LINCOLN SQUARE — Pardon us for pointing out the obvious, but you've been going about things all wrong Cubs Nation.
That "Go Cubs Go" victory anthem you've been singing since 2007 after every win (but not so much lately)?
It's not meant as a post-game celebration. It's a pre-game confidence builder.
Pay close attention to the lyrics, penned by Steve Goodman, a singer-songwriter better known in folk music circles as the guy who wrote the Grammy-winning "City of New Orleans."
That's Goodman's voice you hear being broadcast over Wrigley Field's loudspeakers and what he's saying is:
"Go, Cubs, go. Go, Cubs, go. Hey Chicago, what do you say? The Cubs are gonna win today."
So how about we try singing the song before tonight's do-or-die game against the Mets?
Old Town School of Folk Music, which had a long-standing relationship with Goodman before his death in 1984, has posted the "Go Cubs Go" lyrics online. This being Old Town School, they also added the chord progression for good measure in case you're handier with a guitar than vocals.
So whaddya say, Chicago? How about we band together behind the Cubs for a city-wide sing-along/play-along before the first pitch.
A one ... a two ... a three ....
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[Old Town School of Folk Music]
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