Old Collegians Rugby Union Club

 


Club Songs

 


There are two 'official' Old Collegians' club songs, The Old Collegians' Club Song and The 1982 Premiership Song

The latter tends to get more airing than the former only because the irony of the Club Song tends to be lost on some of our uglier competitors who insist the words be taken literally. As well, the words in the Premiership Song are smaller and easier to remember.

Official Club Songs

The 1982 Premiership Song was written in 1972 by Tony Bew and David Quodling based on Blaydon Races


Oh me lads you should have seen them coming!
Coming along the Greenhill Road,
Just to see us scrumming.
All the lads & lassies there,
And all the smiling faces,
Coming along the Greenhill Road,
To see the Old Collegians!

Oh me lads you should have seen them coming!
Coming along the Greenhill Road,
Just to see us running.
All the lads & lassies there,
And all the smiling faces,
Coming along the Greenhill Road,
To see the Old Collegians!

 

The word 'coming' was originally 'ganging' and 'Away the Lads!' finished each stanza in the song written in 1972.



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The 1982 Premiership Song: April 30th 3rd Grade victory against Onkaparinga:


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The 1982 Premiership Song: July 9th 2005 2nd Grade win over Woodville

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The Old Collegians' Club Song was written in 1970 by David Quodling and Butch Wright.
The business college named is Oodla Wirra not Oodlawarra (as incorrectly sung about over the years), named after a BP roadhouse at Oodla Wirra acquired by David Bennett, a Collegians' player at the time the song was composed.

We are the Old Collegians',
We come from cultured regions,
Gentlemen of old school tie are we.
For we know that it's essential,
That we are residential,
At a college or a university.
Such as,
The Oodla Wirra Business college,
The two-up school at Queanbeyan,
Can you catch or kick a football?
You're an Old Collegian!
And then we go to training,
Unless of course it's raining,
Or if the weather's fine,
Or in between.
For we know that if we show up,
There's a chance that we might go up,
To the unfit, fucked up, failing, fighting,
First Fifteen!
We are the boozing! Losing! Old Collegians',
You might say that we're erratic.
We only let the peasants win,
To show that we are democratic!
Collegians!


(... corrections made to the above off the original manuscript December 19th 2003; 'funked up' may replace 'fucked up')


There are a number of unofficial club songs.

The Flower of Scotland, for instance, is a particular favourite of Hamish Cranna's when in more maudlin mood, while 'I Used To Work in Chicago' was sung by the large influx of army players in the 1999 season.

Trevor Kenny had a favourite in Eskimo Nell - this song is not printed on this site for fear of corrupting some of our younger members but can be linked to; if you have trouble getting all 64 stanzas a copy can be sent to you.

The Haka is here to satisfy the club's Kiwi members .. and also because it's good.

The University of Idaho Rugby Club had a general site with links. In the event they get closed down I have a copy of the entire website. As well there is/was a good site with a good search facility to be found at MudCat Rugby Songs - text


 

 

 

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