Godiva's Hymn


Godiva's Hymn

Godiva's Hymn (sometimes Engineer's Hymn or Engineers' Drinking Song) is a traditional drinking song for engineers. It was originally sung by students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; although students there still recognize it, disapproval from the administration has marginalized its presence. In many university engineering faculties, military engineering corps and other engineering organizations and societies, Lady Godiva is a school icon or mascot.

Godiva's Hymn is sung either to the tune of The Battle Hymn of the Republic or [http://sniff.numachi.com/~rickheit/dtrad/pages/tiSONGAMB;ttSONGAMB.html The Son of a Gambolier] . Near Christmas, it is a tradition of the Lady Godiva Memorial Bnad (sic!) to sing Godiva's Hymn to the tune of Good King Wenceslaus.

A variation, in which the word "mountaineers" is substituted for engineers, is part of a collection owned by the Aberdeen University Lairig (mountaineering) club, and was sung in Crianlarich, Scotland in January 1980.

External links

* [http://godiva.skule.ca The Compleat Godiva Project] : full collection of verses to Godiva's Hymn courtesy of the University of Toronto
* [http://www.pinep.aep.polymtl.ca/CHANSONS_Engineers.php Lady Godiva's Hymn, Montreal polytechnique's version] : Complete hymn with additionnal home made verses.
* [http://web.mit.edu/choral/www/repertoire/engineers.htm Chorallaries of MIT Engineer's Drinking Song] : additional verses, both standard and off-color courtesy of MIT
* [http://www.drinkingsongs.net/html/books-and-manuscripts/1970s/1972ca-national-engineering-book-of-song-and-verse-(PB)/index.htm National Engineering Book of Song & Verse] : from the Université de Montréal ca 1972 and containing a version of Godiva's Hymn
* [http://ceng.ca/wiki/index.php/Godiva%27s_Hymm Ceng.ca] Full Collection of the Carleton University Version of the Engineering Hymn (Unedited, adult content), plus additional engineering songs
* [http://lgmb.skule.ca The Lady Godiva Memorial Band] : a marching band whose repertoire consists of this and other engineering themed songs, with sheet music provided on their website.
* [http://www.grahamnasby.com/misc/engineering_ladygodivahymn.shtml Lady Godiva's Hymn (a collection of verses)] : a long list of verses


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