Graduate School Song, 2003
The graduate school song is written and sung by the second year students at the department Holiday Party held in December. This is the song from the year I was a second year - 2003.
GRADUATE SCHOOL PIE (to the melody of American Pie by Don McLean) A long long time ago, I can still remember How that Unix used to make me smile. And I thought even with the rants, Linux didn't stand a chance. But maybe we'd be happy for a while. But 611 made me shiver, With every homework I'd deliver, Symbols under LaTeX, I couldn't find them in TeX. I can't remember why I tried To write a paper on the side, But now I only want to hide. The day my project died. REFRAIN: And we were singin'... My my A exam went awry. Sent my paper somewhat later Than the conference deadline. The Cornell sky is getting heavy, oh why? Takin' yet another year, who oh why? Yet another year, why oh why? Now for ten years, this has been my home, An office deep down in Rhodes Hall. But thats not how it used to be. When the undergrads came to be seen, And play with all our new machines, And toys that came from over the sea. Oh, while the students did work much, The profs doled grades out on a hunch. The classroom was adjourned, No comments were returned. And while first years read books on locks, And Lamport's paper about clocks, I packed my things into a box, The day my project died. REFRAIN I met a girl who wrote a Q, And called her magic number 2, But she just sighed and turned away. I went down to the CU store, where I'd bought that shrink-wrapped stuff before, But the man there said the shrink wrap doesn't pay. And in the halls the ugrads streamed, The TAs cried, and the RAs dreamed. But not a word was spoken, The laptops all were broken. And the three profs I admire most Met with me and now I'm toast. I'll go work on the other coast. The day my project died. REFRAIN