August 12, 2020 9:36 am at 9:36 am #1891312Rational DudeParticipant
Anyone have a nice tune for an Alma Mater song? A tune that most kids would know?August 12, 2020 11:26 am at 11:26 am #1891442
Not sure what you are looking for……a rousing “fight song” sung at competitive athletic or intellectual events (e.g. a Mir-Brisk talmud quiz like a fum “Its Academic”) or a slow, melancholy melody sung at the end of a class reunion…..Big differenceAugust 12, 2020 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm #1891488asimpleyidParticipant
memories by abie rotenberg is sounds pretty good. easy and emotionalAugust 12, 2020 9:15 pm at 9:15 pm #1891618☕️coffee addictParticipant
Color war is rigged anywaysAugust 12, 2020 9:16 pm at 9:16 pm #1891622charliehallParticipant
Cornell University probably has the most famous one. “Far Above Cayuga’s Waters”. The sheet music is actually on the Wikipedia page and is in the public domain.
“Fair Harvard” also has a very popular tune.
Enjoy.August 12, 2020 9:17 pm at 9:17 pm #1891624YW fanParticipant
Abba by Avraham FriedAugust 12, 2020 9:17 pm at 9:17 pm #1891595
asimpleyid: He is looking for an “Alma Mater” nigun, not background music for an Alzheimer’s fundraiser or a Shoa Survivors Reunion
“What will become of all the memories
Are they to scatter with the dust and the breeze
Yet one thought gives me comfort
Its all that i have left
Oh i know that god in heaven
Wont forget”August 13, 2020 8:10 am at 8:10 am #1891699asimpleyidParticipant
the alma mater in camps is slow and emotional and they also change the words, so this works perfectly. they dont just sing a full song with the original lyrics lolAugust 13, 2020 11:00 am at 11:00 am #1891808
Asimpleyid: Thanks for the clarification….I don’t recall any “alma mater” from my own years at summer camp. Thanks to Charlie Hall, I do very clearly recall the melody and lyrics of High Above Cayuga’s waters from my many years in Ithaca although we generally hummed everything after the first stanza.August 13, 2020 4:09 pm at 4:09 pm #1891935mesivta aliyahParticipant
deaf man in the shteeble and really any abie claassic songAugust 14, 2020 3:31 pm at 3:31 pm #1892180Shmili_OOngarParticipant
joe dimaggios cardAugust 16, 2020 12:46 am at 12:46 am #1892328charliehallParticipant
“Thanks to Charlie Hall”
You are welcome. I have not been back to Ithaca since 1974.August 16, 2020 8:00 am at 8:00 am #1892356Yserbius123Participant
When I was Color War General we used “Birchas HaBayis” by MBC. The song “Yisroel” by Suki & Ding ft. Dov Levine was originally a Camp Rayim Alma Ater song.
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