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Title [Alma Mater]
Creator Bethel College
Description Carbon copy of an alma mater edited to be used by Bethel College of Russellville, Ky. Copy includes words stricken from text and replaced to be appropriate to this Baptist men's college. Printed on Bethel College letterhead which includes the wording "Founded by Kentucky Baptists in 1849."
1 page. Typescript.
Lyrics reads as follows:
"Near the knobs in sunset splendor,
Stands a belfried dome;
Neath these trees in Autumn beauty,
Our Kentucky home.
Bethel is our Alma Mater,
We're her sons so true;
Evening skies oft flaunt her colors,
Gold beneath the Blue.

Honor ever be our motto,
Life the golden rule.
Love to thee, our Alma Mater,
Bethel dear, our school.

There we study Greek and Latin,
Math and Science too,
There we try to learn some Spanish,
And make History new. There we often meet our foemen,
On the field and floor;
There in uniforms of khaki,
Join the Traning Corps.
[Handwritten wording of the last 2 lines:
There in colors blue and golden
When the game is ore]

If we ever go a courting,
On a girl so true,
We;ll be sure her hair is golden,
That her eyes are blue.
If through life we go a sailing, with some guedon (sic) won,
We shall ever bless thee, Bethel,
Own us as they son.

Then when College ties are broken,
thou no longer nigh,
Mem'rys flood will ever cheer us, As the years roll by."
Object Name Documents
Other Number Ephemera G-118
Subjects School music.
Search Terms Baptists
Bethel College (Russellville, KY)
Catalog Number 1989.54.5
Caption Bethel College Alma Mater
Number of Images 1