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Joe Offer Girl Scout songs - from the fading ditto sheets... (24) ADD: Aladdin's Lamp (New Lamps for Old) 13 Jun 13


Claire, how's this?

Silver Bay Prize Songs

A song-writing competition was a regular feature of YWCA collegiate women’s conferences at Silver Bay. In 1920, the winner was “Follow the Gleam,” a song which had a long life, sung at the close of the Lutheran Summer Conference for many years. I’ve since found two more Prize Songs; I’m afraid I have only the words at the moment, but you can imagine young women’s voices raised in song:

Smith College Prize Song, 1921

Sunlight is gleaming o’er mountain heights,
Earth's radiant loveliness thrills with her youth.
Moonlight shines over the water
While Silver Bay beckons to follow the Truth.

Join now in brotherhood, spreading the Gospel
That warfare and discord may cease.
Let us in humble devotion march forward
And follow our Christ, Prince of Peace.

“Aladdin’s Lamp” (“New Lamps for Old”) Silver Bay Prize Song, 1923

In the land of dreaming bright with colors gay,
Strolled a care-free singer at the dawn of day.
He was called Aladdin and he sang his wares
In the land of dreaming never touched by cares.

Old lamps for new,
Tarnished ones for true,
Aladdin is selling
Old lamps for new,
Old lamps for new,
Old lamps for new,
Old lamps for new.

In the land of dreaming bright with colors gay,
Strolled a care-free singer at the dawn of day.
He was called Aladdin and he sang his wares
In the land of dreaming never touched by cares.

Old lamps for new,
False ones for true,
Silver Bay, we are bringing
Old lamps for new,
Old lamps for new,
Old lamps for new,
Old lamps for new.

In the land of dreaming bright with colors gay,
Strolled a care-free singer at the dawn of day.
He was called Aladdin and he sang his wares
In the land of dreaming never touched by cares.

New lamps for old,
Silver ones for gold,
Silver Bay you have brought us
New lamps for old,
New lamps for old,
New lamps for old,
New lamps for old.


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