Songs of The Ohio State University

O. S. U. Jubilee Song

The autumn days have come again
The gladest in the year;
We gather on the bleachers boys,
To yell and root and cheer;
When our team comes out to play
We fellows feel no fear;
While we are rooting for O-HI-O!


Hurrah! Hurrah!
We sing the Jubilee
Hurrah! Hurrah!
We've all come out to see
The gray and scarlet win for us
Signal victory
While we are rooting for O-HI-O.

Now our quarter has the ball
He dashes down the field
We boys are yelling touchdown State!
The pigskin grunts and squeals
And soon between the great white poles
In man and ball revealed
While we are rooting for O-HI-O.

Repeat Chorus

This song was in use for the 1909 football season and was published in the Ohio State - Kenyon football program. This is one of two songs written which use the melody of Marching Through Georgia; a rather popular Civil War melody of the time. This song was not published in future football programs, thus it probably faded from use after the 1909 season. Please see Rush On, as this is the other song written with the melody Marching Through Georgia.

Photo: 1919 Football Team, Courtesy of The Ohio State University Archives

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Last Updated: 23 September, 2021

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