Chicago Bears Fight Song

History
The Chicago Bears team fight song, "Bear Down, Chicago Bears," was introduced in 1941 by composer Al Hoffman under the pseudonym Jerry Downs. In a long-lasting and varied musical career, Hoffman earned immortality for writing words and music to "If I Knew You Were Coming I'd 'A Baked a Cake" and "Mairzy Doats" among others. Hoffman had little apparent connection to Chicago. He was born in Minsk, Russia in 1902. He grew up in Seattle after emigrating there with his family in 1908 and he moved to New York in the 1920s before starting a career as a music composer. Besides the aforementioned songs, he also wrote songs for Disney's original "Cinderella" cartoon, including "Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo," "A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes," "The Work Song" and "So This Is Love."

Lyrics
Bear down, Chicago Bears, make every play clear the way to victory.
Bear down, Chicago Bears, put up a fight with a might so fearlessly.
We'll never forget the way you thrilled the nation with your T-formation.
Bear down, Chicago Bears, and let them know why you're wearing the crown.
You're the pride and joy of Illinois, Chicago Bears, bear down.