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: