Wichita schoolchildren answer burning musical question: ‘What Does a Shocker Say?’

05/17/2014 10:21 AM

08/06/2014 10:26 AM

Take one viral song, a bunch of fifth-graders and Shocker spirit; mix and repeat.

A group of students at College Hill Elementary School, with the help of teachers and staff, came up with a Wichita State University version of “What Does the Fox Say?” The video, posted on YouTube, had been watched almost 5,000 times in its first 24 hours by early Thursday afternoon.

Joyce Harvey, who teaches fifth grade at the school, said students – all wearing Shocker T-shirts – recorded the video last week before spring break.

“We had been working on it for a little while,” Harvey said. “In one of my reading groups, we just had a little bit of time. And I’m a big Shocker fan.”

The students had watched another parody of Ylvis’ “What Does the Fox Say?” video, “What Does the Farmer Say?”

“We started writing, and it kind of snowballed,” Harvey said Thursday.

The students worked together on the lyrics, and the school’s music teacher posted the video online Wednesday.

The parody goes like this:

Creighton ran, Salukis whine

Bears just clutch, Redbirds chirp

Wolves went down, Bulldogs fade

And the Aces crash and burn.

Sycamores fall, and Braves run scared

And they all say “waa waa waa”

What does a Shocker say?

Beat beat beat beat beat them all

Beat beat beat beat beat them all

Beat beat beat beat beat them all

What does a Shocker say?

Fear fear fear fear fear the wheat

Fear fear fear fear fear the wheat

Fear fear fear fear fear the wheat

What does a Shocker say?

Shock shock shock shock shock the world

Shock shock shock shock shock the world

Shock shock shock shock shock the world

What does a Shocker say?

Play play play play play angry

Play play play play play angry

Play play play play play angry

What does a Shocker say?

Big tall guys on our team

Our shots shock, and their shots flop

Can we miss?

Probably

But by then your jaw has dropped.

Our jersey’s gold and black and white

Gonna shock you out of your mind

But if you meet our angry coach,

You will always call him

M.a.r. shall

M.a.r. shall

M.a.r. shall

We will beat you all with

Ease ease ease ease ease

Ease ease ease ease ease

Ease ease ease ease ease

What does a Shocker say?

Dread dread dread dread dread the Fred

Dread dread dread dread dread the Fred

Dread dread dread dread dread the Fred

What does a Shocker say?

Clee clee clee clee clee Early

Clee clee clee clee clee Early

Clee clee clee clee clee Early

What does a Shocker say?

Ron Ron Ron Ron Ron Baker

Ron Ron Ron Ron Ron Baker

Ron Ron Ron Ron Ron Baker

(Girls in the video clutch their hearts here)

What does a Shocker say?

Get get get Cotton-swabbed!

Get get get Cotton-swabbed!

Get get get Cotton-swabbed!

What does a Shocker Say?

(Serious tone, now)

The secret of the Shox

Making history

Going deep on the bench

Every shot counts

What is your trick?

Will we ever know?

Will it always be a mystery?

Where will it end?

(Crescendo)

You’re all our heroes

Doing what it takes

What is your secret?

Play angry!

Play angry!

Play angry!

Play angry!

Play angry!

Harvey said the students had a blast making the video.

“They could hardly stand it,” she said.

But Harvey couldn’t talk too long about it Thursday.

She was on the road to St. Louis.

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