Camp Winnebago recording of Buckle Down WinnebagoItem 18113 info
Some boys attend Camp Winnebago, on the shores of Echo Lake, for ninety days -- the whole summer. Others attend for half that time.
In any event, the camp becomes a significant part of the boys' lives, as these songs demonstrate.
Geoff Zola introduces "Buckle Down Winnebago," a fight song.
Words to "Buckle Down Winnebago"
Buckle down, Winnebago, Buckle down;
you can win, Winnebago, if you knuckle down.
If you break their necks, if you make them wrecks,
You can break the hex, so buckle down!
Make 'em yell, Winnebago, make 'em yell.
You can win, Winnebago, if you ring the bell.
If you don't give in, take it on the chin,
You are bound to win, if you will only buckle down!
If you fight you'll chuckle at defeat.
If you fight, your luck'll not retreat. We repeat.
Buckle down, Winnebago, buckle down.
You can win, Winnebago, if you buckle down.
If you mow them down, if you go to town,
You can wear the crown, if you will only buckle down.