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Origins: 'Delta Gammas Do Not Drink' Song

John M. 27 Apr 05 - 01:21 PM
Joe Offer 27 Apr 05 - 02:49 PM
GUEST 01 Oct 05 - 09:40 PM
GUEST,Joe_F 02 Oct 05 - 08:45 PM
Nigel Parsons 03 Oct 05 - 12:57 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 03 Oct 05 - 01:16 PM
Nigel Parsons 03 Oct 05 - 01:19 PM
GUEST,Joe_F 03 Oct 05 - 09:08 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 03 Oct 05 - 11:19 PM
John M. 04 Oct 05 - 06:47 PM
GUEST,Jeanne 31 Jan 14 - 05:01 PM
GUEST,JD 04 Feb 16 - 04:55 PM
GUEST,JD 04 Feb 16 - 04:55 PM
GUEST,Grishka 05 Feb 16 - 12:06 PM
GUEST,ripov 05 Feb 16 - 12:11 PM
GUEST,Bryan 09 Apr 17 - 05:44 PM
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Subject: Origins: 'Delta Gammas Do Not Drink' Song
From: John M.
Date: 27 Apr 05 - 01:21 PM

Hello everyone,

Below is a traditional(?) sorority song titled: 'Delta Gammas Do Not Drink'  (recording)


                Do you sing this song?  If so when/where did you learn it?

 

I do not have any other recordings or analogs for this song.  Any help is appreciated.

Sincerely,

John Mehlberg
john@mehlberg.com
~
My, mostly traditional, bawdy songs, toasts and recitations website: www.immortalia.com
~

DELTA GAMMAS DO NOT DRINK  (recording)

Delta Gammas do not drink (do not drink)
Delta Gammas do not drink (do not drink)
We'll smoke, we'll chew,
We'll go to bed with you
But Delta Gammas do not drink --
Hell no we chug!


Notes:  This was recorded 14 April 2005 from any anonymous member of the Delta Gamma sorority. 
 


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Subject: RE: Origins: 'Delta Gammas Do Not Drink' Song
From: Joe Offer
Date: 27 Apr 05 - 02:49 PM

What's the tune, John - "London Bridge is Falling Down," or a variation thereof? After listening, I guess the tune on the recording is "There Is a Tavern in the Town."
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Origins: 'Delta Gammas Do Not Drink' Song
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Oct 05 - 09:40 PM

Melbourne University Women's Football Club has an old club song that is a variation on this. Scroll down: http://mugars.musa.net.au/song.html


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Subject: RE: Origins: 'Delta Gammas Do Not Drink' Song
From: GUEST,Joe_F
Date: 02 Oct 05 - 08:45 PM

Rooty toot toot! Rooty toot toot!

We are the girls of the Institute.

And we don't smoke, and we don't chew,

And we don't go with the boys who do.

*

We don't drink! We don't smoke!

Norfolk! Norfolk! Norfolk!

--- Joe Fineman    joe_f@verizon.net

||: Each came prepared to forgive; neither came prepared to be forgiven. :||


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Subject: RE: Origins: 'Delta Gammas Do Not Drink' Song
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 03 Oct 05 - 12:57 PM

Just in case it passes uncommented, in standard British usage the two lines above. . .

We don't drink! We don't smoke!
Norfolk! Norfolk! Norfolk!


. . . do NOT rhyme. But they do make more sense!

Nigel


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Subject: RE: Origins: 'Delta Gammas Do Not Drink' Song
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 03 Oct 05 - 01:16 PM

Folk- OED pronunciation fo'k.   o with macrom = o as in bore.
Smoke- "      "         smo- k. italicized o with macron, o as in soul.

Rhyme close enough- so what's to complain about? Unless Norfolk is given one of those quaint English pronunciations like Norf--k.
(sorry, Nigel, couldn't resist)


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Subject: RE: Origins: 'Delta Gammas Do Not Drink' Song
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 03 Oct 05 - 01:19 PM

Q: As I suggested in my post, that is precisely the usual pronunciation, hence the line reads:

We don't drink; We don't smoke; Nor F**k!

Nigel


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Subject: RE: Origins: 'Delta Gammas Do Not Drink' Song
From: GUEST,Joe_F
Date: 03 Oct 05 - 09:08 PM

That was the idea. They don't rhyme in American English either.

--- Joe Fineman    joe_f@verizon.net

||: To say we have a duty to believe something is to give evidence against it. :||


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Subject: RE: Origins: 'Delta Gammas Do Not Drink' Song
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 03 Oct 05 - 11:19 PM

Two pronunciations accepted in Webster's Collegiate Dictionary.


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Subject: RE: Origins: 'Delta Gammas Do Not Drink' Song
From: John M.
Date: 04 Oct 05 - 06:47 PM

GUEST, 01 Oct 05 - 09:40 PM,

Thanks for the link to Football Club. I have emailed them asking if they will sing their version.

Gratefully Yours,

John Mehlberg
~
My website: www.immortalia.com


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Subject: RE: Origins: 'Delta Gammas Do Not Drink' Song
From: GUEST,Jeanne
Date: 31 Jan 14 - 05:01 PM

I learned this song from my sister in the early 40's. She just sang the first four lines.


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Subject: RE: Origins: 'Delta Gammas Do Not Drink' Song
From: GUEST,JD
Date: 04 Feb 16 - 04:55 PM

I always heard it like this:

"We don't smoke, and we don't chew
and we don't go with the boys who do!
Norfolk U! Norfolk U! Norfolk U!"

Solves your rhyming problem ...

I heard it was sung by the sorority sisters at Norfolk State University.


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Subject: RE: Origins: 'Delta Gammas Do Not Drink' Song
From: GUEST,JD
Date: 04 Feb 16 - 04:55 PM

I always heard it like this:

"We don't smoke, and we don't chew
and we don't go with the boys who do!
Norfolk U! Norfolk U! Norfolk U!"

Solves your rhyming problem ...

I heard it was sung by the sorority sisters at Norfolk State University.


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Subject: RE: Origins: 'Delta Gammas Do Not Drink' Song
From: GUEST,Grishka
Date: 05 Feb 16 - 12:06 PM

My suggestion:

We neither drink nor smoke,
Norfolk...

Would work best if both "nor"s were stressed. The above links do not work any more - what is the tune?


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Subject: RE: Origins: 'Delta Gammas Do Not Drink' Song
From: GUEST,ripov
Date: 05 Feb 16 - 12:11 PM

Bloomin 'eck Q, tha toks quare!


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Subject: RE: Origins: 'Delta Gammas Do Not Drink' Song
From: GUEST,Bryan
Date: 09 Apr 17 - 05:44 PM

Fifty or so years ago I heard a slightly different version from my father. I think the differences from the wording cited above by Joe F suggest that my version is of earlier origin




Rooty toot toot! Rooty toot toot!

We are the girls from the Institute.

We don't smoke, and we don't chew,

And we don't hold with those who do.


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