Holiday Songs

Caroling during Hanging of the Greens, 1964 Caroling during Hanging of the Greens, 1964.

Christmas Don't Be Late

Christmas, Christmas time is here,
Time for boys and time for beer,
We've been good but we can't last,
Hurry Christmas hurry fast.

Want to go where snows not brown,
Want to wear my grubs downtown,
We can hardly stand the wait,
Please Christmas don't be late.

Want to park on country roads,
At home there's not an honor code,
We can't hardly stand the wait,
Please Christmas don't be late!

Days to Vacation

Sung as a countdown to winter break, usually as part of Tearing of the Squares. (The number of days whittled down each day, and students interchanged their own transportation for "train.")

12 more days to vacation,
Then we go to the station,
Back to civilization,
The train will carry us there.

Back to father and mother,
Back to kisses that smother,
Back to somebody's brother,
The train will carry us there.

Deck the Patch

Halloween song, sung to the tune of "Deck the Halls."

Deck the Patch with Orange and Black,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
Take along your goodie sack,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
Don we now our gay apparel,
Fa la la, la la la, la la la.
Troll the ancient Pumpkin Carol,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.

See the Great One rise before us,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
As we sing the Pumpkin Chorus,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
Follow him as he ascends,
Fa la la, la la la, la la la.
Join with true Great Pumpkin friends,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

God rest ye merry gentlemen, for soon we will be free,
Remember we've not seen a man nor kissed one tenderly,
To save us from frustrations great please treat us patiently,
Oh, tidings of comfort and joy, comfort and joy,
Oh, tidings of comfort and joy, oh boy!

Great Pumpkin

Halloween song, sung to the tune of "White Christmas."

I'm dreaming of the Great Pumpkin,
Just like I do this time of year,
When he brings nice toys
To good girls and boys,
Who wait for him to appear.

I'm dreaming of the Great Pumpkin,
With every Pumpkin card I write.
May your jack-o-lanterns burn bright
When the Great Pumpkin visits you tonight.

Nuns of Cottey C

We are the nuns nuns nuns of Cottey C,
There ain't a damn man in this nunnery,
And every night at eight they bar the doors,
I don't know what the hell I ever came here for.

Oh, it's Christmas time, I'm homeward bound,
I'm gonna turn that damn town upside down!
I'm gonna smoke and drink and neck and pet,
I am like heck ―
The hell with Cottey C!

Pumpkin Bells (Jingle Bells)

Halloween song, sung to the tune of "Jingle Bells."

Dashing through the streets,
In our costumes bright and gay.
To each house we go,
Laughing all the way!
Halloween is here,
Making spirits bright,
What fun it is to trick-or-treat
And sing Pumpkin carols tonight!

Oh, Pumpkin Bells, Pumpkin Bells,
Ringing loud and clear!
Oh what fun Great Pumpkin brings
When Halloween is here!

Whiskey Sours (Jingle Bells)

Holiday song, sung to the tune of "Jingle Bells."

Dashing through the streets,
In a two door Chevrolet,
Through the lights we go,
Drinking all the way!
Horns on cop cars scream,
Making the night seem,
Just as if we're home and not At Cottey in a dream, oh ―

Whiskey sours, daiquiris,
Highballs make us gay,
Oh what fun it is to sip
And drink the night away! Oh!

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