Here’s a 1939 Thresher article about the Rice Hymn, also written by Louis Girard and his classmate Nealie Ross. It’s interesting enough but what really caught my eye was the section about the origin of the “Rice Fight Never Dies” yell that goes along with the fight song. Just this week I had occasion to discuss this chant with someone but I didn’t know exactly where it came from. The very next morning I came across this:
More Rice song goodness to come.
Bonus: There’s an “S” on the end, dammit.