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Gladly, and with a bit of history attached! Did you know that the music for "On Wisconsin" was originally written for the University of Minnesota? Carl Beck, who had attended UW-Madison, convinced songwriter and roommate William Purdy to offer it to Wisconsin instead. The song was first played at the 1909 Homecoming game against Minnesota! Visit and click on the "Traditions" button for the lyrics and history of songs like "On Wisconsin," "Varsity" and the "Bud Song."

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