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sherbertlemons
11-10-2003, 11:38 PM
What Kappa songs does your chapter sing a lot?

What is your favorite Kappa song?

My chapter is all about "Dream a While," although we haven't sang it that much recently. I think we're burnt out on it a bit. We also always seem to be singing "On The Heart Of Each Sister" and recently "Today and Tomorrow."

I personally love "Today and Tomorrow."

PKTKKG
11-11-2003, 12:32 PM
What is Today and Tomorrow and how does it go? I've never heard of that one! Can you put the words on the board?

Thanks!

Loyally,
Martha

ISUKappa
11-11-2003, 03:16 PM
For candlepassings we would sing Dream Awhile and Our Best to You. For fun songs it was Pat or Legs.

In the past two years I've really gotten involved with the Alum group in the city I live and one of my favorite things is on Founder's Day when all the older members sing the old songs they learned. I made a little songbook this year that they all really enjoyed.

imsohappythatiama
11-11-2003, 11:17 PM
My favorites are "Lovely Girl/Dream A While," "Today/You'll Find as a Kappa," and "On The Heart of Each Sister."

And of course, "Oh Pat," and I am also partial to "Rah! Rah! For Kappa Kappa Gamma."

Now I'm going to have Kappa songs in my head all night!

yaykappa171
11-12-2003, 06:19 PM
What are the words to the song that goes to the tune of "Today"??? That was one of my favorite songs growing up (my mom sang it to me all the time!), but I don't think I've ever heard the Kappa version. Thanks!

Loyally,
Julia

imsohappythatiama
11-12-2003, 07:22 PM
Here are the words to "Today/You'll Find as a Kappa":

You'll Find As a Kappa

You'll find as a Kappa you'll always recall
The laughter, the friendship, the mem'ries and all
The blues that we cherish, the owl so wise;
These are the symbols that we will hold dear all our lives.

I'll be your true friend and I'll be your comrade
You'll know who I am by the key that I wear.
I'll strive to be loyal, I'll try to be worthy
Of all that we honor and share.

(repeat first verse)


Today

Today and tomorrow, our love's golden key
The caring and sharing bonding all KKGs
Friendship and unity, truth and fraternity
For us right now the blue fleur-de-lis. KKG.

Ours is a sisterhood open and challenging
Ours is a house from which laughter shall ring.
We share a heritage, tradition, and loyalty,
Of dear Kappa Gamma we sing.

They are both to the same tune, which is called "Today," by Randy Sparks.

ISUKappa
11-13-2003, 11:18 AM
So many good Kappa songs I don't know/haven't ever heard of! I think HQ needs to make an update of their song notebook...

sherbertlemons
11-13-2003, 10:37 PM
Originally posted by imsohappythatiama
Here are the words to "Today/You'll Find as a Kappa":

You'll Find As a Kappa

You'll find as a Kappa you'll always recall
The laughter, the friendship, the mem'ries and all
The blues that we cherish, the owl so wise;
These are the symbols that we will hold dear all our lives.

I'll be your true friend and I'll be your comrade
You'll know who I am by the key that I wear.
I'll strive to be loyal, I'll try to be worthy
Of all that we honor and share.

(repeat first verse)

Today

Today and tomorrow, our love's golden key
The caring and sharing bonding all KKGs
Friendship and unity, truth and fraternity
For us right now the blue fleur-de-lis. KKG.

Ours is a sisterhood open and challenging
Ours is a house from which laughter shall ring.
We share a heritage, tradition, and loyalty,
Of dear Kappa Gamma we sing.

They are both to the same tune, which is called "Today," by Randy Sparks.

Our chapter also has a slightly higher harmony part that we sing during the repeat of the first verse. It goes:

The days of our Kappa years may fly away, die away,
The days of true friendship may be memory,
We have loved, we have learned, let us teach now in turn
For the flame that is kindled forever shall burn. KKG.

I wish I could give you some idea of how haunting and beautiful it is with the harmony part.

What are Legs and Our Best to You? I've never heard of them.

I'm also a big fan of Rah-Rah, if you haven't guess based on my signature.

ISUKappa
11-14-2003, 04:02 PM
Legs is a song we sang after Bid Day, after initiation, during serenades, at weddings and other fun times:

(to be sung in a circle, arms around each other, doing kicks)

Legs like Eva Gardner, a figure like Bardot
And when it comes to lovin' she will never let go

'Cause she's a Kappa! (chi chi boom, chi chi boom, chi chi boom)
'Cause she's a Kappa! (chi chi boom, chi chi boom, chi chi boom)
'Cause she's a Kappa Kappa Gamma, until the day she dies

And when she came to college, she caused quite a stir
The other girls wer jealous, they were jealous of her

'Cause she's a Kappa! (chi chi boom, chi chi boom, chi chi boom)
'Cause she's a Kappa! (chi chi boom, chi chi boom, chi chi boom)
'Cause she's a Kappa Kappa Gamma, until the day she dies

Bah dah dah dah DUMMMMMM (leaning over sideways with jazz hands)

Our Best to you (not quite sure of the tune)

Our best to you, may your dreams come true
May old father time, never be unkind
And through the years, save your smiles and tears
They are souveniers, they'll bring music to your heart
Remember this, each new day's a kiss
Sent from up above, with a Kappa's love
Our best to you, may your dreams come true
Kappa's love's best, that's our best to you.

SherbertLemons You're from UCF, right? The CC that helped get the chapter started there was from my chapter, I'm surprised she didn't teach any of those to you! But then again, not everyone was as Kappa crazy at my chapter as I was. :)

PKTKKG
11-14-2003, 04:08 PM
Ok - I'm jealous now. I love Kappa songs. I wish you had a music file to go along with these so I could learn new ones!!!

sherbertlemons
11-15-2003, 02:54 AM
Originally posted by ISUKappa
SherbertLemons You're from UCF, right? The CC that helped get the chapter started there was from my chapter, I'm surprised she didn't teach any of those to you! But then again, not everyone was as Kappa crazy at my chapter as I was. :)

Do you mean Kylee? :) Can I just say how much my chapter loved that girl? She's supposed to visit sometime this year- we all chipped in for a plane ticket for her to come back and see us and gave it to her before she left our chapter.

She never really did teach us any songs. Most of the advisors that taught us Kappa songs were from Epsilon Phi. (University of Florida.)

And I agree with PTKKG's wish fo sound files to learn the songs. Especially Legs. It sounds so cute!

ISUKappa
11-15-2003, 10:13 PM
Yep! That's Kylee. :) My husband and I had lunch with her on our honeymoon (we went to Seattle/Portland). She's doing pretty well, still the same Kylee! I know she really enjoyed helping start your chapter, what an experience! We both went on the TC interviews, but she got chosen, which was probably for the best (or I might not be married now!)

Here's some pictures of all us Kappas doing Legs at my wedding
(the one with the baby is my sister--we got my niece started early with the Kappa stuff! ;) :

http://kdotp.tripod.com/legs1.jpg
http://kdotp.tripod.com/legs2.jpg

It's just such a fun song!!

sherbertlemons
11-16-2003, 12:43 AM
I'm glad to hear Kylee's doing well. :) I think a couple of members/ alumnae of my chapter are still in touch with her.

THAT IS SO CUTE! :) Omg! So your sister's also a Kappa? Is she from your chapter?

One of our advisors from Epsilon Phi was telling us about their wedding tradition. They circle the groom and sing Sweetheart of KKG. In case you don't know it, it goes like this:

Sweetheart Sweetheart of mine
Sweetheart of KKG
Sweetheart say you'll be mine
Mine for all time to be
Say that you'll love me when we're grey and old
Say that you'll cherish this dear key of gold
Sweetheart Sweetheart of mine
Sweetheart of KKG

Just out of curiosity, how big was your chapter when you were there?

Your wedding dress is really pretty, btw. :)

ISUKappa
11-16-2003, 11:21 PM
Thanks! :)

Yep, my older sister (4 years older) was a Kappa at Iowa State, too. I would visit her at the house when I was in high school, and fell in love with it!

I've heard Sweetheart of KKG, but it's not one we sing. It's such a pretty song!

Total at Iowa State was 92 and we were consistently between 82-92. There was maybe one semester we were lower than 80, it was just one of those years, you know?? :rolleyes: Our chapter house can hold up to 65 girls and we usually kept 2-3 spots open in the fall so if new members wanted to move in right away, they could.

KappaPrincessASU
12-05-2003, 12:11 AM
Ok, I'm confused.

Does Pat go something like : "Oh Pat", says she, "What?" says he, "Tell me the truth," says she, "What do you think is the best fraternity?" "Oh," says he, "That's easy! Easy to see" say he, "Nobody's betterrrrrrrr, than KKG!" ????

At AZ State, we do it a bit differently. Our song is called "Rowdy-Doo". We start off chanting & clapping (this part goes pretty quickly)

"Rowdy Doo, rowdy-doo, rowdy-doo da, Whoo!
Rowdy doo, rodwy-doo, rowdy-doo!
Kappa Kappa Gamma, that's what I am-a
Said Kappa Kappa Kappa Kappa Gammaaaaaaa!
Ohhhhhhh, "Pat" says she"...etc etc.

After the "Nobody's betterrrrrrr, than KKG!" part, we yell

"Ohhhhhh, Kappa Kappa Kappa Gamma,
I'm so happy that I am-a
Kappa Kappa Kappa Gamma,
Nobody Knoooooooows!!! How happy I am!"

During the "Ohhhhhh" part, we fall on our knees and proceed to bow up and down hitting the floor during the the "Kappas". I don't know if that makes any sense, but feel free to email me at beth1010@aol.com and I'll try to explain it a little better. It is our serenading song that we do during recruitment and before each formal/date party. Other GLO's hate it when we do this during recruitment because we are so loud with our cheering and hitting of the floor...but we love it!

Also, if we are doing the basket passing ceremony singing "Sweetheart of Mine", this song promptly follows...causing much fun embarrassment to the happy couple now being serenaded in the center of the circle (trust me!)

Happy Holidays!

Beth

ISUKappa
12-05-2003, 12:54 AM
Beth--

Excepting the first "rowdy-roo" part, what you're singing is Pat. Here are the full lyrics to the song (though people usually only sing the first verse and Chorus):

Pat, says she
What, says he
Tell me the truth, says she
What do you think is the best fraternity
Sure, says he
Thatís easy, easy to say says he
Nobody's better than KKG

(chorus)O Kappa Kappa Kappa Gamma
Iím so happy that I am a
Kappa Kappa Kappa Gamma
Nobody knows how happy I am

Pat, says she
What, says he
Iíve seen the kite, says she
Also the anchor and arrow so bright, says she
Say, says he
Go easy, they are all right, you see
But what you want is the Golden Key

(chorus)

Pat, says she
What, says he
Please tell me true, says she
What would you think of the wine and the blue on me
No, take them back with the gold and the black, says he
Youíll want the two blues of KKG

We also do the on the knees clapping during the chorus (that's standard almost at every chapter) and we also added a resounding "WHEEW" after the last line of the last chorus. :) I've also seen it where you speed up and sing the first verse again really fast.

I love our songs, they bring back so many good memories!!

bluenblue82
08-06-2005, 03:41 PM
We always sing this one when we rally (literally singing in the streets in front of our house)

I'm a fluer de lis, I'm a fluer de lis, I'm a fluer de lis till I die
But I'd rather be a fluer de lis than a pansy...
I'm a golden key, I'm a golden key, I'm a golden key til I die
but I'd rather be a golden key than an anchor...
I'm a gracious liver, I'm a gracious liver, I'm a gracious liver til I die
but I'd rather be a gracious liver than a chicken liver
I'm a Kappa I'm a Kappa I'm a Kappa til I die
But I'd rather be a dead one than a live Pi Beta Phi.

We stand in a circle to singe this one, and at the end of each verse there's a little move that goes with it: making a little delta with your hands, doing the DG salute (or the one that the MU DGs do), shaking your head. And at the end of the song, we all turn and wave at the Pi Phi house, which is right across the street. They have their own version of the song in answer to ours. I believe theirs also talks about Gamma Phi and Chi Omega.

peacelovekkg
11-04-2008, 02:58 AM
Does anyone have any MP3s of Kappa songs?? I am trying to make a Kappa playlist!! Please PM or email me!!! Thanks lovely kappas ! <3
L&L,
Doree