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Omicron Zeta Songs


NOTE: While approved for public distribution, this version may contain some strong language. The complete songbook is available on-line to registered alumni.


Cornell Songs

Alma Mater of Cornell University

The Alma Mater was written by Archibald C. Weeks '1872 and his roommate Wilmot M. Smith '1874, who set the verses to the ballad "Lovely Annie Lisle." Cornell insists it is the first school to use the tune, which is played at the noon concert on the chimes.

Evening Song

The Evening Song was first published in 1877 in the Cornell Era, and it is played on the chimes daily to close the day. This arrangement is by Henry Tyrell '1880; it has been sung to "O Tannenbaum" since at least the 1909 edition of "Songs of Cornell."

My Old Cornell

This song for alumni is actually only the refrain of the original song penned by Will Dillon '1917.

Song of the Classes

Many more politically correct versions of this song exist.

Lambda Chi Alpha Songs

All Hail

We're All Good Brothers

Hip Hip Hooray for Dear Old Lambda Chi

Magic Carpet Ride

A song adopted by Lambda Chi Alpha chapters across the continent. Words and music by Rushton Moreve, and performed by Steppenwolf.

Fight Songs

Give My Regards to Davy

The official fight song of Cornell University, written by Charles Tourison '1905 and sung to "Give My Regards to Davy." It is sung by a freshman (piker) to Registrar Davy Hoy '1891 and Professor "Tee Fee" Thomas Crane about getting "busted" out of school for drinking too much. The second, unofficial verse appears in our songbook and apparently refers to an attempt under former Cornell President Deane Malott to ban room parties in fraternities in the 1950s.

Hairy-Chested Men

Specially for football archrival University of Pennsylvania.

Godiva

Probably a modification of a traditional MIT fight song, sung to "Battle Hymn of the Republic"

Drinking Chants

Traditional.

Social

Individual

Sung in this order when a single person is taking a drink or drinks.
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