May 31, 1997
Live from Bailey Hall on the campus of Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, with Rory Block and the Cornell University Glee Club.

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00:00LOGO
00:11CHIMES PLAY "FAR ABOVE CAYUGA'S WATERS"
01:08TISHOMINGO
01:42Opening credits
02:50CHIMES CREDITS--talk about "college town", Ithaca festival, graduation (RA)
05:06MOVE IT ON OVER
07:20APPLAUSE--preview
07:43CAFE BOEUF (RA)
11:47APPLAUSE--GK TALKS ABOUT ITHACA/CORNELL (RA)
16:39RIDE THE CHARIOT--CORNELL GLEE CLUB
18:30APPLAUSE--GK TALKS ABOUT ESTABLISHING CORNELL (RA)
21:30ALMA MATER-"FAR ABOVE CAYUGA'S WATERS"
22:39APPLAUSE--CORNELL LEGENDS
25:43ALMA MATER SPOOF/TALK ABOUT E.B. WHITE (RA)
28:03CORNELL FIGHT SONGS
30:54APPLAUSE--QUOTE FROM E.B. WHITE LETTER (RA)
33:27EVENING SONG
35:04APPLAUSE
35:34GK TALKS WITH SERENA WONG (RA)
37:32APPLAUSE--SEGUE TO GRANDFATHER'S CLOCK
38:18GRANDFATHER'S CLOCK
41:15APPLAUSE-GK INTRODUCES RORY BLOCK
42:33TERRAPLANE BLUES--RORY BLOCK
45:10APPLAUSE
46:41SILVER WINGS
51:09APPLAUSE
51:33ULYSSES RETURNS TO ITHACA (RA)
106:41APPLAUSE--GK SEGUE TO INTERMISSION
107:19AT THE JAZZ BAND BALL
111:37PRINCE OF DENMARK MARCH (PLAYED ON CHIMES)
112:47APPLAUSE
113:00GREETINGS (RA)
118:00WELCOME new STATIONS
119:31IF YE LOVE ME
121:20APPLAUSE
121:41MONOLOGUE (RA)
138:48PAT DONOHUE--FALL CREEK
140:18APPLAUSE
141:25BIG ROAD
144:00GOT TO SHINE
148:19APPLAUSE
148:47MOURNFUL OATMEAL (RA)
149:45POWDERMILK BISCUITS
150:42CREDITS FOR GUY'S SHOE BAND
151:10I JUST WISH THAT SHE WERE HERE
153:03APPLAUSE
155:22FAR ABOVE CAYUGA'S WATERS
156:26BLUEGRASS VERSION OF ALMA MATER--FINAL BOWS (RA)
157:30THAT'S OUR SHOW FOR TONIGHT

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  • Rory Block
  • Cornell University Glee Club
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  • Cafe Boeuf
  • Ulysses Returns to Ithaca
  • Mournful Oatmeal

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