Some of the best-known Quaker traditions are those that force the Penn faithful to lift their voices in song. This is a guide to three of the most popular fight songs that can be heard at football games, convocation, graduation and other campus events.
After Penn scores, students begin to 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
Any ice today lady?
And if the Battle Cry doesn't rile fans , Quakers sing Drink a Highball, more commonly known as the "Toast Song," at the end of the third quarter of football games.
Drink a highball, at nightfall,
Be good fellows while you may
For tomorrow may bring sorrow,
So tonight, let's all be gay.
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 rousing 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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