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Greenland Monopole SOURCE: Bob Pfeffer SOURCE'S SOURCE: Original, composed June 1987 COMMENTS: Composed for Harry Berkowitz and performed at his farewell luncheon from Fort Monmouth, with many obscure references familiar only to its source and subject AIR: Greenland Whale Fisheries TEXT: D A7 D A7 'Twas in nineteen hundred and sixty-five D A7 And of June the thirteenth day D G That we weighed our anchors to our bow D A7 D And for Greenland bore away, brave boys, A7 D And for Greenland bore away. Bold Stanley was our captain's name And our ship the DIMOS bold, And we poor souls our anchors weighed To face the storms and cold, brave boys, To face the storms and cold. And when we arrived in that cold countree The icecap to explore We wished ourselves at the Evans Area On New Jersey's sunlit shore, brave boys, On New Jersey's sunlit shore. "Then at it, boys," our captain said. "To the tunnel let us go." And we spread our mats in the gloom and the dark To melt those tons of snow, brave boys, To melt those tons of snow. And when our labors all were done And our backs did ache full sore The mats went to gallant Louie Alvarez And we went to the bar, brave boys, And we went to the bar. And when we returned to our homes so dear Louie told a dreadful tale: His postdocs got drunk and they fell in the machine And the whole experiment failed, brave boys, And the whole experiment failed. Now the losing of those young postdocs It grieves my heart full sore, But the losing of that Nobel Prize It grieves me ten times more, brave boys, It grieves me ten times more. Now Greenland is a dreadful place, A land that's never green, Where there's ice and there's snow and the physicists all go And daylight's seldom seen, brave boys, And daylight's seldom seen. DT #321 Laws K21 see also Greenland Fisheries RPf
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