|RANGERS VICTORY SONG|
The "Rangers Victory Song" was written in 1940 by J. Fred Coots in tribute to the team that finished the 1939-40 season as Stanley Cup champions. He officially dedicated the song to "Lester Patrick and the New York Rangers."
In addition to being a native New Yorker and avid Rangers fan, Coots was a nationally-known songwriter who authored more than 700 songs. His most famous works included "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" and "Love Letters in the Sand."
A member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame, Coots died in 1985 at the age of 87, but his love for the Rangers has lived on for decades in the song played after every Blueshirts win at Madison Square Garden.
Here are the lyrics to Coots' "Rangers Victory Song":
You've got to fight, Rangers fight
This game is worth any price;