Roanoke College

Old College Cheers and Fight Songs

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Brackety-Ack, Brackety-Ack
Hoc, Hoc
Haec, Haec
Team, Team, Team

(Cheer focused on the school's emphasis as a liberal arts institution, on the classics with its use of the Latin "Hoc" and "Haec".)

In the 1930s, that cheer became…

Brackety-ackety-ack!
Brackety-ackety-ack!
Hullabaloo! Hullabaloo!
How-do-you-do?
How do you do?
Roanoke!


Clap your hands (clap, clap)
Stomp your feet (stomp, stomp)
Snap your fingers (snap, snap)
'Cause Roanoke can't be beat!

M-(clap)-A-R-(clap)-O-O-(clap)-N-S!

We're tough, we're mean
That's why we call it the
MAROON MACHINE!

We are the best,
We are the best,
We are the best,
Roanoke is the best,
Hey-hey! The best!
YES!