The Yellow and Blue, Alma Mater

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The Yellow and Blue, sung by the Harvard Glee Club,
University of Michigan Men’s Glee Club, and Yale Glee Club (2013).
Excerpt:

Sing to the colors that float in the light;
Hurrah for the Yellow and Blue!
Yellow the stars as they ride through the night
And reel in a rollicking crew;
Yellow the field where ripens the grain
And yellow the moon on the harvest wain;
-Hail!
Hail to the colors that float in the light
Hurrah for the Yellow and Blue!

Blue are the billows that bow to the sun
When yellow-robed morning is due.
Blue are the curtains that evening has spun
The slumbers of Phoebus to woo;
Blue are the blossoms to memory dear
And blue is the sapphire and gleams like a tear;
-Hail!
Hail to the ribbons that nature has spun;
Hurrah for the Yellow and Blue!

Here’s to the college whose colors we wear,
Here’s to the hearts that are true!
Here’s to the maid of the golden hair,
And eyes that are brimming with blue!
Garlands of bluebells and maize intertwine,
And hearts that are true and voices combine;
-Hail!
Hail to the college whose colors we wear;
Hurrah for the Yellow and Blue!

Source:

Gayley, Charles M. 1886. “The Yellow and Blue” (Alma Mater). University of Michigan. MGoBlue. https://mgoblue.com/news/2002/12/16/University_of_Michigan_Song_Lyrics

Cite this page:

Gayley, Charles M.. 1886. "The Yellow and Blue, Alma Mater." History of Higher Education. https://higheredhistory.gmu.edu/primary-sources/the-yellow-and-blue-university-of-michigan-alma-mater/