DIBIASE: ‘Cats carols for the basketball fan

Justin Dibiase

For all you Christmas lovers out there, there may be a few new songs on your caroling list. Here are a few new ones sung to the tune of some old classics. If you are a fan of Villanova basketball, this is an early present.

“‘Nova Bells” (Sung to the tune of “Jingle Bells”)

Dante is down low Scottie breaks awayStokes puts on a showEvery single day; Drums from our band ringMaking spirits brightWhat fun it is to cheer and sing A Wildcat song tonight! ‘Nova bells’Nova bells’Nova all the way! Oh, what fun it is to cheer As we watch along with Jay! Hey!

“Let it Rain” (Sung to the tune of “Let it Snow”)

Oh, the defense inside is frightful But the arc is so delightful And since we’ve got Fisher and ShaneLet it rain! Let it rain! Let it rain!

It doesn’t show signs of stopping It’s 3s that’s Reggie’s popping The ball swings out to Dwayne Let it rain! Let it rain! Let it rain!

When they finally guard us tight,And the ‘D’ really starts to swarm, Peña’s alley-oop is in sight. He dunks it with perfect form.

The opponent is slowly dying And, us fans, we start goodbying But as long as there’s points to gain Let it rain! Let it rain! Let it rain!

“St. Joseph’s is Coming to Town” (Sung to the tune of “Santa Claus is Coming to Town”)

You better box out You better jump high Better not doubt I’m telling you why St. Joseph’s is coming to town!

Coach’s making a listAnd checking it twice; Gonna find out who’s cold as iceSt. Joseph’s is coming to town!

The Big 5 we’ll be sweeping We already made Penn Quake The Hawks are ready for tonight, So let’s win for goodness sake! Oh! You better box out! You better jump highBetter not doubtI’m telling you whySt. Joseph’s is coming to town!

“I’m Dreaming of a Final Four” (Sung to the tune of “I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas”)

I’m dreaming of a Final Four Just like the ones I used to know Where the scoreboards glisten and Villanovans listen To hear their Wildcats in the show.

I’m dreaming of a Final Four With every win now in plain sight May our games be exciting and bright And may all Final Fours be blue and white. ———————-Justin DiBiase is a senior civil engineering major from Franklinville, N.J. He can be reached at [email protected]