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Friday, April 19, 2024

Five Additional YouTube Examples Of The Song "I Woke Up Sunday Morning" (also known as "Roaches And Bed Bugs" & Other Titles)



Chinook Breeze, April 27, 2017
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The lyrics to this version of "Cooties and Bed Bugs" are given below.

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Edited by Azizi Powell

This is Part II of a three part 2024 pancocojams series about the song "I Woke Up Sunday Morning" (also given as "Roaches and Bedbugs, "Cooties and Bedbugs", "Whipper Whooper" and other similar titles.

This post showcases five additional YouTube examples of that song along with transcriptions of their lyrics. 

This post focuses on some of the different lyrics, tunes, and tempos that are used for this song. This post also presents some examples of the different ways this song is performed.

Click https://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2024/04/five-youtube-examples-of-song-i-woke-up.html for Part I of this 2024 pancocojams series about the song "I Woke Up Sunday Morning" (also given as "Roaches and Bedbugs, "Cooties and Bedbugs", "Whipper Whooper" and other similar titles. 

That post showcases five other YouTube examples of that song along with transcriptions of their lyrics.

That post focuses on some of the different lyrics, tunes, and tempos that are used for this song. This post also presents some examples of the different ways this song is performed.

Click ___ for a 2024 pancocojams post that presents text (word only) examples of the song "I Woke Up Sunday Morning" ("Roaches and Bedbugs") That Were Sung Before 1960.

The content of this post is presented for folkloric, historical, cultural, and recreational purposes.

All copyrights remain with their owners.

Thanks to the unknown composers of these songs and thanks to all those who are quoted in this post. Thanks also to the publishers of these videos/sound files on YouTube.
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Click https://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2017/06/references-to-fbi-in-childrens-rhymes.html for the 2017 pancocojams post entitled " "I Woke Up Sunday Morning" (Roaches & Bedbugs Playing Basketball) Rhymes & Other References To "The FBI" In Children's Rhymes BEFORE The "I Believe I Can Fly I Got Shot By The FBI" Parodies"

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PANCOCOJAMS EDITOR'S NOTE
The mission of this pancocojams blog is to showcase the cultures of African Americans and of other Black people throughout the world. However, this pancocojams series isn't meant to imply that this song originated from or was/is only sung by Black people. As indicated above, I'm showcasing these examples for folkloric, 
historical, cultural, and recreational purposes.  

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LYRICS FOR EXAMPLE #1 OF THIS SONG 
These lyrics are given in the summary statement for the  video that is given at the top of this pancocojams post.

"I woke up Sunday morning
I looked up on the wall
The skeeters and the bedbugs
Were havin’ a game of ball
The score was 4 to 7
The skeeters were ahead
The bedbugs hit a home run
And knocked me outta bed

Singin’ eeny meeny meeny miny mo
Catch a tigger tigger by the toe
If he hollers hollers let him go
Singin’ eeny meeny meeny miny mo

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Repeat: get progressively faster"

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These lyrics are given in that video's summary statement.

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ADDITIONAL VIDEOS & LYRICS
These examples are given in chronological order based on their publishing date on YouTube.

EXAMPLE #2 - 
Skeeters and Bedbugs


Butch Bost, Aug 16, 2010

http://BanjoButch.blogspot.com .  Johnny Eubanks sings a song he learned long, long ago.  This was on 8/16/2010 at the home of Frank Sox.  Free instructional videos at http://BanjoButch.blogspot.com for guitar and banjo.

Here are the words:

I woke up this morning and looked up on the wall

The skeeters and the bedbugs were having a game of ball.

The score was two to nothing.  The skeeters were ahead.

The bed bugs hit a home run and knocked me out my bed

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EXAMPLE #3 - 
The Beetles & The Bedbugs



Camp Kateri Tekakwa

Featuring Oak & Astro, Jul 4, 2018
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Here's the lyrics to this version of this song from that video's English auto-generated transcript (given without time stamps, but corrected with the beginning word for each line of the song, and my corrections of some of those auto-generated lyrics).

Additions and corrections are welcome.

"I woke up Sunday morning
And looked up on the wall
The beetles and the bedbugs
Were playing a game a ball

Singin eeny meenie and ah miney moe
Hey!
Catch a whiffer whiffer whooper
By the toe
And if he hollers, hollers, hollers
Well then let him go
Singing eeny meenie and ah miney mo

The score was six to nothing
The bedbugs were ahead.
The beetles did a homer
And knocked me out of bed

Singin eeny meenie and ah miney moe
Hey!
Catch a whiffer whiffer whooper
By the toe
And if he hollers, hollers, hollers
Well then let him go
Singing eeny meenie and ah miney mo

They threw me in the sewer
And that is how I died
They didn’t call it murder
They called it sewer- side

Singin eeny meenie and ah miney moe
Hey!
Catch a whiffer whiffer whooper
By the toe
And if he hollers, hollers, hollers
Well then let him go
Singing eeny meenie and ah miney mo"

[Each iteration of the chorus is sung faster and more enthusiastically than the preceding ones.] 

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EXAMPLE #4 -Bedbug Song



Tracy Pond, 
Sep 5, 2019

Bedbug Song 09-05-2019 from the CC camps from the Depression 1929
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Here's information about the CC camps in the United States during the 1920s "Great Depression":
From https://www.history.com/topics/great-depression/civilian-conservation-corps
"The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was a work relief program that gave millions of young men employment on environmental projects during the Great Depression. Considered by many to be one of the most successful of Roosevelt’s New Deal programs, the CCC planted more than three billion trees and constructed trails and shelters in more than 800 parks nationwide during its nine years of existence. The CCC helped to shape the modern national and state park systems we enjoy today."
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This song is sung in unison with a few accompanying motions such as one man mimicking swinging a baseball bat when they sang "The roaches hit a home run." and mimicking drinking coffee when they sang the words "The coffee was like tobacco juice".

Here's the lyrics to this version of "Bed Bugs And Skeeters" from that video's English auto-generated transcript (given without time stamps, but corrected with the beginning word for each line of the song, and my corrections of some of those auto-generated lyrics).

Additions and corrections are welcome.

"I woke up in the morning
and I gazed upon the wall
The roaches and the bedbugs
Were having a game of ball

Now the score was 19-20
And the bedbugs were ahead
The roaches hit a home run
And knocked me out of bed

So I went down to my breakfast
The toast was hard and stale
That coffee was like tobacco juice
The kind you get in jail.

So I went down to the market-
The free and public place
But the darn old market
Was certainly out of place.

Then we went down to the __
It had automated cheese
Indian rubber beefsteak
And double- jointed beans.

Well, the beans took a flip-flop
And landed in the soup
Then we all had the jib jab
From eating Martin's soup.

It's the summer's day of winter
And the snow is falling fast.
A barefoot boy with shoes on
Was sittin in the grass

While the organ peeled potatoes
A song was rendered by the choir
The sexton rang the dish rag
And set the church on fire

The preacher shouted "Holy smoke!"
The sexton lost his hair
And now his head resembles
Our dear departing mayor

Now maybe you don't believe me
And maybe you think I lied
But if you got to Darby town
They'll tell you the same as I

I wish I were an elephant
And you a bale of hay
I'd pick you up in my rubber trunk
And carry you away"

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EXAMPLE #5 - Beetles And Bedbugs



GSESC Troop 740, Sep 22, 2019

I woke up Monday morning,

I looked up on the wall,

The beetles and the bed bugs

Were having a game of ball.

The score was six to two

The beetles were ahead

The bed bugs hit a home run

And knocked me out of bed.

Singing eenie meanie and a minee moe

Catch a whipper whopper by the toe

And if he hollers, hollers, hollers

Don’t let him go

Singing eenie meanie and minee moe"

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This concludes Part II of this pancocojams series.

Thanks for visiting pancocojams.

Visitor commetns are welcome.

Five YouTube Examples Of The Song "I Woke Up Sunday Morning" (also known as "Roaches And Bed Bugs" & Other Titles)


Barbara Moulton, Jun 28, 2013

Major William Clarke sings one of his "inspirational songs".
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The caption in this sound file reads "Mayor William Clark my dad used to entertain us with this song".
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The lyrics to this version of "Cooties and Bed Bugs" are given below.

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Edited by Azizi Powell

This is Part I of a three part 2024 pancocojams series about the song "I Woke Up Sunday Morning" (also given as "Roaches and Bedbugs, "Cooties and Bedbugs", "Whipper Whooper" and other similar titles.

This post showcases five YouTube examples of that song along with transcriptions of their lyrics.

This post focuses on some of the different lyrics, tunes, and tempos that are used for this song. This post also presents some examples of the different ways this song is performed. 

Click https://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2024/04/five-additional-youtube-examples-of.html for Part II of the 2024 pancocojams series about the song "I Woke Up Sunday Morning" (also given as "Roaches and Bedbugs, "Cooties and Bedbugs", "Whipper Whooper" and other similar titles. 
That post focuses on some of the different lyrics, tunes, and tempos that are used for this song. This post also presents some examples of the different ways this song is performed.

Click ___ for a 2024 pancocojams post that presents some text (word only) examples of the song "I Woke Up Sunday Morning" ("Roaches and Bedbugs") That Were Sung Before 1960.

The content of this post is presented for folkloric, historical, cultural, and recreational purposes.

All copyrights remain with their owners.

Thanks to the unknown composers of these songs and thanks to all those who are quoted in this post. Thanks also to the publishers of these videos/sound files on YouTube.
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Click https://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2017/06/references-to-fbi-in-childrens-rhymes.html for the 2017 pancocojams post entitled " "I Woke Up Sunday Morning" (Roaches & Bedbugs Playing Basketball) Rhymes & Other References To "The FBI" In Children's Rhymes BEFORE The "I Believe I Can Fly I Got Shot By The FBI" Parodies"

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PANCOCOJAMS EDITOR'S NOTE
The mission of this pancocojams blog is to showcase the cultures of African Americans and of other Black people throughout the world. However, this pancocojams series isn't meant to imply that this song originated from or was/is only sung by Black people. As indicated above, I'm showcasing these examples for folkloric, 
historical, cultural, and recreational purposes.  

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LYRICS FOR EXAMPLE #1 OF THIS SONG*
(from the video that is given at the top of this post)

*This is my transcription of this recording. It corrects the auto-generated English transcription without time stamps that accompanies this YouTube sound file.

[Spoken introduction]
"Hello. Here's a song that we use in schools, ah, and other venues for boys and girls. Some of them would snigger*. I hope you enjoy them.

First of all we have the rather sad story about a fellow who was standing on the corner of a street and the next thing he knew he got picked up a vagrancy charge and landed up in the county hoosegow.** Here's the tale:

[singing begins at .23 in this video.] 

So, I was standin' on the corner.
I wasn't doin any harm.
Along came a policeman
And he took me by the arm.

he took me to a little box
And there he rang the bell.
Well, along they came in a police patrol
And took me to my cell.

Well, that next day
I gazed upon the wall
Well, the cooties and the bedbugs
Were havin a game of ball,

The score was 19 to 20
The bedbugs was ahead.
The cooties knocked a home run
And they knocked me out of bed.

When I went in to breakfast
The toast was hard and stale
The coffee tasted very bad
The kind you get in jail.

The Indian Rubber beef steak,
The disconnected cheese
The sausage took a flip-flop
And it landed in the peas.

[end of song]
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*snigger =giggle/small laughs

**hoosegow=jail

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ADDITIONAL VIDEOS & LYRICS
These examples are given in chronological order based on their publishing date on YouTube.

EXAMPLE #2 - Bed Bugs And Skitters Song



Brott1994, Jan 28, 2012

Papa sings Bed Bugs and Skeeters for his grandkids! Thanks, Papa!
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"Skeeters" is an informal abbreviation of the English word "mosquitos".
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Here's the lyrics to this version of "Bed Bugs And Skeeters" from that video's English auto-generated transcript (given without time stamps, but corrected with the beginning word for each line of the song:  

"
i woke up in the morning
And looked upon the wall the bedbugs and the mosquitoes
Were having a game of ball

The score was two to one
The bedbugs were ahead
And this is about the time
That i got out of bed

Oh everybody

[The song ends without singing the chorus and any other verses of that song.]

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EXAMPLE #3 - 
The Cooties and the bedbugs :)



@Mickei2001, 2016
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No date is given for this YouTube short video.  
2016 is the oldest of the dates for the two comments that have been posted for this YouTube short]
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Cooties = a body louse

A "YouTube short" is a video that is looped [constantly repeats itself]. 
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Here are the lyrics for this example:

I woke up this morning
And looked upon the wall
The cooties and the bedbugs
Were having a game of ball

The score was nine to nothing
The cooties were ahead
The bedbugs got a home run
And knocked me out of bed

I went down to my breakfast
The toast was hard and stale
The coffee was like tobacco juice
That you can get in the county jail

The Indian Rubber beef steak,
The syncopated cheese
The weiner did a flip-flop
And it landed right in my peas.

Oh, the ? has a baby
They named him Tiny Tim
They threw itin the river
To teach it how to swim

He swam on down the river
He came back up again
Then they threw it in the bathtub
To teach it how to swim

He swam all day and all night
He kept the neighbors up
The neighbors had a meeting
To tear the baby up

The tore it up to pieces
It made the preacher sad
If you don't believe a word of this
You can blame it on my dad
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This is my transcription of that video. The words in italics mean that I'm not certain of that transcription. Additions and corrections are welcome.
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*Here are the only comments for this YouTube short (as of April 19, 2024 at 9:30 AM ET]. 
1. 
@PeggySeeger, 2016
"love it"
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Peggy Seeger is an American folk singer and songwriter.

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2. @Whiteout7547, 2018
"Love this. Floods me with memories of one of my favorite people."

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EXAMPLE #4 - Whipper Whopper

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBuO7AVvAF8

Troop62462 Girl Scouts, Sep 14, 2019
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This video can't be embedded outside of YouTube. The video summary includes these lyrics:

"
Whipper Whopper* 

I woke up sunday morning
I looked up on the wall
The beatles and the bed bugs were having a game of ball

The score was six to nothing the beatles were ahead
The bed bugs scored a home run
And knocked me out of bed

(chorus)

I’m singing Enemy and a miney mo mo mo mo
Catch a whipper whopper by the toe
And if he hollers hollers hollers let him go
I’m singing enemy and a miny mo

I went downstairs to breakfast
I ordered ham and eggs
I ate so many eggs they all ran down my leg

(chorus)

I went outside to play
I looked up in the sky
I saw a little blue bird
Who poo-pooed in my eye

(chorus)

My mother is a banker
My father is a spy
And I’m the little big mouth who told the FBI

(chorus)

I made myself a snowball
as perfect as can be
I thought I’d keep it as a pet
And let it sleep with me

I made him some pajamas
A pillow for his head
But then last night it ran away
But first it wet the bed

(chorus)

I have myself a turtle
His name is Tiny Tim
I  put him in the bathtub
To see if he could swim

He drank up all water
He ate up all the soap
He tried to eat the bathtub
So I showed it down his throat

(chorus)"
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These lyrics are given as they were written in that video summary.
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"Whipper Whopper" is the title for this song and isn't sung.

"Whipper whopper" is a nonsense word with no assigned meaning, although "whopper" means something big. "Whipper Whooper appears to only be used in this "camp song".

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EXAMPLE #5 - Bedbugs And Skeeters


Lambton Centre, May 1, 2020

This is a high energy song
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Here's my transcription of the lyrics to this version of that song (Additions and corrections are welcome) 

"I woke up in the morning
And looked upon the wall
The bedbugs and the skeeters
Were having a game of ball

The score was four to seven
The skeeters were ahead
The bedbugs hit a home run
And knocked me out of bed

Singing eeny meeny meeny
Miney moe
Catch a ticker ticker by the toe
And if he hollers hollers hollers
Let him go
Singing eeny meeny meeny 
Miney moe"

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This concludes Part I of this three part pancocojams series.

Thanks for visiting pancocojams.

Visitor comments are welcome.

Thursday, April 18, 2024

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc's Bragging & Dissing Chant "King Tut"



Uploaded by GPPALPHAPOE on Mar 20, 2009

Alpha Phi Alpha stepping on the yard at Fisk University in 1993
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I've made no attempts to transcribe this video beyond the first few lines:

"King Tut was the very first Greek
When he clapped his hands
He had the ladies at his feet
Aah Tut Tut Tut
Aah Tut Tut Tut." ...
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For the cultural record, please help document this old school Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc chant by sharing in a comment below the words that you know for this chant along with information about when and where you learned or heard it. Thanks!

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Edited by Azizi Powell

This pancocojams post presents examples of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Chant "King Tut".

The content of this post is presented for cultural, folkloric, and aesthetic purposes.

All copyrights remain with their owners.

Thanks to all those who are quoted in this post. Thanks also to all those who are featured in these videos and thanks to the publishers of these videos on YouTube.
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This 2024 post is a reprint of a now deleted pancocojams post on this subject. That post had a different title and a few minor differences in its wording.

The only comment that was added to the discussion thread for that 2012 post was posted by an Anonymous visitor who shared this link to a YouTube video for the University of Michigan yard show which included this chant: "#
UofM Yardshow Fall '12 Kappa Eta Alphas". Unfortunately, that video is no longer available on YouTube.
   
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STATEMENT ABOUT THIS HISTORICALLY BLACK GREEK LETTER CHANT
Historically Black Greek letter fraternity & sorority chants and songs are part of African American culture. I consider examples of historically Black Greek letter chants & songs and their stepping and strolling performance to be cultural artifacts.

In addition to the cultural and entertainment purposes of these compositions, I believe that fraternity/sorority chants and songs that should be collected, preserved, and studied along with information and comments about those performances their textual structure, wording, and when and how they are used.

However, in accordance with the cultural traditions, I also believe historically Black Greek letter fraternity & sorority chants and songs should only be recited and/or performed by those who are members or prospective members of the specific organization that is affiliated with that particular chant or song.

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PANCOCOJAMS EDITOR'S NOTES ABOUT THE "KING TUT" CHANT
"King Tut" is an example of an 
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc,'s bragging/rival dissin (insulting)  chant. As of the publishing date for this pancocojams post (April 18, 20224), I've only come across to three YouTube video examples of this "King Tut" chant. Two of those examples are embedded in this post, and the third example is a short video whose link I didn't save and whose audio and video quality is very poor. 

As of April 18, 2024, there are only three comments in the discussion thread for the video that is given as video #1. I wrote one of those comments to inform people about the 2012 post. (I edited that comment with the link to this post.) Here are those two comments: 

1. @MissShila, 2009
"wow.  93.  I like throwbacks."

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2. @rozvaker, 2011
"omg I love this Fiskites! Skee-Phi"
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As of April 18, 2024, there's only one comment in the discussion thread for the video that is given above. Here's that comment:

@justcallmekay6666,2021
"Spr 21 bro. Thank you so much for posting this. I've been looking for old school chants, probates, and strolls that got lost in my chapter. 06' to the good bros".
-end of quote-

These comments suggest that the "King Tut" chant may not be commonly known among contemporary members of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Members of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., please confirm or correct whether this is true.


I haven't come across any example of this chant that was or is associated with any other Greek letter fraternity or sorority.

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INFORMATION ABOUT "KING TUT"
In these Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. chants, "King Tut" refers to Tutankhamun, an Egyptian pharaoh of the 18th dynasty (ruled ca. 1332 BC – 1323 BC in the conventional chronology).

Click http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tutankhamun for more information about King Tut.

It's no accident that Egyptian pharoah "King Tut" is the central character in this chant. Ancient Egypt is regarded as the beginning of civilization and Alpha Phi Alpha is the first university based historically Black Greek lettered fraternity*, and its members are referred to as "Sphinxmen". That explains the line "King Tut was the very first Greek".

The word "Greek" in that sentence means "a fraternal organization that uses letters from the Greek alphabet for its name". No reference to the Greek nation (Greece) or the cultural of people from that nation/nationality is intended or alluded to.

Click http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alpha_Phi_Alpha for more information of the Alpha's use of Egyptian references and symbols. One quote from that page indicates that "In 1914, The Sphinx, named after the Egyptian landmark, began publication as the fraternity's journal. [The NAACP's publication'] The Crisis and The Sphinx are respectively the first and second oldest continuously published black journals in the United States."

*That quote from the above linked Wikipedia page also indicates that "Alpha Phi Alpha (ΑΦΑ) is the first Black, Inter-Collegiate Greek-Lettered fraternity. It was founded on December 4, 1906 at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York".

[The italics were added by me for emphasis].
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*That said, "Sigma Phi Phi [the Boule] is the first African-American Greek-lettered organization. Sigma Pi Phi was founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on May 15, 1904.
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sigma_Pi_Phi

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THE HISTORICALLY BLACK GREEK LETTER FRATERNITIES THAT ARE MENTIONED IN THIS "KING TUT" CHANT. 
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc's chant "King Tut" refers to the four of the five historically Black Greek lettered fraternities that are members of the National Pan-Hellenic Council (informally known as "The Divine Nine" - "Alphas" (Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.),  "Ques" (Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc), "Kappas" (Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.), and "Sigmas" (Sigma Phi Beta Fraternity, Inc).

That chant doesn't mention the other Black Greek lettered fraternity that is a member of the "Divine Nine" Pan Hellenic Council, the "Iotas" (Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc). Iota Phi Theta Fraternity was founded in 1963 is the newest member of the Pan Hellenic Council.

Click http://www.blackgreek.com/divinenine/ for information about and a listing of the "Divine Nine" fraternities and sororities.

A lack of reference to the Iotas in versions of "King Tut" suggests that that chant was composed before 1963 and was never updated to include any mention of the Iotas. It might also point to the disinclination of Alpha chanters to change that chant. Another possibility for the lack of reference to the Iotas in this chant (and in many other dissin fraternity chants that I've read) is that the public persona [stereotype/s] for the Iotas hasn't been formed or hasn't been widely circulated yet. However, that seems unlikely given that its been a number of decades since the Iota Phi Theta, Fraternity Inc. was founded.

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FEATURED TEXT (WORD ONLY) EXAMPLES
(These examples are posted in chronological order based on the date of their initial posting or publication on the website or in the book from which I retrieved them.)

Example #1: KING TUT
All: My-y-y old King Tut
was the very first Greek,
a-a-h when he clapped his hands
he had the ladies at his feet.
A-a-h, Tut, Tut, Tut,
a-a-h, Tut, Tut, Tut.

One brother: I said

All: When he saw the Sigmas,
it made him mad.
When he saw the Kappas,
it made him mad.
A-a-h, when he saw the Ques,
it made him sick.
When he saw the frat,
then he had to pledge quick.
A-a-h, Tut, Tut, Tut,

He had a black and gold whip
nd a black and gold cane,
then he came up
a-a-h with this black and gold name.
A-ha-h A Phi A,
A Phi A,
A Phi A,
-Alpha Phi Alpha, East Tennessee State University, in Soulstepping: African American Step Shows by Elizabeth C. Fine; originally from Thompson, "Aesthetic of Cool", 95-96, transcription by Jane Woodside pf videotape of Dance Heritage Festival, 6 April 1991, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City
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UPDATE: May 31, 2014
The line "Old King Tut was the very first Greek" means that King Tut was the first person who was member of a historically Black Greek lettered fraternity.

I don't believe that this statement is meant to be taken historically. I think it alludes to the documented that the early Greeks are culturally indebted to the Egyptians.

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Example #2: KING TUT
King Tut went to Egypt the other day
To Check out the greeks that were coming his way
He saw the Ques, and he said thay acted like a fool
He saw the Kappas, and he said that they were not cute
He saw the Sigmas, and he said that they made him sick
Then he saw the A-PHI!, and he made his pick
-ENewton; http://www.stophazing.org/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=7;t=000243 ; 09-30-2005

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Example #3: KING TUT
Ol' King Tut he was the very first frat,
And when he clapped his hands he rocked the house
like that....ahhhh tut...tut...tut...King Tut
ahhh tut...tut...tuh...King Tut,

He looked at the Kappas and it made him mad,
He looked at the Sigmas and it made him sad,
He looked at the Ques and it made him sick,

But when he saw that ALPHA he had to pledge it quick
ahhhh tut.....ahhhh tut.....ahhhh tut!!!
-robelite, http://onolympus.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=life&action=print&thread=1471 E-Greek Chant Off, Mar 5, 2008
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Here's an excerpt from the comment that this blogger made that preceded this example [Commenting about chants taunting and putting down other frat and bragging about your own frat] "LOL! I was the chant-master in undergrad. :-)....I'm suprised I can remember some of these! :D

Good thing back then was...we could chant at each other all night and NOT have any conflicts! You'd usually see the same ones chanting back and forth at each other at a party later out in the parking lot drinking together."

WARNING: A number of examples on this website contain profanity, explicit sexual references, homophobic references, and a form of what is known as "the n word".

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SHOWCASE VIDEO #2 - 
King Tut and Finale - Spring 2011 - Beta Iota Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.



Mr. Black Legacy,  May 17, 2011

Recorded on March 18, 2011 using a Flip Video camcorder.
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Notice that the style of steppin in the beginning of this video [.022 -023] mimics the movement of gorillas. Gorillas are a relatively recent symbol of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.*, and apparently have no negative connotation for this Black fraternity (unlike the very negative connotations of gorillas and monkeys as references to African Americans and other Black people.)
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*I don't know when the gorilla was adopted as the symbol for members of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. But, for what it's worth, my daughter shared with me that she has no recollection of Alphas being associated with gorillas when she attended a Pennsylvania university and attended a number of step shows from 1991-1995. 

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An example of the Alphas' King Tut chant is demonstrated at the end of that video [beginning at 3:11]. Here's my transcription of those words [with the words I'm not quite sure of given in italics]:

Group- Ah what?
One Alpha stepping & chanting - Ah Tut ah Tut ah Tut
I said Oh King Tut
He was the very first Greek
Ah and when he rocked the house
He brought the ladies to their feet.

All - Ah Tut Tut Tut ah King Tut.
Ah Tut Tut Tut ah King Tut.

He drove ah black
Group- [Ah what?]
Ah black
Group-[Ah what?]
He drove ah black and gold chair
With ah black and gold horse
And when he wanted to pledge
He had to charge his course

All - Ah Tut Tut Tut ah King Tut.
Ah Tut Tut Tut ah King Tut.
Ah
Ah
Ah Tut Tut Tut
Ah King Tut.

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