The Wal-Mart Cheer

What is the origin of the Wal-Mart cheer? Our founder, Sam Walton was visiting a tennis ball factory in Korea, where the workers did a company cheer and calisthenics together every morning. He liked the idea and couldn't wait to get back home to try it with his associates. He said, "My feeling is that just because we work so hard, we don't have to go around with long faces all the time - while we're doing all of this work, we like to have a good time. It's sort of a 'whistle while you work' philosophy, and we not only have a heck of a good time with it, we work better because of it."


Give me a W!
Give me an A!
Give me an L!
Give me a Squiggly!
Give me an M!
Give me an A!
Give me an R!
Give me a T!
What's that spell?
Who's number one?
The Customer! Always!


Give me a S!
Give me an A!
Give me a M!
Give me a huh!
Give me a S!
What's that spell?
Who's number one?
The Member!
What does the sign say?
The sign says you've got to have a
membership card to get inside.
What are we going to do?
Get Sales!


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