"(I'm a) Ramblin' Wreck from Georgia Tech" is the fight song of the Georgia Institute of Technology, better known as Georgia Tech. The composition is based on "Son of a Gambolier", composed by Charles Ives in 1895, the lyrics of which are based on an old English and Scottish drinking song of the same name. It first appeared in print in the 1908 Blueprint, Georgia Tech's yearbook. The song was later sung by the Georgia Tech Glee Club on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1953, and by Richard Nixon and Nikita Khrushchev during the 1959 Kitchen Debate.
"Ramblin' Wreck" is played after every Georgia Tech score (directly after a field goal/safety) and preceded by "Up With the White and Gold" after a touchdown in an American football game, and frequently during timeouts at basketball games.
The term "Ramblin' Wreck" has been used to refer to students and alumni of Georgia Tech much longer than the Model A now known as the Ramblin' Wreck has been in existence. The expression has its origins in the late 19th century and was used originally to refer to the makeshift motorized vehicles constructed by Georgia Tech engineers employed in projects in the jungles of South America. Other workers in the area began to refer to these vehicles and the men who drove them as "Rambling Wrecks from Georgia Tech."
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... I'm a Ramblin' Wreck from Georgia Tech is Georgia Tech's fight song ... Ramblin' Wreck is played after every Georgia Tech score (directly after a field goal/safety and preceded by Up With the White and Gold after a touchdown) in a football game, and ... The title refers to the Ramblin' Wreck, one of Tech's mascots and a nickname for Tech students ...
... Greenblatt sold the copyright for the new version to Georgia Tech for one dollar ... acquired the old copyright a law firm commissioned by Georgia Tech in 1984, Newton, Hopkins Ormsby, concluded that while there were copyrighted versions of the song ... years, a few variations of the song have been created at Georgia Tech ...
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