Clemson to re-introduce "Tiger Rah!"


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The history of fight songs at Clemson University is a long and interesting one. From the earliest days of Clemson College, the cadet band played the Army Song ("When the Caissons Go Rolling Along"). In 1935 Edwin Jones Freeman, a professor and an advisor to the band, wrote a tune called "Tiger Rah!" which became the university's official fight song through 1947. It is a well composed tune, worthy of inclusion in Clemson's traditions.

For the 2013 season, it has been polished off once again, and new, more modern lyrics composed, as well as the inclusion of the "C-L-E-M in Cadence Count" cheer. Join us in this "old" tradition as we re-introduce it during our pre-game performance with a new iconic formation everyone will want to photograph!

TIGER RAH!
Tiger Rah!
Tiger Rah!
We will fight, fight, fight for every win!
Our Alma Mater reign supreme alway,
Spirit, power, pride within!
Tiger Rah!
Tiger Rah!
We have victory in our sight!
And the orange Tiger Paw will shine,
Hail! Hail! Hail! To Clemson might!

Clemson vs. Boston College - McInnis Photos - 2013, Boston College, Football, MarkMcInnisPhotography.com

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Football Update: Clemson to re-introduce "Tiger Rah!"
TigerNet News
Well...it's better than Miley Cyrus***
acevans®
My initial reaction was "please no" but I like the story.
Swarley
We only want one alway, thank you very much
grover173
They actually did do this song during the game a few
darkhuntingtiger
As long as we follow it up with the Washington Post
Tiger95
Please No!***
grrowl
Re-Read. It says Pregame Performance -not during the game.
grrowl
Re: My initial reaction was "please no" but I like the story.
armsb
The band has been doing this all season***
tokillagamecock®
We've been playing parts of Tiger Rah for many years
SquishyWaffle
Re: We've been playing parts of Tiger Rah for many years
Coren77®
Re: Football Update: Clemson to re-introduce "Tiger Rah!"
dmtiger25
Re: Football Update: Clemson to re-introduce "Tiger Rah!"
armsb
We should learn 'thumb in' on the hand wave first... and ban
Miko
yeah no thanks...I'll pass***
ClemsonSCTiger
Why the **** is there no 's' on 'alway'? Drives me nuts***
PioneerG
Re: Why the **** is there no 's' on 'alway'? Drives me nuts***
knowitall
Re: Why the **** is there no 's' on 'alway'? Drives me nuts***
StewPidaz
Take This With The Woo Hoo...
Cobbox
Re: Take This With The Woo Hoo...
armsb
Interesting----
Xander5000
So, I'm guessing the switch to Tiger Rag was due to poor han
Clemsnman®
Ban the Woo-Hoo, That is all
milkingoatswithjehnir
In my Ed McMahon voice, "You are correct, sir!"***
cutig80
I like it fine, but I didn't feel the Southland shake when
Clemsnman®
Tiger Rag Is Great Except For One Thing ----
Xander5000
Re: Tiger Rag Is Great Except For One Thing ----
tigerpride1991
TIger Band is probably the biggest it's ever been now
darkhuntingtiger
Re: TIger Band is probably the biggest it's ever been now
armsb
Can I just recite Green Lantern's oath instead???
Tall_Tiger_Two
I love it! It fits well with Tiger Rag.***
Neal in NC®
Dr. Speede refuses to give up on this thing.
CUsouix®
Agreed. Plus, it sucked compared to "Clemson All Hail"
mhuyser
Link to "Clemson All Hail"
mhuyser
I like it.***
grrowl
Lots of schools have 2 fight songs. Its a part of our
grrowl
Re: Lots of schools have 2 fight songs. Its a part of our
armsb
Re: who is Dr. Speede? inventor of the Woohoo?***
dashibbit
Same with the "Where was the Defense" song
CTiger423®
At what point would you say the lyrics?
PalmettoFace®
How 'bout the old cadet cheer Hey, Hey, Ho, Ho! Come on....
buckpaw77
Somethin used only 12 yrs & not in 66 yrs ISN'T a tradition***
warren®
I was thinking something more subtle.
tigerbart
The Band played "Tiger Rah!" before the BC Game
Country Gentleman®
Dr. Spede tried this in 2005. Didn't work.***
tigerdrummer®
Give It a Chance
Zlegs®
It's had like 8 chances over the past 10 years.***
tigerdrummer®
Tiger Rah IS Clemson's old fight song.
tokillagamecock®

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