"Go! You Packers! Go!" is the fight song of the Green Bay Packers, and the first for a professional American football team. It was written by Eric Karll, a commercial jingle writer in Milwaukee, and first played at a Packers football game by the Lumberjack Band in 1931.
The rights to "Go! You Packers! Go!" were at one point owned by Lawrence Welk, who also recorded a version of the song.
In 1960, the NFL Marching Band recorded the song as part of the LP National Football League Marching Songs (issued on the RCA label LSP2292), complete with introduction by Bart Starr, then the Packers' quarterback.
The new line shouted by fans at the famous games is "Go Pack Go!"
Original lyrics[edit | edit source]
The line "On, you Green and Gold, to glory," was originally "On, you Blue and Gold, to glory," reflecting the original team colors of the Green Bay Packers.
[edit | edit source]
- Complete lyrics
- Packers web site Lee Remmel history page
- Link to 1960 recording, in MP3, Midi and Real Player formats
|This page uses content from Wikipedia. The original article was at Go! You Packers! Go!.|
The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with American Football Database, the text of Wikipedia is available under the GNU Free Documentation License.