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PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 12:11 am 
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herman's reply to a another thread inspired me..

did youhave a school song??
I'll start


Long go a man of vision
filled with courage , full of grace
planned to build a nobler country,
planned to build a finer race
Here within the Severn valley ,
, bright with gardens , rich in streams
Guarded by the cotswold ramparts, stands the temple of his dreams


may we prove the race he hoped for
fullof courage , true and just (??)

may we prove in life and action

not unworthy of his trust



looking back I find this faintly disturbing!!

If any Pates girls can fill in the gaps I would be grateful!


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 7:47 am 
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A great number of years on I can still remember my school song off by heart.

O heros invincibilis, Dux Michael!!
Adesto nostris praeliis, ora pro nobis.
Pugna pro nobis, pugna pro nobis,
Dux Michael

Luckily I found this on good ol' wikipedia as I would have been too embarressed to post my spelling. Was rubbish at Latin then let alone (ahem) years on!


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 9:52 am 
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Mine started with:

Unto thee oh Lord do we give thanks! (Which we had to sing as if it sounded like thAHnks.

...and went onto to make mention of a 'goodly heritage', 'going forth in the strength of the Lord God' 'and will make mention of his righteousness Holy...'

It was very high and each word had so many notes attached to it that we warbled along as only girls can!


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 2:08 pm 
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Ours was:
No more days in school,
No more days in sorrow,
No more days in this old dump
And we'll be home tomorrow.

Sung at the end of term, half term, even Friday afternoons when things got really bad. The type of comprehensive I went to was not in the market for the real thing.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 2:19 pm 
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same tune:

God made the bees
bees made the honey
we do all the dirty work
and teachers get the money.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 3:34 pm 
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Amber wrote:
Ours was:
No more days in school,
No more days in sorrow,
No more days in this old dump
And we'll be home tomorrow.

Sung at the end of term, half term, even Friday afternoons when things got really bad. The type of comprehensive I went to was not in the market for the real thing.


OOOOH amber, I thnk we may have gone to the same school (except this was sung in my junior school) :shock:

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 4:22 pm 
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Rest at last! We’ve worked enough!

Now we’d like to calm down,

And the tribe of books so tough

Longs to lay its arms down.

Now bags and boxes ready stand,

In praising our forefather’s way,

Our journey money’s in our hand.

We’re proud to be as good as they.

Our School is glad to see us go,

For ours the honour, ours the gain

Our homes are glad we’re coming, so

Which their great deeds have set in train.

In friendship unending

So sportful and thoughtful,

Exclaim it, proclaim it:

By care and by prayer…

FLOREAT RUGBEIA!



On the Close see how the grass,

Worn from all our striving,

Needs but two quick months to pass

Till we see it thriving.

We, like it, in heart and mind

Worn, will soon revival find.

Relieved from stress, refreshed from strain,

In pride of health and strength again,

We’ll loudly and proudly

Exclaim it, proclaim it:

FLOREAT RUGBEIA!




Long live Rugby, to demand

Success in great and small things.

There’s no other can command

Excellence in all things.

May she ever give our nation

Patriots in every station:

Her statesmen all distinguished be,

Her generals crowned with victory.

With measureless treasure

Renowned and crowned,

FLOREAT RUGBEIA!


But if fate demands we make

Such a great endeavour,

May we be allowed to take

Temporary leisure?

Bishops we are not, as yet,

Nor members of the cabinet,

Then let us, brothers, shout Hurray,

And idle be while still we may.

So loudly and proudly
Exclaim it, proclai


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 4:42 pm 
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School songs :shock: Not where I went to school!

Closest was this special classic;-
"We 'ate you Totnum we do (repeated 3 times)
ohhhh Totmun we 'ate you"


Quite uplifting and inspiring I feel.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 5:12 pm 
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To the tune of Frère Jacques

SchoOOoool dinners schoOOoool dinners
Concrete chips, concrete chips
soggy semolina, soggy semolina
I feel sick,
Toilet quick.
It's too late,
I've thrown up on my plate

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 5:14 pm 
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Oooohh :cry: :cry:
You have reminded me of school dinner song that the boys used to delight in singing to me and made me want to vomit. :cry:

I probably better not share that one though.. :lol:


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