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Ranger College Song

Ranger College School Song


In the cedar hills of Texas where the longhorns used to roam,

Stands a western Junior College that we love to call our home.

It's full of Texas spirit and it's rich in cowboy lore - -

The happy days we've spent here we'll remember evermore!


Raise a cheer for dear old Ranger, in the dear old Lone Star State,

Where there's lots of room for friendship, and no room at all for hate!

When the years have wrought their changes, when our days fade into night,

We will still remember Ranger and the purple and the white!


From the Pecos to the Brazos, from the Red down to the coast,

You will find a lot of colleges, but none to match our boast

That we're the worthy namesakes of the Texas Ranger crew - -

Those tall men in the saddle whose faith brought the Lone Star through!


In the pleasant halls of Ranger every boy's a cowboy bold!

All the girls are pretty cowgals - - and they will be till they're old!

There are no mav'ricks in our herd, we wear the Ranger brand!

We are the sons and daughters of a rawhide Ranger land!

-S. Omar Barker


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S. Omar Barker (1894 – 1985) was a renown western poet.  He published many books, including Vientos de las Sierras (1924), Buckaroo Ballads (1928) and Rawhide Rhymes: Singing Poems of the Old West (Doubleday, 1968).  He was also a regular contributor to magazines such as Adventure, Argosy, Far West, Lariat Story Magazine, The Saturday Evening Post, Street and Smith's Western Story Magazine, Triple-X Western, Wild West Weekly, and Zane Grey's Western Magazine.


Cover of All Western Magazine May 1937

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