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University of Wyoming Alumni Association|Songs & Lyrics
Western Thunder

Songs and Lyrics


"Ragtime Cowboy Joe" Click here to listen

He always sings raggy music to his cattle as he swings
Back and forward in his saddle on a horse (pretty good horse!)
He's a syncopated gaiter
And you out to hear the meter to the roar of his repeater
How they run (yes run!)
When they hear him come, because the western folks all know,
He's a high fallutin', rootin' tootin'
Son of a gun from old Wyoming
Ragtime Cowboy, (talk about your cowboy), Ragtime Cowboy Joe.



  "Fight, Wyoming, Fight"   Click here to listen

  Come on, Cowboys, gold and brown!
  Show them how, boys, hold them down!
  Start right now, boys, don't' delay,
  Break away, win today.
  Take that ball, and one, two, three!
  Carry on triumphantly -- Come on and fight!
  Fight! Fight, you Cowboys, fight!
  Come on and fight to victory!


 "Alma Mater"

  Where the western lights' long shadows
  Over the boundless prairies fling
  And the mountain winds are vocal
  With thy dear name, Wyoming.
  There it is brown and yellow
  Floats in loving loyalty,
  And the College throws its portals
  Open wide to all men free.

  And so our songs we bring.
  Our Alma Mater sing,
  To her our hearts shall cling,
  Shall cling forever more.

  Yonder we can see it standing,
  Circled by purple hills,
  While the flaming fire of sunset
  Every Western window fills;
  'Tis the College! Ah, we know it!
  Shrine of many joys and tears,
  And the rays that light upon it
  Are prophetic of its years.

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