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Thread #139762   Message #3208243
Posted By: Jim Dixon
17-Aug-11 - 11:18 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Songs of The Happiness Boys/Jones & Hare
Subject: Lyr Add: COLLEGIATE (Moe Jaffe/Nat Bonx)
Words and music by Moe Jaffe and Nat Bonx.
New York: Shapiro, Bernstein & Co. Inc., ©1925.
As sung by Billy Jones & Ernest Hare (The Happiness Boys)

—Say, Bill, d'ja notice that I had my college colors on today?
—No I didn't notice, Ernest. What are your college colors?
—Why, Black and White!* Ah! You can't wear your college colors, can you?
—No, I can't, but I have some.
—Tell the people what they are.
—Orange and gin!

Valentino's famous on the movie screens,
And Mister Heinz is known because of pork and beans.
Don't think me and the boyfriend envy either one.
They've got dough, but, oh, ain't we got fun?

Collegiate, collegiate, yes we are collegiate.
Nothing intermejate, no, ma'am.
Trousers baggy and our clothes are raggy,
But we're rough and ready, yea!
Garters are the things we never wear,
And we haven't any use for red-hot flannels.
Very, very seldom in a hurry,
Never, ever worry.
We're collegiate, rah, rah, rah!

Douglas Fairbanks picked a Pickford for a wife,
And he should worry if the peas roll off his knife.
What's one girl in a million when you're in our shoes?
We've got lots and lots and lots to choose.

Alpha (alpha), beta (beta), delta, gamma, theta,
Lambda, chi, omega, my gal!
Le' me (le' me), gi' me (gi' me), one-a half a dollar.
Wear a Arrow collar, no!
Sigma (sigma), kappa (kappa), tap a half a keg.
That's the Greek for all the lodges we belong to.
Soccer, soaker, dealt a hand o' poker.
Eats at ev'ry smoker.
We're collegiate, rah, rah, rah!

—Say, Bill, give 'em your college yell.
—Hurrah for Harvard! Hurrah for Yale! We gained our knowledge through the mail! Correspondence!

Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Cornell, Virginia,
Dartmouth, Pennsylvania, milkshake!
Salami, pastrami, baloney, and spumoni,
Chow Mein mit spaghetti, yea!
Bryn Mawr (Bryn Mawr), Vassar (Vassar), chocolate frappe, wow!
These are all the colleges that we belong to.
Diet varies maraschino cherries,
S.O.S. and berries.
We're collegiate, rah, rah, rah!

[* Apparently a reference to a brand of Scotch whiskey.]