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That Good Old Song

Such mirth. Browsing photographs in the University of Virginia Alumni Association, I found a newsletter for Hoos in France (during one of the wars? – didn't check context). Here is a rendition of the Good Old Song:

La belle chanson de “Wah-hoo-wah”,
Nous chanterons toujours.
Il chauffe le cœur, aussie le sang,
De penser au retour.
Nous sommes venus de Virginie,
Ou tout le monde est gai,
Joignons nos mains et crions tous
En l'honneur de l'U.V-a !

For reference, here are the words in English:

That Good Old Song of Wahoowah,
We'll sing it o'er and o'er.
It cheers our hearts and warms our blood,
To hear them shout and roar.
We come from old Virginia,
Where all is bright and gay.
Let's all join hands and give a yell,
For dear old U-V-a.