This Day in Dayton, 25 September
In September 2012 Purdue Today celebrated the 100th anniversary of “Hail Purdue.” Since the tune and most of the words were borrowed for the Dayton School Song, we can know that our school song is over 100 years old. The lyrics were composed by a Purdue student named James Morrison and set to music by Edward Wotawa, an alumnus who had directed the Men’s Glee Club during his time at Purdue.
Hail, hail to DHS, all hail to our old gold and black
Hail, hail to DHS, our friendship may she never lack.
Ever faithful every true, our praises we express,
All the days we spent with you, all hail to DHS.
(alternate of All the days we spent with you, all hail to Old Purdue)