(WEB EXTRA)) FAYETTEVILLE, AR --It's a familiar tune to all hog fans. The U of A fight song turns 100 this year. And students have created a new video to help you celebrate the centennial. Our own Razorback Nation intern, Joseph Holloway, is part of the school's new online video taking us on a tour of the history of the famous fight song.
Check it out here as part of an exclusive web extra.
In case you didn't know, William Edwin Douglass wrote the fight song - while he was a student at the U of A.
FAYETTEVILLE, AR -- A very special song is celebrating its centennial. The Arkansas Fight Song turns 100 this year, so here's a little history on it.
William Edwin Douglass wrote the tune and the lyrics to the song while he was a student at the UofA. According to the school, he graduated in 1913 and shared the work with his music professor, Henry D. Tovey, who later arranged the piece, adding chords and additional instrumentation to the words and melody. Now the song is a staple at all Razorback sporting events. It's even taught to incoming co-eds at University of Arkansas orientation!
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