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The Boise State song, “Les Bois,” was originally written by James L. Strachan and Grace Watson circa 1940, with additional verses added later by Helen Moore.

Les Bois
Bonneville looked at the sun on the forest,
Watched the dark valley grow bright with the flame,
Uttered the words to its splendor attribute,
Uttered the now unforgettable name.

Chorus
Boise State beautiful, Boise State wonderful,
Hear, Alma Mater, the praise form our lips.
Shine form the strength of the Idaho forest.
Shine from the hills where the western sun dips.

Bring us in honor to tasks of the future,
Help us in dignity forward to go.
Shrined in our hearts Alma Mater beloved.
Cast thy warm light on the lives of us all.

Fight Songs: see Fight Song

Other Boise State Songs and Jingles:

Bronco Spirit Jingle (circa 1983)

There’s a thunder in the West
You can hear it rollin’
Hoofbeats stormin’ down the mountainside
Pride when you’re the best
And you’ve got it going
Let a bronco take you on that victory ride

Chorus:
Bronco Spirit
Catch it! Catch it!
Bronco Spirit
Catch it!
Catch that Bronco Spirit!
Boise State
Doin’ Great
Heading for Victory
Bronco Spirit

Boise State
Boise State
Boise State
Boise State
Boise State
Boise State

A tradition born of excellence and winning
It’s a privilege that belong to the chosen few
It’s a herd of Blue & Orange that’s just beginning
When that Bronco Spirit Stampedes home to you

Bronco Spirit
Catch it! Catch it!
Bronco Spirit
Catch it!
Catch that Bronco Spirit!
Boise State
Doin’ Great
Heading for Victory
Bronco Spirit, Bronco Spirit

Broncos Rise
Broncos Rise to the test
And show them who is the best
We’ll stand beside you all the way to
victory

Broncos rise to the test
It’s you we know are the best
Un-furl the orange and blue once more for
Victory

Yell:
GO, BRONCOS GO

Onward upward, Boise
Show them how to fight
Sing on Bronco Spirit
Whip them with your might

Here we go
Let them know
We are on your side

Source: Boise State University Fight Song Case File

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