- Godiva's Hymn
Godiva's Hymn (sometimes Engineer's Hymn or Engineers' Drinking Song) is a traditional
drinking songfor 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 engineeringfaculties, military engineering corpsand other engineering organizations and societies, Lady Godivais a school icon or mascot.
Godiva's Hymn is sung either to the tune of
The Battle Hymn of the Republicor [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.
* [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 Montréalca 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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