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:
- 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!