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A list of Augustana school songs

Songs are listed with the date they first appeared in Augustana publications or as a stand-alone score.

Augustana College Prize Song
A College Song
Thy name, Augustana, in cheers we extol
Blue and Gold
On, Dear Augie
Augie Will Shine
Tramp, Tramp, Tramp/Augustana Marching Song
Rah, Rah, Rah
Augie, On the Hill
Victory Song
Augie Pep Song (1925)
Song of the Vikings
The Song of the Vikings/Viking Song
Augie Pep Song (1929)
Alma Mater
By the Mighty Mississippi

 

Augustana College Prize Song, E.W. Olson, 1894
Shall old acquaintance be forgot.
And Mem'ry's garland fade?
Nay, deck anew the hallowed spot,
Where hearts their homage paid!

Chorus
Let carols ring from hall to hall,
Nor let their ardor fail!
Sing Augustana's praises all!
Shout Augustana's Hail!

She stands, a lofty beacon bright,
Firm founded on the hill;
How far we sail, her glorious light
Shall guide the sailors still.

Chorus

A mighty fortress 'mid the trees,
She towers bold and true,
Unfolding proudly to the breeze
Her colors, gold and blue.

Chorus

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A College Song, C.J. Södergren, 1904
Melody, "Tramp, tramp, tramp, the boys are marching."
Augustana on the hill!
Sing her praises with a will!
Let her never want for loyal hearts and true.
Hoist her banner to the breeze,
Float her colors on the seas,
Let the earth salute the yellow and the blue!

Chorus
Hip, hip, hip, hurrah for yellow!
Hip, hip, hip, hurrah for blue!
They're the colors of the sky,
Of the sun and stars on high,
They're the colors that are dear to me and you.

College life is passing by,
And the time is drawing nigh
When we bid farewell to our dear college home;
But the scenes around the hill
And the memories, lingering still,
Shall be with us in our hearts where'er we roam.

Chorus

When our locks are turning gray,
And the labors of the day
Shall be over, and the shadows growing long,
Still we'll lift our failing eyes
To the banner in the skies
And with brow uncovered sing the College Song

Chorus

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[Thy name, Augustana, in cheers we extol], E.W. Olson, 1905
Melody, "Du gamla, du friska."
Thy name, Augustana, in cheers we extol,
And bright burn the fires of our devotion.
The sound of our homage in echoes shall roll
O'er hills and plains from ocean unto ocean.

Thy sons and thy daughters, wherever they roam,
Shall turn from thy loving guidance never,
But walk in the light of thy radiant dome,
And cherish thee in loyal hearts forever.

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Blue and Gold, 1921
Hail Augustana, your praises we sing,
You'll always lead the way.
Hail Augustana, homage we bring,
You're in our hearts to stay.
Hail Alma Mater, we pledge heart and hand
To your colors to-day as of old.
We'll back you to stand 'gainst the best in the land,
All hail to the Blue and Gold.

Football Chorus
Augie, old Augie, smash through that line,
We've got to win to-day.
Augie, old Augie, touchdown this time,
Show them we know the way.
Augie, old Augie, we pledge heart and hand
To your colors to-day as of old.
We'll back you to stand 'gainst the best in the land;
So fight for the Blue and Gold.

Basketball Chorus
Augie, old Augie, pass th’ ball down the floor
We’ve got to win to-day.
Augie, old Augie, pile up the score,
Show them we know the way.
Augie, old Augie, we pledge heart and hand
To your colors to-day as of old.
We’ll back you to stand ‘gainst the best in the land,
So fight for the Blue and Gold.

On, Dear Augie, 1921
On, dear Augie, on, dear Augie,
March right down that line.
Roll the ball around those fellows,
Touchdown every time.
Rah, rah, rah,
On, dear Augie, on, dear Augie,
We must keep our name,
Fight, fellows, fight, fight, fight,
We’ll win this game.

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[Augie Will Shine], 1921
Augie will shine to-night,
Augie will shine,
Augie will shine to-night,
Augie will shine;
Augie will shine to-night,
Augie will shine,
When the sun goes down,
When the moon comes up,
Augie will shine.

[Tramp, Tramp, Tramp]/Augustana Marching Song, 1921
Tramp, tramp, tramp, we march along,
With voices strong, we'll sing a song:
For Augie dear, boys,
The team that never fails,
That never fails,
With all our strength and all our might
We're going to more than fight,
We're going to win for Augie,
Win for Augie, win for Augie dear.

[Rah, Rah, Rah], 1921
Rah, rah, rah, for Augustana,
Rah, rah, rah, for Blue and Gold,
They're the colors of the sky,
And the sun and stars on high,
They're the colors that are dear to you and me.

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Augie, On the Hill, 1923
(May be referring to “A College Song” by C.J. Södergren?)

Victory Song, Albert L. Olson, 1923
All hail to you, Augustana
All hail to the Gold and Blue,
Our heroes we cheer to victory
As they fight for our colours true.
To our strength we know our foes will yield
As the team charges down the field,
For the grand old school upon the hill,
A-fighting for the Gold and Blue.

We’re strong for you, Augustana
Your sons and your daughters too,
Your spirit will guide us on our way
Alma Mater our beacon ray.
As freemen for the right we’ll always stand
For the best college in the land,
For the grand old school upon the hill,
Augustana and the Gold and Blue

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Augie Pep Song, 1925
No lyrics; mentioned in 1925 Observer

Song of the Vikings, Augustana Concert Band, 1927
Sung to tune of "Song of the Vagabonds," from "The Vagabond King.''
Sons of Augustana.
Fight for Augustana!
Fight every foe of Blue and Gold!
Fight for Augustana!
Win for Augustana!
Win for your colors, Blue and Gold.
Blue and Gold must fly above the rest.
Augustana will always be the best.
Fight for Augustana!
Good old Augustana!
Die, if you must, for Blue and Gold!

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The Song of the Vikings/Viking Song, Regina Holmen, 1927
Here’s to the Vikings, Sons of Augustana!
Here’s to their courage, strength to dare and do!
Here’s to the zeal that wins, tho’ the foe be mighty!
Here’s to the love that binds their hearts to Gold and Blue!
Vikings! On, then, to the fight with all might, and you’ll conquer,
You are Vikings true!

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Augie Pep Song, Alfied Johnson, 1929
Contest winner; no lyrics printed in Observer

Alma Mater, Paul Finnman, 1937
Oh, dear old Alma Mater,
The Gold and Blue we love,
For halls revered.
And friends secured,
We thank our God above.
We'll win for Augustana,
To her we'll e'er be true.
Her name we'll praise,
Through all our days.
Old Augie, we love you!

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By the Mighty Mississippi, Jack Rasley, ca. 1930s, BOS 1940s
By the Mighty Mississippi, on a rocky shore—
Stands the school we love so dearly, now and evermore.

refrain
Augustana, Augustana, we thy children as of old
Sing thy praise in song unending to old Augie’s blue and gold.

Tho’ the future years may part us, still together now—
Faith and love to Augustana evermore we vow.

refrain

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