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Encyclopedia > There Goes Old Georgetown

There Goes Old Georgetown is the unofficial name of the Georgetown University sports teams' fight song. It is actually an amalgamation of three songs, only the oldest of which, 1913's "the Touchdown Song," contains the lyric "here goes old Georgetown." Onto a version of this are added "Cheer for Victory," written in 1915, and "The Hoya Song," written in 1930, both of which are included in their entirety.[1] Although some effort has been taken to change the song, no serious proposal has come forth.[2] Georgetown University, incorporated as the The President and Directors of the College of Georgetown, is a private university in the United States, located in Georgetown, a historic neighborhood of Washington, D.C. With roots extending back to March 25, 1634 and founded in its current form on January 23, 1789... The Georgetown Hoyas are the athletics teams that officially represent Georgetown University in college sports. ... A fight song is primarily a sports term, referring to a song associated with a team. ... Year 1913 (MCMXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar). ... 1915 (MCMXV) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Year 1930 (MCMXXX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link is to a full 1930 calendar). ...


Georgetown's fight song is rare among U.S. university fight songs (St. Olaf College and Texas A&M presently, and Wisconsin in the past, being other prominent examples) for mentioning other colleges by name. Specifically, it mentions Yale University, Harvard University, Princeton University, College of the Holy Cross, the United States Naval Academy, and Cornell University, who were all rivals of Georgetown in the early-to-mid 20th century, and mocks their fight songs. In recent years the Hoyas only play Cornell and Holy Cross regularly (in football), and many of these schools no longer use the fight songs that Georgetown's song mocks. St. ... Texas A&M University, often called A&M or TAMU for short, is a public, coeducational, research university located in College Station, Texas, USA. It is the flagship[3] institution of the Texas A&M University System. ... The University of Wisconsin–Madison is a public university located in Madison, Wisconsin. ... Yale redirects here. ... Harvard University (incorporated as The President and Fellows of Harvard College) , is a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. Founded in 1636,[1] Harvard is the oldest institution of higher learning still operating in the United States. ... Princeton University is a coeducational private university located in Princeton, New Jersey, in the United States of America. ... Not to be confused with Holy Cross College (Indiana) or other similarly named Holy Cross Colleges. ... The United States Naval Academy (USNA) is an institution for the undergraduate education of officers of the United States Navy and Marine Corps and is in Annapolis, Maryland, near Washington D.C. The Academy often is referred to simply as Annapolis although naval officers normally refer to it in conversation... Cornell redirects here. ...


The final verse is usually followed by a call and response of the school cheer, "Hoya Saxa." The term Call and response may refer to Call and response -- a type of musical phrasing Call-and-response -- a type of communication Call and Response is a Californian pop band. ...


In 2006, Georgetown students produced a film, Georgetown Forever, which brings to life different elements of the fight song.


Lyrics

It's been so long since last we met,
Lie down forever, lie down;
Or have you any money to bet,
Lie down forever, lie down.


There goes old... Georgetown,
Straight for a... touchdown,
See how they... gain ground,
Lie down forever, lie down,
Lie down forever, lie down.
A touchdown is the primary method of scoring in American and Canadian football, in which the ball carrier causes the football to break the plane of the end zone, or an eligible receiver catches a forward pass in the end zone, thus earning 6 points for his team (in both...


Rah! Rah! Rah!
Hurrah for Georgetown,
Cheer for victory today.
'Ere the sun has sunk to rest,
In the cradle of the West,
In the clouds will proudly float
The Blue and Gray.


We've heard those loyal fellows up at Yale
Brag and boast about their Boola-Boola.
We've heard the Navy yell,
We've listened to Cornell;
We've heard the sons of Harvard tell
How Crimson lines could hold them.
Choo Choo, Rah Rah, dear old Holy Cross;
The proud old Princeton tiger
Is never at a loss.
But the yell of all the yells,
The yell that wins the day,
Is the "HOYA, HOYA SAXA!"
For the dear old Blue and Gray.[3] Yale redirects here. ... The United States Naval Academy (USNA) is an institution for the undergraduate education of officers of the United States Navy and Marine Corps and is in Annapolis, Maryland, near Washington D.C. The Academy often is referred to simply as Annapolis although naval officers normally refer to it in conversation... Cornell redirects here. ... Harvard University (incorporated as The President and Fellows of Harvard College) , is a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. Founded in 1636,[1] Harvard is the oldest institution of higher learning still operating in the United States. ... Not to be confused with Holy Cross College (Indiana) or other similarly named Holy Cross Colleges. ... Princeton University is a coeducational private university located in Princeton, New Jersey, in the United States of America. ...


Basketball Version

During basketball games only, the second verse is changed to "Straight for a rebound," which allows the rhyme to continue. A rebound in basketball is the act of successfully gaining possession of the basketball after a missed field goal or free throw. ...


References

  1. ^ Georgetown Traditions: The Songs. HoyaSaxa.com. Retrieved on 2007-03-04.
  2. ^ Bayer, Michael. "Hoya Hoya Saxa", 2003-10-02. Retrieved on 2007-03-04.
  3. ^ Georgetown Fight Song. Georgetown University Athletics Site (2007). Retrieved on 2007-03-04.

 
 

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