Mudcat Café message #3383519 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #25358   Message #3383519
Posted By: GUEST,Guest
30-Jul-12 - 02:50 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Go Tell Aunt Rhody
Subject: RE: Origins: Go Tell Aunt Rhody
As another point of reference, the tune to "Go Tell Aunt Rhody" is used in the last part of the Aggie War Hymn, the official fight song of Texas A&M University, which was written in 1919. The lyrics are "Saw varsity's horns off (x3); Short! A! Varsity's horns are sawed off (x3); Short! A!" It refers to sawing the horns off of the University of Texas mascot, the Longhorn steer.