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Old Warwickians

The Warwick School Song

In the published book Warwick School: A History by G N Frykman and E J Hadley, reference is made to the two School Songs which Warwick is proud to possess, and, indeed, in publishing them at the start and end of the book, a deliberate effort was made to ensure their preservation. Another intention was, of course, to encourage their continued performance.

Currently, the 1906 Latin song Floreat Domus is sung quite regularly - in chapel at the beginning of every term, and at Speech Day, for example.

FLOREAT DOMUS

Gaudeamus nos alumni
Quod per infinita saecla
Schola perduravit ipsa.
Gaudeamus nos alumni.
Floreat! Floreat!
Schola Warwicensis
Floret atque floreat
Schola Warwicensis.
Haec domus duret per aevum
Floreant omnes alumni
Floreant semper magistri.
Gaudeamus nos alumni.
Floreat! Floreat!
Schola Warwicensis
Floret atque floreat
Schola Warwicensis.

The Old Warwickians sing a 1931 version of the 1892 English song at their dinners: 

WARWICK SCHOOL SONG
Our voice in praise of the King we raise,Who founded in high endeavour,

(As his charter told in days of old)
A school that shall live forever,
A school that shall live forever.
And to Warwick School new fame we’ll bring
With the life of each changing season,
“Work hard, play fair” for the School and sing
This song with a swing till the rafters ring,
And silence is rank high treason.
Though all men must return to dust,
Old friends let nothing sever,
But as we grow older stand shoulder to shoulder,
For the School that shall live forever.
And to Warwick School new fame we’ll bring
With the life of each changing season,
“Work hard, play fair” for the School and sing
This song with a swing till the rafters ring,
And silence is rank high treason.