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Alabama, holdin’ tight to tradition, is bringing back ‘Dixieland Delight’

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Alabama Athletic Director Greg Byrd tweeted out this graphic to inspire fanatics to stick with the script on “Dixieland Pride.” (Courtesy of the College of Alabama)

Alabama Athletic Director Greg Byrd introduced this week that Bryant-Denny Stadium would as soon as once more play “Dixieland Pride,” the 1982 nation pop hit from the band Alabama, resuming a practice that was once discontinued after the 2014 season.

In years previous, the Pink Tide performed the track all over the fourth quarter whilst scholars sang alongside and, in the end, added some combat cries between the track’s lyrics. Former athletic director Invoice Struggle nixed the custom over considerations the added lyrics have been objectionable. The track final performed on the 2014 Iron Bowl towards rival Auburn, all over which a four-letter phrase was once hurled time and again at Auburn.

(Additionally, the track itself isn’t even about Alabama or issues that occur in Alabama. “Rollin’ down a backwoods, Tennessee byway,” is the primary line of the track. The refrain even obviously states that the occasions the track describes happen on a “Tennessee Saturday night time.”)

Right here’s the entire refrain with the added Pink Tide lyrics in parenthesis:

Spend my buck (ON BEER)

Parked in a holler ‘neath the mountain moonlight. (ROLL TIDE)

Dangle her up tight, (AGAINST THE WALL)

Make just a little lovin’, (ALL NIGHT)

A little bit turtle dovin’ on a Mason-Dixon night time. (F*** AUBURN)

Suits my existence (AND LSU)

oh so proper, (AND TENNESSEE TOO)

My Dixieland Pride. 

And here’s video from the aforementioned Iron Bowl (caution: foul language forward):

Tide fanatics have additionally been identified to periodically drop the added strains all in combination and simply repeat “F— Auburn!” of their position, as was once the case on the 2014 Iron Bowl.

Byrd, at the side of tailback Damien Harris, Trainer Nick Saban’s spouse, Terry Saban, and the college’s scholar frame president pleaded with fanatics to stick with the “Dixieland Pride Executed Proper” lyrics, that are merely “ROLL TIDE” and “BEAT AUBURN, AND LSU, AND TENNESSEE TOO.”

“We’re going to do our phase right here and check out this another time,” Byrd stated. “So we want you to do yours.”

“Bear in mind to stay it blank,” Harris stated. “Stay it stylish.”

Don’t grasp your breath looking forward to that to occur. Faculties have outlawed — or no less than discouraged — bands and DJs from taking part in positive songs prior to and attempted to praise scholars by means of bringing them again with blank lyrics.

LSU’s band gained’t play Cameo’s “Speaking Out the Facet of Your Neck” with Tiger fanatics within the stadium as a result of scholars added a sexually vulgar line.

Maryland’s band stopped taking part in “Rock and Roll” by means of Gary Glitter (the track the place everybody shouts “Good day!”) as a result of scholars stored shouting “F— Duke!” As a substitute, the scholar phase shouts out the song in a while after tip off. There’s no longer a lot directors can do about it.

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