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Sully's Rowing Christmas Carols
posted on December 23, 2004

Seasons Greetings
OK, here's some Christmas rowing carols. Since nobody ever knows second verses of the real carols anyway, I went with single verse and chorus. I dimly recall in my long ago past having rendered a rowing carol before but it was easier to write a couple new ones that figure out where the old one is hiding. JD, didn't we have a couple Xmas carols in the Reverend Mike Revival? Not 'Pairs from Pocock'.

Sung to the tune of King Wenceslaus.

Weigh nuff now merry gentlemen let your shells all run
We've finished all our seat races, I still don't know who won
At an even dozen now, I guess our workout's done
oh tidings of comfort and joy, comfort and joy....

We three kids from Prep school are
trying to tie a pair on a car
ropes all knotted randomly clotted
we aren't going very far

Oh ohhh..
stern goes leftward, bow goes right
car goes straight with all it's might
portside leaning, different meaning
gives the coach an awful fright

Good coach Wenceslaus went out
on the Schuykill river
in heavy accents he would shout
and make the rowers quiver

blah blah blah blah blah cotchblah blah blah blah blah washblah
blah queekblah numba seven blah
een excellsha blah go

blah blah queekerblah blah blah, blah blah
hold onblah self blah day-o.

:^) Mike

Well, Sul, for old times sakes, here's one to the tune of Silent Night.

Coxswain Move right
There's log in my sight!
'Round the blind corner the freshmen are stopped
Right in channel the masters are plopped
Shut your big trap - for once listen,
Turn off the coxbox and...


And a new one for '04, from an unknown contributor:

In order to get my team in the holiday spirit I have composed this song to the tune of Jingle Bells. I thought I might share it with Row2k in case you compile such useless bits of fluff.

Running through the streets, getting a workout in
We train hard during break, because we want to win;
Fans on ergos sing, making spirits bright
O what fun it is to ride and sing an erging song tonight.


Jingle bells, jingle bells, sweating all the way!
Oh what fun it is to pull an ergpiece every day!
Jingle bells, jingle bells, sweating all the way!
Oh what fun is to pull an erg piece every day!