Soon we must be scattered from the fold
Over the world unfriendly and cold,
But wherever you go, wherever you be,
Remember and love the class of Ninety.
Through life may each carry wisdom along
And shed its bright rays on the human throng;
May each have influence reaching afar
Like the tail of a comet o’er many a star,
May it n’er be for wrong but e’er for right,
That men may be bless’d by seeing our light.
Some’ll give to those in need, legal advioe
And then charge for the deed a legal price;
Some will make most wonderful pills
And charge for the same most wonderful bills;
Some also will preach, sing and pray,
While the stewards collect the pay.
But in life what’er may be your success,
You’ll never know true happiness
’Till you’ve gained a companion of the fair,
A friend with whom no other can compare;
So may a faithful true and loving wife
Be the crowning joy of each man’s life.
Colleagues do you realize where you stand?
Ye are the salt of this fair Southern land,
But you will oftimes meet with toil and strife
As you go down the raging stream of life;
The race problem and the labor question too
Are no v awaiting to be solved by you.
Ye wise sons of the Southern Empire State,
What’er befall you, what’er be your fate,
May you n’er retard Georgia’s fame,
May you never blacken her virgin name,
But may you e’er be jewels in her crown,
Gems that will make her even more renown.
Comrades be true to your own native State
And also to the Union strong and great;