hat to live in the city,
With all its problems there.
Where children fight against teachers,
And teachers live in despair.
police are not thought of with honor.
is thrown all around.
The fires were set and
And fear was felt to abound.
But in a small village it’s different
Students and teachers are friends.
Nashville is home, its people all nice,
love, pride and honor all blend.
is for Nashville
that shines so bright
A is for all of the people
S is for all of our wonderful stores.
H is for hi! That we never ignore.
is for friendly village.
I is for the Indians,
to live here was their privilege.
L is for the street lights that sine above.
L is for Thornapple Lake where we have fun.
Nashville is a very nice place.
are of a wonderful race.
The town has been for one
When I think of it, it almost brings tears.
I never want to leave this place.
my memories can never be erased.
Nashville is a cheerful town.
live there should not frown.
What about the maple
People who tap them should be pleased.
Don’t forget the Centennial now.
It will start with a great big pow wow.
For one hundred years
this day has waited.
Ever since Nashville as a town was stated.
It had a store where people used money,
buy clothes and food and maybe even honey.
In those days
ev’ry girl wore a long dress,
families helped their friends when they were in a mess.
the Centennial as this day is known,
celebrate the birthday of my home.
THE THORNAPPLE RIVER
It flows along for many a mile,
along in beautiful style,
Flowing along through many
Joined by a streamlet now and then.
Flowing till it reaches that beautiful lake
By the Thornapple bushes-named for their sake.
along through the beautiful land,
to reach the Grand.
Still it flows on as in the days of yore,
But the Indian rides on the raid no more.
The blackbirds still sing on Thornapple’s shore
the Indian roamed in days of yore.
are now so sad and lone,
Where the Indian once could
call his home.
The Jacksnipe still, as in days of yore,
Feeds along the rock-bound shore.
can hear the call of the Whippoorwill
As the moon
peeps over the distant hill,
Where the Indian once
hi his glee was blessed
Who long ago have gone
Herbert R. Eaton
is for Nash after which this town was named.
A is for Ackett’s
Store for which this town is famed.
S is for syrup
which comes from maple trees.
H is for honey which
comes from the bees.
V is for village which Nashville is called.
I is for Indians-who lived here so long.
is for lots of snow we had one year.
L is for lakes
which are not far from here.
E is for elevator
that grinds the farmer’s grain.
Nashville’s place is peace
and neighbors never cease.
Farmers come with
crops of corn,
Always happy, never forlorn.
Yes, that’s Nashville, take a look,
All laid out
like a story book.
Nashville is the greatest.
Nashville is the best.
Nashville’s a hundred years old.
think it needs a rest.
With all those stores and
It’s busy as can be.
Nashville is a peaceful town
With cheerful people all around.
decorations are so neat along
The sidewalks and
Santa Claus comes each year,
Bringing candy and good cheer.
stores are full of toys inside.
It makes a person
swell with pride.
I like to live in this peaceful town
With happy people all around.