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Campus Echoes

Whaoo, wahoo!
Rip, zip, bazoo
I yell, I yell for O.S. U.
Wahoo, wahoo!

Ohio! Ohio!

It's round on the end and high in the middle
Tell me if you know
Oh, don't you think it's a cute little riddle
Round on and end and high in the middle
You can find it on the map,
If you look high and low, high and low
The "Os" are round and its high in the middle
O-H-I-O! that's the riddle
Round on the end, high in the middle
Ohio!

I wanna go back, I gotta go back,
To Old Columbus Town!

I wanna go back to Ohio State
To Old Columbus town
To the stadium to hear the band
By far the finest in the land
I wanna go back to Ohio State
To Old Columbus town
I wanna go back, I gotta go back
to Ohio

Ohio! Ohio!
The hills send back the cry
We're here to do or die,
Ohio! Ohio!
We'll win the game or know the reason why.

Oh! Fight the team across the field
Show them Ohio's here
Set the earth reverbertaing
With a mighting cheer!
RAH! RAH! RAH!
Hit them hard and see how they fall
Never let that team get the ball!
Hail! Hail! The gang's all here
Yes! We'll win the conference again!

O Ohio (You're a bunch a bums)
O Ohio (We're not a bunch a bums)
Wahoo! Wahoo for Ohio!

Fight the team across the field
Show them Ohio's here
Set the earth reverbertaing
With a mighting cheer!
RAH! RAH! RAH!
Cause we're from Ohio!



Campus Echoes was arranged by Richard "Dick" Heine and Norman Staiger. Dr. Staiger was director of The Ohio State University Men's Glee Club from 1947 - 1977. Dr. Heine contributed a number of number of arrangements performed by The Ohio State University Marching Band: Across the Field, Buckeye battle Cry, Carmen Ohio, Down by the Ohio, Beautiful Ohio, Le Regiment (Script Ohio), Round on the End; amoug others. Many of Dr. Heine's arrangements are still performed today. According to Nick Marconi, historian of The Ohio State University Men's Glee Club, the arrangement of Campus Echoes was composed in 1952.

Campus Echoes is a medley which includes: Wahoo! Wahoo!, Round on the End, I Wanna Go Back to Ohio State, and Across the Field. One interesting element of Campus Echoes is that Wahoo! Wahoo!, while no longer is use as an Ohio State fight song/cheer, is still being performed over 110 years later by The Ohio State Men's Glee Club. This short little song/cheer, written in 1890, continues to live on at least in some form.

The YouTube Video above contains The Buckeye Battle Cry, Campus Echoes (begins at 0:48), Carmen Ohio (begins at 3:35) and Hang On Sloopy (begins at 4:48).

No web site about The Songs of The Ohio State University would be complete, without a page dedicated to the keepers of the tradition of The Ohio State University. This is embodied in The Ohio State University Men's Glee Club. Many of the songs on the web site can be attributed to former members of this organization dating back to the early days of Ohio State. That is, back to 1875.

The following is a short history from The Ohio State University Men's Club Web Site:

"The Ohio State University Men's Glee Club was organized in 1875. It is the oldest of hundreds of student organizations available to students at the university. The group has exemplified the university’s dedication to tradition, excellence, and diversity.

During its history the OSU Men's Glee Club has garnered worldwide accolades. Most notably, the Men's Glee Club was unanimously declared "Choir of the World" in 1990 under the direction of Professor James Gallagher in Llangollen, Wales. The OSUMGC was the first male chorus and the first ensemble from the United States to win the competition. The Men's Glee Club has performed at many OMEA, MENC, and ACDA conventions, proudly representing the university at state, regional, and national levels. In 2006 the OSUMGC traveled to Eau Claire, Wisconsin to perform for the 42nd national seminar of the Intercollegiate Male Choruses, Inc."

While The Ohio State University Men's Club had many starts, in its early years (indicated by a number of articles in The Lantern, by 1890 they were firmly established as the musical ambassadors of The Ohio State University. In these early years, they produced the music, provided the inspiration and student spirit of Ohio State; in the latter years of the 19th and early 20th Century. As mentioned earlier. a number of songs are attributed to Glee Club Members, such as: Wahoo! Wahoo!, Carmen Ohio, Ohio, and lesser known songs which comprise about 80% of this web site's songs, in fact. In 1902 and 1904, The Glee Club would publish Songs of The Scarlet and Gray; information on these publications are included on this web site.

More current information about The Ohio State University Men's Glee Club is located at:

http://mgc.osu.edu/

Photo: The Ohio State University Men's Glee Club 1892


Please e-mail any comments, problems or suggestions to nmetro@sgsosu.net

Webmaster: Nick Metrowsky
The Ohio State University, BA, History, 1979
Life Member The Ohio State University Alumni Association
Life Member of The Ohio State University President's Club
Annual Member of The Ohio State University Varsity "O" Association

Last Updated: 13 December, 2013


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