Hail to California

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"Hail to California"
Alma mater
Released 1907 (1907)
Songwriter(s) Clinton Morse

"Hail to California" is an alma mater song used throughout the University of California system. Hail to California is traditionally played before every Cal basketball home game, is a common song at California Golden Bears football games, and is sung at convocations and matriculations at UCSB and UC Davis.


Hail to California

Hail to California,
Alma Mater dear;
Sing the joyful chorus,
Sound it far and near.
Rallying round her banner,
We will never fail;
California, Alma Mater,
Hail! Hail! Hail!

Hail to California,
Queen in whom we’re blest;
Spreading light and goodness
Over all the West.
Fighting ‘neath her standard,
We shall sure prevail;
California, Alma Mater,
Hail! Hail! Hail!