Which forms in education and worth
The most famous country on earth.
This class came to college three years ago
Foreordained to flourish and grow,
Like a tree planted by the river of life,
Guarded and pruned by Wisdom’s knife,
’Till its members are as bright everyone,
As the rays of yon brilliant sun.
With ease, it overcame and mastered all,
And now, as Autumn leaves fade and fall,
Leaving the trees naked and bare,
One small tree is taken into its care
And clothed with a name that will ever be
An honor to this class and to its tree.
For three long years we have been in college,
Diving deep down in a sea of knowledge,
Gath’ring by night, gath’ring by day,
Gems of thought to brighten life’s way;
Our heads are now full, we can hold no more,
So out into the world, soon, we must go.
But before we go, we’ve planted this tree
As a symbol of the class of Ninety,
Here let it grow, here let it stand
Like the Tree of Knowledge, unharmed by man,
And like Adam, accursed may the man be
Who should think, or dare to harm our tree.
Dear tree, you stand near the immortal oak
Under which the famous Bob Toombs once spoke;
It was immortalized by one great man,
But you fond tree by a whole band,
Each of whom I hope will one day be
Just as famous as ever was he.
Here may you grow and great size gain,
Warmed by sunshine and bathed in rain,