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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Jamaican Bobsled Team Songs (Lyrics & Movie clips)

Edited by Azizi Powell

This post showcases videos of & lyrics for the Jamaican bobsled team chant from the "Cool Runnings" movie and "The Bobsled Song", the official song of the 2014 Jamaican Bobsled team. Historical information about Jamaican bobsled teams is also included in this post.

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

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Thanks to the members of Jamaica's bobsled teams. Thanks also to the cast of the Cool Running movie, the composers of the two featured songs, and the vocalists and musicians who are featured in this post. Thanks also to the publishers of these videos on YouTube, and thanks to all those who are quoted in this post.

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INFORMATION ABOUT THE JAMAICAN BOBSLED TEAMS
From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jamaica_national_bobsleigh_team
"The Jamaican national bobsleigh team represents Jamaica in international bobsledding competitions. The team first gained fame during their debut in the 1988 Winter Olympic Games in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, where they were seen as underdogs in as much as they represented a tropical nation in a winter sport. The team returned to the Winter Olympics again in 1992, 1994, 1998, and 2002. The team failed to qualify for the 2006 and 2010 Winter Olympics. Led by driver Winston Watts, Jamaica qualified for the 2014 Winter Olympics in the two-man coming at last place...

This [1988] team was the inspiration for a major motion picture, Cool Runnings. The characters in the film are fictional, although the original footage of the crash is used during the film. The film's depiction of the post-crash rescue was changed to show the bobsledders carrying the sled over the line on their shoulders for dramatic effect...

The team returned to the Olympics in the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France, but finished poorly.[2][3] They qualified again for the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway. There, the Jamaican four sled stunned many of their critics by finishing in 14th place, ahead of the United States, Russia, Australia and France."...
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Click http://www.businessinsider.com/the-real-story-of-the-cool-runnings-bobsled-team-2014-2 for more information about the true story about the 1988 Jamaican bobsled team.

Here's a video about the 1988 Jamaican bobsled team:
16x9 - Cool Runnings: Truth Behind Original Jamaican Bobsled Team [1988 team]



16x9onglobal Published on Jun 6, 2012

16:9 catches up with the brothers of the original Jamaican bobsled team. Two decades later, find out why a last minute switch kept these Olympians in the running. Mike Armstrong reports

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FEATURED SONG EXAMPLES & LYRICS

Excerpts from "Cool Running Movie" about the 1988 Bobsled Team

Example #1: It's Bobsled Time!



Jorgey Porgey It's Bobsled Time!
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Click http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cool_Runnings
for information about the 1993 American movie Cool Running.

Also, click
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBLvgHQYg2c for a movie clip of with sub-titles of the last Jamaican bobsled race.

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LYRICS: JAMAICAN BOBSLEDDING CHANT
(Disney movie production)

nuff people say they know they cant believe,
jamaica we have a bobsled team
(repeat once)
we have the one derice,
and the one jr.,
yule brenner,
and the man sanka

the fastest of the fastest of jamaican sprinters,
go to olymipcs,
fight for jamaica
(repeat everything except for that last part)
the fastest of the fastest of jamaican sprinters,
respect to the man irv blitser

Source: http://www.stlyrics.com/songs/d/disney6472/jamaicanbobsledchant511816.html

According to this page of quotes from the movie http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Cool_Runnings, the saying "cool runnings" is a blessing that means "peace be the journey." My sense is that this saying was made up for the movie. According to http://www.businessinsider.com/the-real-story-of-the-cool-runnings-bobsled-team-2014-2 "A popular quote from the movie — "Feel the Rhythm, feel the rhyme, get on up, it’s bobsled time!" — was also made up for the movie".

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2014 Bobsled Team Official Song

The Bobsled Song



MyJamaicaJTB, Published on Feb 13, 2014

Song by Sidney Mills & Jon Notar, and Groove Guild.

Download the Bobsled Song at BobsledSong.com and press play the exact moment our Jamaican Bobsled Team begins their big race this Sunday. You'll be amazed how the song syncs perfectly with the rhythms of the bobsled track itself.

LYRICS: THE BOBSLED SONG
(Sidney Mills & Jon Notar, and Groove Guild)

Run The Track. Run The Track.
Run The Track. It’s Bobsled Time.

We’re Off Mon!

Make Room On The Ice. Uh huh!
Start Off Feelin’ Nice. Uh huh!
You Know We Do It Right!
Source: LYBIO.net

To The Right! To The Right!

To The Left! It’s Bobsled Time.

On This Freezing Night,
Watch Jamaica Slide By.

To The Right!
It’s Bobsled Time.

To The Left!

It’s Bobsled Time.
To The Right!

Fly Top Speed On This Ice Wall
Green, Black, And Yellow
So We Nahga Fall
So We Nahga Fall
So We Nahga Fall
No!

To The Left! To The Left!

Goin’ Fast,
Feelin’ Free,
Feel The Rhythm
Like The Rhythm Of The Sea.

Last Turn. Keep Ya Head Down.
I See The Finish Line.
Jamaica Rock The Whole Town!

Run The Track. Run The Track.
Run The Track. It’s Bobsled Time

Run The Track. Run The Track.
Run The Track. It’s Bobsled Time

Run The Track. Run The Track.
Run The Track. It’s Bobsled Time
It’s Bobsled Time
It’s Bobsled Time
It’s Bobsled Time

Source: http://lybio.net/tag/the-bobsled-song-lyrics/

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