Words and music by Richard B. Stanley 1897
Oh Bates, awake to the sound of battle
The Garnet waves on high
Thy sons are following on to victory
Joy and fair fame are nigh
The bands are playing, the stands are swaying
Now rah! rah! rah! Bates! rah! rah!
Up to your cheering Bates Up ev’ry man of you
Shout to the welkin blue
All together, Bates together, Rolling up the score
Add a little, then a little, and a little more
And at last when night is falling
And the day is done
We’ll cheer again for dear old Bates
And another vict’ry won.
The Bates orchestra and choir