Hail to California

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"Hail to California"
Written 1907 (1907)
Genre Alma mater
Songwriter(s) Clinton Morse
Audio sample
1:15 instrumental version

"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
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!