So friend from undergrad and compatriot in ratchetness asked, regarding “My Country t’is of Thee” and “God Save the Queen,” “Why did we poach the song of the colonizer?”

I don’t have the answer to that.  All I know is that Americans remainded unoriginal for years and years after, and it seeped into Greek Life!

Example #1:  Why the Alpha Phi Omega toast song to the tune of “Alma Mater” which is basically the tune of a whole bunch of school songs, including Cornell:




But here’s something else to blow your mind.  Ever heard this song?


Betcha didn’t know: