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What Happened to Rocky Top at Football Games

October 9, 2013

I cant take it anymore I have to say something because the school is getting ridiculous! We as parents have listened to PHS play the Rocky Top at football games for awhile and now I am told that because MR Condon decided the song was no appropriate because of lyrics talking about a girl being bare LOL really does he not know the song? Here is that part of the song that he feels isn’t appropriate ”Once there was a girl on rocky top,
Half bear the other half cat” and here is the other part he feels isn’t appropriate ”Once two strangers climbed on rocky top,
Lookin’ for a moonshine still”. I find this to be nothing more than a great song and how in the world can he feel this wouldn’t be appropriate to play at a football game for crying out loud. Mr. Condon this song has played for I cant even tell you exactly how long but really, give me a break this is nothing more than a power trip. Kind of like taking the condiments away from students. This crap that the school is focusing on is really just petty things. You don’t have anything better to do than to take away a song at a football game because you don’t understand the lyrics or because it talked about moonshine? Maybe you need to focus your attention on other things instead of taking a great song and trying to turn it into something that is inappropriate.\

Angel Pennington

3 Responses to “ What Happened to Rocky Top at Football Games ”

  1. Thor on October 17, 2013 at 6:21 am

    This is nothing, wait for Common Core. Let the indoctrination begin. People say it can’t be that bad…I’ve read several of the manuals from the Department of Education; CC is probably worse than you’ve heard.

  2. Judy C on October 16, 2013 at 10:04 am

    There’s a very simple solution to the “Rocky Top” problem: write new lyrics, ones that are more appropriate to the situation for which the song is being sung.
    1. Form a committee of perhaps two students from each grade at the high school and two adult advisors.
    2. Invite people to submit revised lyrics.
    3. The committee narrows the submissions to three choices.
    4. The students vote on which one they like best.

    For the original lyrics and music, look here:

  3. AnnF on October 11, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    I had just learned of this yesterday. A friend and I dissected the lyrics, and could only think it was the part of the moonshine. Hello remember Otis in the Andy Griffith Show? Yes, that series was really a bad influence on the youth of those days. People, also, need to remember that the Pilgrims had planned on sailing further south, but had run out of beer.

    Half bare? That has got to be the greatest gaffe I’ve heard in a long time. Before you take a stand, please, at least know or at least try to know before making a total fool of yourself.

    Plymouth needs to get its act together if it wishes for the youth of today to continue living here after graduation. It will have nothing but a growing silver population if it fails to do so.