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College Heights

Lyrics by Pearl Lowe, no information regarding the tune.

College Heights on crested hill-top
Broad thy view and wide thy span;
Lofty citadel, we bear thee
Homage from thy great Southland.

Chorus

Alma Mater, best and grandest,
All our lives with thee we share.
College Heights, thou realm of glory,
Faith to thee we ever swear.

Great Acropolis of learning,
Strength from thee makes strong our lives,
Love to thee, our Alma Mater;
Spirit from thee never dies.

Vision to a people seeking
Life and understanding, right;
Throned in hearts of sons and daughters, --
Hail to thee our College Heights.

College Heights - All Hail

Lyrics by Mattie Hatcher, no information regarding the tune.

All hail to the Hill with its purple sheen,
Its dancing lights and its shimmering green,
Its mossy rocks and its deep ravine.
Dear old Hill -- to me.

Chorus

To me -- to me -- to me
Dear old Hill to me

All hail to the Halls where with hurrying feet,
Bold lads and lassies throng to greet
The Truth that every soul should meet
Dear old Halls for me

All hail to the Truth that makes men brave,
That twists the irons and frees the slave;
Brings brightness to a dark'ning grave.
College Heights -- to thee

As We Go Singing

Song adapted from Washburn College song by Sophmore Class of 1934 and sung at chapel on May 14, 1934

We are the sons and daughters of College Heights
We always cheer for what we think is right

It's not wealth that won us fame

But it's the way we play the game
For what we do, we do in Western's name.

Chorus

Come on, ye wearers of the red and gray,
Get with the gang and sing our song to-day,
Hearts beating fast will be true till the last,
Loyal students who love old Western's red and gray.
Chi, chi, chi, chi Western, Chi, chi, chi, chi Western
Rah, rah, rah, rah, rah, rah, rah, rah, rah, rah, rah, rah
Come on ye wearers of the red and grey, etc.

Of all the colleges from east to west,
Western's the one of all we love the best.
Tho her teams may meet defeat,
We can smile and still repeat
Western's loyal spirit can't be beat.

Cheer Song

Stand up and cheer

Cheer loud and strong for dear old Western.

For to-day we raise the red and gray above the rest.

Our boys are fighting and we are bound to win the fray.

We got the team. Rah! Rah!

We got the steam. Rah! Rah!

For this is dear old Western's day.

Rah! Rah! Rah! (Repeat)

Composed by Mr. Richards head of Music Department Sep. 23, 1934

Information taken from UA3/1/8 Henry Cherry Scrapbooks

See also:

Wood, Mary.  "'College Heights is Single Effort of Its Composer," College Heights Herald, Jan. 15, 1960.

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