Deacons Spoof HYD . . .

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.