Tuesday, April 25, 2017

College house, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

email sent by Milroy De Silva

College house anthem
This is a good time to recall the College House anthem.

   The posh building was called Francina Walavva. It was bought to become the first university around 1920s.
Varsity and medicos obtained it as a lovely lodging as alternate sites were selected for the expansion of varsities.
College House today stands in its former glory.
We were hostellers there 1950-60s, with tennis and Badmington courts and the main ground of the varsity in front.
We recall this song song, thumping college house wooden floors while our anthem went:
I was thumping SKP’s pair o’ bongos
(The beach was a mere ½ Km and many walked down that way of an evening, like this nostalgic young fella,)

Walking down the beach of palmyrah,
Walking down the beach of palmyrah
Dangling my wondayful, wonday ful
Dododle my dooddle my doodah.

Ho!
There I met a fair young senorita,
I met a fair young senorita,
While,
dangling my wondayful, wondayful
doodle my doodle my doodah!

I laid her on a sofita,
I laid her down on a sofita,
While gently, inserting the, end of my, end of my
Dooddle my doodle my doodah.

I gave her a dose of semina,
I gave her a dose of my semina,
While, inserting the end of my, end of my, end of my,
doodle my doodle my
doodah.

She gave me a dose of clapita ( boys join in the refrain)
She gave me a dose of clapita,
( louder!)
Which infected the end of my,  end of my,
end of my doodle my doodle my doodah.

So!  then I went to a physiaciana
I went to a physiciana
Who cut off the end of my, end of my, end of my, 
 doodle my doodle my doodah.

Now, I walk down the beach of palmyrah,
I walk down the beach of palmyrah,

While dangling ( Louder please!)
what is left of my, left of my,
left of my, wondayful doodle my doodle my doodah!

Clapping heard at the rear.

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