Who Dat Say Dat Last Who Dat?

February 6th, 2010 by Editor B

Who Dat?

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This just in from my father:

With all the fun you’re having pre-game, I want to share a little game I played with my cousins, Allen and Francie when I was in my early teens in Wisconsin. One of us would enter the Grainary where another would be in the attic making noise.

The downstairs person would say: “who dat up dere?”
The attic person would say “Who dat down dere?”
Then the downstairs person would say (the punch line): “Who dat dat say dat last who dat?”

I think we were vaguely aware of a song that was kind of popular then, like now, incorporating part or all of our lyrics. Anyway, we got a big kick out of it, circa 1948.

Which just serves to further demonstrate how ridiculous the NFL’s recent attempt to claim ownership of the phrase was. Good thing they backed down.

Thanks for sharing Dad! Too bad you’re rooting for the wrong team tomorrow…

3 Responses to “Who Dat Say Dat Last Who Dat?”

  1. Grampa Ray Says:

    I just found this on google:
    “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

  2. Aunt Karen Says:

    WOW -

    My brother (Grandpa Ray) has a great memory! Back in “the day” it was a funny song. (Seems like I also remember pictures of pairs of huge white eyes shining in the dark that went with it.) How times have changed….. If it was sung publicly today – by the colts fans – not sure if it’d seem so funny!

  3. chrissieroux Says:

    It’s funny–my dad was just telling me the other day that HIS dad (my grandfather) used to say this–”Who dat say dat last who dat?”

    I had no idea how far back it went!

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