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01 February 2010

I Stand Corrected

(Hat Tip to a Literary Mind of the Highest Quality)

From an email:

Matthew, Matthew, Matthew...



"Who Dat" has its origins in early Jazz, vaudeville, and the swing era especially, when a repartee would ensue between the band and the audience, such as:


Who dat up there who’s dat down there
Who dat up there who dat well down there
Who’s dat up there, sayin’ who’s dat down there
When I see you up there well who’s dat down there
Who dat inside who’s dat outside
Who’s dat inside who dat well outside
Who’s dat inside, singin’ who’s dat outside
When I see up there well who’s dat out there
Button up your lip there big boy
Stop answerin’ back
Give you a tip there big boy
Announce yourself jack
Who dat up there who’s dat down there
Who dat up there who dat, well down there
Who’s dat up there, singin’ who’s dat down there
When I see you up there you bum
Well who’s dat down there
Who dat


In addition, Harpo Marx instigated a raucous rendition of a song titled "Gabriel (Who Dat Man)?" in 1937's "A Day at the Races."


The "Who Dat" brought to the game of football by the 1979 Patterson High School Lumberjacks Class 2A State Championship team. The chant (Who Dat? Who Dat? Who dat say dey gonna beat dem Jacks?"


The Who Dat came to the Saints during the 1983 season, in which many thought the tragic 20 year loosing streak would finally be broken, and began to chant "Who dat? Who dat? Who dat say dey gonna beat dem Saints" (The sad end to that season ultimately resulted in the brith of the "Aints" - fans who wore paper bags over their heads so that no one would know that they were still fans, especially during our infamous one-win season).


So now that we're on the cusp of success, the fulfillment of all our Who Dat hopes and dreams, we can now, as a Who Dat nation, be proud of our team, our city, our country.


Who dat, Matthew, Who Dat.


Should I include a works cited?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

ah, the sources are the most important of all...so, sure a works cited would be nice

Chris J