“For Boston, For Boston Hummdssaee Freahain” Sings Student Body
ALUMNI STADIUM — Following a Boston College Eagles’ touchdown against the Richmond Spiders last Saturday, hundreds of football fans broke into a celebratory rendition of the school’s fight song.
Stephen Montgomery (CSOM ‘23) and his friends from Keyes South proudly sang the first two lines of the song they learned at orientation, but their enthusiasm was soon stifled as the finished the second “For Boston.”
“We were doing great, singing all the words, and I was really hype that we were winning” said the freshman as his friend yelled “12 and 0, babay!” from behind him. “But then we just lost it. I don’t know what ”
Junior Francesca Witherspoon ran into a similar issue. She was seen confidently belting “Cuz our ears are one and our hearts are two, nuh uhhuhu nanana sky is too FOR BOSTON FOR BOSTON our neck and back and brain!”
Written by T.J Hurley (Boston College Class of 1884), the fight song employs words such as “Fane,” “Crown’d,” and “Thy,” words that contemporary students seem unable to remember or define.
“I’m not a railroad baron,” Patricia Vedaney (LSOE ’23) complained, “Why the fuck do I need to know what a thane is?”
At press time, several students were handing out petitions to replace the fight song with “Mo Bamba.”