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What are the words to the Alma Mater?

KU's alma mater, "The Crimson and the Blue," was written in 1891 and is a very recognizable derivation of Cornell's song. There are three verses and a chorus, but usually only the first verse is sung, followed by the chorus, and then rounded out with the Rock Chalk Chant.
Here are the words:

"Far above the golden valley
Glorious to view,
Stands our noble Alma Mater,
Towering toward the blue.

Lift the chorus ever onward,
Crimson and the blue
Hail to thee, our Alma Mater
Hail to old KU."


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