Ilion High School Traditions

The Blue Room Song

Performed by Bill Picket IHS 1952

It will take an old-timer to let us all know where the 'Blue Room' was located in the Old Ilion High. It had to be somewhere in the building before the 1963 school fire. If you know, please share where it was.

Lyrics to the tune of "The Army Song"

They are brave,
They are bold,
In the liquor they can hold,
Is a story that's never been told.

For it's guzzle, guzzle guzzle,
As it trickles down your muzzle,
Drink and you never will be dry.

With a rip and a roar,
As they fall upon the floor,
In the Blue Room of Old Ilion High.


Video courtesy of Bill's daughter, Lisa Pickett Sweet. William F. "Bill" Pickett, IHS 1952 passed away on November 2, 2020.

The Army Song
U.S. Field Artillery" (1917) John Philip Sousa
(modified version "The Army Goes Rolling Along" is the official song of the U.S. Army)

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