A few years ago, a lyric in “O Canada” was changed from “In all thy sons command” to “In all of us command” so it could be more inclusive. If our neighbors north of the border could change words to its national anthem, why couldn’t any other old song follow suit? It finally happened in South Bend as the last line in the “Notre Dame Victory March” has been changed from “While her loyal sons are marching onward to victory” to “While her loyal sons and daughters march on to victory”.
In case you’re wondering how the lyrics sound while sung, here’s the video put out by the university:
Yes, it will take some getting used to, but the change was long overdue. Notre Dame has been a co-ed university for half a century now, and it was time for the fight song to reflect that. And like our editor Nick Shepkowski said, if this bothers you more than how long it’s been since the Irish’s last national championship, there are no words.
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