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ZANESVILLE ALMA MATER

Dear old Zanesville High we love you,
And for you we’ll ever cheer
And the praises we are singing
Will echo year to year,
Like an old friend ever faithful
We are with you, do or die,
You’re the right school,
Blue and White school
Dear old Zanesville High.

Onward, Upward – is our motto
Through the long and happy days,
And the victories we are winning
Will add new praise to praise,
While for you, dear Alma Mater,
We will sing it to the sky –
You’re the right school,
Blue and White school
Dear old Zanesville High.

With a loyalty unmeasured,
We will guard your honored name;
We will strive with hearts unfailing
To bring you added fame.
Tho' life calls us from our home town,
In our dreams we'll hear the cry -
You're the right school,
Blue and White school,
Dear old Zanesville High.

PLEASE NOTE:

 

Although written in 1915 by Bernard Mechling, the song did not become our Alma Mater until 1922, when Norris F. Schneider suggested it. We have included the little-known third verse, which is especially meaningful to alumni. We would like to thank Franz Schneider (Norris F. Schneider's son and a lifetime member of the Zanesville Alumni Association) for providing us with the third verse.

ZHS Alma Mater

Listen to the first verse of our alma mater, as sung by The Symphonic Chorale.