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There's Music in the Air

There's music in the air,
Where the infant morn is nigh,
And faint to blush is seen,
On the bright and laughing sky.

Chorus

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

There's music in the air,
When the noontide's sultry beam,
Reflects a golden light,
On the distant mountain stream.

Repeat Chorus

There's music in the air,
When the twilight's gentle sigh,
Is lost on evening's breast,
As the pensive beauties die.

Repeat Chorus


Here is a song that evokes a nice moonlit night walking with your girl friend through Mirror Lake Hollow, in the late 1890s. It seems that this song is similar to many other ballads found on college campuses at the time. In addition, this song incorporates the words to Wahoo! Wahoo!, the primary fight song of the time. There is no date or author for this song, but it seems to have been composed in the 1890s.

Photo: 1887 Ohio State University Chapel, Courtesy of The Ohio State University Archives


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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: 18 September, 2015


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