Southern Mississippi to the Top
"Southern Miss To The Top" is the official fight song of the University of Southern Mississippi. It was penned in 1955 by Robert Hays, the assistant director of "The Pride of Mississippi Marching Band".
It is performed by the Pride of Mississippi Marching Band after every Southern Mississippi touchdown or field goal, and is an instrumental aspect of any Southern Mississippi athletic or academic event.
History and usage
Originally titled "Southern To The Top", the fight song was written as a closer for the first act of Hey Daze, a three-act musical based on student life at then Mississippi Southern College. The song has retained its popularity so long, that it has been echoed at athletic contests for over 40 years. The song was eventually renamed "Southern Miss To The Top" to reflect the universities popular nickname known as "Southern Miss".
Lyrics: Southern Mississippi to the top! To the top!
So lift your voices high,
Show them the reason why,
that Southern spirit never will stop.
FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT!
Southern Mississippi all the way,
And we will fight! Fight! Fight! To victory
Hear our battle cry!
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