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Alma Mater

Commencement

Alma Mater
Text by Robert F. Vaughan, 1908

Originally: Vanderbilt, All Hail!
First sung at Commencement in 1913

On the city’s western border, reared against the sky,
Proudly stands our Alma Mater as the years roll by.
Forward! ever be thy watchword, conquer and prevail.
Hail to thee, our Alma Mater, Vanderbilt, All Hail!

Cherished by thy sons and daughters, mem’ries sweet shall throng
’Round our hearts, O Alma Mater, as we sing our song.
Forward! ever be thy watchword, conquer and prevail,
Hail to thee, our Alma Mater, Vanderbilt, All Hail!

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