The Exams That They Give in the Spring

I've spent too much of my life in academia, and this one comes straight from the heart.

(Lyrics copyright 1992 by Joel Polowin. To "The Flowers That Bloom in the Spring" from Gilbert and Sullivan's Mikado.)

The exams that they give in the spring (tra-la)
Restrict us from merry sunshine
We neither can laugh nor can sing (tra-la)
For we can't stand the prospect they bring (tra-la)
Of laying our marks on the line
Of laying our marks on the line
And that's what I mean when I say or I sing
Oh, bother exams that they give in the spring
Tra-la-la-la-la (etc.)
Bother exams in the spring!

The exams that they give in the spring (tra-la)
Have little to do with the course
Because of the tension they bring (tra-la)
I feel like a worn-out old string (tra-la)
And I'll snap under any more force
I'll snap under any more force
And that's what I mean when I say or I sing
To hell with exams that they give in the spring
Tra-la-la-la-la (etc.)
Hellish exams in the spring!

 

Words copyright (C) 1992 by Joel Polowin. Permission is hereby granted to reproduce this material in any non-profit medium provided that its content is not altered and that this notice is appended. I would appreciate receiving a copy of any publication in which it appears: Joel Polowin / 18 Norice St. / Nepean, Ont. / CANADA / K2G 2X5

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