The Glee Club added verses in following decades as the university expanded and revised the piece in 2013 to reflect the composition of the modern student body. Alma Mater & Fight Song. Hail to thee, dear Alma Mater Beside the blue Caribbean calm Hail to thee, dear Alma Mater ‘neath sunny skies and whisp’ring palm. Let Duty be well performed. Honor be e'er untarned Country be ever armed. TM This Week The stories you want, in one weekly newsletter. That sums up the proverbial “other side of the story,” which is that Texas A&M’s fight song pokes fun at Texas’ alma mater, "The Eyes of Texas." Proud we are to tread thy ways Loud and true we voice our praise Open door thy every portal ‘mid sand and sea and golden days Update 06/17: This article has been amended to reflect that “The Eyes of Texas” is UT’s alma mater and an unofficial fight song. In the first sense, it is an educational institution, classically a college, and in the second sense, it is an anthem or fight song of an educational institution. Naval Academy and West Point both updated their Alma Mater lyrics in recent years. Alma Mater & Fight Song. That Good old Baylor Line. Help us thy motto bear Through all the years. In 1873, the Rutgers Glee Club commissioned Howard Fuller to write a formal alma mater that would inspire students and alumni. When we depart from thee, Serving on land or sea, Alma Mater by the Sea. The term alma mater is Latin for “nourishing mother,” and it is used in two different ways in modern English. Guide us, thine own, aright Teach us by day, by night, To keep thine honor bright, For thee to fight. Before its current usage, alma mater was an honorific title for various Latin mother goddesses, especially Ceres or Cybele, and later in Catholicism for the Virgin Mary.It entered academic usage when the University of Bologna adopted the motto Alma Mater Studiorum ("nurturing mother of studies"), which describes its heritage as the oldest operating university in the Western world. We'll march forever down the years. Baylor > Student Gameday > Traditions > Alma Mater & Fight Song. Goldfein's statement also said the U.S. (Get your Bear claw up!) A school song, alma mater, school hymn or school anthem is the patronal song of a school.In England, this tradition is particularly strong in public schools and grammar schools Yet this version of the song, their Alma Mater, was not about them." Sung before and after the game. The song was composed to be more somber in contract to The Aggie War Hymn so it could be played at ceremonies like Muster. The music was authored by Col. Richard Dunn, director of the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band. The song remained UCLA’s official alma mater until 1960, when students formally objected to the reference of UCLA as the “California of the South.” “Hail to the Hills of Westwood,” written by Jeane Emerson ’29, replaced the earlier song and is the alma mater Bruins sing today. That Good old Baylor Line. West Point, by thee. As long as stars shall shine. The Spirit of Aggieland is the alma mater of Texas A&M, originally written as a poem in 1925 by Marvin Mimms, Class of 1926. That Good old Baylor Line. The Spirit of Aggieland. Hail, Alma Mater dear, To us be ever near. Fuller modified the song 30 years later.