Fight Song

Baylor Fight Song

Old Fight!

Bear down you Bears of Old Baylor U We're all for you!
GO BEARS!

We're gonna show dear old Baylor spirit through and through!
GO BEARS!

Come on and fight them with all your might you bruins bold
And win all our victories for the Green and Gold!

B! A! Y! L! O! R! BAYLOR! BEARS! FIGHT!

Come on and fight them with all your might you bruins bold
And win all our victories for the Green and Gold!

B-A-Y-L-O-R BAYLOR BEARS FIGHT!

History behind "Old Fight!"

In a Chamber-sponsored competition during the fall of 1940, Baylor student organizations wrote letters to famous musicians, asking them to compose a fight song for Baylor. Brothers Fred and Tom Waring agreed to do so. They wrote "Bear Down Baylor Bears," which was performed by the Pennsylvanians on the Warings' live national NBC radio broadcast ("The Chesterfield Pleasure Time Radio Show") on December 20, 1940. The song was used until 1947, when Baylor students Dick Baker, BA '50, and Frank Boggs, BA '48, decided they weren't satisfied with it, saying the song was "horribly hard to sing."

And so, the roommates took it upon themselves to write a new fight song, one that would get students more excited and involved. They wrote it on a particularly quiet weekend on campus; many folks were in Lubbock at the Baylor vs. Texas Tech football game on October 18, 1947.

The song was officially introduced outside of old Brooks Hall near Minglewood Bowl. Boggs says that the Baylor bandleader loved it, and he orchestrated unveiling the song, making copies of the words and passing them out to students.

Today "Old Fight!" is as much a part of Baylor's traditions and history as Old Main and "That Good Old Baylor Line." While the lyrics have adapted over the years to what we sing today, they are still rooted in the words penned by Baker and Boggs proving again that students can and do leave an indelible mark on their school that lasts generations.