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Old 06-04-2010, 04:21 PM   #16
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OMG. I think Larry Micheals explains it pretty good.

A fan asked if the wording in the "Hail to the Redskins" song is "Fight for all DC", "Fight for old DC", or "Fight for ole DC."

I thought Larry said it originally was "Fight for old Dixie" but was changed to "Fight for ole DC." The fan said he would prefer "Fight for all DC."

Personally I thought it always was "Fight for ole DC." This is how I sing the song. In any nutshell it's pretty bad we are so bored we are left talking about one word in a fight song. lol. When I first heard the question I thought who the "F" cares. But for whatever reason it keep rearing it's ugly head.

Here's the reference more into why it changed over the yrs.
Hail to the Redskins - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

TheHogs.net has these two versions both old and new version.
Washington Redskins' Fight Song - Hail to the Redskins

This from Redskins.com;
Redskins Marching Band

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The Redskins
Fight Song

Hail to the
Redskins!
Hail Victory!
Braves on the warpath,
Fight for old D.C.!

Run or pass and score
We want a lot more!
Beat ’em Swamp ’em Touchdown
Let the points soar!

Fight on, Fight on,
Til you have won,
Sons of Wash-ing-ton!
Rah! Rah! Rah!
So apparently I've been singing it wrong, but "ole" and "old" basically are the same thing. It's just one is more of a southern word.
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Old 06-04-2010, 06:21 PM   #17
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what? they changed it to "all"? thats freakin stupid. i dont understand how changing it to all creates positive spin.

who changed it? i didnt go to a game last year but did they have all instead of old when they show the words when people are signing it?

didnt know it use to be old dixie. i always thought the old was odd but figured it was a term of endearment back in the day like "old dixie" but didint realize it used to be old dixie. wtf does DC have to do with dixie and teh south anyways?
They haven't really changed it. I got that from a minature sound bite on a sports broadcast referencing "all" the DC sports franchises to date. It was being discussed because none of our pro-teams have done very well lately save for the Caps.
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Old 06-04-2010, 06:37 PM   #18
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Interesting read...
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Old 06-04-2010, 06:41 PM   #19
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Back when the song was first written, the Redskins represented the entire south. There was no Carolina Panthers, no Atlanta Falcons, no Tennessee Titans, no Miami Dolphins, no Jacksonville Jaguars, no Tampa Bay Buccanneers
Funny you mention that, just the other night I was thinking about how long the Redskins represented the entire south. You had to go south-west to find the next nearest team before the Cowboys were added in 1960.
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Old 06-04-2010, 10:47 PM   #20
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The original song was created in the 38 or in that zone if I remember correctly. So back then it would have been old dixie, of course everything now is politically correct so the words were changed up.

I think most can admit that Maryland, Washington D.C and parts of Northern Virginia aren't like they were during those times, but they still are southern no matter how you want to look at it.
I live in Richmond and I can tell you with the utmost certainty that Maryland, D.C., and Northern Virginia are NOT southern at all. Once you get north of Richmond its gone. Even Fredericksburg is iffy.
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Dallas Cowboys Controversy
When the NFL began considering Texas as the state to host a proposed expansion team, the move was strongly opposed by the Redskins owner, who had enjoyed a monopoly in the South for three decades. Potential owner Clint Murchison, who was trying to bring the NFL to Dallas, bought the rights to "Hail to the Redskins" from a disgruntled Breeskin and threatened to prevent Marshall from playing it at games. Marshall agreed to back Murchison's bid, Murchison gave him back the rights to the song, and the Dallas Cowboys were born.[1]



i thought this was pretty interresting.
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Old 06-05-2010, 10:15 AM   #22
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I live in Richmond and I can tell you with the utmost certainty that Maryland, D.C., and Northern Virginia are NOT southern at all. Once you get north of Richmond its gone. Even Fredericksburg is iffy.
I've been to very many places in MD and VA that are still very southern acting. Most have become more northernized or whatever you want to call it, but a lot of parts of Loudoun and parts of MD towards PA are still very southern.

I don't think you could really find anywhere in D.C like that, but I could be wrong. I agree though that most parts are no longer act southern at all though.

However, doesn't defeat the fact they are southern states.
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Old 06-05-2010, 01:47 PM   #23
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I live in Richmond and I can tell you with the utmost certainty that Maryland, D.C., and Northern Virginia are NOT southern at all. Once you get north of Richmond its gone. Even Fredericksburg is iffy.
werd.. some of the surrounding areas like warrenton are.. but you can find the same type of areas in PA and OH too
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It is time for football. We are really reaching right now.
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Old 06-07-2010, 09:43 AM   #25
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Re: Fight for all D.C?

Even crazier is that GP Marshall want Onward Christian Soldiers as the team's fight song.
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Even crazier is that GP Marshall want Onward Christian Soldiers as the team's fight song.
Ha...and we think the liberals hate our team now...
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