Mudcat Café Message Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafeawe

User Name Thread Name Subject Posted
Helen title request: a 'fight song' melody (9) RE: title request: a 'fight song' melody 23 May 21

It sounded familiar to me but I'm in Oz so I wouldn't have heard it in the usual school or university context. It made me think of old swing tunes so I'm happy to read the wiki paragraph 2 below. That would explain why I've heard it because I love swing music and especially Louis Armstrong.

Louis Armstrong - 03. WASHINGTON AND LEE SWING - Louis and the Dukes of Dixieland

"'Washington and Lee Swing' is the official fight song of Washington and Lee University. It was written in 1910 by Mark W. Sheafe, Clarence A. (Tod) Robbins, and Thornton W. Allen. It is widely used as the primary school song by other universities and high schools within the United States, with varying degrees of attribution to the original.[1]

"The song is also used as a standard in swing music, dixieland, and bluegrass repertoire. Artists such as Glenn Miller, Tex Beneke, Louis Armstrong, Kay Kyser, Hal Kemp and the Dukes of Dixieland have recorded popular versions of the song.

"It was featured in movies such as The Five Pennies and You've Got Mail.[2]

"'Washington and Lee Swing'" may have been influenced by "Zacatecas March" an earlier Mexican march written in 1891 by Genaro Codina.[citation needed]"

Post to this Thread -

Back to the Main Forum Page

By clicking on the User Name, you will requery the forum for that user. You will see everything that he or she has posted with that Mudcat name.

By clicking on the Thread Name, you will be sent to the Forum on that thread as if you selected it from the main Mudcat Forum page.

By clicking on the Subject, you will also go to the thread as if you selected it from the original Forum page, but also go directly to that particular message.

By clicking on the Date (Posted), you will dig out every message posted that day.

Try it all, you will see.