Slowly but surely when the day's early
Keeping our aims and ends in view
Never cast down by the troubles we meet
Brave in the hour of sour defeat
For life is a test
Where the brave do their best
Whether in work or in play
Strengthen your efforts
Maintain your Zeal
Play up and Play the game!!
----I'm not sure how many times I've sung this song and how many times it has provided me with inspiration. This was our school song and we took great pride in singing it. I cherished and enjoyed each and every line of it even when I was small. Earlier it was the music that had me humming this song. Later on, the words and meaning had more impact. They had the potential to rekindle my spirits. This song has been sung for almost a century now. But it is still vibrant and youthful as ever!!
Hail to our happy school days
Youth with a will to win!!!
That's the beginning line of the song.
BTW, The school is St. Joseph's Convent, Coonoor.