The singing of Alabama’s ‘Dixieland Delight’ was a Crimson Tide tradition for years inside Bryant-Denny Stadium but hasn’t been played over the sound system since 2014.
The University decided to stop playing the song because Bama fans add additional lyrics that become a vulgar taunt of the opposing team, something a lot of parents with children attending the games took offense to.
In case you aren’t familiar with the lyrics, here they are in PG form:
Spend my dollar (ON BEER),
Parked in a holler ‘neath the mountain moonlight (ROLL TIDE),
Hold her uptight (AGAINST THE WALL),
Make a little lovin’ (ALL NIGHT),
A little turtle dovin’ on a Mason Dixon night (**** AUBURN),
Fits my life (AND LSU), oh so right (AND TENNESSEE, TOO),
My Dixieland Delight.
This ad-libbed version of the song prompted athletic director Bill Battle to make this decision to pull the song from the game day playlist.
A group of UA students have recently started a petition that will be delivered to the University of Alabama Athletic Department, Bill Battle and Dr. Stuart R. Bell to reinstate this Crimson Tide tradition for the upcoming 2016 Iron Bowl.
A message included with the petition states,
For all of the millions of dollars we contribute to this school, we believe that requesting the reinstatement of this song into the stadium song lineup is quite minuscule. This is one of the greatest joys we have as students singing this song with our classmates and alumni alike.
At the time of this article, Jon Adams, creator of the petition had over 1,800 signatures. If you’d like to add your name to the growing list, click here.
Here’s a video of the last time it played inside Bryant-Denny Stadium.