It isn’t as old as a Shakespeare sonnet, but “Carmen Ohio” is just as much a memorable classic and has been since it 1903 debut.
Legend has it, the tune penned by Glee Club member Fred Cornell was composed as a way of rallying behind the Scarlet and Gray on the return from a particularly stinging loss to Michigan. Like any storied tradition, the tale has taken on a life of its own—but one thing’s for sure, Cornell captured the Buckeye essence. Kick it old-school with a super-soft, feminine classic that reps the everlasting Buckeye tradition. How firm thy friendship, Dear Alma Mater...OHIO!