A Departure from the Traditional Good Ol' Song in the Spirit of the University of Virginia

October 10, 2018
Good old song lyrics

Art by Kirsten Hemrich

The Good Old song of Wa-hoo-wa

We’ll sing it o’er and o’er,

But never did they tell us of

The years of pain and gore.

We desecrated tombs and graves 

To mock and thea’trize horr’r,

We brutalized black bo-odies

Then damned them to be poor.

 

Wa-hoo-wah wa-hoo-wah

Uni V Virginia!

Hoo-rah-ray hoo-rah-ray

Ray ray UVA!

 

We stood behind the ro-ot of

The Eugenics movement,

Black labor is exploited by

Wages and poor treatment.

 

We terrified our community

Inviting all those cops,

Never let us forget our sire,

White male, you reign nonstop

 

Wa-hoo-wah wa-hoo-wah

Uni V Virginia!

Hoo-rah-ray hoo-rah-ray

Ray ray UVA!

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