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"Fair Dillard"

 

One of our proudest traditions is singing the University's alma mater.

 

FAIR DILLARD

by William Stuart Nelson and Frederick Douglass Hall

 

Fair Dillard

Gleaming white and spacious green,

We love thy every blade and tree;

We love thy breathless days, thy nights serene,

Thy halls where men are men and free.

Arise, O sons and daughters, hail thy queen,

And pledge for aye thy loyalty.

Fair Dillard

Flaming love and learning’s light

Teach us each day, each passing hour

A deep’ning love for beauty, truth, and right

Source of all nobleness and pow’r

And through the joyous day, the dreaded night,

Forever guide, Alma Mater!

Forever guide, Alma Mater!


HOW TO SING "FAIR DILLARD"

 

Students and alumni just don't sing "Fair Dillard," they do so in a way that truly honors the spirit of Dillard University.

 

- Always stand, if possible

- Remove hats

- No talking

- No chewing gum, eating or drinking

- Hold hands for the last stanza

- Sing loudly and proudly!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DILLARD UNIVERSITY

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New Orleans, Louisiana 70122
504.283.8822

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