Traditions

Ragtime Cowboy Joe


Fight Song

The familiar fight song of the University of Wyoming athletics teams is Ragtime Cowboy Joe. This song is performed by the band as UW teams enter the playing surface, following a score or big play, and to fire up the fans. The Cowboy and Cowgirl student-athletes traditionally sing this following each Wyoming victory.

RAGTIME COWBOY JOE

"He always sings raggy music to the cattle as he swings back and forward in the saddle,
on a horse - a pretty good horse! He's got a syncopated gaiter, and you ought to hear the meter
to the roar of his repeater; how they run - yes run! - when they hear that he's 'a-comin',
cause the western folks all know, he's a high-falootin', rootin, tootin', son of a gun from ol' Wyoming,
Ragtime Cowboy, Talk about your Cowboy, Ragtime Cowboy Joe."

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