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Now in those gallant days of old
It seems I've heard it told,
Happy days, Happy days,
Now the students celebrating
Stormed the orpheum so bold,
Happy days, Happy days,
But now 'days things are different
And no celebrator stays,
So good-bye old days of yore.
TheyVe tied us hand and foot
And put padlocks on to boot,
Since "Tommy" put the system in full sway.
Cho. 4 And maybe you'll remember now If once you heard it told, Happy days, Happy days, How the morning paper that we read By students was controlled, By-gone days, Happy days, But censorship was needed And the system had it's say, So good-bye old days of yore No more from out the sheet Will spicy scandal peep, Since "Tommy" put the system in full sway.
Cho.
5 Of old there was a story of How dancers use to prance, Happy days, Happy days, How each night the music tingled Till the break of morn they'd dance Happy days, by-gone days But dancing now's restricted And late hours are gone to stay, So good-bye old days of yore Rather than to shake your feet Better stay home nights and sleep, Since "Tommy" put the system in full sway.
Cho. 6 ' Now when our country called to arms Our brave Illini men, Troubled days, Troubled days, Then Prexy said, go to the farm And learn the farmer's ways. Happy days, Happy days, And so each "Agg." and Engineer Went back to pitching hay, So good-bye old days of yore, Though they never saw a hoe, Yet back to the farm they go, Since "Prexy "put the system in full sway.
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