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Granny Anthem Lyrics




GRANNY ANTHEM


Far across the fields and farmlands

And our rivers blue

Stands our noble alma mater

Glorious to view.


Lift the chorus,speed it onward

Loud her praises be!

Hail to thee, our Alma mater

Hail all hail to thee!


Far above the busy humming

Of our bustling towns,

Framed against the arch of Heaven,

Looks she proudly down.


Lift the chorus,speed it onward

Loud her praises be!

Hail to thee, our Alma mater

Hail all hail to thee!



"Far Above Cayuga's Waters" is Cornell University's alma mater. The lyrics were composed circa 1870 by roommates Archibald Croswell Weeks, 1872, and Wilmot Moses Smith, 1874, and set to the tune of "Annie Lisle", a popular 1857 ballad by H. S. Thompson about a heroine dying of tuberculosis.


When  Granny teams are together they sing one or two verses of their own version of this Anthem to remember and honor the girls who played six-on-six basketball in Iowa from 1898 to 1995.


Six-on-six forever!


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