"It's Great To Be..." Song

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SyracuseVol

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Hey all... as part of my Nashville trip I took in the UT-MTSU game tonight. Great orange turnout. It was great to see Vol Nation so proud and representing the hoops team.

That being said, I have a bit of a weird question that the football fans can also answer to.

I'm not from TN, haven't been to a TN game since 2001, so the whole thing of singing "It's Great... To be... a Tennessee Vol!" struck me as weird. I've heard it when watching UT football games recently on TV too.

When did this start? I always thought it was more of a Gators thing. "It's Great... to be.. a Florida Gator"

I've got to be honest that I'm not a huge fan of it, but I guess in a road basketball game like that with no Rocky Top I guess it's better than nothing.
 
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As far as I know it has been sung since at least the turn of the millennium. I like it, its a fun thing to do. Its not just a Florida thing, every school does it. No matter what campus you go to, you will hear that its great to be a "Auburn Tiger", "Georgia Bulldog", "Florida Gator", "Clemson Tiger", or "Tennessee Vol"...
 
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It started in the 80's at UT. When I moved here 12 years ago, Gators were not doing it. All the sudden, that's the only chant they did. They stole it from us!
 
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I was just left of the MTSU student section...they changed it to their version...

"It great to be from Middle Tennessee...I said it's great to be from Middle Tennessee."
 
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OK, it's good to know that we didn't steal it from anyone. That being said... umm... I still think it's lame. But to each his own, I guess I'm in the minority.:dunno:
 
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As far as I know it has been sung since at least the turn of the millennium. I like it, its a fun thing to do. Its not just a Florida thing, every school does it. No matter what campus you go to, you will hear that its great to be a "Auburn Tiger", "Georgia Bulldog", "Florida Gator", "Clemson Tiger", or "Tennessee Vol"...

I have heard it from Gerogia and Florida fans. As you say, I think most have their version

I think it is pretty cool,
 
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I think every high school and college in America has a version of that chant. I've heard it for as long as I can remember.
 

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