West Queen Anne

Gleanings from my father Glen S. Player's ephemera from Seattle school reunions. He graduated WQA 1932 and QAHS 1936.

Queen Anne High School Song


In the last months of Dad’s life, I’d take him for drives up around Queen Anne Hill in Seattle, Washington where he once lived, attended school, and then after the war set up his private medical practice. As we drove up the “counter balance”, Dad would wax nostalgic about his elementary and high school days. Dad passed away in 2007, but I can still hear him sing his high school “fight” song:

Queen Anne High School, on the hilltop
Yes, you bet we’re here
And we have our team here with us,
Nothing do we fear, rah, rah, rah.
We’ll make pie of ..any.. High
Now won’t that be a shame?
So fight, fellows, fight, fight, fight.
Until we win this game.

Imagine my surprise when I found that as the first entry in the Queen Anne High School Class of 1936 Reunion Sing-A-Long booklet among my father’s treasures. Other songs include many he taught us as little kids riding with him in the car:

Dad’s copy of the 50th Anniversary of QAHS Class of 1936 “Sing-A-Long” booklet.

  • By the Light of the Silvery Moon
  • Oh! You Beautiful Doll
  • Sentimental Journey
  • Shanty in Old Shanty Town
  • Tip-Toe Thru the Tulips With Me
  • Carolina in the Morning
  • California Here I Come
  • That Old Gang of Mine
  • Down By the Old Mill Stream (an especially fun one!)
  • Bill Bailey Won’t You Please Come Home
  • Beautiful Ohio
  • Five Foot Two
  • Show Me the Way to Go Home
  • I’m Looking Over a Four-Leaf Clover
  • Shine On Harvest Moon
  • Let Me Call You Sweetheart
  • Side By Side (Oh we ain’t got a barrel of money)
  • Auld Lang Syne

No, my dear Father-Dad, auld acquaintance shall not be forgot!

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2 thoughts on “Queen Anne High School Song

  1. tolliver1 on said:

    Thank you for the memories. My high school played against Queen Anne High School. And my grandfather lived on the Hill and is buried there.

    • dearmyrtle on said:

      What was your grandfather’s name? Is he buried at Mount Pleasant Cemetery? That is where my father’s parents are buried. We have just received our father’s remains from his medical school.

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