The “GW Fight Song,” formally titled “Hail to the Blue and Buff,” is sung loudly and proudly at every GW sporting event. In 1924, Eugene Sweeney wrote the song titled “Buff and Blue,” which served as the fight song for the GW’s varsity football team. In 1989, Patrick M. Jones rewrote the lyrics so it could be used for any GW athletic contest. He entitled it “The GW Fight Song.”
When the “GW Fight Song” is played, tradition requires every Colonial to stand up, clap hands to the beat and belt out the lyrics.
Fight Song Words:
Hail to the Buff!
Hail to the Blue!
Hail to the Buff and Blue!
All our lives we'll be proud to say,
"We hail from GW" (GO BIG BLUE!)
Oh, by George we're happy we can say,
"We're GW, here to show the way!"
So raise high the Buff (BUFF!)
Raise high the Blue (BLUE!)
Loyal to GW
You bet we're
Loyal to GW (FIGHT!)
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