Aggie War Hymn

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Aggie War Hymn
by James Vernon Wilson
The Aggie War Hymn is the war hymn of Texas A&M University. It was written by J.V. "Pinky" Wilson, former student, while standing guard on the Rhine with the AEF, after World War I. It was adopted by the Aggies in 1920. Wilson wrote a "first" verse on request in 1928, however this verse has never caught on with the student body and is seldom sung. Even though Saw Varsity's Horns Off normally follows the War Hymn, it actually predates it and was not written by Wilson.

Hullabaloo, Caneck! Caneck!
Hullabaloo, Caneck! Caneck!

First Verse[1]

All hail to dear old Texas A&M,
Rally around Maroon and White,
Good luck to the dear old Texas Aggies,
They are the boys who show the fight.
That good old Aggie spirit thrills us.
And makes us yell and yell and yell; --
So let's fight for dear old Texas A&M,
We're goin' to beat you all to --
Chig-gar-roo-gar-rem!
Chig-gar-roo-gar-rem!
Rough! Tough!
Real stuff! Texas A&M!

Second Verse[1]

Good-bye to Texas university.
So long to the orange and white.
Good luck to the dear old Texas Aggies,
They are the boys who show
the real old fight.
The eyes of Texas are upon you.
That is the song they sing so well, (SOUNDS LIKE HELL!)
So, good-bye to Texas university,
We're goin' to beat you all to --
Chig-gar-roo-gar-rem!
Chig-gar-roo-gar-rem!
Rough! Tough!
Real stuff! Texas A&M!

Saw Varsity's Horns Off[1]

Saw Varsity's Horns Off!
Saw Varsity's Horns Off!
Saw Varsity's Horns Off!
Short!

Varsity's Horns are Sawed Off!
Varsity's Horns are Sawed Off!
Varsity's Horns are Sawed Off!
Short!

Hot Time in Austin[2]
Late one night, when the teasips were in bed,
Old Sul Ross took a lantern in the shed.
The Aggie kicked it over, he winked and then he said,
“It’ll be a hot time in Austin tonight.”
Late one night, when the teasips were in bed,
Old Sul Ross took a lantern in the shed.
The Aggie kicked it over, he winked and then he said,
“It’ll be a hot time in Austin tonight.”

Additional Information[edit]

  • "Texas university" refers to the University of Texas, Texas A&M's archrival
  • "the Orange and the White" refers to the school colors of the University of Texas.
  • "The eyes of Texas are upon you" refers to the school song of the University of Texas of the same name.
  • "Varsity's Horns" refers to the old name of the team and the current mascot of the University of Texas.
  • "Sul Ross" was a former president of Texas A&M
  • The music for the verses to the song follows the tune of Coney Island Baby
  • The music for the chorus follows the chorus of "Go Tell Aunt Roadie."

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Aggie War Hymn (English) (HTML). The Association of Former Students. Retrieved on 2007-01-28.
  2. Fightin’ Texas Aggie Yells and Songs (English) (HTML). Rob’s Aggie pages. Retrieved on 2007-01-28.

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This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1923.

The author died in 1980, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 30 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.