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THE WORLD'S RECORD, by            
First Line: We saw a flash go down the track, the flying figure / sped
Last Line: And he brought glory unto us — he wore the dartmouth green.
Subject(s): Dartmouth College


WE saw a flash go down the track, the flying figure sped,
Leading the field of college stars and finished yards ahead;
A timber-topping race like that the world had never seen
Till he did fifteen seconds, lad, wearing the Dartmouth green.

They said he had on wings that day, and so I half believed,
I saw great Hubbard far behind and thought my sight deceived;
But it was a famous fact, my boy, that feat of Arthur Shaw,
We cheered him to the echo with the Dartmouth Wah-Who-Wah.

The Grecians gave a laurel crown to winners such as he,
The laurel wreath we give to him is fame eternally;
For he did fifteen seconds, lad, which men had never seen,
And he brought glory unto us — he wore the Dartmouth Green.





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