When I was growing up, this time of year, the song Cap & Gown by Marty Robbins was played on all the local AM stations. Back in the seventies around graduation time, I used to sing it for the audience of the old Christian Brother's Coffeehouse. Anytime anyone graduates, I'll sing it to them whether they want to hear it or not.
A few weeks ago I sang this song to my niece, Sara Noojin. She had just graduated from Alabama University. She looked and me and asked if that was a real song. She thought it strange that one's graduation be associated with a wedding. Yes it is an odd song, but I like it.