Fly, Eagles Fly

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"Fly, Eagles Fly"
Fight song
Published 1960
Writer Charles Borrelli
Roger Courtland

"Fly, Eagles Fly" (originally titled "The Eagles Victory Song") is the fight song of the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League. The song is played following each Eagles touchdown at home and as part of pre-game festivities before the playing of the national anthem.

History

The fight song was the creation of Charles Borrelli and Roger Courtland as credited in various editions of Eagles programs from 1960.[1][2] A claim by former Eagles owner Jerry Wolman, that it was his daughter who penned the Eagles Victory Song has been proven to be untrue. The song was originally titled "The Eagles' Victory Song". The song was originally recorded in the early 1960s as an orchestral arrangement with three verses. It was later recorded with vocals by Brian K. Saunders & Bobby Mansure at Brian's recording studio "SaxTrax" in 1997 in the key of G-flat. This particular version was played at Super Bowl XXXIX, but it was felt by the Eagles Pep Band that a newer version, in a better key for singing, was needed. The song was then re-recorded in 2004 in the key of B by the Eagles Pep Band, and this is the version that has been used since.[citation needed]

Lyrics

Current Version
Fly, Eagles fly, on the road to victory,
Fight Eagles fight, score a touchdown one-two-three.
Hit 'em low
Hit 'em high,
And watch our Eagles fly.
Fly, Eagles fly, on the road to victory!
E-A-G-L-E-S, Eagles!
Original Version ("The Eagles' Victory Song")[2]
Fight, Eagles fight, on your way to victory,
Fight, Eagles fight, score a touchdown one-two-three.
Hit 'em low,
Hit 'em high,
Let us see our Eagles fly.
Come on and fight, Eagles fight, on your way to victory!
E-A-G-L-E-S, Eagles!

References

  1. "This little ditty has big staying power Fans can't get Eagles fight song out of their heads - Philly.com". Articles.philly.com. 2003-01-02. Retrieved 2013-11-08.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. 2.0 2.1 "You're singing it wrong: Where did "Fly, Eagles, Fly" come from? - Philadelphia Business Journal". Bizjournals.com. 2012-09-21. Retrieved 2013-11-08.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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