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'Going Back to Nassau Hall'


Courtesy of Princeton University Archives

After "Old Nassau," "Going Back to Nassau Hall" is one of the most popular Princeton songs. Kenneth Sherman Clark, Class of 1905, wrote it in 1910 as a reunion song. Clark authored songs and music for the Triangle Club, and composed athletic cheers and tributes such as "The Scoreboard Song" and "Princeton Hockey Song." He also wrote several well-known Princeton songs, including "The Princeton Jungle March" and "Princeton Forward March to Victory." In 1944 he was awarded a varsity letter for his musical contributions to the Department of Athletics, the first non-athlete to receive this distinction.

Sheet music with lyrics for "Going Back to Nassau Hall" [PDF]