The Songs of the University of Pennsylvania

(The Songs of the University of Pennsylvania. c1923 Hinds and Noble)

The Red and Blue

Words by Harry E. Westervelt, '98

(Verse 1) Come all ye loyal classmates now
In hall and campus through,
Lift up your hearts and voices
For the Royal Red and Blue
Fair Harvard has her crimson
Old Yale her colors too,
But for dear Pennsylvania
We wear the Red and Blue.

(Refrain) Hurrah, hurrah Pennsylvania!
Hurrah for the Red and the Blue!
Hurrah, hurrah, hurrah, hurrah,
Hurrah for the Red and Blue!
(verses 2-5 omitted)

Hail Pennsylvania (The Alma Mater of the University of Pennsylvania)

Words by Edgar M. Dilley, 1897

Hail Pennsylvania, noble and strong
To thee with loyal hearts we raise our song
Swelling to heaven loud our praises ring
Hail Pennsylvania, of thee we sing.

Majesty as a crown rest on thy brow
Pride, honor, glory, love before thee bow.
Ne'er can thy spirit die, thy walls decay
Hail Pennsylvania, of thee we pray.

Hail Pennsylvania, guide of our youth
Lead thou thy children on to light and truth.
Thee when death summons us, others shall praise
Hail Pennsylvania thro' endless days!

Cheer Pennsylvania

Words by C.W. O'Connor

Cheer Pennsylvania, cheer evermore
We're here to see the Red and Blue score and score
And when we give a resounding 'Hoorrah, hoorrah'
Ever loyal to old Pennsylvania.

Drink a Highball

Words by G.B. Brigham, 1901

Drink a Highball at nightfall
Be good fellows while you may
For tomorrow may bring sorrow
So tonight, lets all be Gay!
Tell the story of Glory
Of Pennsylvania
Drink a highball And be jolly
Here's a toast to dear old Penn!

Fight On, Pennsylvania!

Words by Ben S. McGiveran, '23

Fight on, Pennsylvania!
Put the ball across that line.
Fight you Pennsylvanians!
There it goes across this time.
Red and blue we're with you
And we're cheering for your men.
So it's fight, fight, fight Pennsylvania
Fight on for Penn!

The University of Pennsylvania Band March

Hail Alma Mater!
Thy sons cheer thee now.
To thee, Pennsylvania,
All rivals must bow,
Glorious forever,
Thy colors dear will be
Forever, forever
They'll wave in Victory.

Hang Jeff Davis (The Battle Cry of Penn)

Hang Jeff Davis on a sour apple tree
Down went McGinty to the bottom of the sea
She's my Annie, and I'm her Joe,
Oh, listen to my tale of
(Whoa!)
Any ice today lady?
No.
Gitty-up!
Pennsyl-Pennsyl-Pennsylvania!
Pennsyl-Pennsyl-Pennsylvania!
Pennsyl-Pennsyl-Pennsylvania!
Oh Pennsylvania!