Songs of The Ohio State University

Hail, Ohio

Hail and now hail Ohio,
All of us sing to you, Ohio.
Hail, hail, we sing hail, Ohio,
We and others, hail, Ohio.
Men that are back from far and near,
Come home from yesteryear,
Up from the grave, they all are here,
Ghosts of the men you knew, Ohio.
Hail, we sing hail, Ohio;
Holding the old chord true.
Hushed throats that yet ring clear,
Lost hearts that hold you dear;
Hail, and now Hail, Ohio,
We all sing to you.

This song was an entry in The Ohio State Alumni Association Song Contest in 1922. It was published in Songs of Ohio State University. Unfortunately, there is no additional information about this song, other than the composer and its publication. Also, Carmen Ohio, by 1922, was solidly in place as the Alma Mater of Ohio State, thus relegating this song into historical obscurity.

Photo: 1908 The Oval, Courtesy of The Ohio State University Archives

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The Ohio State University, BA, History, 1979
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Last Updated: 23 September, 2021

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