CLASSIFICATION OF FOOT STOMPING CHEERS - EXAMPLES

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CLASSIFICATION OF FOOT STOMPING CHEERS - EXAMPLES
Ms. Azizi Powell
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania,
Latest revision: February 15, 2014

This page serves as a demonstration of a classification methodology for the category of children's playground compositions that I call "foot stomping cheers". Because everything need a name, I call this method of classifying foot stomping cheers as "The Cocojams Classification System" after my cocojams.com website. For an overview of The Cocojams classification system, click http://cocojams.com/content/classification-foot-stomping-cheers-introduc...

For notes on these featured cheers and for additional cheers, click http://cocojams.com/content/foot-stomping-cheers-0

SOURCES OF CHEERS
Cheers featured on this page are from:
My direct collection of examples (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area mid 1980s - 2008]

My daughter, Tazi M. Powell's direct collection of cheers (mostly in the early 1990s, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area)

Submissions of examples to Cocojams.com via email (mostly 2004 to 2009 when a change in format removed the contact page and made it more difficult for visitors to send in examples]

Retrieval of examples from other websites, particularly YouTube

In addition, a few examples have been retrieved from one book: Barbara Michels, Bettye White, editors: Apples On A Stick, The Folklore of Black Children (Coward-McCann, Inc, 1983) and from one vinyl record: Old Mother Hippletoe, Rural and Urban Children's Songs ; record notes found on http://www.newworldrecords.org/linernotes/80291.pdf ; 1978

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My thanks to all those whose cheer examples I have included on this page Special thanks to my daughter Tazi M. Powell, who was my earliest source for many of the cheers included on this page because of her performance of those cheers with her friends, because of her work for several summers as cheer coach at Lillian Taylor Camp (Kingsley Association, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), and because of her work as a cheer coach at Fort Pitt Alternate Learning Academy, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania .

HOW CHEERS ARE PRESENTED ON THIS PAGE
These examples are published in alphabetical order. Additional examples will be published in other pages which I will post periodically.

The version numbers that may be posted after the example's title correspond to the number of the cheer as found on this Cocojams.com page: http://cocojams.com/content/foot-stomping-cheers-0

The cheer's sub-category and Cocojams classification listings is presented under its lyrics.

I admit that most of these examples that I featured on this page are ones that I like for one reason or another.

CHEER EXAMPLES

NUMBERS
1,2,3,4,5 (Version #2)
1,2,3,4,5 my names (say your name)
and i say hi
6,7,8,9,10 back it up and meet my friend
{as many friends as you have say}
1,2,3,4,5 my names (say your name)
and i say hi
6,7,8,9,10
back it up and thats the end
-Alexa; 12/30/2006

Introduction style cheer

interrupted soloist verse (isv)

Lyric Change (c) Minimal changes in lyrics - Each soloist repeats what was said before except for the addition of her name, nickname, or initial of her first name (nickname) or the name of a dance which she demonstrates [One change could be the way the soloists announce their name: for instance: "My name is ___". Or "My name's ___". Or " ________ is my name", The game song group I founded in Pittsburgh, Pennsylania in 1997 modified this cheer to serve as a group introduction cheer. After everyone said their name, the entire group would say
"1,2,3,4,5 our names Alafia [the name of that group]
and we say hi
6,7,8,9,10
We gonna step together * 'cause that's the end

* Each time a soloist said her or his name, still facing forward, she or he alternatively stepped into a vertical line either to the right or the left of the original vertical line. When the entire group said "step together", those two lines merged and re-formed that original line. The complete text version of "1, 2, 3, 4, 5" is given on http://cocojams.com/content/foot-stomping-cheers-0 as Version #1 of this cheer.

A, B
A BOOM BOOM CHECK
Group- Ah boom boom check check ah boom boom
A boom boom check check ah boom boom
First soloist- Tamara!
Group - Ah boom boom check check ah boom boom
Second soloist-Rita!
Group - Ah boom boom check check ah boom boom
Third Soloist- Aleeya!
Group- Ah boom boom check check ah boom boom
-Tazi M. Powell (African American female, memories of childhood in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania mid 1980s) ; collected by Azizi Powell 1997

Introduction / Dance Style cheer

Stringed soloist responses (ssr) - One soloist after another gives their soloist lines.

Lyric Change (c) Minimal changes in lyrics - Each soloist repeats what was said before except for the addition of her name, nickname, or initial of her first name (nickname) or the name of a dance which she demonstrates

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AH RAH RAH AH BOOM TANG
Group: Ah rah rah ah boom tang
Ah rah rah ah boom tang
Ah rah rah ah boom tang, baby
Ah rah rah ah boom tang
Ah rah rah ah boom tang
Ah rah rah ah boom tang
Ah rah rah ah boom tang, baby
Ah rah rah ah boom tang
Soloist: My name is Debra
Group: Ah boom tang
Soloist: They call me Debbie
Group: Ah boom tang
Soloist: And when they see me
Group: Ah boom tang
Soloist: They say “Ah rah rah, you look good baby.” *[do dance move while saying this]
-Tazi M. Powell (African American female, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, memories of mid 1980s)

Introduction / Dance style cheer

interrupted soloist verse (isv)

Lyric Change (e) Considerable Changes - Ideally, each soloist is supposed to say a different soloist verse than the soloist verse that has previously been said [Although, in the case of this cheer, it's acceptable for soloist to repeat the same ending line, when this cheer was done in front of audiences, those soloists who changed the ending line received the most verbal audience approval.]

-snip-

* As in all other foot stomping cheers, alternate lines (or verses) must fit the beat of the cheer as well as the cheer's theme. In this case, the theme of the cheer is that some person or person (probably male) compliments the soloist because of the way she looks and/or the way she moves. Other ending lines that I have heard for this cheer are "Ah rah, ah rah, work it, baby" or "Ah rah ah rah, do it baby" (with "it" meaning the dance move).

BANG BANG CHOO CHOO TRAIN (Version #1)
Group- Bang, Bang Choo Choo Train.
Watch Indonesia do her thang.
Soloist #1: I can’t.
Group: Why not?
Soloist #1: I can’t.
Group: Why not?
Soloist #1: Because my back is achin.
My bra’s too tight.
My hips keep movin’ from the left to the right
Group: Her back is achin.
Her bra’s too tight.
Her hips keep movin from the left to the right.
(Repeat chant with the next soloist who gives her name or nickname. The cheer continues with this pattern until everyone has had one chance as soloist.)
-African American girls ages 7-12 years; Braddock, Pennsylvania, [Alafia Children's Ensemble], 10/1997

(Collected by Azizi Powell. 10/97; also collected by Azizi Powell from African American girls 7-12 years; Pittsburgh, PA on 11/2001 & on additional dates through 2005)

Dance style foot stomping cheer

uninterrupted soloist verse (usv)

Lyric Change (b) no change between soloist lines – repeat exactly what was said before

C, D
CANDY GIRL (Version #3)
Candy girl, all my world,
look so sweet special treat
this is the way we (then they name a dance i.e the whop)
Candy girl
do the whop the whop
all my world
do the whop whop
look so sweet
do the whop the whop
special treat
do the whop the whop...
goes on with different dances mostly what is in at the time.
-Guest KLC,(East Harlem, New York, New York); http://www.mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=63097 ; Folklore: Do kids still do clapping rhymes? ; July 11, 2008

Dance style foot stomping cheer

interrupted soloist verse (isv)

Lyric Change (c) Minimal changes in lyrics - Each soloist repeats what was said before except for the addition of her name, nickname, or initial of her first name (nickname) or the name of a dance which she demonstrates

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CAN YOU DIG IT
Group: So can you dig it?
Yeah
So can you dig it?
Group-Hey Maria [ earlier "Yo! Maria"]
Soloist #1: What [or "Yeah"', earler "Yo, blood.]
Group So can you dig it?
Soloist: What? [or "Yeah"]
Group- So can you dig it?
Soloist "Yeah"
My name is Maria
And I’m a flick flick.
And I’mma punch you in your lip.
I was sittin by the fire
watchin it get higher
with my man,
you understand.
Cause I’m a special kind of lady
with a special kind of man
I get to see my baby
WHENEVER I can.
Everyone-So can you dig it?
So can you dig it?
-African American girls, ages 6-12 years; Lillian Taylor Summer Camp; Pittsburgh, PA mid 1980s; collected by Tazi Powell

Taunting, Bragging Style/ Romance Style Foot Stomping Cheer

uninterrupted soloist verse (usv)

Lyric Change (c) Minimal changes in lyrics - Each soloist repeats what was said before except for the addition of her name, nickname, or initial of her first name (nickname) or the name of a dance which she demonstrates

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CHEERLEADER (Version #1)
All Cheerleader
Roll Call
Soloist #1:
Yolanda
They call me Lannie
Group: Hey Hey
Soloist #2:
Erica
They call me Ree Ree
Group: Hey Hey
Soloist #3: Ebony
They call me Ebony
Group: Hey Hey
Soloist #4: Melissa
They call me Missy
Group: Hey Hey
-Tazi M. Powell (African American girl; memories of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, early to mid 1980s

Introduction Style Cheer

Lyric Change (c) Minimal changes in lyrics - Each soloist repeats what was said before except for the addition of her name, nickname, or initial of her first name (nickname) or the name of a dance which she demonstrates

uninterrupted soloist verse (usv)

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CHEERLEADER (Version #2)
All: Cheer.
Leader.
Roll.
Call.
Are you ready?
Soloist #1: Shayla.
They call me Rosa.
Soloist #2: Shana.
They call me Poo.
Soloist #3: Shana.
They call me Shay.
Soloist #4: Jamie.
They call me Jay Jay.
Soloist #5: Jackie.
They call me HaJack (HighJack?).
All: Cheer.
Leader.
Zodiac signs.
Soloist #1: Aquarius.
That’s a dog.
Soloist #2: Cancer.
That’s a crab.
Soloist #3: Leo.
That’s a lion.
Soloist #4: Scorpio.
That’s a spider.
Soloist #5: Scorpio.
That’s a spider.
All: Cheer.
Leader.
Phone.
Numbers.
Are you ready?
Soloist #1: 348-5110.
Group: Always busy.
Soloist #2: 348-4554.
Group: Always busy.
Soloist #3 348-3322
Group: Always busy.
Soloist #4: 348-5779
Group: Always busy.
Soloist #5 348-4285
Group: Always busy.
-Shayla, Shana, Shana, Jamie, and Jackie {African American females about 10 years-12 years old}, Braddock, PA; 1985; collected by Azizi Powell, 1985 (transcription of audio tape recording)

Introduction Style Cheer

Stringed soloist responses (ssr) - One soloist after another gives their soloist lines.

Lyric Change (d)

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CHECK
Soloist: My name is Shelly
Others: Check
Soloist: They call me Shell
Others: Check
My horoscope is Aquarius
Others: Aquarius
Soloist: If you don't like
Others: Check
Soloist: Without a dial*
Others: Check
Soloist: Just call my number
and check me out.
Others: Check her out
Soloist: Cause I am fine
My number is 222-888
Others: Check
Soloist: That fellow is mine
Cause I know how to skate
Others: Well alright
Well alright
-Shelly H. (African American female, Cleveland, Ohio, mid 1980s), collected by interview by Azizi Powell, May 2007

Introduction Style Cheer (with elements of Romance and Confrontation style fsc)

interrupted soloist verse (isv)

Lyric Change (d) Moderate changes in lyrics - Each soloist gives personal information (astrological sign, favorite color, what she likes to do) during her soloist's portion

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CHOCOLATE CITY
[Start this beat pattern Stomp Clap, Stomp Stomp Clap, and everyone does this throughout this part of the cheer]

Group: Choc Lat City *
Choc choc Lat City
Choc lat city
Choc choc Lat City
1st Soloist- My name is Jayla [or "My name's Jayla"]
and I’m walkin
Group-She’s walkin
1st Soloist - I’m talkin [or " And I'm talkin"]
Group-She’s talkin
1st Soloist-I'm talkin to
Group-She's talkin to

[Change the beat to Stomp Stomp Clap; Stomp Stomp Clap and everyone does this throughout this part of the cheer] **

1st Soloist: All the boys in Choc Lat City
Get down with the nitty gritty
Some hittin me high
Some hittin me low
Some hittin me on my
Don’t ask what
Group-What?
1st soloist- My b u t t
b u t t
b u t t
butt.
That's what.
-African American girls, ages 6-12 years, Lillian Taylor summer camp, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, late 1980s, collected by Tazi M. Powell, from a Washington, D.C. African American girl who taught it to other campers; in1999, Relene, age 12, and Chatauqua, age 10. African American girls, Fort Pitt School, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, collected by Azizi Powell

Dance Style cheer

interrupted soloist verse (isv)

Lyric Change (c) Minimal changes in lyrics - Each soloist repeats what was said before except for the addition of her name, nickname, or initial of her first name (nickname) or the name of a dance which she demonstrates

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DISCO (Version #1)
disco (stomp stomp stomp stomp clap)
(group) d-i-s-c-o
thats the way we disco
(group) d-i-s-c-o
thats the way we disco
(group) hey
samantha (solo) what
(group) sammy
(solo) huh huh
(group) what you gonna do
when they come for you
(solo) im gonna roll my eyes
(group) disco
(solo) stomp my feet
(group) disco
(solo) talk my stuff
(group) disco
(solo) and do my freaky nasty
(group) what what!?
(group) and do my freaky nasty

(repeat till everyone has a turn)
-samantag1993; 6/29/05

Dance style cheer

interrupted soloist verse (isv)

[Probably] Lyric Change (c) Minimal changes in lyrics - Each soloist repeats what was said before except for the addition of her name, nickname, or initial of her first name (nickname) or the name of a dance which she demonstrates

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DISCO (Version #2)
Disco 2x [repeat two times]
Reeses pieces
reeses my pieces
(say sombodies name) what you ganna do
when they come for you
the person who's name was said says) i'm gonna step aside
disco
roll my eyes
disco
stomp my feet
disco and do the hilltoe
ah ha
and do the hilltoe.
-Ciera S.; Age 10; Pittsburgh, PA; 5/16/06

Dance style cheer

interrupted soloist verse (isv)

[Probably] Lyric Change (c) Minimal changes in lyrics - Each soloist repeats what was said before except for the addition of her name, nickname, or initial of her first name (nickname) or the name of a dance which she demonstrates

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DO IT! DO IT!
All:Do it! Do it!
Do it! Do it!
(Now) Freeze!
Now stop and let the first row kick it!

(The girls in the first row recite the next lines, the girls in the 2nd row stand in place in an agreed upon stance)

First Row: With the “Drop Top”

(All the girls in this row do their version of this R&B dance)

Second Row: Do it! Do it!

(All the girls in the second row do their version of the same dance along with the girls in the first row)

First Row: And the “Roll Your Body”
Second Row: Do it! Do it!

First Row: Do “The Butterfly”
Second Row: Do it! Do it!

First Row: Bust “The stop”
Second Row: Do it! Do it!

First Row: Shake your rump.
Group: Do it! Do it!

Do it! Do it!
Freeze!
Now stop and let the second row kick it!
(same pattern as above, with some of the same dances and some different dances-“The Pop”, “The Crybaby”, “The Rodeo”)
-African American girls, 8-10 years old, Alafia Children’s Ensemble (Braddock, Pennsylvania),1998; collected by Azizi Powell, 1998

Editor: In this example, the "soloist" is actually one of two lines of steppers.

Dance style cheerleader cheer

Interrupted soloist verse (isv)

Lyric Change (c) Minimal changes in lyrics - Each soloist repeats what was said before except for the addition of her name, nickname, or initial of her first name (nickname) or the name of a dance which she demonstrates

E, F
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FLY GIRL
All: Fly girl
Fly girl
Fly girl One
Fly girl Two
Pump it up Teresa*
See what you do.
Soloist #1 (Oh) my name is Teresa
and I’m a fly girl
It takes a lot of men
to rock my world.
‘cause I can fly like a butterfly
sting like a bee
and that’s way they call me
Sexy
-Tazi M. Powell, (African American female, memories of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, mid 1980s); posted by Azizi Powell ; from audio tape transcription; 1996

Introduction / Romance cheer

Uninterrupted soloist verse (usv)
Each soloists gives her main soloist lines without any interruption from the group

Lyric Change (c) Minimal changes in lyrics - Each soloist repeats what was said before except for the addition of her name, nickname, or initial of her first name (nickname) or the name of a dance which she demonstrates

G, H
GET DOWN (Version #1)
All : I saida D-O-W-N. That’s the way we get down.
D-O-W-N. That’s the way we get down.
Group: Hey, Danielle. (insert 1st girl's name)
Danielle: What?
Group: Show us how you get down.
Danielle: No way.
Group: Show us how you get down.
Soloist: Okay. I said D-O-W-N.
And that’s the way. That’s the way. That’s the way
I get down.
Group: She saidah D-O-W-N. And that’s the way.
That’s the way. That’s the way she gets down.
-Tazi M. Powell.; memories of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, late 1980s, early to mid 1990s; Collected by Azizi Powell

Editor:
When the soloist says "that's the way I get down", she does some fancy step or dance movement. When the group says "That's the way she gets down", they are doing the same step or movement as the soloist. Each soloist tries to do something different from the dance or steps that other people ahead of her have done.

Dance style cheer

uninterrupted soloist verse (usv)

Lyric change (c)

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GIGALO (Version #6)
Gigolo, Gig-Gig-Olooo,
Gigolo, Gig-Gig-olo
Hey [team member]!
[girl picked answers] Hey WHAT?
Show us how you gigolo!
[girl picked] My hands up high,
my feet down low,
and this is how i gigolo. [does a dance]
-Jane; 8/23/2007

Dance style foot stomping cheer

uninterrupted soloist verse (usv)

Lyric Change (b) No change in lyrics - Each soloist repeats exactly what was said before

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HOLLYWOOD NOW SWINGING' / DYNOMITE (Version #1)
Hollywood now swingin'! (4 times)
CALL: Name is Nita.
RESPONSE: Hollywood now swingin'!
Similarly
I know how to swing.
Everytime I swing.
Stevie come around.
CALL: He popped me once!
He popped me twice!
All I felt was - dynomite!
RESPONSE: Dynomite, dynomite! (Twice)
Dynomite!
CALL: Here she is.
RESPONSE: Dynomite!
Similarly
Foxy Brown!
You mess with me,
I'll shoot you down!
Down, down,
To the ground,
Up, up,
CALL: Just out of luck!
RESPONSE: Dynomite, dynomite! (Twice)
-Barbara Borum and other Washington, D.C. schoolgirls, recorded in 1976 in Washington, D. C. by Kate Rinzler, album notes Kate Rinzler, "Old Mother Hippletoe, Rural and Urban Children's Songs"; http://www.newworldrecords.org/linernotes/80291.pdf ; 1978

Taunting, Bragging style cheer [Actually this example is two taunting, bragging style cheers strung together]

uniterrupted soloist verse (usv)

Lyric change (c)

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HOLLYWOOD ROCK SWINGING (Version #2)
Hollywood rock swinging
Hollywood rock swinging
My name is Aniesha
I'm number one
My reputation is having fun
So if you see my just step aside
'Cause mighty Aniesha don't take no jive

Hollywood rock swinging
Hollywood rock swinging
My name is Katrina
I'm number two
My reputation is me and you
So if you see me just step on back
'Cause mighty Katrina don't take no slack

Hollywood rock swinging
Hollywood rock swinging
My name is Natasha
I'm number twelve
My reputation is ringing that bell
So if you see me just step aside
'Cause mighty Natasha don't take no jive
-Barbara Michels, Bettye White, editors: "Apples On A Stick, The Folklore of Black Children" (Coward-McCann, Inc, 1983) p.14

Introduction / Taunting, Bragging style cheer [?] * no category given in book, see my comments for version #4

uninterrupted soloist verse (usv)

Lyric Change (e) Considerable Changes - Ideally, each soloist is supposed to say a different soloist verse than the soloist verse that has previously been said

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HOLLYWOOD GOES SWINGING (Version #3)
All:
Hollywood goes swinging.
Swinging for the good times.
Swinging for the bad times
Soloist #1
My name is Ebony.
(And) I’m cool and the gang.
You mess with me
and I’ll do my thang.
My sign is Libra
and that’s alright
cause all Libra’s
are out of sight.
All:
Hey you,
check it out!
You! You!
Check it out!
-Tazi M. Powell , memories of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, mid 1980s; transcribed from audio tape by Azizi Powell, 1996

Introduction / Dance / Taunting, Bragging style cheer

uninterrupted soloist verse (usv)

Lyric Change (d) Moderate changes in lyrics - Each soloist gives personal information (astrological sign, favorite color, what she likes to do) during her soloist's portion

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HOLLYWOOD (Version #4)
Here's a handclap called hollywood!

(person 1) My name is (your name) im number one
my reputation's just begun
so turn around and touch the ground
get back up and break it down
(person 2) you think you're bad
(1) b-a-d i know im bad
(2) you think you're cool
(1) cool enough to rule the school
(2) you think your fine
(1) fine fine blow your mind mind take em up take em back give the man a heart attack
(2) you think you're hott
(1) hott anough to blow your pot!
That's it....there's clapping and all but its too hard to explain on this...good luck!
-DC; 12/9/2005 ; http://blog.oftheoctopuses.com/000518.php [websiteno longer active]

Dance / Taunting, Bragging style cheer [most often performed as a handclap rhyme]

interrupted soloist verse (isv)

Lyric Change (e) Considerable Changes - Idealy, each soloist is supposed to say a different soloist verse than the soloist verse that has previously been said

Editor: "Hollywood Goes Swinging" (and similar names) is the only foot stomping cheer to date that I have documented which changed its performance activity to a handclap rhyme. I definitely remember that chant being performed as a foot stomping cheer in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in the mid to late 1980s. However, by the mid 1990s in that city (and judging from these entries, apparently elsewhere), the performance activity for "Hollywood Goes Swingin" was two, three, or four person handclap routines. Most people I ask in Pittsburgh have forgotten that "Hollywood Swingin" was ever a foot stomping cheer. Besides the documentation of the example of "Hollywood Swingin" on that "Mother Hippletoe" vinyl record (version #1), and my memory of that foot stomping cheer, the evidence that "Hollywood Swingin" is a foot stomping which turned into a hand clap rhyme is found in the structure of that composition. Handclap rhymes are unison chants, but "Hollywood Swingin" is still given as though two people take turns talking, which is how I've seen in performed as a hand clap rhyme.

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HULA HULA (Version #3)
Voice #1 (Nyya): Hula Hula.
Who think they bad?
Voice #2 (Ritza): I do.
Voice #1 (Nyya): Hula Hula.
Who think they bad?
Voice (Ritza) #2: I do.
Well, I think I’m bad cause
Ritza's my name
and pink is my color
Don't you worry 'bout my brother.
Voice #1 (Nyya): Ooh, she thinks she’s fine.
Voice #2 (Ritza):Soloist #1:Correction, baby I know I’m bad.
Voice #1 (Nyya): Ooh, she thinks she’s hip.
Voice #2 (Ritza):Hip enough to steal your chips.
-Naturalandthecity;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0pnufDOxgU&feature=endscreen&NR=1; Dec 17, 2011

Taunting, Bragging style cheer [confrontational cheer]

interrupted soloist verse (isv)

Lyric Change (b) No change in lyrics - Each soloist repeats exactly what was said before

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HUMP DE DANDA (Version #1)
Editor: For the record, I'm posting this cheer on 4/23/2008 some time after the version that Tia sent in on 8/25/05. It's possible that Tia's version was from the same section of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania that my daughter's version comes from. Note the similarities & differences between these two versions.

Entire Group: Hump De Danda
Hump Hump De Danda
Hump De Danda
Hump HumpDe Danda
Soloist #1: (Well) My name is Toya.
Group: De Danda, Hump Hump De Danda
Soloist #1: I’m super cool.
Group: De Danda Hump, Hump De Danda
Soloist #1: You mess with me
Group: De Danda Hump, Hump De Danda
Soloist #1: and you’re a fool.
Group: De Danda Hump, Hump De Danda
Soloist #1: I’m goin down
Group: De Danda Hump, Hump De Danda
Soloist #1: to touch the ground.
Group: De Danda, Hump, Hump De Danda
Soloist #1: I’m comin up
Group: De Danda, Hump Hump De Danda
Soloist #1: to mess you up.
Entire Group: Humpty Dumpty
sat on ah wall
Humpty Dumpty
had a great fall.
Oosh, ain’t that funky now.
Oosh, aint that funky now.
Oosh, ain’t that, Oosh ain’t that
Oosh, ain’t that funky now.
-African American girls (ages 6-12 years old; Lillian Taylor camp, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, collected by Tazi Powell, 1992 or 1993 (transcribed from audio tape by Azizi Powell, 1997)

Taunting, Bragging style cheer [Confrontational cheer] + Dance style cheer

interrupted soloist verse (isv)

Lyric change (c)

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HUMP DE DUMP (Version #2 of Humpty Danda)
I am a cheerleading coach in Georgia, I moved here from Pittsburgh (East Liberty) when I was about 10. We used to do all of the street cheers that you have listed back during the mid 80's, they brought back wonderful memories and that is something that I do not remember the girls from down south doing once we got here. I remember one called "Humpty de Dump"-

hump de dump,
hump, hump, de dump
my name is is___,
de dump, hump, hump, de dump
and if you watch me,
de dup, hump, hump, de dump,
I'll show you you I'm cool
de dump, hump, hump, de dump.
(Then you do your dance)
-Tia; 8/25/05

Dance style cheer

I, J

I’M A STAR
I remembered this cheer from when I was little. (Say this with attitude)

You say: "My name is _________ and I'm a star
you mess with me I'll take you far."
Others say: "Woo, she thinks she's bad."
You say: "Correction baby, I know I'm bad."
Others say: "Woo, she thinks she's bad."
You say: "Child, please!"

(As you say the last line, you put your hand up as if motioning "stop") You repeat this cheer until everyone on the squad has had a turn.
-kelly, 9/27/2006

Introduction / Taunting, Bragging style cheer [confrontational cheer]

interrupted soloist verse (isv)

Lyric Change (c) Minimal changes in lyrics - Each soloist repeats what was said before except for the addition of her name, nickname, or initial of her first name (nickname) or the name of a dance which she demonstrates [Although this cheer could be chanted with different soloist verses]

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INTRODUCE YOURSELF (Versions #5)
{I hope its good}

hey (name)
hey what
introduce yourself,
no way,
introduce yourself
ok
1 2 3 4 5 my name is (name)
and i say hi
6 7 8 9 10
back it up and meet my friend
Hey (name)
hey what
introduce yourself
no way
introduce yourself ok
1 2 3 4 5
my name is (name)
and i say hi
6 78 9 10
back it up and meet my friend
hey (name)
hey what
introduce yourself
no way
introduce yourself
ok
shaboo ya sha sha shaboo ya roll call
my name is (name)
i cheer so strong
and so when i shake
you better bring it on
shaboo ya sha sha shaboo ya
break it down now
-tiffany; 9/28/2006

Editor:
This example is a transcription of the "dance scene" cheer from the cheerleader movie series Bring It On: All Or Nothing, the third movie in the Bring It On cheerleader movie series

Introduction style cheer (the last verse which has the "I cheer so strong/bring it on" rhyme" is an example of a taunting, bragging style cheer.

Uninterrupted soloist verse (usv)
Each soloists gives her main soloist lines without any interruption from the group

Lyric Change (e) Considerable Changes - Ideally, each soloist is supposed to say a different soloist verse than the soloist verse that has previously been said [Although in the movie, most soloists said basically the same verse, notice in the movie how the verse given by Britney which was different from the other soloists evoked the most verbal audience reponse as it was portrayed as being the "coolest" verse given for that cheer.

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INTRODUCE YOURSELF (Version #7)
group: Hey (name)
individual: yeah
group: introduce yourself
individual: no way
group: introduce yourself
ind.: ok...
my name is (name)
group: yeah
ind.: and i am proud
group: yeah
ind.: thats why i cheer
group: yeah
ind.: so very loud,
so check me out
- Janice, (San Francisco, CA) 10/11/2006

Introduction Cheer

interrupted soloist verse (isv)

Lyric Change (e) Considerable Changes - Ideally, each soloist is supposed to say a different soloist verse than the soloist verse that has previously been said

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INTRODUCE YOURSELF (Versions #10)
"Hey girl, hey you, introduce yourself. Introduce yourself."

Then each individual girl says a rhyme about themselves, like,

My name is Joan
(group says "check")
I'm from AC
("check")
I come to say
("check")
Don't mess with me
("Check it out")
-Joan C.; from Atlantic City, New Jersey, from remembrances of the late 1970s; Black, Latino, and White girls at Catholic High School; electronic message to Azizi Powell; 2/11/2007

Introduction / Taunting, Bragging style cheer [note the "don't mess with me" line.]

interrupted soloist verse (isv)

Lyric Change (e) Considerable Changes - Ideally, each soloist is supposed to say a different soloist verse than the soloist verse that has previously been said

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ROLL CALL (Version #9 of Introduce Yourself)
All: Chick – boom Ah Ah chick a boom roll call
First Person: Hey Sonji
Second Person: Yeah baby
First Person: Hey sonjie
Second Person: Yeah baby
First Person: Introduce your self
Second Person: Right on
First Person: Introduce your self
Second Person: Right on my name is sonji
First Person: Check
Second Person: I like to sing
First Person: Check
Second Person: And when I sing
First Person: Check
Second Person: I do my thing
All: OOOOHHHH roll call Chick a boom, ah ah chick a boom roll call

Each person is “called” one at a time. They make up a rhyme about what they like and the cheer repeats itself
-Sonjala A.(African American female, memories of the late 70’s – early 80’s Elkhart Indiana) ; 3/15/2008

Introduction style cheer

interrupted soloist verse (isv)

Lyric Change (d) Moderate changes in lyrics - Each soloist gives personal information (astrological sign, favorite color, what she likes to do) during her soloist's portion

Editor: This cheer demonstrates how basically the same cheer can in various communities by different names.

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JAY JAY KUKALAY (Version #1)
Soloist #1 Jay Jay Kukalay
Group Jay Jay Kukalay
Soloist #1 Salesah lahndah
Group Salesah lahndah
Soloist #1 Step back, Shalanda (or back, back Shalonda)
Group Step back, Shalanda
Soloist #1 Oosh, my lover boy!
Group Oosh, my lover boy!
Soloist #1 I’m callin on,
I’m callin on
I’m callin on Rhonda!
-African American girls, ages around 6-12 years (Lillian Taylor Summer Camp, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1987) audio recorded by Tazi Powell, transcribed by Azizi Powell 1999

Dance style cheer

interrupted soloist verse (isv)

Lyric Change (c) Minimal changes in lyrics - Each soloist repeats what was said before except for the addition of her name, nickname, or initial of her first name (nickname) or the name of a dance which she demonstrates

Editor: See a version of this cheer from Washington D. C. entitled "J J Cool Aid" on Cocojams' Foot Stomping Cheer page. I believe the source of both of those cheers is the Ghanaian children's game song "Che Che Kule".

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JUMP IN JUMP OUT (Version #1)
All: Jump in, Jump out.
And turn yourself about.
Jump in, Jump out.
And turn yourself about.
Soloist #1: My name is Kadiyah.
Group: Yeah.
Soloist #1: I like to dance, dance.
I want to be a dancer
all the rest of my life.
Group: All the rest of her life.
All: Jump in, Jump out.
And turn yourself about.
Jump in, Jump out.
And turn yourself about.
Soloist #1: My name is Ebony.
Group: Yeah.
Soloist #1: I like to cheer, cheer.
I want to be a
cheerleader all the rest of my life.
Group: All the rest of her life.

Repeat cheer from the beginning with the next soloist and continue until every member of the group has had one turn as soloist.
-Tazi M. Powell.; (African American female}, memories of early/middle 1980’s Pittsburgh, PA) ; transcribed by Azizi Powell from audio tape in 1995

Introduction style cheer

interrupted soloist verse (isv)

Lyric Change (d) Moderate changes in lyrics - Each soloist gives personal information (astrological sign, favorite color, what she likes to do) during her soloist's portion

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JUMP IN THE CAR
I was reading some of these examples and I remember doing alot of them being that im only 17...sooo heres one that i remember playing around 95'-96'...

Jump in the car
Jump in the Car (CLAP 3X)
Step on the gas (CLAP 3X)
Move to the side, and let (name) pass
Eh-Hey,
Ooh Ahh Lookin at Lady,
Ooh-Ahh Aint she fine,
Ooh Ahh Betta not touch her,
Ooh-Ahh Cuz She'll blow your mind!
Turn around (CLAP 3X)
Touch the ground (CLAP 3X)
i said a get a get a get a get on down
Say what!?
A get a get a get a get on down

Dance style cheer

uninterrupted soloist verse (usv)

Lyric Change (a) No lines are spoken. Each group member takes a solo turn doing a dance or some other movement

K, L
L-O-V-E (Version #1)
All: L-O-V-E. L-O-V-E. L-O-V. L-O-V.
L-O-V-E.
Soloist #1: Well, Kayla’s my name.
And love is my game.
I got this boy on my mind.
And Lord knows he’s fine.
He calls me his girl,
His number 1 girl.
I don’t know his sign
But Taurus is mine.
All: L-O-V-E. L-O-V-E. L-O-V. L-O-V.
L-O-V-E.
Soloist #2 : Well Tamika's my name.
And love is my game.
I got this boy on my mind.
And Lord knows he’s fine.
I got his name on my shirt.
And don't call it dirt.
All: L-O-V-E. L-O-V-E. L-O-V. L-O-V.
L-O-V-E
Soloist #3 :Sadika's my name.
And love is my game
I got this boy on my mind
and he sure is fine.
Blue is my color
Don't you worry 'bout my lover.
All: L-O-V-E. L-O-V-E. L-O-V. L-O-V.
L-O-V-E
-Tazi.M.Powell ; remembrance of Pittsburgh, PA. in the mid 1980s; Collected by Azizi Powell, 2/1996

Romance Style Cheer

uninterrupted soloist verse (usv)

Lyric Change (e) Considerable Changes - Ideally, each soloist is supposed to say a different soloist verse than the soloist verse that has previously been said
[In this case, however, saying a different verse than what was said before was actually optional.]

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L-O-V-E (Version #2)
I am a 25 year old African American woman from Eastern North Carolina. The section on the chant L-O-V-E caught my attention we used to do this when I was younger. We would stand in a circle and we would clap our hands and stomp our feet sort of tapping out the words

Group: L-O-V-E, L-O-V-E, L-O-V, L-O-V, L-O-V-E
First Person: Erica's my name
love is my game
I got this boy on my mind
he's looking real fine
he calls me his girl
his number one pearl

Then you move on to the next person and they repeat the same thing only with their name in place.
-Erica; 1/3/2008

Romance Style Cheer

uninterrupted soloist verse (usv)

Lyric Change (c)

M, N
MOVE GIRL
You betta move
girl you betta move.
[say both lines 3xs]
Now back it up
Back it up.
Back it up
Back it up*

[return to the beginning with the next girl in the center.]

* These words might be "Pump it up".
-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0jNwYcqET0&feature=related; transcription from video on 1/14/2012

Editor: Some might dispute that this example and others like it which don't have any soloist words aren't actually foot stomping cheers. However, I believe that this cheer meets my "group/consecutive soloists) definition for foot stomping cheers because 1. the cheer starts with the group voice 2. each member of the group is given one turn to do a dance of her choosing in the center of the circle - ie the main soloist turn. 3. the cheer then immediately begins again from the beginning.

Dance style cheer

Uninterrupted soloist verse (usv)

Lyric Change (a) No lines are spoken. Each group member takes a solo turn doing a dance or some other movement
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MY NAME IS ___ (Example #3)
SOLO:My name is Naomi
on the Phone
with my Daisy Dukes on
if you see me on the street
boy you better speak to me.
GROUP:Oo she think she bad
SOLO: At least i use a wash rag
GROUP: Oo she think she cool
SOLO: Soap and water will do
GROUP:Oo she think she fine
SOLO: Fine Fine #9
take yo man anytime,
he took me out he brought me back
he besta have my cadillac.
he brought you 1
he brought me 2,
married me and divorced you.
he taught me Karate
and taught me Kung Fu.
mess wit me
and i'll do it on you
GROUP:Bang Bang choo choo train
wind her up she'll do her thang
SOLO: I can't
GROUP:Why not
SOLO: I said i can't
GROUP:WHY NOT?
SOLO: I said my back is aching
and my bra's too tight.
My booty's shakin from the left to the right
GROUP:Left Right
Left Right
yo mama is a ugly sight
-Naomi; 1/17/2007

Introduction / Taunting, Bragging style cheer

interrupted soloist verse (isv)

[Probably] Lyric Change (e) Considerable Changes - Ideally, each soloist is supposed to say a different soloist verse than the soloist verse that has previously been said [in portions of this cheer]

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MY NAME IS ____ (Example #6)
I learned this from my girl sara

My name is (enter your name)
and as u can see
i the finest chick
in albany
im rough and though
cant touch my stuff
im fly like a butterflie
i sting like a bee
thats why all the boys tell me
break it down shawty
-Samantha; 11/25/2008

Introduction / Taunting, Bragging / Dance style cheer

uninterrupted soloist verse (usv)

Lyric Change (c) Minimal changes in lyrics - Each soloist repeats what was said before except for the addition of her name, nickname, or initial of her first name (nickname) or the name of a dance which she demonstrates

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NO DOUBT
Soloist: My name is (name)
And theres no doubt
Group: No Doubt
Soloist: Im the (adj) cheerleader
in the south
And I can really really
really really really
Turn it out
Group: Go (name)
Go (name)
Go (Name)

This is said while soloist is doing his/her jumps
-Breanne; 11/7/2006

Editor: This is an example of a "modified foot stomping cheer" , that is, one that doesn't start with the group voice.

Introduction / Dance (Movement) style cheer

Interruption soloist verse (isv)

Lyric Change (c) Minimal changes in lyrics - Each soloist repeats what was said before except for the addition of her name, nickname, or initial of her first name (nickname) or the name of a dance which she demonstrates.

O. P
ON THE LIST
All: On the List
On, on the list
(I saidah)* On the list
On, on the list
Soloist #1: (Well)* Kayla''s my name **
and I’m first on the list
and I got a little story
that goes like this
One person from the group: Kick it!***
All: Put your hand up in the air
like ah Coca Cola ****
and ah ROOT BEER
Kick off your shoes
and relax your feet
and move your body
to Kayla's***** beat [stomp stomp clap hit hit hit hit clap clap]
-Tazi M. Powell (African American female, memory of cheers in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in the mid 1980s; demonstrated for her mother Azizi Powell in 1996

Dance Style Cheer

Uninterrupted soloist verse (usv)

Lyric Change (c) Minimal changes in lyrics - Each soloist repeats what was said before except for the addition of her name, nickname, or initial of her first name (nickname) or the name of a dance which she demonstrates

Editor: The notes to this cheer indicated by the asterisks are given on Cocojam's Foot Stomping Cheer Page.

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PLAYGROUND
All: I’ve fallin. I can‘t get up.
I’ve fallin. I can‘t get up.
Smack, Jack! Homie don’t play that.
Kick off your shoes (or "Put up your dukes")
And let’s get loose!
All except the soloist: Kick it "T", Kick it T! Kick it T!
Bust it "T", Bust it "T", Bust it!
Swing it "T", Swing it "T", Swing it!
Soloist: I swing my beat at the playground!
-African American girls ages 7-12 years old; Lillian Taylor Camp; Pittsburgh, PA, 1992 or 1993; collected by Tazi M. Powell

Dance Style Cheer

Uninterrupted soloist verse (usv)

Lyric Change (b) No change in lyrics - Each soloist repeats exactly what was said before

[The soloist's main line is the last line given. However, before that, the soloist performs a dance of her (or his) choosing.

The backstoryof this cheer and explanations of the asterisks lines are given in my notes on http://cocojams.com/content/foot-stomping-cheers-0

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PUMP IT UP
(Everybody says) -Pump it up go 'head, go 'head.
Pump it up go 'head.
Pump it up go 'head, go 'head.
Pump it up go 'head Tasha, go 'head, go 'head.
Tasha, go 'head. Tasha, go 'head, go 'head. Tasha, go 'head *

(Tasha or the name of the lead person does some kind of dance while she shouts this next part)

YOU GOTS TO PUUMP ITT UPPP!
Pump it up! Pump Pump it up!

(Everybody does the same dance that the leader did while they say the same thing)

YOU GOTS TO PUUMP ITT UPPP
Pump it up Pump Pump it up

(Then you repeat the whole cheer with the next leader who gives her name or her nickname. Everybody has a turn as the leader. The next leader can do the same dance, but when they really want to impress people, they do their own dance.) ...
-Tazi M. Powell, (African American female; coach; Fort Pitt Alternative Learning AcademyCheerleaders); Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: 8/10/2007

Introduction / Dance cheer

Uninterrupted soloist verse (usv) - Each soloists gives her main soloist lines without any interruption from the group [Note: The main solo lines in this cheer are "YOU GOTS TO PUUMP ITT UPPP! / Pump it up! Pump Pump it up!"

Lyric Change (b) No change in lyrics - Each soloist repeats exactly what was said before

Q, R
RAZZLE DAZZLE (Version #3)
Razzle Dazzle (all the girls are in a circle, one girl goes in the middle to sing)
my name is ____
i'm number 1,
my razzle dazzle has just begun
so if you see me better step aside
cause this bad girl don't take no jive
(everybody else in the cirle:)
ooh. she thinks she's bad correction baby,
i KNOW i'm bad ooh.
she thinks she's fine
fine enough to blow
YOUR mind razzle dazzle
uh huh uh huh
razzle dazzle uh huh.
WOO WOO razzle dazzle uh huh
uh huh razzle dazzle uh huh.
WOO WOO (repeat with everybody in the circle)
-liz ; 6/22/2007

Taunting, Bragging style cheer

interrupted soloist verse (isv)

Lyric Change (c) Minimal changes in lyrics - Each soloist repeats what was said before except for the addition of her name, nickname, or initial of her first name (nickname) or the name of a dance which she demonstrates. HOWEVER, ideally this cheer probably should be Lyric Change (e) where each soloist said a different soloist verse.

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REALLY (Version #1)
All: Really ah hah!
Really ah hah!
Soloist #1: Really my name is Lisa.
Really my sign is Aries.
Group except for soloist: Say what?
Soloist #1: Ah Aries.
Group: Say what?
Soloist #1: Cause I’m F-I-N-E fine.
Like a D-I-M-E. dime.
Don’t waste my T-I-M-E. time.
I'll blow your M-I-N-D mind.
Cause I’m a pro.
Group: Say what?
Soloist #1: A P-R-O.
Group: Say what?
Soloist #1: Cause I’m a triple P.
Triple R.
Triple O.
Sexy pro.
-African American girls ages 7-12 years attending Lillian Taylor summer camp, Pittsburgh, PA 1991-1992, collected by Tazi M. Powell, camp counselor/ cheer coach, 1992

Introduction / Taunting, Bragging style cheer

interrupted soloist verse (isv)

Lyric Change (c) Minimal changes in lyrics - Each soloist repeats what was said before except for the addition of her name, nickname, or initial of her first name (nickname) or the name of a dance which she demonstrates

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ROCK THE BOAT (Version #2)
Rock the boat,
Rock, rock the boat
repeat
My name is Yasmin
(rock the boat)
I know I'm fine
(rock the boat)
Just like my sign
(rock the boat)
My sign is Leo
I go bang-bang choo choo train
Wind me up and I do my thing
Reeses pieces butter cup
Don't mess with me,
cause I'll mess you up,
Rock the boat,
rock rock the boat...
-Yasmin H., (Latina; memories of East New York, New York in the late 1980s) sent to Cocojams by email on 2/ 25/2004

Dance / Taunting, Bragging style cheer

interrupted soloist verse (isv)

Lyric Change (c)

S. T
SHABOOYA ROLL CALL (Version #1)
Camille: Here we go now!
Camille, Kirresha, Leti: [starts dance routine] Sha boo ya sha sha sha boo ya. Roll call. Sha boo ya sha sha sha boo ya. Roll call.
Leti: My name is Leti.
Group: Yeah
I like to party
Group: Yeah.
And when I shake it,
Group: Yeah
the boys say "ay mami!".
[sometimes given as "Yeah" or "Oh Yeah"']
Camille, Kirresha, Leti: Sha boo ya sha sha sha boo ya. Roll call.
Camille: My name Camille.
Group: Yeah
Give you three wishes.
Group: Yeah
You see me shake it,
Group: Yeah
'cause I'm delicious.
[sometimes given as "Yeah" or "Oh Yeah"']
Camille, Kirresha, Leti: Sha boo ya sha sha sha boo ya. Roll call.
Kirresha: My name Kirresha.
Group: Yeah
Get out my face.
Group: Yeah
'Cause when I shake it,
Group: Yeah
it's like an earthquake.
- lyrics from the movie Bring It On: All or Nothing (2006)

Introduction / Taunting, Bragging style cheer

interrupted soloist verse (isv)

Lyric Change (e) Considerable Changes - Ideally, each soloist is supposed to say a different soloist verse than the soloist verse that has previously been said

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SHABOOYA (Version #8) *
All: Shabooya sha sha shabooya roll call
Shabooya sha sha shabooya roll call
Reika - My name is Reika
Rest of the group - Yeah
Reika- I cheer so strong
Group - Yeah
Reika - When boys see me
Group - Yeah
Reika -I turn them on
Group - Oh!
All: Shabooya sha sha shabooya roll call
Shabooya sha sha shabooya roll call
Kayla- My name is Kayla
Group - Yeah
Kayla - and I’m so hot
Group - Yeah
Kayla - Some girls don’t like me **
Group - Yeah
Kayla - because they’re not
Group - Oh!
All: Shabooya sha sha shabooya roll call
Shabooya sha sha shabooya roll call
Kaity - My name is Kaity
Group - Yeah
Kaity -I like to prance
Group - Yeah
Kaity -And let me show you
Group - Yeah
Kaity -my little dance
Group - Oh!
All: Shabooya sha sha shabooya roll call
Shabooya sha sha shabooya roll call
- kaitmagkay on Jan 3, 2009

* The video for this cheer is found at the beginning of this page. Video description: Three African American female teens or pre-teens have fun at home doing a step routine while they chant their versions of the foot stomping cheer "Shabooya Roll Call".
**This is a transcription I made from listening to the video. I'm uncertain if this is an accurate transcription because of the laughter in the background.

Introduction / Taunting, Bragging style cheer

interrupted soloist verse (isv)

Lyric Change (e)

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SHAKE WHAT I GOT IN MY SKIRT (Version #2)
My name is Raya and I'm here to say
I can shake what I got in my skirt.
I can turn around
And touch the ground
And I can shake what I got in my skirt.
-Raya & Sha'ona, African American females, Fort Pitt Accelerated Learning Academy; Pittsburgh, PA; 6/12/2008; collected by Azizi Powell, 6/12/2008

The cheer begins again with Sha'ona giving her name and saying the same lines except

Editor:
This is a modified foot stomping cheer as it doesn’t start with everyone in the group chanting something in unison. However, this cheer follows the “consecutive soloist” pattern which is a signature characteristic of foot stomping cheers. The consecutive soloist pattern means that each member of the group (or squad) has a turn being the soloist.

Dance style cheer

Uninterrupted soloist verse (usv)
Each soloists gives her main soloist lines without any interruption from the group

Lyric Change (c) Minimal changes in lyrics - Each soloist repeats what was said before except for the addition of her name, nickname, or initial of her first name (nickname) or the name of a dance which she demonstrates

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TELEPHONE
(Whole group)
Telephone, tel-telephone
I said
Telephone, tel-telephone

Hey Jennifer

(Single person)
Yeah

(Whole group)
Somebody wants you on the telephone.

(Single person)
Who is it?

(Whole group)
A boy.

(Single person)
I know what he wants.
He wants my lips, my hips, my booty and my kiss.

(Whole group)
Telephone, tel-telephone
I said
Telephone, tel-telephone

Hey Jennifer.

(Single person)
Yeah?

(Whole group)
Somebody wants you on the telephone.

(Single person)
Who is it?

(Whole group)
A girl.
(Single person)
I know what she wants.
She wants my man, I can’t stand, that girl is out of hand.

Directions:
Again, in this one, the girls line up and each one has her turn to be the “single person”.
- Jennifer (Korean), undergraduate female college student University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania ; remembrances of rhymes she performed when she was 8-12 years in Pittsburgh area (no year given. Jennifer indicated that she learned this from African American girls); collected in 2005 via email to Azizi Powell

Romance / Taunting, Bragging style cheer

interrupted soloist verse (isv)

Lyric Change (c) Minimal changes in lyrics - Each soloist repeats what was said before except for the addition of her name, nickname, or initial of her first name (nickname) or the name of a dance which she demonstrates

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TING A LING A LING
All: Ting a ling a ling
School bells ring
Bulicka Bulicka
Soloist named: And Rhonda sings*.
-Tazi.M. Powell; (African American female, memories of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, mid 1980s); posted by Azizi Powell 4/20/2010

Dance style cheer

Uninterrupted soloist verse (usv)

Lyric Change (c) Minimal changes in lyrics - Each soloist repeats what was said before except for the addition of her name, nickname, or initial of her first name (nickname) or the name of a dance which she demonstrates

Editor: I believe that this cheer is based on the title and chorus of Dancehall Reggae artist Shabba Rank's song "Tingaling a Ling".

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TUITY FRUITY
Tootie Fruity: tootie fruity..
fresh and fruity....
watch (girls name)
shake her booty..
BOOM BOOM shes got it!!
BOOM BOOM shes got it!!

(and go on down the line of cheerleaders)
-Sarah S.; 2/11/2008

Dance style cheer

Uninterrupted soloist verse (usv)

Lyric Change (c) Minimal changes in lyrics - Each soloist repeats what was said before except for the addition of her name, nickname, or initial of her first name (nickname) or the name of a dance which she demonstrates

***
TWO WAY PASS AWAY
All: Two way pass away. Two way pass away.
Soloist #1: Well, my name is Shana.
Group: Two way pass away.
Soloist #1: And if you don’t like it,
Group: Two way pass away.
Soloist #1: You can kiss what I twist.
And I don’t mean my wrist.
-African American girls {around 8-12 years old},
Braddock, PA, 1985; Collected by Azizi Powell, 1985

Taunting, Bragging style cheer

uninterrupted soloist verse (usv)

Lyric Change (b)

U. V

W. X

Y. Z
YOU AINT GOIN NO WHERE
All: You ain’t goin no where, no where.
You ain’t goin no where.
You ain’t goin no where, no where.
You ain’t goin no where.
Group minus soloist : Hey, Shadeya.
In-tro-duce yourself.
Shadeya: Too shy
Group: Hey, Shadeya. In-tro-duce yourself
Shadeya: I’ll try.
My name's Shadeya.
I cheer for Garfield.*
My sign is Libra.
And when I’m up
Group: When she’s up.
Shadeya: I’m hot stuff.
Group: She’s hot stuff.
Shadeya: And when I’m down.
Group: And when she’s down.
Shadeya: Don’t mess around.
Group: Don’t mess around.
Shadeya: Don’t make me scream.
cause you will be _knocked _out.
-Shadeya, Pittsburgh, PA}; 2002; collected by Azizi Powell; 2002
" __ " means to pause a beat. * name your community or school athletic cheerleading team; "My sign" means the person's astrological sun sign.

Introduction / Taunting, Bragging style cheer

interrupted soloist verse (isv)

Lyric Change (d) Moderate changes in lyrics - Each soloist gives personal information (astrological sign, favorite color, what she likes to do) during her soloist's portion

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