365 Things to Do in Memphis #2: Cheer For The Memphis Tigers
Like me, you may have gone to The University of Memphis. You may just be a Tigers homer. You might cheer on our baseball, football, basketball, or soccer teams – or any one of the eighteen Division I teams that compete in the American Athletic Conference.
Whatever your sport, judging from the crowds at the sporting events, the only words we know to the U of M fight song are “Go, Tigers Go!”. Ha!
It’s ok – there’s plenty of time to learn the words to the fight song before the next game. Assignment #2 on the list of 365 Things To Do is to do just that.
The fight song, which is called “Go! Tigers! Go!” was written in the mid-1960s by Tom Ferguson, the university’s Director of Bands.
The good news for those of us who are going to learn the words today is that they’re easy:
“Go, Tigers go, go on to victory
Be a winner through and through
Fight Tigers, fight, ’cause we’re going all the way
Fight, fight for the blue and gray and say
Let’s Go Tigers Go,
Go On To Victory.
See Our Colors Bright And True;
It’s Fight Now Without A Fear,
Fight Now Let’s Shout A Cheer,
Shout For Dear Memphis U.
Go Tigers Go
Go Tigers Go!”
Now, practice them with the Mighty Sound of the South:
Next time you’re at a U of M game (or are compelled to lead a sing-along at a bar packed with U of M fans), you’ll know the words.