eruthros: Delenn from Babylon 5 with a startled expression and the text "omg!" (Default)
eruthros ([personal profile] eruthros) wrote 2009-09-13 05:29 am (UTC)

Most of the chants I've chanted fit marching patterns. Generic ones might be like:

hey hey, ho ho, this [blankdeblank] has got to go
the people united can never be defeated
when [blank] right are under attack, what do we do? stand up fight back

and specific-situation ones are like:

However we dress, where ever we go, yes means yes and no means no
Exxon Esso BP Shell, take your war and go to hell

They often rhyme or sort-of rhyme, and have feet that make them easy to stay on beat while marching, so everyone stays in unison, which is a problem in big crowds. Sometimes they also use call and answer, which is another way to keep a thousand people on cue :)

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