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“Rough! Tough! Real Stuff!”: Music, Militarism, and Masculinity in American College Football

“Rough! Tough! Real Stuff!”: Music, Militarism, and Masculinity in American College Football JoHN miCHAel mCCluSKeY “r ough! Tough! r eal Stuff!”: m usic, m ilitarism, and m asculinity in American College Football Hullabaloo, Caneck! Caneck! Hullabaloo, Caneck! Caneck! Good- bye to Texas University, So long to the orange and the white Good luck to the dear old Texas Aggies They are the boys that show the real old fight “The Eyes of Texas Are Upon You,” That is the song they sing so well,— So Good- bye to Texas University, We’re going to beat you all to ——. Chig- gar- roo- gar- rem! Chig- gar- roo- gar- rem! Rough! Tough! Real Stuff! Texas A&M. —James Vernon Wilson’s lyrics to “The Aggie War Hymn” (1918) in 1918 a Texas A&m university (A&m) student named James Vernon Wilson was stationed in germany as part of the united States’ opera- tions during the First World War. While on guard duty along the rhine river, he penned a set of lyrics centered on the rivalry between his alma mater and the longhorns of the university of Texas at Austin (uT). Following the war, Wilson returned to campus with the lyrics in tow John m ichael m cCluskey is an assistant professor of music at Shorter http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American Music University of Illinois Press

“Rough! Tough! Real Stuff!”: Music, Militarism, and Masculinity in American College Football

American Music , Volume 37 (1) – May 7, 2019

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University of Illinois Press
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1945-2349

Abstract

JoHN miCHAel mCCluSKeY “r ough! Tough! r eal Stuff!”: m usic, m ilitarism, and m asculinity in American College Football Hullabaloo, Caneck! Caneck! Hullabaloo, Caneck! Caneck! Good- bye to Texas University, So long to the orange and the white Good luck to the dear old Texas Aggies They are the boys that show the real old fight “The Eyes of Texas Are Upon You,” That is the song they sing so well,— So Good- bye to Texas University, We’re going to beat you all to ——. Chig- gar- roo- gar- rem! Chig- gar- roo- gar- rem! Rough! Tough! Real Stuff! Texas A&M. —James Vernon Wilson’s lyrics to “The Aggie War Hymn” (1918) in 1918 a Texas A&m university (A&m) student named James Vernon Wilson was stationed in germany as part of the united States’ opera- tions during the First World War. While on guard duty along the rhine river, he penned a set of lyrics centered on the rivalry between his alma mater and the longhorns of the university of Texas at Austin (uT). Following the war, Wilson returned to campus with the lyrics in tow John m ichael m cCluskey is an assistant professor of music at Shorter

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American MusicUniversity of Illinois Press

Published: May 7, 2019

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