“Far Above Cayuga's Waters (Parodies)”


To the theme of the Cornell anthem ("Far Above Cayuga's Waters/Alma Mater"), any of a series of parodies: "High Above a Theta's Garter," "Far above Cayuga's waters Rises such a smell," etc.


The Cornell Song is perhaps the most-parodied of all college songs. One version is among the very few folk songs my father learned by genuine oral tradition (at the University of Michigan): "Far above Cayuga's waters Rises such a smell, Some say it's Cayuga's waters, We say it's Cornell." - RBW

Cross references


  1. Cray, pp. 348-350, "High Above a Theta's Garter" (2 texts, 1 tune)
  2. cf. Fuld-WFM, p. 102, "Annie Lisle -- (Far Above Cayuga's Waters)"
  3. Roud #10284
  4. BI, EM348


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1955
Found in: US(MW)