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About ASH

Our School Song

Tell Me, Tell Me

 

Words and Music by Gary F. Cramer

 

Children from around the world have so much to share,

People in their vast varieties.

We can make a better world by trying first to see

That beautiful things are found in you and me.

 

Chorus:

 

Tell me, tell me, where do you come from?

Tell me, tell me, where do I belong?

Together we discover ways to learn and grow.

American School Of The Hague, we’re a part of you.

 

We can see the Himalayas, the banks along the Nile,

Across the golden fields of Canada.

From Japan to Singapore,

From Sweden’s rocky shores,

Across the outback of Australia.

 

Chorus

 

We can see from coast to coast, across the U.S.A.,

We walk beside the people of Hong Kong.

We share the vision of the faiths of ancient Holy Lands,

A tapestry of rhyme within a song.

 

Chorus

 

From our homelands far away to the kingdom by the sea,

Holland has become our second home.

We are grateful for the chance to see what we can see,

And we shall try to be all we can be.

 

Chorus:

 

Tell me, tell me, where do you come from? (Children from around the world.)

Tell me, tell me, where do we belong? (We can make the world our home.)

Together we discover ways to learn and grow.

American School Of The Hague, we’re a part of you.

 

American School Of The Hague, we’re a part of you.

 

Listen to our School Song
"Tell Me, Tell Me" was written and composed in 1986 by Gary F. Cramer, an ASH teacher and our “Composer in Residence”. When it was first performed (for an Elementary School concert) the Director at the time immediately suggested that the school adopt it as the school song.

"Tell Me, Tell Me" is sung throughout the school and for several key events every year. Its lyrics, melody, contemporary harmonies and, most of all, its message, unite our ASH Community and never fail to inspire both singers and audiences.