Synopses & Reviews
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 nicknamesSo, 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.
Includes bibliographical reference (p. 229) and indexes.