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Charlie Baum University rowing songs (10) RE: University rowing songs 22 Jul 10


The tune for "The Freshman Up at Yale Get No Tail" is also used for "You Cannae Shove Your Granny off a Bus" and "If You're Happy and You Know It, Clap Your Hands."

I've heard that it actually originated at Columbia, but it was sung at Yale by the '70s.

One verse variant that I remember:
"Half a pint of scotch will buy a Smithies' crotch."

and of course:

Oh, the bulldog up at Yale has no tail.
Oh, the bulldog up at Yale has no tail.
After years in those male halls
It's a wonder he has balls
Oh, the bulldog up at Yale has no tail.


--Charlie Baum (Yale '75)


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