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School songs

Did you have a school song? And...... can you remember it?????

It's many years since I left school but I can remember the old school song.

'Where the iron heart of England throbs beneath its sombre robe
stands a school whose sons have made her famous round the globe........'

All hearty stirring stuff.
What's more, I can remember the alternative rude version  

Sad I know!!

Can only remember a few lines. it was all "jolly hockey sticks" and patriotic nonsense,
"play up and play the game" was part of it!! I played up all right....
Love Lizzie

I just remember endless rounds of Ten Green Bottles Hanging on a Wall, but then we were secondary modern.
Rare one

Yes we had a School Song,I can remember every word and it is still sung by the pupils of today

bodger wrote:
I just remember endless rounds of Ten Green Bottles Hanging on a Wall, but then we were secondary modern.

I sang that whilst huffing and puffing in labour!!!!
mrs tiggywinkle

  Cant say I can remember having a school song -  but my favorite in assembly was Jerusalem.
Grandma Bodger

you,d have been o.k in the WI mrs T  

I seem to remember a hymn with the line, 'Holding his pick more splendid than a sword.'
For some reason the headmaster started looking for gigglers when we got to that line!

Ours was a (US style) football fight song.  I don't remember all the words because I was playing the flute in the band rather than singing.

I can remember my primary school saying, we had to say it at the end of every day,

Bonjour Madame Hild, merci bien, then the next bit was arvi di sane.........i dont know the spelling or how many actual words the last bit was, it was german    the first bit was french tho  

the whole school would stand in a row with coats on ready for home and say it. It was a private school, in bromsgrove, and the Headmistress was a realy small and old austrian woman, she looked 100 back then, she lived in the other half of the school,  there was only about 50 pupils in it  

Sung at the end of every term.

All I can remember that it was jingoistic and puke.
Contained a verse with "Esthamians arise...................

OK, this was driving me crazy, I had to go look it up.

"On, on, Eastern High, we are right for the fight today,
Hold that ball and hit that line;
Ev'ry Eagle star will shine;
We'll fight, fight, fight, for the blue and white
As we roll to that goal, Varsity,
And we'll kick, pass and run, 'till the battle is won,
And we'll bring home the victory."

No wonder I couldn't remember the darn thing.

I think I'd prefer to have sung 'Holding his pick more splendid than a sword.'  I'd have remembered that.


We didn't but my kids first school, before we moved here had a gorgeous one-they got their own copy when they left (even the real Freckle even though he hadn't started but he was already well involved with it-because everyone loves him but that's another tale!)

This is our school, its where I should be
To learn about life, to learn about me.
Our thoughts are not I, but first of each other
A family of friends, little sister, big brother.

Not about pushing ahead of the rest,
But "Never give up" and "I'll do my best".
When you speak I will listen and respect what you say
And the first word is happy in my work and at play.

Where I care about you, and you care about me
Open doors, open hearts and love is the key.

Nice thought in this day and age!  

Oh, that is very nice!  It rather reminds me of Mr Rogers on the kids show here.


vivat,vivat.vivat. :evil9:

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