Come A Runnin' Boys

Nebraska Stories

Air Date: 03/19/2020

Before “Dear Old Nebraska U” and “Hail Varsity” there was another song synonymous with Big Red. Written in 1909 by Robert Stevens "The Cornhusker” (Come a Runnin' Boys) surged in popularity when the Huskers played in the 1941 Rose Bowl. The fight song faded away over the years until recently when The Killigans, a local punk folk band, recorded their version.

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Gavin Felix