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happy? – Dec 13 (Dartmouth)

Abby Sale 13 Dec 05 - 08:46 AM
Q (Frank Staplin) 13 Dec 05 - 12:38 PM
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Subject: happy? – Dec 13 (Dartmouth)
From: Abby Sale
Date: 13 Dec 05 - 08:46 AM

While many traditional songs mention schooling or college (eg, "Lang A-Growing"), few actually name the school:
         To Dartmouth Scientific Halls
        In olden times there came
        A likely youth who was known full well
        And Strongbow was his name.
        Much he had heard of book-learned skill
        The white man's pride and boast
        An ardent wish that skill to gain
        His honest mind engrossed.

                Words & music by Nathaniel Waugh while soldiering in the War of 1812.

Still in tradition in the Main Woods in 1939. The New Green Mountain Songster, HH Flanders, etc., 1939 & 1966

Copyright © 2005, Abby Sale - all rights reserved
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Subject: RE: happy? – Dec 13 (Dartmouth)
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 13 Dec 05 - 12:38 PM

An 1860 songbook, "College Song Book, A Collection of American College Songs," ed. C. Wistar Stevens, Russell & Tolman, Boston, has lyrics for a Dartmouth song called "Jubilate."

The air is "Old Dartmouth." Does anyone have the lyrics and tune?

(It is not "Men of Dartmouth, give a rouse" of 1885, or "A Son of a Gun or "Eleazar Wheelock," all of which mention Dartmouth by name.)


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Subject: RE: happy? – Dec 13 (Dartmouth)
From: GUEST,Joe_F
Date: 13 Dec 05 - 10:23 PM

I suppose one dare not sing it in this day & age, but --

Oh, Eleazer Wheelock was a very pious man;

He went into the wilderness to teach the Indian,

With a "Gradus ad Parnassum," a Bible, and a drum,

And five hundred gallons of New England rum.

...

Eleazer and the big chief harangued and gesticulated;

They founded Dartmouth College and the big chief matriculated.

Eleazer was the faculty, and the whole curriculum

Was five hundred gallons of New England rum.

(From _The New Song Fest_, which got Dartmouth's permission.)

--- Joe Fineman    joe_f@verizon.net

||: The dirt in the cracks is where life goes on. :||


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Subject: Lyr. Add: ELEAZAR WHEELOCK
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 14 Dec 05 - 12:46 AM

Joe F. left out the dirt in the cracks. Here 'tis:

Lyr. Add: Eleazar Wheelock
Richard Hovey, Class of 1885

Oh, Eleazar Wheelock was a very pious man;
He went into the wilderness to teach the Indian,
With a gradus ad Parnassum, a Bible and a drum,
And five hundred gallons of New England rum.

Chorus:
Fill the bowl up!
Fill the bowl up!
Drink to Eleazar
And his primitive Alcazar
Where he mixed drinks for the heathen,
In the goodness of his soul.

The big chief that met him
was the sachem of the Wah-hoo-wahs.
If he was not the big chief,
there was never one you saw who was;
He had tobacco by the cord, ten squaws,
and more to come.
But he never yet had tasted of New England rum.

Chorus

Eleazar and the chief harangued and gesticulated,
They founded Dartmouth College
and the big chief matriculated,
Eleazar was the faculty and the whole curriculum
Was five hundred gallons of New England rum

Come stand up, men, and shout for Dartmouth
Cheer when the team in GREEN appears!
For nought avails the strength of Harvard
When they hear our mighty cheers:
'Wah-hoo, wah-hoo-wah!'

The cheer:

Wah-Hoo-Wah;
Da-di-di-Dartmouth
Wah-Hoo-Wah
Tige-r-r-r !

http://www.dartreview.com/archives/1996/10/23/banned_songs_of_old_dartmouth.php

Rev. Eleazar Wheelock (1711-1779) founded Dartmouth College with a Royal Charter, December 13, 1769.
Post-Secondary tribal scholarships are available for qualifying Native Americans.


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Subject: RE: happy? – Dec 13 (Dartmouth)
From: Abby Sale
Date: 14 Dec 05 - 09:21 AM

Great song, Joe. Thanx - definately goes intto the File. For April 22, 1711, his birthday. The link looks interesting too. Banned, huh?

Q: I don't have the book you seek but I can tell you this one is available on the Inter-Library Loan system (bless it!) and may offer some notions. It includes tunes:

_Carmina Collegensia_, "A Complete Collection of the songs of the American Colleges;" Collected & Edited by H.R. Waite; Oliver Ditson & Co., Boston; 1868.

(I'm amazed that they just mail out to me books of that age but then I know that old doesn't equal valuable. We'd be worth a fortune.)

The book is interesting in being a pretty good survey of all the colleges of the era. Not too many then. Few of the songs were exciting but certainly excepting the reason I got it in the first place. It includes "The Fishball" (later "One Fishball," etc.)


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