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dedicated to the class of 1884
lord Geoffrey Amherst
words and music James Shelley Hamilton
Published by W. I. Evans Amherst Mass.

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Oh Lord Geoffrey Amherst was a soldier of the king,
And he came from across the sea,
To the Frenchmen and the Indians he didn't do a thing,
In the wilds if this wild country,
in the wilds of this wild country,
And for his royal majesty he fought with all his might for he was a soldier loyal and true,
And he conquered all the enamies that came within his sight,
And he looked around for more when he was through.

Oh, Amherst brave Amherst 'twas a name known to fame in days of yore,
may it ever be glorious 'till the sun shall climb the heav'ns no more.

Oh Lord Geoffrey Amherst was the man who gave his name,
To our college upon the hill,
And the story of his loyalty and bravery and fame,
Abides here among us still,
Abides here among us still,
You may talk about your Jonnies and your
Ellis and the rest for they are names that time will never dim,
But give us our only Geoffrey he's the noblest and the best,
To the end we will stand fast for him.


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