The Cornell Fight Song
Give my regards to Davy, remember me to Tee Fee Crane.
I want to hear Davy.
(Recorded at Bailey Hall, December 2000)
Tell all the pikers on the hill that I'll be back again.
Tell them just how I busted lapping up the high highball.
We'll all have drinks at Theodore Zinck's when I get back next fall!
The Davy FAQ
What is this Davy thing anyway?
Davy is Cornell's fight song and was written by Charles Tourison '05.
Who is Davy?
Davy was David Fletcher Hoy 1891, who was the registrar and secretary for the commitee on student conduct.
He had a great deal of disciplinary contact with students, and was known for his ferocity.
He was bad.
Who is Tee Fee Crane?
Tee Fee Crane was Thomas Frederick Crane, an Ithaca lawyer and a language professor.
He served as the first dean of the Arts School, and was much beloved on campus.
He was good.
What's a piker?
Busted is getting kicked out of Cornell.
What's a highball?
Why, alcohol, of course. He busted out because he spent too
much time drinking.
What's Theodore Zinck's?
Theodore Zinck's was a Downtown bar in the old Ithaca Hotel and is still remembered
with the continued tradition of local and international Zinck's nights.