Roll Tide

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Roll Tide (or Roll Tide Roll) 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]

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  • The phrase is used humorously in response to references to incest or to denote the same, owing to Alabama's association with the practice of cousin marriage[7]


  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.
  5. ^ "Roll Tide Lyrics".
  6. ^ Flanagan, Ben (2016-09-23). "Listen to Los Angeles folk rock band Dawes' sweet new Alabama-inspired song 'Roll Tide'".
  7. ^ Lombardi, Matt (2015-05-21). "Alabama Man Writes "She's Not My Sister, Roll Tide!" On Honeymoon Car". College Spun. Archived from the original on 2015-05-24. Retrieved 2018-01-09.

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