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The history of Hotty Toddy: 5 things you might not know

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Ole Miss’ longstanding cheer has had its share of ups and downs over the years.

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Few things can rile up a crowd of Ole Miss fans faster than three words:

Are you ready?!

Hell, yeah! Damn right!

Hotty Toddy, Gosh Almighty,

Who The Hell Are We? Hey!

Flim Flam, Bim Bam

Ole Miss By Damn!

Most fans have a general knowledge of the chant’s murky, oft-debated origins as “Heighty! Tighty!” according to a November 1926 edition of the Mississippian student newspaper. And more than a few Ole Miss die-hards relish the fact it ultimately inspired Alabama’s famous Rammer Jammer cheer.

But there are a few parts of the chant’s long history you might be unaware of.

Check out the video to find out more.

Sources: The Ole Miss via Archive.org, The Clarion-Ledger via Newspapers.com
Audio: “I Saw the Light” performed by the Ole Miss Band