state songs

Wisconsin State Song

Music composed by William T. Purdy in 1909
Words by Judge Charles D. Rosa and J. S. Hubbard
Adopted in 1959

Note: The Wisconsin legislature noticed that there were many versions of the lyrics for “On, Wisconsin!” The original song had been a fight song for the University of Wisconsin’s football team. Because of the confusion, the legislature designated the following as the official first verse of the state song. Below this, we have also included the original University of Wisconsin version of the song.

On, Wisconsin!

On, Wisconsin! On, Wisconsin!

Grand old badger state!

We, thy loyal sons and daughters,

Hail thee, good and great.

On, Wisconsin! On, Wisconsin!

Champion of the right,

‘Forward’, our motto —

God will give thee might!

Listen to the music for On, Wisconsin

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University of Wisconsin Version

 

On, Wisconsin! On, Wisconsin!

Plunge right through that line!

Run the ball clear down the field, boys

Touchdown sure this time. (U rah rah)

On, Wisconsin! On, Wisconsin!

Fight on for her fame

Fight! Fellows! – fight, fight, fight!

We’ll win this game.

On, Wisconsin! On, Wisconsin!

Stand up, Badgers, sing!

“Forward” is our driving spirit,

Loyal voices ring.

On, Wisconsin! On, Wisconsin!

Raise her glowing flame

Stand, Fellows, let us now

Salute her name!

Citation styles

APA style
Song of Wisconsin. (2014, April 14). In ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States. Retrieved 06:03, May 24, 2019, from https://statereports.com/wisconsin_state_song/
MLA style
classbrain, “Song of Wisconsin.” ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States. 14 April 2014, 20:27 UTC. . 24 May 2019 <https://statereports.com/wisconsin_state_song/>.
MHRA style
classbrain, 'Song of Wisconsin', ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States, 14 April 2014, 20:27 UTC, <https://statereports.com/wisconsin_state_song/> [accessed 24 May 2019]
The Chicago Manual of Style
classbrain, “Song of Wisconsin.” ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States, https://statereports.com/wisconsin_state_song/ [accessed May 24, 2019].
CBE/CSE style
classbrain, Song of Wisconsin [Internet]. ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States; 2014 April 14, 20:27 UTC [cited 2019 May 24]. Available from: https://statereports.com/wisconsin_state_song/.
Bluebook style
Song of Wisconsin, https://statereports.com/wisconsin_state_song/ (last visited May. 24, 2019).
AMA style
classbrain, Song of Wisconsin. ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States. April 14, 2014, 20:27 UTC. Available at: https://statereports.com/wisconsin_state_song/. Accessed May 24, 2019.

Citation styles

APA style
Song of Wisconsin. (2014, April 14). In ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States. Retrieved 06:03, May 24, 2019, from https://statereports.com/wisconsin_state_song/
MLA style
classbrain, “Song of Wisconsin.” ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States. 14 April 2014, 20:27 UTC. . 24 May 2019 <https://statereports.com/wisconsin_state_song/>.
MHRA style
classbrain, 'Song of Wisconsin', ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States, 14 April 2014, 20:27 UTC, <https://statereports.com/wisconsin_state_song/> [accessed 24 May 2019]
The Chicago Manual of Style
classbrain, “Song of Wisconsin.” ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States, https://statereports.com/wisconsin_state_song/ [accessed May 24, 2019].
CBE/CSE style
classbrain, Song of Wisconsin [Internet]. ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States; 2014 April 14, 20:27 UTC [cited 2019 May 24]. Available from: https://statereports.com/wisconsin_state_song/.
Bluebook style
Song of Wisconsin, https://statereports.com/wisconsin_state_song/ (last visited May. 24, 2019).
AMA style
classbrain, Song of Wisconsin. ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States. April 14, 2014, 20:27 UTC. Available at: https://statereports.com/wisconsin_state_song/. Accessed May 24, 2019.