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KU changed the lyrics to their fight song. Did you ever learn the old lyrics?

Response Percent Votes
I sing the “Jay, Jay, Jay, Jay, Jayhawk” part and mumble through the rest
35% 700
The fight song has lyrics?
33% 655
I know the old lyrics by heart!
31% 624
Total 1979


autie 7 years, 3 months ago

I knowed all the words for forty years but I'll be damned if I could ever carry the tune without the Jayhawk Marching Band.

Clara Westphal 7 years, 3 months ago

The new words do not find the tune. There needs to be a 'the' in front of the word 'cowboys' in the opening refrain. Also, another word needs to be inserted in the phrase about the cyclones. Otherwise, it is pretty good. I would have to liked to see some (not all) of the other entrants to the contest.

As an alumna of the Kansas Jayhawk band, I remember having to sing the song as we marched. We would play it once, sing it once and then play it again. I will probably still sing the old words.

BorderRuffian 7 years, 3 months ago

I thought all the Jayhawks could do was to croak out a thin, reedy sounding "kawwwwwwwwwwwww."

Fred Whitehead Jr. 7 years, 3 months ago

Move to Oklahoma. "Boomer Sooner, Boomer Sooner, Boomer Sooner, Boomer Sooner. Catchy. And easy to remember, except the middle part taken from North Carolina's "I'm a Tarheel Born"

Sure didn't help us tonight! (against shhhhhhhh.....Misouri!)

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