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Dave T Lady Godiva songs? (12) Lyr Add: MIT Drinking Song^^^ 16 Feb 99


Ian,

This is probably not exactly what you were looking for but...
It just happens that Lady Godiva is the adopted patron saint(OK, maybe not a saint) of the engineering school at the University of Toronto. In fact, the engineering band is called The Lady Godiva Band and they have a Lady Godiva theme song. Memorizing the lyrics and being able to sing this song anywhere, anytime was an essential part of obtaining an engineering degree. Remember, this was essentially a university drinking song, so it improves, at least in the minds of the singers, in direct proportion to the amount of alcohol consumed.

The U of T Lady Godiva Band Song
(Sung to the tune of the Battle Hymn of the Repbulic)

Godiva was a Lady who through Coventry did ride
To show to all the villagers her proud and lilly white hide
The most observant villager, and Engineer of course
Was the only one to notice that Godiva rode a horse

Chorus:
We are, we are, we are, we are, we are, The Engineers
We can, we can, we can, we can, we can, demolish 40 beers
Drink rum, drink rum, drink run, drink rum & come along with us
For we don't give a damn for any damn man who don't give a damn for us

Said she, "I've come a long, long way & I will go as far"
"With the man who lifts me from this horse & leads me to a bar"
The only two to take her up & stand her to a beer
Were a bleary-eyed Surveyor & a drunken Engineer

(Chorus)
(Repeat as necessary until your voice gives out and/or until the beer's gone)

There's probably more, but if there is I no longer remember it.

Dave T


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