Up with the White and Gold

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"Up With the White and Gold"
Fight song by Georgia Tech students
Released 1919
Composer Frank Roman

"Up With the White and Gold" is a fight song at the Georgia Institute of Technology. It is generally played after a touchdown in a Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football game.[1][2][3] The song's title refers to Georgia Tech's school colors and its lyrics contain the phrase, "Down with the Red and Black", an explicit reference to the school colors of the University of Georgia and the then-budding Georgia–Georgia Tech rivalry.[4][5][6]

Lyrics[edit]

Oh well it's up with the White and Gold,

Down with the Red and Black,
Georgia Tech is out for a victory.
We'll drop the battle-axe on Georgia's head,
When we meet her our team is sure to beat her.
Down on the old farm there will be no sound
Till our bow-wows rip through the air;
When the battle is over Georgia's team will be found

With the Yellow Jackets swarming around!

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References[edit]

 This article incorporates text from Up With the White and Gold, a publication from 1919 now in the public domain in the United States.

  1. ^ Edwards, Pat (2000-08-25). "Fight Songs". The Technique. Archived from the original on 2007-12-15. Retrieved 2009-07-29. 
  2. ^ Edwards, Pat (1995-10-02). "Ramlin's". The Technique. Retrieved 2007-06-27. 
  3. ^ Rottmann, David (2002-09-06). "New NCAA Football raises bar". The Technique. Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2007-06-14. 
  4. ^ "Inventory of the Georgia Tech Songs Collection, 1900–1953". Georgia Tech Archives and Records Management. Retrieved 2007-05-20. [dead link]
  5. ^ "White and Gold". Ramblin' Memories: Traditions, Legends and Sounds of Georgia Tech. Georgia Tech Alumni Association. Archived from the original on December 28, 2007. Retrieved 2008-02-03. 
  6. ^ Moore, Terence (2008-11-29). "Emotion points to Jackets". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved 2012-01-11. 
  7. ^ "Georgia Tech Traditions". Georgia Tech Official Athletic Site. Retrieved December 6, 2009.