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First Line: The lads come back in autumn
Last Line: Despite the fact he died.
Subject(s): Dartmouth College; Scholarship & Scholars; Universities & Colleges; Youth


THE lads come back in autumn,
The coach climbs up the hill,
And lusty lungs are singing
But one good pair is still.

The bells ring out for chapel
Their old song and refrain,
But now their morning music
For one shall ring in vain.

And all about the campus
The elms look on the scene
Searching for one young Spartan
Who used to wear the Green.

Down on the grim old oval
Eight hundred men give cheers,
But one staunch voice is missing
From the shouts for the Grenadiers.

Perhaps he still is with us,
It cannot be denied
A man might finish college
Despite the fact he died.





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