you get a beat by the tigers
-jonnekka h.; 10/19/2006

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YOU GOTTA WORK HARDER
You gotta work, work harder on your LEFT
Push it harder on your LEFT
Work it harder on your LEFT RIIIIGHT

and thats it, it works, but tires the leader out
-rich; 5/15/2007

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YOU KNOW WHAT I GOT?
I learned this cheer from softball
Hi my name is Sara and you know what i got?
(what do u got?) I got a team that's hotter than hot! (how hot is hot) Grand Slams and homers too) Uh Uh Let's see what Leah can do. you call on someone from the team and once you reach the last player, she says, "were gonna kick the whoopsies outa you!!!!!"
-Sara; 11/23/2007

YOU MAY BE GOOD AT __ (insert the sport)
Editor: For the sake of continuity, I've posted all the examples that I've received from this "cheer family" together regardless of the specific sport.

YOU MAY BE GOOD AT BASKETBALL (Example #1)
this cheer is from my daycare in Atlanta Ga

(you may be good at basketball
you may be good at track
but when it comes to cheerleading
you better watch your back)
-asia r.; 3/17/2006

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U MIGHT BE GOOD AT BASKETBALL (Example #2)
u might be good at basket ball
u might be good at track
but when it comes to football
u might as well step back
uhh huh step back
-krista; 9/17/2006

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YOU MAY BE GOOD AT (add name of sport) (Example #3)
You might be good at football,
you might be good at track,
but when it comes to basketball,
you might as well step back.
Yeah, you might as well step back!!!

GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO TIGERS!!!!!!!!!!!!
-kristin; 9/30/2006

YOU MAY BE GOOD AT (add name of sport) (Example #4)
I've got a cheer that our squad learned last year:

You may be good at soccer,
and you may be good at track,
but when it comes to basketball,
were the best at that, hit it!
(stomp,clap,stomp,stomp) you got it stomp,clap,stomp,stomp)
lets go (stomp,clap,stomp,stomp,clap,
stomp, stomp clap,stomp,stomp) YEAH!
-ashlee; 12/13/2006

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YOU MAY BE GOOD AT (add name of sport) (Example #5)
You may be good at basketball
you may be good at track ,
but when it comes to baseball
you might as well step back
step back step back
yep that is right you better step back.

(you then just do flips and stuff) (you can use a different sport in replace of basketball and baseball)
-morgan; 12/29/2006

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YOU MAY BE GOOD AT (add name of sport) (Example #6)
i dont have a comment but i have a cheer:

you may be good at basket ball
you may be good at track
so when it comes to football
you might as well step back(4xs)
-kenya; 1/7/2007

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STEP BACK (Example #7 of "You Might Be Good At ___")
Here is another cheer I learned. It's called Step Back!! This is how it goes:

You Might Be Good At Basketball
You Might Be Good At Track
But When It Comes To Football
You Might As Well Step Back
Uh-Huh Step Back
Uh-Huh Uh-Huh
Uh-Huh Uh-Huh
STEP BACK!!

(By: **!!Enforcers Cheer Girl!!** Recited from: ?- 2007 Recited by: Me and friends (**!!Girsl!!**) Category: Football Cheerleading Cheer
-Cheer Girl; 2/6/2007

Editor:
See this comment from Cheer Girl:
Hey It's me! I sent in the cheer Butterfly and very recently sent in the cheer Step Back. I jusn wanted to let you know that i first learned those cheers on Disney Channels hit TV show "Hannah Montana"!! The cheers were featured on the episode called "Mascot Love" Where during cheerleading try-outs Mily( Destiny H.; "Miley" C,) does the cheer Butterfly and Lilly( Emily O.) performs the cheer "Step Back!! Isn't that cool!!

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YOU MIGHT BE GOOD AT (add name of sport) (Version #8)
You might be good at basket ball,
you might be good at soccer,
but when it comes to foot ball
you might as well step back.
uh huh step back!!!

whooooo go cowboys!!!!
-Olivia M. ; 8/22/2007

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YOU MAY BE GOOD AT SPORTS (Version #9)
this cheer is call you might be good at sports it goes

you might be good at football
you might be good at track
but when it comes to basketball
you might well step back
come on step back
uh huh uh huh huh
come on step back

to do the cheer just do the motions of the sports. but when it says step you have to actually step back!
-basketballgirl11; 11/11/2007

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YOU MIGHT BE GOOD AT (add name of sport) (Version #10)
You might be good at basketball
You might be good at track
But when it comes to football
You might as well step back
Might as well step back
Say what?
You might as well step back
Can't hear you
Might as well step back
Go (team name)!
-kim; 11/13/2007

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YOU MAY BE GOOD AT (add name of sport) (Version #11)
You may be good at soccer
you may be good at track.
But when it comes to (a sport)
you might as well step back.
Come on step back uh uh uh.

Thats my cheer.
-Kelsie; 11/18/2007

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YOU MAY BE GOOD AT (add name of sport) (Version #12)
This is one i changed:

You Might be good at Netball,
you might be good at Gym
but when it comes to trampoling
you might as well sing a hymn.
-Nicole-wolly; 12/4/2007

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YOU MAY BE GOOD AT LOSING
this is a cheer that i found and kinda made it my own by taking out and adding words

you might be good at losing
you might be good at keeping track
but when it come to sports
you might as well step back
uhh huh step back
thats right keep going
bye bye STEP BACK
-Bubbles; 12/27/2006

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YOU MAY SCORE SOME MORE
this is a cheer so please post it on your website:
you may score some more
if you get on that floor
some more so get up
and get down tonight
and watch us get down tonight
b-e-s-t the roses are number 1
the roses have style
we are the best won't you see it a while
be-st best best
yes yes we are the best
-alesha b; 8/17/2006

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VIDEOS OF CHEERLEADING CHEERS IN NON-ENGLISH LANGUAGE NATIONS

Wesley Girls' High School 39th S3L cheerleading contest (Taiwan)

Uploaded by pinguyang on May 11, 2009

[Here's the comment that I posted to that video's comment thread:

I happened upon this video, Is it from Taiwan, the country given for the video uploader? I'm interested in documenting the culture of cheerleading in the USA with particular focus on the different styles of cheerleading for African Americans.

I'm not criticizing this, but just observing that this performance seems to be more a theatre production (with costumes) and choreographed dance than gymnastic. And there's no splits or tumbling. Is this style of cheerleading style common in Taiwan?
-Azizip17 ; July 2011

To date, there are no other comments on that video's comment thread.]

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