38. "Battle Song of Princeton"

 

When Princeton, old Princeton, first won her renown, the rattle of battle was heard in the town.  While they were scrapping, and John Bull was napping, our forefathers made a touchdown.  From that day to this day the men of Nassau Hall have always gone fighting along.  So we’ll cheer them to vict’ry once more by singing this battle song.”  Kenneth Clark ’1905 wrote this and many other Princeton spirit songs, including the well-known “Going Back to Nassau Hall,” which is quoted on the walls of the Frist Campus Center.

  • To learn more about Princeton spirit songs, see quotation #1 and Café Vivian picture #103.

  • To learn more about Kenneth Clark, see quotation #1 and Café Vivian picture #82.

  • To learn more about football at Princeton, see quotation #22, and Café Vivian picture #9, 12, 39, 48, 49, 56, 102, and 111.

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