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"That Good Old Baylor Line"



The beginnings of Baylor's school song can be traced back to 1907. That's when student George Baines Rosborough penned an alternative set of lyrics to the waltz tune "In The Good Old Summertime," first made popular on Broadway in 1902. Rosborough's new lyrics were humorous, with references to sending Baylor's gridiron rivals home "done up in turpentine." For the next quarter century, the altered tune gained acceptance as Baylor's unofficial school song.

In the fall of 1931, Enid Markham, wife of music professor Robert Markham, decided that the words to the song were undignified and not representative of Baylor. So, she penned a new set of lyrics, which have since become accepted as the University's school song:

Audio!
The Good Old Baylor Line - MP3 format

Lyrics!

That good old Baylor line!
That good old Baylor line!
We'll march forever down the years,
As long as stars shall shine.
We'll fling our green and gold afar
To light the ways of time,
And guide us as we onward go;
That good old Baylor line!

"That Good Old Baylor Line"
Words 1952 by Eaid Eastland Markham. Assigned to Baylor University, Waco, Texas ARR.