Roll Tide

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Roll Tide is the rallying cry for the Alabama Crimson Tide athletic teams.[1][2] The trademark to the phrase is claimed by the University of Alabama, with licensing and marketing by The Collegiate Licensing Company.[3][4]


listen to a clip from the score of the 1995 film Crimson Tide.

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"Roll Tide" is also the name of a dramatic piece of orchestral music that was composed by Hans Zimmer for the 1995 Hollywood Pictures film Crimson Tide. Most of film's setting is aboard the USS Alabama, an Ohio-class nuclear-powered fleet ballistic missile submarine.


  1. ^ Davis, Terry (1999). Roll Tide: The Alabama Crimson Tide Story. Creative Education. p. 3. ISBN 0-88682-975-5. 
  2. ^ Moran, Malcolm (January 2, 1993). "Roll Tide! Alabama Dethrones No. 1 Miami". The New York Times. Retrieved May 17, 2014. 
  3. ^ Faulk, Kent (November 17, 2013). "'Rammer Jammer,' 'Roll Tide' and 41 other things that University of Alabama can sue you over". (Advance Publications). Retrieved May 17, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Licensing". The Official Home of The University of Alabama Athletics: Crimson Tide ( The University of Alabama. Retrieved May 17, 2014. 

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