Music
 Here is some music to lift your spirits, or to put you in the mood for the game.  All are mp3 and most of them are from the OU site, and can be downloaded there too.  Below are the words (in case you don't know) and a little rare number that you may need to know for the next Sooner Trivia contest!!!  Click on the title to download the song.


Boomer Sooner
Old faithful, and if you don't have the words engraved on the inside of your eyelids - you do not bleed crimson & cream!

Boomer Sooner, Boomer Sooner,

Boomer Sooner, Boomer Sooner,

Boomer Sooner, Boomer Sooner,

Boomer Sooner, O-K-U!

Oklahoma, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, Oklahoma,

Oklahoma, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, O-K-U

I'm a Sooner Born, I'm a Sooner Bred,

and when I die I'll be a Sooner Dead!

Rah Oklahoma! Rah Oklahoma!

Rah Oklahoma! O-K-U!

 


OU Chant
You don't have to be an alma mater to sing this...you just have to know the words.

O-K-L-A-H-O-M-A

Our chant rolls on and on

Thousands strong join heart and

song in  alma mater's praise

Of campus beautiful by day and night

Of colors proudly gleaming red and white

'Neath a western sky

OU's chant will never die

Live on university!

 


March
This is the March heard over and over during the game...just a little added get-up-and-go which you will of course need the words for!

We march on down the field

with our heads held high,

determined to win,  any battle were in...

we're gonna fight with all our might

for the Red and White

March on,  march on down the field

for our victory is nigh,

you know we came to win this game

for Oklahoma,

and we will or know the reason why.

 

Here are the original lyrics including the original introduction, but is not played on the above mp3.

 

O.K. Oklahoma, K.O. the foe today.
We say O.K. Oklahoma, the Sooners know the way. 'Ray!
S double-O-N-E-R-S! We'll win today or miss our guess.
O.K. Oklahoma, K.O. the foe today.

We'll march down the field with our heads held high,
Determined to win any battle we're in,
We'll fight with all our might for the Red and White.
March on, march on down the field for a victory is nigh.
You know we came to win the game for Oklahoma,
And so we will or know the reason why!

We'll march down the field with our heads held high,
With ev'ry resource we'll hold to the course,
And pledge our heart and soul to reach the goal.
March on, march on down the field as we sing the battle cry.
Dig in and fight for the Red and White of Oklahoma,
So we'll take home a victory or die!

 


Boomer Sooner - fav
This is the version we all know and love - with the tradition yell at the preface.

Go, go, go!

Go go go, go go go ,go go!

Boomer Sooner, Boomer Sooner,

Boomer Sooner, Boomer Sooner,

Boomer Sooner, Boomer Sooner,

Boomer Sooner, O-K-U!

Oklahoma, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, Oklahoma,

Oklahoma, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, O-K-U

I'm a Sooner Born, I'm a Sooner Bred,

and when I die I'll be a Sooner Dead!

Rah Oklahoma! Rah Oklahoma!

Rah Oklahoma! O-K-U!

 


A Little History
Fred Waring had a program in the 1930's and would do an arrangement for a fight song for a university for the most signatures that week....Sooner faithful rose to the challenge and here is that arrangement.  The song debuted on The Chesterfield Hour. Here the original December 1, 1939 broadcast premiere of O.K. Oklahoma, as performed by Waring's Pennsylvanians and arranged by Oklahoma native Lara Hoggard.


More History....
...and probably my most favorite song (and that includes all the classics, opera, jazz, and contemporary music) performed by my most favorite performers - the state song as arranged by Fred Waring, especially for the Pride of Oklahoma.  Crank this puppy up and put it on the loud speaker - no one can resist this composition and arrangement and MEMORIZE THE WORDS!!!!

Oklahoma, where the wind comes

sweepin' down the plain,
And the wavin' wheat can sure smell sweet
When the wind comes right behind the rain.
Oklahoma, ev'ry night my honey lamb and I
Sit alone and talk and watch a hawk

makin' lazy circles in the sky.
We know we belong to the land
And the land we belong to is grand!
And when we say--Yeeow! A-yip-i-o-ee ay!
We're only sayin' You're doin' fine, Oklahoma! Oklahoma--O.K.U.

 


Trivia - as promised - The Yell
Apparently when OU had one of it's first football games and debates, they needed a yell.  Kansas State ain't got nothing on this yell!!!

Hi rickety whoop-te-do

Boomer Sooner, Okla-U!,
Hi rickety whoop-te-do
Boomer Sooner, Okla-U!,

 


Pride of Oklahoma at the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade
Didn't get to see the band in person at the Thanksgiving Day Parade - no worries - here it is in video (Hi-def no less!!!)

Click here for the Quicktime Movie version

Click here for the Hi-Def version (on the OU band site)

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