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Georgia Tech re-debuts lost fight song!



I work at the Georgia Tech Alumni Association and am a current student myself. Today history was made. Or more precisely,  today history was welcomed home. See this afternoon we honored our resident historian's work of 20+ years. Her name is Marilyn Somers. She created our Living History program over 15 years ago which has not only served to preserve the stories of nearly 1000 prominent alumni and friends of the Institute in video interviews, but through that work she has verified and clarified all of our famous traditions. As part of our celebration for her this afternoon a small summertime contingent of the Georgia Tech Glee Club sang (for the first time in over 50 years) an old lost GT football song that Marilyn helped find and resurrect - The Georgia Tech Victory March!

 

I have nothing of it to show you here other than to assure you that it is a very moving collegian fight song that, in my opinion, would be very rousing for a football crowd (especially as it would roll perfectly into Up with the White and Gold then, of course, straight into Ramblin Wreck). Its copyright has (after a multi-year process) been re-acquired by Georgia Tech, and I dearly hope it is being arranged for the marching band soon. Today's "public" debut was small with no more than forty people in the Alumni House ballroom, but I can assure you that every alumnus in attendance (and there were some 'heavy hitters' there) was impressed and wants the song to be shared. It would be such a nostalgic addition to our already history-rich gameday pageantry! I just wanted everyone to know that White and Gold Nation just got a little closer to its roots today!

 

Go Jackets!

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