(Air: "Tangent, Cotangent")
Old Manus arose one fine morning in June, And his countenance looked as sereen as the moon; His condition was gibbous, his heart it was gay, For he had a class to examine that day.
Chorus-- For he had a class to examine that day.
And all of the class walked into the room, In their pockets were sharks, they looked dark as the tomb; But Manus he smiled, as he looked on the ground, For he knew that he'd soon scatter hot shot around.
Chorus-- For he knew that he'd soon scatter hot shot around.
He pulled out his tumbler with the papers therein, Put on his goggles, and rubbed at his chin; And the Junior class trembled when these motions they saw, And they tried to remember M. Kepler's first law.
Chorus-- And they tried to remember M. Kepler's first law.
Their Astronomy passed from their brain like the wind, And their Optics, likewise, had left them behind; But the last stroke of all was the greatest by far, When he brought out his rigid inflexible bar.
Chorus-- Perfectly rigid inflexible bar.
When the Juniors beheld it, they trembled with fright, Each one of them knew that he'd not got it right; And their morals began to grow very lax, When he asked for the state of the sun's parallax.
Chorus-- When he asked for the state of the sun's parallax.
At the end of the session the Juniors marched out, For Manus had plucked some and put them to rout, But a portion had passed, and those favored few Gave cheer upon cheer for the N. B. U.
Chorus-- Gave cheer upon cheer for the N. B. U.
- Carmina Universitatis Novi Brunsvici. Fredericton, NB: University of New Brunswick, 1881.
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