Among some of the most known University traditions are those that utilize the Quaker vocal chords. These three songs can be heard as fans cheer on the Penn squad during football games.
• When Penn scores, students start crying the somewhat unintelligible chant, "The Battle Cry of Penn."
Hang Jeff Davis on a sour apple tree
Down sent McGinty to the bottom of the sea
She's my Annie, and I'm her Joe,
So listen to my tale of
Got any ice today lady?
Giddy up (FUCK YOU!)
• And if the Battle Cry doesn't get fans energetic enough, Quakers sing "Drink a Highball," more commonly known as the "Toast Song," following the game's third quarter.
Drink a highball, at nightfall,
Be good fellows while you may
For tomorrow may bring sorrow,
So tonight, let's all be gay (get laid!)
Tell the story, of the glory,
Drink a highball, and be jolly
Here's a toast to dear old Penn!
• And no sporting event, or any other Penn event, would be complete without a rendition of "The Red and Blue." The song at the Homecoming game's finale often leaves many alumni in tears.
Come all ye loyal classmen now,
In hall and campus through,
Lift up your hearts and voices
For the royal Red and Blue
Fair Harvard has her crimson,
Old Yale her colors too,
But for dear Pennsylvan-i-a,
We wear the Red and Blue.
Hurrah! Hurrah! Pennsylvan-i-a,
Hurrah for the Red and the Blue!
Hurrah, Hurrah, Hurrah, Hurrah!
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