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That Good Old Baylor Line
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That good old Baylor line!
That good old Baylor line!
We'll march forever down the years,
As long as stars shall shine.
We'll fling our green and gold afar
To light the ways of time,
And guide us as we onward go;
That good old Baylor line!

 


"That Good Old Baylor Line" is the alma mater of Baylor University at Waco. The title of the school's song was conceived of in 1907 by a group of Baylor men led by William B. Todd. Humorous lyrics were written to the tune of "In the Good Old Summertime." The words used in the first version were replaced in 1931. Mrs. Enid Eastland Markham, wife of music professor Robert Markham, and 1923 Baylor graduate, felt that the original lyrics were not dignified enough or representative of the whole University. She penned the above words, and presented her effort at chapel in November. The lyrics were soon sanctioned as the official school song. The tune from "In the Good Old Summertime" was later arranged by Jack Goode, Donald I. Moore and Charles F. Brown to fit the new lyrics. Several other arrangements have been produced.

"Words 1952 by Enid Eastland Markham. Assigned to Baylor University, Waco, Texas ARR."


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