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    Fight Song - Do you know the words?

    Over some beers last night with 2 of the biggest Cyclone fans I know, I discovered neither knew the words to the fight song, which I find to be wholly unacceptable for alumni. This isn't Don't Know the Words, this is ISU Fights. I've seen others on here make fun of Iowa fans that don't know their fight song, so I know I'm not alone in thinking loyal sons oughta be able to sing along. But I told them I'd take it up here because they think it's pretty common to not know the words. Am I wrong?



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    Re: Fight Song - Do you know the words?

    Well, that depends on how many beers you were discussing this over. I know the words but if I have enough beers I am liable to screw them up as well.


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    Re: Fight Song - Do you know the words?

    What? I know the word better when I'm drunk (plus I sing louder and more off key!!)



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    Re: Fight Song - Do you know the words?

    I believe most fans simply sing "Don't know the words." That is more of a tradition than singing the actual words



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    Re: Fight Song - Do you know the words?

    I know the words, but I think it wasn't until my junior year that I learned them.


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    Re: Fight Song - Do you know the words?

    I know the fight song but I don't know I don't know the words song. Assuming the fight song is the one that starts out we will fight fight fight.



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    Re: Fight Song - Do you know the words?

    Quote Originally Posted by fsanford View Post
    I believe most fans simply sing "Don't know the words." That is more of a tradition than singing the actual words
    The "Don't Know the Words" song is not the fight song.



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    Re: Fight Song - Do you know the words?

    I even know the bell of Iowa State and for I for S



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    Re: Fight Song - Do you know the words?

    I know them, but I'll admit it wasn't until I got tired of doing pat-a-cake and wheels on the bus with my first infant son all the time, so I made up hand motions for the fight song. BTW...he loved it.



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    Re: Fight Song - Do you know the words?

    At least we don't have to "dumb down" our fight song like OU. Boomer Sooner and repeat....



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    Re: Fight Song - Do you know the words?

    Quote Originally Posted by fsanford View Post
    I believe most fans simply sing "Don't know the words." That is more of a tradition than singing the actual words
    Thinking that's the fight song might be worse than not knowing the fight song words.



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    Re: Fight Song - Do you know the words?

    The fight song is the only song my 2 day old daughter knows. Or, atleast the only one I have sang to her.



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    Re: Fight Song - Do you know the words?

    Quote Originally Posted by dcxme1183 View Post
    The "Don't Know the Words" song is not the fight song.
    Yeah your right, the Don't Know the Song, is something else, had brain cramp or effects from a hangover not sure which. By the way does anybody know the real words to the Don't Know the Words tune.


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    Re: Fight Song - Do you know the words?

    I've known it since middle school, but after doing yell like hell it is beat into my head and I will never forget it.



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    Re: Fight Song - Do you know the words?

    Marching band "Loyal Son" alumni here. Knowing the fight song as well as the alma mater is mandatory. "The Bells of Iowa State" is a beautiful song:

    http://www.isualum.org/en/site_index...fm?nodeID=7776


    Last edited by CYCLNST8; 11-08-2013 at 12:17 PM.


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