Florida Alumni Songs from the University of Florida Alumni Assocation

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Florida Alumni Songs from the University of Florida Alumni Assocation
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ALMA MATER
(Words and music by Milton L. Yeats,
A.B. '24, J.D. '27)
(To Be Sung Standing)
Florida, our Alma Mater,
Thy glorious name we praise:
All thy loyal sons together
A joyous song shall raise.
Where southern seas are flowing,
Shine forth thy noble Gothic walls,
Thy lovely vine-clad halls.
'Neath the Orange and Blue victorious
Our love shall never fail.
There's no other name so glorious-
All Hail, Florida, Hail!
In the name of Alma Mater,
We take each comrades' hand:
True to thee and to each other
Thruout our Eden land.
Old school we love so dearly,
May God be ever near Thee
To guard and keep us every one
To thee a loyal son.
List to Alma Mater's calling,
Let courage never fail,
For before her all are falling-
All Hail, Florida, Hail!
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HAIL FLORIDA
(W. R. Frazier)
Florida's men are marching on again to
victory,
The Orange and Blue unfurled above
our heads will wave,
For we'll help our boys along with our
cheers and with our songs,
And we'll stick by every one of our
'leven braves."
And at last when the victory is over,
When the team has proven loyal,
staunch and true,
We'll hear old Georgia mourn to their
good old cracker home,
Wondering how the Gators slipped them
something new.
CHORUS
Hail, we'll all hail Florida,
For she's rolling up the score today,
Cheer her and back her, boys,
Thru every single play.
(Rah! Rah! Rah!)
Fight, boys, for victory,
And let the locomotives tell;
For the team of sweat and brawn
By those yells will "carry on,"
And Georgia Tech'll think she's
stepped from Earth to Hell.
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SWEET GENEVIEVE
Oh, Genevieve, Sweet Genevieve,
The days may come, the days may go,
But still the hand of mem'ry weaves,
The blissful dreams of long ago.


CHEER FOR FLORIDA
(Words by Herbert Felkel, Music by
Raymond Hubbell)
Cheer for the team, let loyal windpipes
scream,
"Rah, rah, rah, Florida here we are."
Die or do, each of you, Gators true,
And we'll help you fight it thru.
Lift voices high, shout aloud your cry,
Our cheers will never die.
CHORUS
Rah, rah for Florida, we'll fight with
might and main,
Shout out you Rah rah rah,
No cheer was e'er in vain,
We'll sing thru sun and rain,
We'll stick thru thick and thin.
We 11 cheer the boys with yells, bells
and joyous noise,
And Florida will win.
CHORUs
Now cheer for Florida,
We'll hold that old pigskin,
Shout out your Rah rah rah
Oh boy what joy to win.
We'll score a little more,
We will fulfill our vow,
For fight we're steeled,
We 11 just "bust" right down the field
To victory and how.
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MARCH OF THE FIGHTING GATORS
(Words and music by Thornton Whitney
Allen)
Gather near, Give a rousing cheer,
Make it long, make it strong for Florida.
Yell and shout, let your voices out,
Make it loud, for we're proud of Florida.
We've got the fighting men,
And they'll win again,
In the test, they're the best in every
way.
So gather 'round and sing, Let the
echoes ring,
While the fighting 'Gators show them
how to play.
CHORUS
March on, Florida, March right on,
Till the last white line is crossed.
And the lusty roar, means another score,
And our rival team has lost.
March on, Florida, down the field,
March on triumphantly,
For today was made, for the 'Gators'
big rarade,
And a Florida victory.
Watch them as they charge the line,
Gaining on every play,
Round the ends they're just as fine,
That is the Florida way.
F'orida Fight to the end for Fln:or".
Florida we can depend on Florida.
Fight your best,
And we will do the rest.
Rah! Rah! Rah!


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WE ARE THE BOYS FROM OLD
FLORIDA
We are boys from old Florida,
F-L-O-R-I-D-A,
Where the girls are the fairest,
The boys are the squarest,
Of any old state down our way.
We are all strong for old Florida,
Down where the old "Gators" play,
In any old weather, we'll all stick to-
gether,
For F-L-O-R-I-D-A.
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THE 'GATOR SONG
(Words and music by Annie W. Kelly)
For the Gators of Florida,
We'll sing a song of praise today;
Noble, brave and true,
No finer manhood ever grew:
For the Gators of Florida,
May victories come to stay;
Always so brave and true,
The Boys of the Orange and Blue.
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ORANGE AND BLUE
Cheer for the Orange and Blue,
Waving forever.
Pride of old Florida,
May she droop never.
We'll sing a song for that flag today,
Cheer for the team at play,
On to the goal we'll fight our way,
For FLORIDA.
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CARRY ME BACK TO OLD
VIRGINNY
Carry me back to old Virginny.
There's where the cotton
And the corn and 'taters grow.
There's where the birds warble
Sweet in the springtime.
There's where this old darkey's
Heart does long to go.
There's where I labored
So hard for old Massa,
Day after day
In the fields of yellow corn.
No place on earth
Do I love more sincerely
Than old Virginny,
The place where I was born.
CHORUS
Repeat first seven lines.
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THE WORLD IS WAITING
FOR THE SUNRISE
Dear one, the world is waiting for the
sunrise,
Ev'ry rose is heavy with dew,
The thrush on high his sleepy mate is
calling,
And my heart is calling you!


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MY OLD KENTUCKY HOME
The sun shines bright
In the old Kentucky home,
'Tis summer, the darkies are gay;
The corn top's ripe
And the meadow's in the bloom,
While the birds make music all
day.
The young folks roll
On the little cabin floor
All merry, all happy and bright;
By'n by hard times
Comes a-knocking at the door,
Then, my old Kentucky home, g<
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CHORUS
Weep no more, my lady,
O! Weep no more today!
We will sing one song
For the old Kentucky home,
For the old Kentucky home, far away.
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LOVE'S OLD SWEET SONG
Once in the dear dead days beyond
recall
When on the world the mists began to
fall,
Out of the dreams that rose in happy
throng,
Low to our hearts love sang an old sweet
song;
And in the dusk, where fell the firelight
gleam,
Softly it wove itself into our dream.
CHORUS
Just a song at twilight, when the lights
are low,
And the flickering shadows softly come
and go;
Tho' the heart be weary, sad the day
and long,
Still to us at twilight comes love's old
song,
Comes Love's old sweet song.
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WHEN YOU AND I WERE
YOUNG, MAGGIE
I wandered today to the hill, Maggie,
To watch the scene below,
The creek and the rusty old mill, Mag-
gie,
Where we sat in the long, long ago.
The green grove is gone from the hill,
Maggie,
Where first the daisies sprung;
The old rusty mill is still, Maggie,
Since you and I were young.
CHORUS
And now we are aged and gray, Maggie,
The trials of life nearly done.
Let us sing of the days that are gone,
Maggie,
When you and I were young.








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OLD FOLKS AT HOME


I wish I was in de land ob cotton,
Old times dar am not forgotten,
Look away! Look away!
Look away! Dixie Land!
In Dixie Land whar I was born in,
Early on one frosty morning ,
Look away! Look away!
Look away! Dixie Land!
Den I wish I was in Dixie,
Hooray! Hooray!
In Dixie Land, I'll take my stand,
To lib and die in Dixie;
Away, away, away down south in Dixie.
Away, away, away down south in Dixie.
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MASSA'S IN DE COLD, COLD
GROUND
Round de meadows am a-ringing
De darkies' mournful song,
While de mocking bird am singing,
Happy as de day am long.
Where de ivy am a-creeping,
O'er de grassy mound;
Dere old Massa am a-sleeping,
Sleeping in de cold, cold ground.
Down in the cornfield,
Hear dat mournful sound;
All de darkies am a-weeping,
Massa's in de cold, cold ground.
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I WANT A GIRL
I want a girl, just like the girl
That married dear old Dad.
She was a pearl and the only girl
That Daddy ever had.
A good old-fashioned girl with heart so
true,
One who loved nobody else but you.
I want a girl, just like the girl
That married dear old Dad.
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SWEET ADELINE
Sweet Adeline, My Adeline,
At night, dear heart, for you I pine;
In all my dreams, your fair face beams,
You're the flower of my heart,
Sweet Adeline.
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LONG, LONG TRAIL
There's a long, long trail a-winding
Into the land of my dreams,
Where the nightingales are singing
And a white moon beams;
There's a long, long night of waiting
Until my dreams all come true,
Till the day when I'll be going down
That long, long trail with you.
Used by permission. Copyright
1914, by M. Witmark & So;s.


Way down upon the Suwannee River,
Far, far away.
There's where my heart is turning ever,
There's where the old folks stay.
Ann up and down the whole creation,
Sadly I roam,
Still longing for the old plantation,
And for the old folks at home.
CHORUS
All the world is sad and dreary,
Everywhere I roam.
Oh, darkies, how my heart grows weary,
Far from the old folks at home.
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I'VE BEEN WORKING ON THE
RAILROAD
I've been working on the railroad
All the live-long day,
I've been working on the railroad
Just to pass the time away.
Don't you hear the whistle blowing?
Rise up so early in the morn,
Don't you hear the Captain shouting?
Dinah, blow your horn.
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AULD LANG SYNE
Should old acquaintance be forgot,
And never bright to mind?
Should old acquaintance be forgot,
And days of auld lang syne?
For auld lang syne, my dear,
For auld lang syne;
We'll take a cup of kindness yet
For auld lang syne.
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FAR AWAY IN THE SOUTH
Far away in the South,
Among the cotton fields;
That's the place where I ever long to be;
Where the magnolias bloom
Around my cabin door,
That's the place where I ever long
to be.
Give me a home in the dear old South,
For from memory I love her still;
I will sigh night and day,
I will long to be at rest,
In that dear cabin home so far away.
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LET ME CALL YOU SWEETHEART
Let me call you Sweetheart, with your
eyes so blue,
Let me hear you whisper, that you love
me true,
Keep the love light burning in your
eyes so blue
Let me call you Sweetheart, I'm in love
with you.


DIXIE


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