Kokosing Farewell

 

“Kokosing Farewell” sung by Kenyon College alumni and students attending the July 26, 2009, wedding of Karen Singerman and my son Stewart Martin.

Kokosing Farewell

Old Kenyon, we are like Kokosing,
Obedient to some strange spell,
Which urges us from all reposing;
Farewell, Old Kenyon,
Fare thee well.

And yet we are not like Kokosing,
Which beareth naught upon its swell
But foam of motion’s own composing;
Farewell, Old Kenyon,
Fare thee well.

But when we are far from Kokosing,
We still shall hear a calling bell,
When round us evening shades are closing;
Farewell, Old Kenyon,
Fare thee well.

And see a river like Kokosing,
In meadows sweet with asphodel,
Where mem’ry dwells dear past supposing;
Farewell, Old Kenyon,
Fare thee well.

Lyrics from the Kenyon College Student Handbook: http://www.kenyon.edu/x6912.xml

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