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DrCrawdad
02-25-2008, 10:56 PM
Wasting time at the book store yesterday I came across this reference to a celebratory song for the 1906 World Champion White Sox. The writer, Bessie Brown for the Chicago Daily News, penned the words to the tune of The Star Spangled Banner.


"The championship pennants, oh long may they wave
O'er the grounds of the Sox and the Cubs gloomy grave."

Anyone every hear of this before? Anyone have a recording of the song?

jackbrohamer
02-26-2008, 09:18 AM
A beautiful sentiment! As true now as it was 100+ years ago

cub killer
02-28-2008, 10:56 AM
We gotta get this song all over youtube and everywhere just like Please Stop Believing

pdimas
02-28-2008, 02:46 PM
Out of curiosity what book did you find this in?

Foulke You
02-28-2008, 04:25 PM
Wasting time at the book store yesterday I came across this reference to a celebratory song for the 1906 World Champion White Sox. The writer, Bessie Brown for the Chicago Daily News, penned the words to the tune of The Star Spangled Banner.



Anyone every hear of this before? Anyone have a recording of the song?
My Victrola is broken otherwise I'd play it for you. :tongue:

thomas35forever
02-28-2008, 06:30 PM
Bessie had no idea just how prognostic she would be.
:)

DrCrawdad
02-28-2008, 07:58 PM
Out of curiosity what book did you find this in?

I was at the book store with my kids, so I was grabbed a book that I could peruse while my kids read their kiddie books. The book I grabbed was this (http://www.amazon.com/Cubs-Complete-Story-Chicago-Baseball/dp/0618595007/ref=pd_bbs_sr_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1204246264&sr=8-2).

I immediately went to the back and searched the index for references to the White Sox. Interestingly the Sox are listed in the "C" section for Chicago White Sox. Anyway the chapter on the '06 World Series is quite interesting.

Frater Perdurabo
02-28-2008, 08:51 PM
My Victrola is broken otherwise I'd play it for you. :tongue:

My wife and I have a Victrola. Honestly! :D:

pdimas
02-29-2008, 12:59 PM
I was at the book store with my kids, so I was grabbed a book that I could peruse while my kids read their kiddie books. The book I grabbed was this (http://www.amazon.com/Cubs-Complete-Story-Chicago-Baseball/dp/0618595007/ref=pd_bbs_sr_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1204246264&sr=8-2).

I immediately went to the back and searched the index for references to the White Sox. Interestingly the Sox are listed in the "C" section for Chicago White Sox. Anyway the chapter on the '06 World Series is quite interesting.

Thanks! I perused the net for more backstory on her little ditty and couldn't find much if anything. I'll have to check it out on my next trip to the bookstore.

raven1
02-29-2008, 10:59 PM
I was at the book store with my kids, so I was grabbed a book that I could peruse while my kids read their kiddie books. The book I grabbed was this (http://www.amazon.com/Cubs-Complete-Story-Chicago-Baseball/dp/0618595007/ref=pd_bbs_sr_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1204246264&sr=8-2).

I immediately went to the back and searched the index for references to the White Sox. Interestingly the Sox are listed in the "C" section for Chicago White Sox. Anyway the chapter on the '06 World Series is quite interesting.
An excellent book - unlike most of the books on the Cubs that perpetuate the nonsensical sentimentality & myths, this is actually a serious history & entertaining narrative. It is often sympathetic but is very objective & even harsh when debunking the typical myths that the Cubs organization has encouraged to avoid having to confront the reality of that team's history. The best section is a classic article by Mike Royko that spells out how it was Wrigley, not some goat that was responsible for decades of mediocrity, and the book is not much kinder to the Tribune Co.

I encourage Sox fans to read the book - maybe some of their almost pathological hatred of the Cubs & their fans would turn to more appropriate pity.

FielderJones
03-01-2008, 12:18 AM
My wife and I have a Victrola. Honestly! :D:

But does it have a USB port so we can rip from wax? :tongue:

Nellie_Fox
03-01-2008, 12:21 AM
But does it have a USB port so we can rip from wax? :tongue:I actually have a USB turntable so I can copy LPs to CD.

DrCrawdad
03-15-2008, 10:01 PM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51hI501FCmL._AA240_.jpg

Here is the book. (http://www.amazon.com/Cubs-Complete-Story-Chicago-Baseball/dp/0618595007/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1205632793&sr=8-1)