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The Purdue Fight Song

To your call once more we rally,
Alma Mater, hear our praise;
Where the Wabash spreads its valley,
Filled with joy our voices raise.
From the skies in swelling echoes
Come the cheers that tell the tale
Of your vic'tries and your heroes,
Hail Purdue! We sing all hail!

Hail, Hail to Old Purdue!
All hail to our old gold and black!
Hail, Hail to Old Purdue!
Our friendship may she never lack,
Ever grateful, ever true,
Thus we raise our song anew,
Of the days we've spent with you
All hail our own Purdue.

When in after years we're turning,
Alma Mater, back to you,
May our hearts with love be yearning,
For the scenes of old Purdue.
Back among your pathways winding,
Let us seek what lies before,
Fondest hopes and aim e'er finding,
While we sing of days of yore.


The Purdue fight song copyrighted in 1913.
Music by E. J. Wotowa, class of 1912;
lyrics by J. Morrison, class of 1915

While University events are the most likely place for Boilermakers to join in a chorus of Purdue's official fight song, it's not uncommon to hear it played during afternoon practices by the Purdue All American Marching band and several times a day by the Bell Tower carillon. This year, the University celebrates the 100th anniversary of "Hail Purdue."