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College Fight Songs

An Annotated Anthology, 1st Edition

By William E Studwell, Bruce R Schueneman

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256 pages

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Description

Go, team, go! Rah, rah, rah! Boomalacka, boomalacka! Sis-boom-bah! Get your pennants and varsity colors and head for the stadium because College Fight Songs will make you an expert on the musical history of university athletic themes and anthems before the second-half kickoff. Here, in one anthology, you’ll find a unique collection of musical and historical information that hasn’t been compiled and updated since the days of Knute Rockne and the Galloping Ghost. This smart and spirited collection will give you plenty to rise and shout about, bringing together the complete lyrics, brief historical annotations, and musical scores for the songs of over 100 of the country’s most recognized colleges and universities.

If you’re a researcher, librarian, musical enthusiast, band leader, musical historian, old-timer from way back when, or a young underclassmen interested in preserving a few cherished notes of your school’s history, College Fight Songs is the book for you. You’ll find plenty of hard-to-find facts about the songs and the people who inspired them, and you’ll get specific information in these areas:

  • complete musical scores of college fight songs
  • full lyrics of college fight songs
  • basic historical background concerning the songs and their institutions
  • information regarding the song creators and the college nicknames

    So, swing on the Rambling Wreck from Georgia Tech, rally around the bonfire and give a holler for the Buckeyes, the Wildcats, the Sooners, the Boilermakers, and the Tigers! The Gipper, the Bear, and Johnny U await you in this fabulous compendium of nostalgia and musical scores. Even after a few pages, College Fight Songs will have you hailing your alma mater and jumping in the car to head for the hop.

Table of Contents

Contents Preface

  • Historical Notes
  • Song Texts, Arranged by Name of the College or University
  • Bibliography
  • Index of Titles
  • Index of Personal Names
  • Index of Colleges and Universities
  • Reference Notes Included

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MUS000000
MUSIC / General
SOC022000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Popular Culture
SOC052000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies