Far Above Cayuga's Waters (Parodies)
DESCRIPTION: To the theme of the Cornell anthem ("Far Above Cayuga's Waters/Alma Mater"), any of a series of parodies: "High Above a Theta's Garter," "Far above Cayuga's waters Rises such a smell," etc.
EARLIEST DATE: 1955
KEYWORDS: bawdy nonballad parody virginity derivative
FOUND IN: US(MW)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Cray, pp. 348-350, "High Above a Theta's Garter" (2 texts, 1 tune)
cf. Fuld-WFM, p. 102, "Annie Lisle -- (Far Above Cayuga's Waters)"
cf. "Far Above Cayuga's Waters"
NOTES: The Cornell Song is perhaps the most-parodied of all college songs. One version is among the very few folk songs my father learned by genuine oral tradition (at the University of Michigan): "Far above Cayuga's waters Rises such a smell, Some say it's Cayuga's waters, We say it's Cornell." - RBW
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