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GUEST,Chocolate Pi Help: Illinois/Chicago Songs (96* d) RE: Help: Illinois/Chicago Songs 23 Jan 01

I learned all three verses of the U of C Alma Mater, and got lots of extra points for my team on last year's all-university scavenger hunt for knowing them.
The verse that deals most with the outside world, and makes an oblique reference to the "White City" of the 1892 Columbian Exposition runs as follows:

The city white hath fled the earth,
But where the azure waters lie,
A nobler city takes her birth
The city grey, that ne'er shall die.
For decades and for centuries
Her battlemented tow'rs shall rise
Beneath the hope-filled western skies
'Tis our dear Alma Mater.

And for Chicago music in general, come to the U of C Folk Festival!

Chocolate Pi (will get my cookie back one of these days)

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