Alumnae Association Adopts MHC Drinking Song

April Fool’s!

The “Alma Mater” is a treasured traditional song and we would never replace it.

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7 responses to “Alumnae Association Adopts MHC Drinking Song”

  1. Ruth Gerard Poley says:

    And over there they have their Heidelberg, and then there’s Morey’s….

    A face upon the barroom floor I’d rather be THAN dull once more

    The last two lines as shown are not quite right, but I can’t remember what they should be (class of ’58; cut me some slack).

  2. Dr Heidi Douglass says:

    The drinking song is so much better….

  3. Emily says:

    @CynthiaSmith
    WOW, I didn’t know that parody version! Our current one is
    Oh Mount Holyoke we pay thee tuition
    With the fervor of youth that’s gone wrong
    Each year it gets higher and higher
    My God, alma mater, how long?

    So from barroom to bedroom we stagger
    And united in free love for all!
    Our drinks are too strong and our morals gone
    Mount Holyoke, what’s happening to me-e-e;
    Mount Holyoke, what’s happening to me?!

  4. Anne Pinkerton says:

    Another alumna helpfully offered this link: http://home.mtholyoke.edu/~lbmelton/fun/mhcsongs.shtml

    Drinking Song

    Tired of books and boring classes,
    drop your books, pick up your glasses,
    a toast
    to those who boast
    of mixing Greek and Latin with a cool Manhattan,

    Smith can have their iced-tea hours
    we prefer our our whiskey sours
    drink
    and never think
    about tomorrow tonight

    And over there they have their (something, something)
    and then there’s Morey’s down at Yale,
    and when those Harvard boys
    drink to college joys
    it’s dull you must agree
    squeezing lemon in your tea…
    A face upon the barroom floor
    I’d rather be that dull once more (?)
    we’re here
    bring on the beer
    for tonight we’ll be sober tomorrow (?)
    here’s a toast to old MHC

  5. Cynthia Smith says:

    Do we have a drinking song? I only know the parody version from the 70’s

    Oh, Mount Holyoke, we pay thee tuition
    Room and board for the boys that we keep
    They add to our joy in the daytime
    They add to our beds when we sleep

    From morning to sunset we study
    And from sunset to dawn we indulge
    Our grass is so fine with our pipes and wine
    Mount Holyoke, you’re blowing our mi-i-inds,
    Mount Holyoke you’re blowing our minds

    • Amy Silver Khoudari says:

      From 1967

      Oh, Mount Holyoke we pay thee tuition, in honor of youth that’s gone wrong. Each year it goes higher and higher, my God alma mater how long? So from barroom to bedroom we stagger and united in free love for all. I drinks are too strong and our morals wrong. Mt Holyoke what’s happening to me-e-e? Mt Holyoke what’s happening to me?

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