In the spirit of the upcoming holiday season, we would like the university to bring back one of its most cherished and beloved traditions, “Fum’s Song.”
In 1949 Thurman “Fum” McGraw lead the Colorado A&M pigskinners to their first bowl game. In the following year — Fum’s senior season — the Rams went 9-1, losing only to our fierce rivals from the north, Wyoming.
Up until his death in 2000, Fum sang a song about “college days” to fire up the troops. And until 2006, when it was banned because of its “unsportsmanlike” qualities, a video of Fum singing in the Rams’ locker room played to fans at Hughes Stadium.
But this Saturday, we actually have a chance to seal up one of those coveted bowl games against — guess who — little brother Laramie.
So cut out the song below — no, really, do it — and sing it loud and proud. Let’s go beat them Cowboys!
“I’ll sing you a song of college days,
and tell you where to go.
Aggie’s where your knowledge is.
Boulder spends your dough.
CC for your sissy boys, and Utah for your times.
DU for your ministers.
For drunkards, School of Mines.
Don’t send my boy to Wyoming U,
a dying mother said.
Don’t send him to old Brigham Young;
I’d rather see him dead.
But send him to our Aggies.
It’s better than Cornell.
Before I’d see him in Boulder, I’d see my son in hell!”