Carmen Ohio


Carmen Ohio
Lyrics and arrangement by Fred Cornell, Ohio State student 1902–04

Oh! come let’s sing Ohio’s praise
And songs to Alma Mater raise;
While our hearts rebounding thrill
With joy which death alone can still.
Summer’s heat or winter’s cold,
The seasons pass, the years will roll;
Time and change will surely show
How firm thy friendship — O-hi-o.

These jolly days of priceless worth
By far the gladdest days of earth,
Soon will pass and we not know
How dearly we love O-hi-o.

We should strive to keep thy name
Of fair repute and spotless fame;
So, in college halls we’ll grow
To love thee better — O-hi-o.

Though age may dim our memory’s store
We’ll think of happy days of yore,
True to friend and frank to foe,
As sturdy sons of O-hi-o.

If on seas of care we roll,
’Neath blackened sky, o’er barren shoal,
Thoughts of thee bid darkness go,
Dear Alma Mater — O-hi-o!