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The Yell – Original University of Oklahoma Yell


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Oklahoma Sooners fans react to a Sooners touchdown in the 3rd quarter of the 2011 Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Sooners won the game 48-20. (Chris Morrison-US PRESSWIRE)

Following suit of several other universities, OU adopted a “yell” in the late 1800’s. The “Yell” would be something that all Oklahoma fans would chant during OU athletic events.

Oklahoma students developed the first Yell, however it was difficult to chant in repetition. Later on, another style similar to Kansas’ Rock Chalk Jayhawk yell was adopted.

Lyrics

Hi rickety whoop-te-do
Boomer Sooner, Okla-U!,
Hi rickety whoop-te-do
Boomer Sooner, Okla-U!

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References: SoonerSports.com

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