Penn Gazette appears sadly misinformed

From the July/August 2013 edition of the Penn Gazette: A New Book of Old Penn Songs, covering the release of Songs of Penn: Honoring Musical Tradition at the University of Pennsylvania.

According to the article, the book contains 55 Penn-related songs, which is about 53 more than the list of songs with which I was previously familiar. But where gaps in my Penn-related knowledge are, I like to think, outside my curricular responsibility, the Penn Gazette ought not to be afforded the same level of indulgence. Hence, the current post.

The Gazette describes the book as “the first Penn songbook in 90 years”, an appellation I believe to be decidedly undeserved. Behold, a publication known by the precise name “The Penn Songbook”, released circa-2000:

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Upon further reflection, I suppose missing this one was an understandable oversight on the part of the Gazette.

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