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Thread #100807   Message #2426719
Posted By: Azizi
31-Aug-08 - 08:33 AM
Thread Name: Gigalo & other children's rhymes &cheers
Subject: RE: Gigalo & other children's rhymes &cheers

Thank you for your post to this thread. For the record, I'd like to mention that another person informed me that she remembers doing a roll call cheer that used the refrain "shabooya" when she was a pre-teen. {2007 conversation between Azizi Powell and an African American female in her mid 20s; recollections of Washington D.C. area; early mid 1990s}. This same informant mentioned to me that "Shabooya roll call" was chanted in the Spike Lee movie Get On The Bus


"Shabooya" is pronounced "shah-BOO-yah"

"Roll call" cheers are those in which members of a cheerleading group {squad} individually give their name and/or nickname.