Hang on Sloopy

Ohio State Rock Song

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Ohio State Buckeyes Football game half-time

Ohio State Buckeyes football game half-time; photo by Ed from Ohio on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / share alike).

Official State Rock Song of Ohio

In 1985, the Ohio General Assembly passed a resolution making “Hang on Sloopy” by Bert Berns & Wes Farrell the official state rock song (Ohio was the first state to adopt an official rock song). Ohio adopted its first state song in 1969; Beautiful Ohio. All State Songs

"Hang on Sloopy" performed by The McCoys (a band from Dayton, Ohio) hit Number 1 on the American charts In October 1965. The Ohio State University marching band began playing Hang on Sloopy at football games and it became traditional; today the OSU marching band plays the song before the start of the fourth quarter of every Buckeye game.

Lyrics

Hang on sloopy, sloopy hang on
Hang on sloopy, sloopy hang on
 
Sloopy lives in a very bad part of town
and everybody yeah, tries to put my sloopy down
Sloopy I don't care, what your daddy do
Cuz you know sloopy, girl, I'm in love with you
 
and so I sing out
 
Hang on sloopy, sloopy hang on
Hang on sloopy, sloopy hang on
 
Sloopy wears a red dress, yeah
As old as the hills
but when sloopy wears that red dress, yeah
you know it gives me the chills
 
Sloopy when I see you walking, 
walking down the street
I say don't worry sloopy, girl
You belong to me
 
and so I sing out
 
Hang on sloopy, sloopy hang on
Hang on sloopy, sloopy hang on
(yeah) (yeah) (yeah) (yeah) Let's give it to 'em (Guitar solo)
 
Sloopy let your hair down, girl
Let it hang down on me
Sloopy let your hair down, girl
Let it hang down on me, yeah
 
come on sloopy (come on, come on)
oh come on sloopy (come on, come on)
oh come on sloopy (come on, come on)
oh come on sloopy (come on, come on)
 
well it feels so good (come on, come on)
you know it feels so good (come on, come on)
well shake it, shake it, shake it sloopy (come on, come on)
shake it, shake it, shake it yeah (come on, come on) (Scream)
 
hang on sloopy, sloopy hang on
(yeah) (yeah) (yeah) (yeah)
hang on sloopy, sloopy hang on
(yeah) (yeah) (yeah) (yeah) 
hang on sloopy, sloopy hang on
Ohio

Videos

Hang On Sloopy