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"Here Comes Carolina" is a fight song of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.[1]

As its title implies, it is most commonly played when a Tar Heel team enters the field of play. Traditionally, the band plays a version of the traditional orchestral warmup tune before launching into the song when the first player charges out of the tunnel. During the warmup tune, fans stand and clap along. The effect is similar to that of a train coming down the track. At basketball games, the band plays the first seven notes of the song in different keys during player introductions, modulating a half step each time before launching into the song in the normal key after the final player is announced.

The last part of the song's melody come from an old revival song, "Jesus Loves the Little Children".

Lyrics

Here comes Car'lina-lina, here comes Car'lina-lina! We hail from NCU.
We've got the spirit in it, we've got the team to win it. We wear the colors white and blue.
So it's fight, fight, fight for Carolina, as Davie did in days of old.
As we gather 'round the Well, cheer that Tar Heel team like hell for the glory of NCU!

Davie refers to William Richardson Davie, Carolina's founder. The Well refers to The Old Well, a campus landmark. NCU is an antiquated abbreviation for "North Carolina University."

See also

"I'm a Tar Heel Born"

References

  1. ^ "UNC School Songs." tarheelblue.com. Retrieved on March 9, 2008.
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