Och Tamale Chant
The Och Tamale chant is recited as a greeting or congratulatory cheer.
Och Tamale gazolly gazump
Dayump dayadee yahoo
Ink damink dayadee gazink
Dayump, deray, yahoo
Wing wang trickey trackey poo foo
Joozy woozy skizzle wazzle
Wang tang orkey porkey dominorky
Redlands! — Rah, Rah, Redlands!
History of the Och Tamale
Originally called the Psalm of Collegiate Thanksgiving, the Och Tamale cheer was written by cheerleader C. Merle Waterman ’20 and classmates Walter J. Richards ’21 and Jack Slutsk ’22. The Och Tamale is recited when the Bulldogs score a touchdown, at pep rallies, Homecoming, alumni events or as a greeting to fellow alums.