This catchy song was introduced to the Wisconsin campus by Professor Julian Olson, one of the most colorful faculty characters in university history.  In 1919 while planning an alumni dinner he wrote the words to what was then called ‘The Badger Ballad’ and had the words set to music by Charles Mills, then Director of the School of Music.  Countless verses have been added since that time, and it remains a favorite song at informal Badger gatherings.  The UW Band traditionally closes each pre-game performance with this sprightly melody.

 ON WISCONSIN
VARSITY
HOT TIME IN THE OLD TOWN TONIGHT
YOU’VE SAID IT ALL