In the comments to an earlier post, Kao Hsien Chih asked about the Angels Fight Song.
The Fight Song was the introductory music for all Angels broadcasts on KMPC, the team’s first flagship and a station Gene Autry owned even before he was awarded the Angels franchise. (Golden West Broadcasting; the original corporate name of the team was Golden West Baseball Club.)
After Autry, and after the broadcasts bounced around from station to station, it fell into disuse. But it was rehabilitated (along with the halo) in 2002. And it blared from the stadium loudspeakers when they clinched the AL pennant (I was there, naturally), and again when they won Game 7 of the World Series (right after the Hallejuah Chorus!â€”and, yes, for sure, I was there, as I was for Game 6, to see the greatest comeback from the brink of elimination in World Series history).
Fortunately for all long-time Angels fans, the team has brought the song back on the radio. It is, after all, one of the three greatest songs ever written (right up there with “It’s a Beautiful Day for a Ball Game” and, of course, “Take Me Out the the Ball Game.”)
Here is a nice thread about the history of our Fight Song. Stephen Smith asks a question I also have about the song: Does any other major league team have a fight song? I think the answer is no.
And it has words! I never knew that till the day after the Angels clinched their first-ever division championship, in 1979 (I was there that night, of course). KMPC played the version with the lyrics throughout that day in celebration.
So, here you go. The official lyrics to the original Angels Fight Song. Let’s all sign along, and GO HALOS!
California Angels A-O-K!
California Angels all the way!
Hear them shout that you’re the best, clear throughout the golden west
Watch ’em play, night and day, Keep the crowds in the clouds!
California Angels, Win that game!!
California Angels, Win that fame!!
Everybody blow your horn!
With the Halo we adorn the California Angels team!