The history of ‘Bear Down, Chicago Bears’ – Chicago Bears News

The history of ‘Bear Down, Chicago Bears’ – Chicago Bears News

Anyone who has ever enjoyed a Chicago Bears game at Soldier Field knows how important it is to know the words to the team’s fight song.

Introduced in 1941, “Bear Down, Chicago Bears” has been a staple at all home games for more than 70 years.


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Written by Al Hoffman under the pseudonym Jerry Downs, Bear Down, Chicago Bears was one of many famous songs written by the composer. Hoffman also wrote Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo, A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes, The Work Song and So This is Love.

Hoffman had no real connection to the city of Chicago. He grew up in Seattle after he was born in Russia in 1902. Although he had no connection to the city then, his famous song lives on in Chicago.

Lyrics:

Bear down, Chicago Bears, make every play clear the way to victory.
Bear down, Chicago Bears, put up a fight with a might so fearlessly.
We’ll never forget the way you thrilled the nation with your T-formation.
Bear down, Chicago Bears, and let them know why you’re wearing the crown.
You’re the pride and joy of Illinois, Chicago Bears, bear down.

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