"Hail State" is a fight song for Mississippi State University. The words and music were written by Joseph Burleson Peavey in 1939.

Use in football games[edit | edit source]

Hail State is played by the Famous Maroon Band at the start of each home game and after each time the team scores. There are several abbreviated versions that are played as stand tunes or in combination with the full theme.

Lyrics[edit | edit source]

Hail Dear Old State,
Fight for that victory today,
Hit that line and tote that ball,
Cross the goal before you fall,
And then we'll yell,
YELL YELL YELL!
For Dear Old State we'll yell like H-E-L-L,
Fight for Mississippi State,
Win that game today![1]

Hey, Go State[edit | edit source]

At the beginning of each game, the band plays Rock and Roll Part II, with fans cheering "Hey, Go State" during the chorus. During the bridge, fans typically chant,

"We're gonna beat the hell outta you;
Maroon, White, Fight Fight Fight;
Mississippi State, WOO! You're Damn right!"

At the end of each winning game, the band plays Rock and Roll Part II, with fans cheering "Hey, Go State" during the chorus. During the bridge, fans typically chant,

"We just beat the hell outta you;
Maroon, White, Fight Fight Fight;
Mississippi State, WOO! You're Damn right!"

Alternate last line[edit | edit source]

During rivalry games, many MSU fans replace the last full line, "Win that game today" with "Go to hell Ole Miss!", a tongue-in-cheek jab at their in-state rival, the University of Mississippi. MSU fans are also known to add "Go to hell Ole Miss!" at the end of the national anthem, regardless of the opponent or sport being played.

External links[edit | edit source]

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