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    Rutgers Alma Mater For those interested

    This is a link to ours preformed at a fund raiser last year, What is yours[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPp_82l0j6s&feature=related]Rutgers University Alma Mater: "On the Banks of the Old Raritan" - YouTube[/ame] ??



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    Re: Rutgers Alma Mater For those interested

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0KQkdis43I]The Bells of Iowa State - YouTube[/ame]

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wl0ov2m28yc[/ame]


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    Re: Rutgers Alma Mater For those interested

    Don't know the words, don't know the words... to this stupid...



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    Re: Rutgers Alma Mater For those interested

    Green hills for thy throne,
    and for crown a golden melody;
    ringing in the hearts of all who
    bring you love and loyalty.

    Dear Alma Mater,
    make our spirits great,
    true and valiant like the
    Bells of Iowa State.


    Short, sweet, to the point. Like an alma mater should be.




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    Re: Rutgers Alma Mater For those interested

    Quote Originally Posted by ZachsterPoke View Post
    Green hills for thy throne,
    and for crown a golden melody;
    ringing in the hearts of all who
    bring you love and loyalty.

    Dear Alma Mater,
    make our spirits great,
    true and valiant like the
    Bells of Iowa State.


    Short, sweet, to the point. Like an alma mater should be.
    And we did more than change four words from an already existing song like the Eyes of Texas.



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    Re: Rutgers Alma Mater For those interested

    Sweet- I'm singing in the "Bells" video posted above!

    I seriously love ISU's alma mater. I think it's a beautifully crafted piece, and I've always enjoyed that it applies specifically to ISU, as opposed to some generic song that could be about any school.


    True and Valiant

    I also remember a game with Kansas when Cy (wore a huge suit then) went out to center field, squatted, and "pooped" a couple of chickens that had been dyed blue then chased them around.
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    Re: Rutgers Alma Mater For those interested

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2onbwoLtZJw&feature=related]ISUCF'V'MB Plays Bells of Iowa State After Beating Oklahoma State (Nov. 18, 2011) - YouTube[/ame]

    Never knew the words but will be singing along now!



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    Re: Rutgers Alma Mater For those interested

    Quote Originally Posted by ornryactor View Post
    Sweet- I'm singing in the "Bells" video posted above!

    I seriously love ISU's alma mater. I think it's a beautifully crafted piece, and I've always enjoyed that it applies specifically to ISU, as opposed to some generic song that could be about any school.
    Agreed. I've always loved Bells. Singing it, playing it, whatever. Would love it if more of our fans knew it and sang along during pregame.



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    Re: Rutgers Alma Mater For those interested

    For ours at home games the Glee Club sings it on the field pregame before the National Anthem. Then after the team goes over to the student section where the band plays it. when we play one of the military academies the team does both. [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oW-6zNA7E1k]Rutgers vs Navy 11/15/11 Postgame alma maters - YouTube[/ame]



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    Re: Rutgers Alma Mater For those interested

    Quote Originally Posted by Rabbuk View Post
    Don't know the words, don't know the words... to this stupid...
    haha +1



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    Re: Rutgers Alma Mater For those interested

    Quote Originally Posted by ManofCyience View Post
    And we did more than change four words from an already existing song like the Eyes of Texas.

    Rutgers was founded during the colonial period and is the 8th oldest university in America. It is possible that the Rutgers song was written before anyone in Texas spoke English! I don't know, but I would bet on Rutgers as being the first one.



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    Re: Rutgers Alma Mater For those interested

    Quote Originally Posted by njdirt View Post
    This is a link to ours preformed at a fund raiser last year, What is yoursRutgers University Alma Mater: "On the Banks of the Old Raritan" - YouTube ??
    On the Banks of the Old Raritan


    The lyrics and music were written by Howard N. Fuller, a member of the Rutgers College Class of 1874, in 1873. Fuller wrote the lyrics in two hours setting them to the tune of a popular melody On the Banks of the Old Dundee. According to a later interview with the Rutgers Alumni Monthly, Fuller stated he chose "On the Banks of the Old Dundee" as the song "immediately struck me that the air of that song had the right melody and the stirring and martial swing for an effective college song."

    "On the Banks of the Old Raritan" and thirteen other Rutgers songs appeared in the second addition of the Carmina Collegensia, published in 1876

    While there are five verses to the song, typically only the first and last (fifth) verse are sung.

    I.
    My father sent me to old Rutgers,
    And resolv'd that I should be a man (or a woman);
    And so I settled down,
    in that noisy college town,
    On the banks of the old Raritan.

    (Chorus)
    On the banks of the old Raritan, my boys*,
    where old Rutgers ever more shall stand,
    For has she not stood since the time of the flood,
    On the banks of the old Raritan.

    II.
    Her ardent spirit stirred and cheered me
    From the day me college years began;
    Gracious Alma Mater mine;
    Learning's fair and honored shrine;
    On the banks of the old Raritan.
    (Chorus)

    III.
    I love her flaming far-flung banner
    I love her triumphs proud to scan,
    And I glory in her fame
    That's immortalized her name.
    On the banks of the old Raritan.
    (Chorus)

    IV.
    My heart clings closer than the ivy
    As life runs out its fleeting span,
    To the stately, ancient walls
    Of her hallowed, classic halls
    On the banks of the old Raritan.
    (Chorus)

    V.
    Then sing aloud to Alma Mater,
    And keep the scarlet in the van';
    For with her motto high,
    Rutgers' name shall never die,
    On the banks of the old Raritan.
    (Chorus)

    During the University Commencement in New Brunswick, an extra verse (in addition to the first and last above) is included in the singing of the Alma Mater, which goes as follows:

    From New Jersey's northern lakes and mountains,
    To her southern pines and gleaming shore,
    Learning's fair and hallowed place
    Joins us every creed and race
    As we praise the name of Rutgers evermore.

    In 1989, several years after Rutgers became coeducational (1972), the University's administration changed the official lyrics to reflect a gender-neutral political correctness, particularly by substituting the words "my friends" in place of Fuller's original words "my boys" in the first line of the chorus (much to the ire of some alumni).

    FYI



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