Yee-ha(w) / "Rebel yell"

Sam Clements SClements at NEO.RR.COM
Tue Dec 5 00:56:08 UTC 2006

Stan Freeberg, "The Yellow Rose of Texas" parody, 1955.

I believe, from memory, that he starts out the song with a loud  "yee-ha!"
and then says, "don't let me startle you."

I have it on tape somewhere.  Unfortunately, most of the websites that allow
free track listening start the song after the beginning.

So, maybe the concept we know today as the Rebel Yell is from Texas.  Barry?
Bueler?  Anyone?

Sam Clements*

*I always knew that someday  it would pay to be old.

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