The BGHS School Song is set to the tune of the "Washington and Lee Swing", a ragtime classic that was written by the glee club at Washington and Lee University in Virginia. The words are based on the words of the Hawkeye fight song of the University of Iowa.
We're gonna fight, fight, fight for Garrigan!
We're gonna win, win, win this game!
We're gonna show those _____ they can't win
when they meet up with Garrigan!
For the enjoyment of our alumni, we have compiled a variety of versions of the Garrigan fight song. You may click on each version to hear the songs in the stated format.
garrigan.mid (5 KB) ... the synthesized band version heard in the background when this page opened
march.mid (30 KB) ... a longer, percussion-heavy synthesized version
classic-piano.mid (6 KB) ... a synthesized version with the feel of banging on an electric piano
jazz-piano.mid (16 KB) ... a synthesized piano version that is close to the original ragtime song
brass.wav (300 KB) ... a recording of brass and percussion playing the song as a march
jazz.wav (329 KB) ... a recording of a jazz combo playing a swing version of the song
country.mp3 (233 KB) ... a recording featuring steel guitar with an old-time country rendition of the song
schoolsong.mp3 (520 KB) ... the BGHS band playing the school song, from the CD produced by the band and choir.
NOTE: With the exception of the BGHS band version, all files on this page were compiled from various free sites on the internet and are provided free of charge for the enjoyment of BGHS students and alumni. If a copyright holder is aware that a version that is posted incorrectly, please notify the webmaster and it will be removed immediately.
The school hymn, "O Garrigan", was composed for the fiftieth anniversary of Bishop Garrigan High School.
Click here for the words and music to that anthem.