Kirkland House residents had a new ditty to sing for their supper tonight, when the following anonymous lyric to "When I Was a Lad" from H.M.S. Pinafere appeared on the Deacon's dining hall bulletin board.
"When I was a lad I served a term
As 'yes' man in the Comintern
I always voted at the Party's call
And never thought of thinking for myself at all
I thought so little they rewarded me
So now I am a member of the HYD.
At class hats I acquired such a grip
I was prompted into the partnership
The truth so little bothered me
Since I was taught from across the sea
And promises I made so free
That now I am a member of the HYD.