Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Silk Necktie Oxford Woven
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
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Ramblin' Wreck Song
It is doubtful that anything has ever meant as much to an American college as has this Georgia Tech fight song, a curious mixture of words and music that grew out of an old folk ballad, "The Sons of the Gamboliers." Since the early 1900's, it has been one of the most important vehicles in making Georgia Tech's name known around the world and in the development of the school as one of the most cosmopolitan institutions of higher learning in America.
Howard D. Cutter, a member of the first four-year graduating class who earned his mechanical engineering degree in 1892, wrote in the November-December 1942 issue of the Georgia Tech Alumnus that the "Ramblin' Wreck" had its beginnings during the first two years after Tech opened in 1885, specifically inspired when almost the entire student body traveled to Athens to see Tech's baseball team defeat Georgia.
By the early 1900s, "Ramblin' Wreck" was an established tradition. The earliest existing published version of the song appeared in the Blueprint, the Institute's yearbook, in 1908.
In 1910, Michael A. Greenblatt, Tech's first bandmaster, discovered the band playing "Ramblin' Wreck" to the tune of "Sons of the Gamboliers," and made his first arrangement of the song in the form of a handwritten manuscript. When Frank Roman succeeded Greenblatt as bandmaster in 1911, he wrote a new adaptation of "Ramblin' Wreck," accompanied by many trumpet flourishes, that was played by every name band in the country and became nationally known on radio. His is the version that continues to be popular today.
The fame of the song spread to such proportions that in 1959 it was sung by Richard Nixon and Nikita Khrushchev at their historic meeting in Moscow.
In 1984, the law firm of Newton, Hopkins & Ormsby investigated the copyright situation as it applied to "Ramblin' Wreck" and found that a number of people have various versions of the song that have been copyrighted. The original version of the song, however, is in the public domain and can be played by anyone without the payment of royalties.
I'm a Ramblin' Wreck from Georgia Tech and a hell of an engineer,
A helluva, helluva, helluva, helluva, hell of an engineer,
Like all the jolly good fellows, I drink my whiskey clear,
I'm a Ramblin' Wreck from Georgia Tech and a hell of an engineer.
Oh, if I had a daughter, sir, I'd dress her in White and Gold,
And put her on the campus, to cheer the brave and bold.
But if I had a son, sir, I'll tell you what he'd do.
He would yell, "To Hell with Georgia," like his daddy used to do.
Oh, I wish I had a barrel of rum and sugar three thousand pounds,
A college bell to put it in and a clapper to stir it around.
I'd drink to all good fellows who come from far and near.
I'm a ramblin', gamblin', hell of an engineer.
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