Auburn High School Alma Mater

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Alma Mater
by George Corradino and the Auburn High School Glee Club
The "Alma Mater" is the school song of Auburn High School in Auburn, Alabama. It was written in 1955 by band and choral director George Corradino and members of the Auburn High School Glee Club. These lyrics fall into the public domain as they were first published in the Auburn High School yearbook The Tiger, vol. 12 (1956) without notice of copyright on either the lyrics or the book as a whole.


Our alma mater, Auburn High
We love to roam thy halls.
Where knowledge grows and friendship glows
Within thy dear old walls.
You showed us how to make our way
With steadfast faith in thee,
To live aright from day to day
In truth and loyalty.
We offer you our song of praise
As days go drifting by.
We'll always cherish memories
Of dear ole Auburn High.

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Works published in 1956 would have had to renew their copyright in either 1983 or 1984, i.e. at least 27 years after it was first published / registered but not later than 31 December(31 December) in the 28th year. As it was not renewed, it entered the public domain on 1 January 1985(1 January 1985).