Hail To Thee, Dear Alama Mater

Hail To Thee Dear Alma Mater

 

By Elton Camp

 

Cheer boys, cheer, the Tigers have that ball

Cheer boys, cheer, they’ll never let it fall

The high school was built back in 1910

But there will never be classes there again

 

The buildings were once the pride of the town

For there was no finer school to be found

Hallways and classrooms were always clean

No crude graffiti was anywhere to be seen

 

The principal generated respect and fear

When to any hapless student he came near

Coaches were fired for only one reason

Perchance they dared have a losing season

 

Equations balanced and Latin taught

Sentences all parsed just as they ought

Both English and American literature

To cultural literacy brought us near

 

Manual typewriters were state of the art

Biology taught us the parts of the heart

But it will never again be done that way

The buildings are in ruin and decay

 

This town is far too small for a school

Consolidation then became the rule

Soon our school will be no longer be here

We can come get a brick as a souvenir

 


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Many small towns have had this experience
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