Talk:School songs

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Can we find recordings of some of these? Especially "Sans Souci," which I've never heard of (nor heard). 12:15, 16 May 2007 (EDT)

They played Sans Souci at Class Day. Lovely song. By the way, it should be pointed out (I just noticed at Commencement) that the tune to "Stand Columbia" is the same as Haydn's Emperor Waltz- aka, the melody that was used for "Deutschland ueber alles". Pacman 16:07, 16 May 2007 (EDT)
I actually have an MP4 of the the appropriate movement. But it's too big to upload and I can't figure out how to convert it to a more compressed mp3 Absentminded 16:13, 10 December 2007 (EST)
I linked to a small ogg file on Wikipedia. Feinstein 17:13, 11 December 2007 (EST)

"Who Own's" is a self-aggrandizing cheer referring to Columbia being one of New York City's largest landlords. At one point Columbia was third behind only the City and the Church.

Are we no longer the 3rd largest landowner? Master of information, the spec says we are as of this 2005 article. Nonsensical 15:06, 17 May 2007 (EDT)
I tend to wonder about Spec's sources. It's possible. Absentminded 16:13, 10 December 2007 (EST)


Perhaps the most lovely of all Columbia songs is the Alma Mater written by Edward MacDowell, the American composer who was a member of the Columbia faculty from 1896-1904.

Columbia O alma mater Loyal vows we bring thee here Though years roll by, we'll ne'er forget thee, Alma mater dear Alma mater dear

Columbia thy sons adore thee, And wish thee all good cheer, And vow with this, they truly love thee, Alma mater dear Alma mater dear