BRIGHT COLLEGE DAYS
Tom Lehrer (vocal & piano)
recorded July 8th 1959
Bright college days , oh careless days that fly,
To thee we sing with our glasses raised on high.
Let's drink a toast as each of us recalls
Ivy covered professors in ivy covered halls.
Turn on the spigot,
Pour the beer and swig it,
And gaudeamus igit-itur!
Here's to parties we tossed,
To the games that we lost,
We shall claim that we won them some day!
To the girls young and sweet,
To the spacious back seat
Of our room mate's beat up Chevrolet!
To the beer and benzedrine,
To the way that the dean
Tried so hard to be pals with us all!
To excuses we fibbed,
To the papers we cribbed
>From the genius who lived down the hall!
To the tables down at Mory's, wherever that may be,
Let us drink a toast to all we love the best.
We will sleep through all the lectures
And cheat on the exams,
And we'll pass and be forgotten with the rest!
Oh, soon we'll be out amid the cold world's strife,
Soon we'll be sliding down the razor blade of life, ooh!
But as we go our sordid separate ways,
We shall ne'er forget thee, thou golden college days!
Hearts full of youth,
Hearts full of truth,
Six parts gin to one part vermouth!
(Transcribed by Peter Akers - April 2013)