Varsity Men's Glee Club



March of the Illini

We are marching for dear old Illini;
For the men who are fighting for you
Here's a cheer for our dear Alma Mater,
May our love for her ever be true!

While we're marching along life's pathways
May the spirit of old Illinois
Keep us marching and singing
With true Illini spirit

For our dear old Illinois!

Fratres In Unum

Ecce quam bonum, quam bonum, quam bonum
Et quam jucundum, quam jucumdun, quam jucundum

Habitare fratres in unum, fratres in unum
Habitare fratres in unum, in unum, in unum,

Cum fratres in unum

Illinois State Song

By thy rivers gently flowing, Illinois, Illinois,
O'er the prairies verdant growing, Illinois, Illinois,
Comes an echo o'er the breeze.
Rustling through the leafy trees, 
and its mellow tones are these, Illinois, Illinois,
And its mellow tones are these, Illinois

Not without thy wondrous story, Illinois, Illinois,
Can be writ the nation's glory, Illinois, Illinois,
On the record of thy years,
Abraham Lincoln's name appears,
 Grant and Logan, and our tears, Illinois, Illinois,
Grant and Logan, and our tears, Illinois.

Big Ten (+1 +1 +2) Medley 

A youth resolved to go to college,
But he knew not where to go.
He asked of all his friends and teachers,
Each told him so and so
At last, just when he was despairing
And he knew not what to do
He met a debonair young fellow,
Who spoke these words so true. (How true?)

Sing a song of college days, tell me where to go
Northwestern for her pretty girls, Wisconsin where they row,
Michigan for Chappies, Purdue for jolly boys,
Ohio for her vict’ry bell, for good fellows, Illinois.

Hail Alma Mater

Hail to the orange. Hail to the blue.
Hail Alma Mater, ever so true. (How True?)
We love no other, so let our motto be victory
Illinois. Varsity.

Hail to the orange, hail to the blue... 

Hail, hail to old Purdue, all hail to the old gold and black
Hail, hail to old Purdue our friendship may she never lack
Ever faithful, ever true, thus we raise our song a new
Of the days we spent with you, all Hail our old Purdue.

Brothers in Song

Come and let our swelling song mount like the whirling wind,
 As it meets our singing throng, so blithe of heart and mind. 
Care and sorrow now be gone, 
Brothers in song, sing on! Brothers, sing on, sing on!

Youth is a wandering troubadour, sailing the singing breeze
Wooing a maid on a distant shore, over the tossing seas: 
Steering by the stars above, His vessel a song of love. 
Brothers, sing on, sing on! 

Errant minstrels, thus we greet you, list to our voices strong,
With glad and open hearts we meet you, in our festival of song.
Care and sorrow now be gone,
Brothers in song, sing on! Brothers, sing on, sing on!

Go U – Northwestern, break right through that line
With your colors flying we will cheer you all the time
Go U – Northwestern, fight for victory,
Spread far the fame of our fair name,
Go northwestern! Win that Game!

Indiana, our Indiana, Indiana we’re all for you
We will fight for the Cream and Crimson, 
For the glory of old IU.
Never daunted, we shall not falter,
In the battle we’re tried and true.
Indiana! O, Indiana. 
Indiana We’re all for you
All for you.

Minnesota hats off to thee.
To your colors, true we shall ever be.
Firm and strong and planted are we.
Rah for the U of M

Now we sing Ohio’s Praises

O, come and sing Ohio’s praise,
And songs to Alma Mater raise.
While our hearts rebounding thrill
With joy which death alone can still.
Summers heat or winters cold,
The seasons pass, the years will roll.
Time and change will surely show
How firm thy friendship, Ohio.

Gaudeamus igitur

Gaudeamus igitur
Juvenes dum sumus.
Post jucundam juventutem
Post molestam senectutem
Nos habebit humus.

Alta Mater floreat,
Quae nos educavit;
Caros et commilitones,
Dissitas in regiones,
Sparsos, congregavit.

Hail to the victors, Hail to the heroes,
Hail to the leaders and the best.
Hail to the victors, valiant.
Hail to the Conquering heroes
Hail, hail to Michigan the leaders and the best
Hail to the victors, valiant.
Hail to the conquering heroes.
Hail, hail to Michigan the champions of the west.

The word is fight, fight, fight for Iowa!
Let every loyal Iowan sing.
The word is fight, fight, fight for Iowa,
Until the walls and rafters ring.
The word is cheer, cheer, cheer for Iowa
We’re gonna cheer until we hear the final gun.
The word is fight, fight, fight for Iowa,
Until the game is won.

Go right through for MSU, watch the points keep growing.
Spartan teams are bound to win, They're fighting with a vim.
See their team is weakening. We’re gonna win that game.
Victory for MSU

Hail to the lion, loyal and true.
Hail Alma Mater, with your white and blue.
Penn State forever. Molder of Men.
Fight for her honor, and victory again.

Maryland, we're all behind you. Wave high the black and Gold!
For there is nothing half so glorious, as to see our team victorious.
We've got the team boys! We've got the steam boys! 
So Keep on Fighting, don't give in.
Maryland, we’ll win. Maryland, we’ll win
We’ll win.

Hail to the team. Hail to the Scarlet and Cream.
Cheers for a victory and for our loyalty.
So on mighty men, we’re gonna triumph again
Fight for her victory. 
Hail the men at Nebraska U

Varsity, varsity, U rah rah, Wisconsin,
Praise to thee we sing, (We sing).
Praise to thee our Alma Mater
U rah rah, Wisconsin

Oskee – wow – wow, Illinois, our eyes are all on you
Oskee – wow – wow, Illinois, wave your orange and your blue
When the team trots out before you, every man stand up and yell
back the team to victory
Oskee – wow – wow, Illinois!
Dear Alma Mater, Illinois!