Thursday, January 28, 2010

Who Dat Shirts

Fleur de Lis Dat necklace
Fleur de Lis Dat by figstreetstudio
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Who Dat, a chant sung by black faced ministrials since the 1920's was adopted by the New Orleans fans and now is the cry heard around the globe over the fight for who has dat right to use dat slogan. As the chant and song have been in the public domain for many years before the football team that now claims it as its trademark, no one person owns the rights to Who Dat!

Here are some Who Dat shirts from a local artist.






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New Orleans Dis Dat shirt
New Orleans Dis Dat by figstreetstudio
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From- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Who_Dat%3F

Who Dat Has Been Around A Long Time

"The chant of "Who Dat?" originated in minstrel shows and vaudeville acts of the late 1800s and early 1900s, and was then taken up by jazz and big band performers in the 1920s and 30s."
In the swing era, "who dat" chants back and forth between the band and the band leader or between the audience and the band were extemporaneous. That is, there was no one specific set of words except for the two magic ones.

"Who Dat?" Lyrics from 1937:

Who dat up there who’s dat down there
Who dat up there who dat well down there
Who’s dat up there, sayin’ who’s dat down there
When I see you up there well who’s dat down there


Who dat inside who’s dat outside
Who’s dat inside who dat well outside
Who’s dat inside, singin’ who’s dat outside
When I see up there well who’s dat out there


Button up your lip there big boy
Stop answerin’ back
Give you a tip there big boy
Announce yourself jack


Who dat up there who’s dat down there
Who dat up there who dat, well down there
Who’s dat up there, singin’ who’s dat down there
When I see you up there you bum
Well who’s dat down there




Who dat


Staged minstrel skits had frightened black people saying "who dat" when they encountered a ghost, or someone imitating a ghost. Then, the "who dat"..."who dat say who dat"...skit would play itself out. This skit was done frequently in short reels from the 1930s - 1950s and in some early TV shows too. Even the Marx Brothers had a "who dat" routine, which they included in their film A Day at the Races."

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