Mar 9, 2006

Here Come The Hawks

From the Chicago Blackhawks web site, you can download the original 1960's recording of "Here Come The Hawks"

“Here come the hawks, the mighty Blackhawks!
Take the attack and we’ll back you Blackhawks!
We’re flyin’ high and now let’s wrap it up!
Let’s go you Hawks, move out!!”

It's two-and-half minutes of pure cheese. Enjoy!

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

"pure cheese"? Um, wrong pal. This is the greatest fight song ever made, and I don't even like hockey.

ChicagoPAguy said...

The Blackhawks have had a nice, catchy fight song for almost 40 years now, created by Dick Marx and his Orchestra. Not many NHL teams can lay claim to that. As fans of the Chicago Blackhawks know, when the Hawks take the ice for each period, United Center organist Frank Pellico cranks out a few choruses of "Here Come the Hawks!" on the organ. It was GREAT in years past to hear former Chicago Stadium organists Al Melgard, Ron Bogda, Bob Raatz, and Nancy Faust play their own renditions of "Here Come the Hawks!" on the giant Barton Theatre Organ. As Chicago hockey fans, my wife & I had "Here Come the Hawks!" played as the background music to our wedding party into's at our reception. Those in attendance liked our choice of background music.

kp10142336@Chicago-Cubs.net said...

I couldn't agree any more. All of the Chicago sports teams have the best fight songs. 2 1/2 minutes cheese or not, there is nothing like hearing that song start up and watching the Blackhawks take to the ice. All of us Blackhawk fans owe debt of gratitude to Dick Mark for creating a work of art.

Anonymous said...

Awesome post of the song. Can someone post the lyrics here, I cant understand some of the words...and I want to send it in an email.

thanks. great song again.

Anonymous said...

Growing up in Dallas, I went to Dallas Black Hawks (the Chicago Black Hawks' farm team) games all the time. They'd play this recording at the start of every period as the team came out of the dressing room. Thanks for bringing back some great memories!

Michael said...

Hi anonymous,

Here's the lyric:

Here Come the Hawks!
by J. Swayzee

Here Come the Hawks, the mighty Blackhawks
Take the attack, Yeah, and we'll back you Blackhawks
You're flyin' high now, so let's wrap it up
Let's go you Hawks, move off
Now all look out, Here Come the Hawks,
Here Come the Hawks, Here Come the Hawks, Here Come the Hawks, Here come the Hawks

Here they come movin', weavin', flyin' high and throwin' spray,
Blades flashin' sticks crashin' tryin' for the play,
And the Blackhawks, take control,
There's a shot, AND A GOAL!

Here Come the Hawks, the mighty Blackhawks
Take the attack, Yeah, and we'll back you Blackhawks
You're flying high now, so let's wrap it up
Let's go you Hawks, move off
Now all look out, Here Come the Hawks
Here Come the Hawks, Here Come the Hawks, Here Come the Hawks, Here come the Hawks

(instrumental)

Here Come the Hawks, the mighty Blackhawks
Take the attack, Yeah, and we'll back you Blackhawks
You're flying high now, so let's wrap it up
Let's go you Hawks, move off
Now all look out, Here Come the Hawks, Here Come the Hawks, Here Come the Hawks, Here Come the Hawks,
Here Come the Hawks, Here Come the Hawks, Here Come the Hawks, Here Come the Hawks,
Here Come the Hawks, Here Come the Hawks, Here (trails off)

Enjoy,
It is an excellent song.

Anonymous said...

Naturally, growing up a Hawks fan, I always look forward to Here Come The Hawks! I can see how anyone outside of Chicago could claim it to be corny, but no one else has a song like it, so all nay-sayers can cram it!

Anonymous said...

I remember hearing this song on the radio back around 1973, and I heard it here in Philadelphia, PA. I somehow managed to pick up an AM station in Chicago that was broadcasting the Blackhawks game. The game began after they played this song and in the very first minute of play I remember hearing the announcer say: "Over the line comes Dennis Hull, he winds up for a shot, AND A GOAL!" Then the broacast faded off into the skip zone and I never managed to pick up that radio station again.

Anonymous said...

"a shot, AND A GOAL!" on the radio in 1973 would most likely have been Lloyd Pettit on WMAQ 670. I miss him.

Anonymous said...

Never mind Philadelphia, back in those days we couldn't games aired here. My dad often mentions how when he was growing up, only the third period of road games was aired on radio. No TV for home (of course) or road games. We've come a long way, baby. Thank god for Rocky Wirtz! We are the Mighty Blackhawks again! GO HAWKS!!!

Anonymous said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TffESByfH00&feature=player_embedded

Anonymous said...

I first heard the song in the very late sixties when watching a game on WOR, channel 9 in New York. This was the Rangers' station before cable came along. Then I heard it in the very early seventies on the radio. I could actually pick up WMAQ and hear Lloyd Pettit and Harvey Wittenburg do the Blackhawk games, but only at night. I think it's a terrific fight song. They should play it again now that the Hawks are on the rise and making a bid for their first Cup in many years.

jack said...

Dick Marx wrote and performrd the song and his wife sang it. They are the parents if 80s rock star Richard Marx

teri said...

Anon wrote: "My dad often mentions how when he was growing up, only the third period of road games was aired on radio. No TV for home (of course) or road games."

How old is your dad?? Of course, we all know the home games were never televised but not on the radio? That's funny because I always listened to the road games. Didn't have to listen to the home games because we had seasons tickets and we always went (my dad and I, sometimes my mom but, because we only had 2 tickets I would sit with Jill Mikita) even if it was a school night.

Anonymous said...

Where on the site? I can't find It