Our Alma Mater

Ed Hagopian kindly sent me a sound file of his piano music of our Alma Mater. (I had remembered some of the words, but hadn’t a clue of the tune.)  Unfortunately, there isn’t a way I can post a sound file on the blog, but I can easily email it to you.

Here are the words, thanks to those who put together our reunion booklet:

 Tho we roam the wide world over,
Tho from home afar we stray,
We shall ne’er forget our schooldays
‘Neith the Garnet and the Gray.

And our classmates we’ll remember
As the years go swiftly by,
And no matter where we wander,
We’ll remember Lansdowne High.

We’ll be true to thee dear high school,
And our thoughts will ever stray
To our schooldays spent at Lansdowne,
‘Neith the Garnet and the Gray.

Wow, that has more meaning now than it did in 1954. In the second verse, I used the traditional “Lansdowne High” rather than the newer “LA High,” but, as I recollect, as the first graduating class under the new name Lansdowne-Aldan we had a choice of which to use.

So, all together now, let’s hear those altos in the back, “Tho we roam…”



About Roger Walck

My reasons for writing this blog are spelled out in the posting of 10/1/2012, Montaigne's Essays. They are probably not what you think.
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