2nd May VIII Song 2015

Do You See The Second Eight?

To the tune of Do You Hear the People Sing? from Les Misérables

Do you see the second eight
As they are racing down the course
Rowing the bumps race of the oarsmen
Who will not be bumped again
When the rhythm of the bows
Echoes the rhythm of the stern
We will bump Wolfson once again
When the cannon comes

Will you join in our campaign
Who will be strong and pull us round
To fight through all the pain
So we can hear the whistles sound
Then join in the crew
That is never again going down

Do you see the second eight
As they are racing down the course
Rowing the bumps race of the oarsmen
Who will not be bumped again
When the rhythm of the bows
Echoes the rhythm of the stern
We will bump Wolfson once again
When the cannon comes

When sparring with M1
They thought they'd beat us off the start,
But when we hit our rate
They couldn't tell the crews apart.
The blood of the martyrs
Will water the meadows of France!

Do you see the second eight
As they are racing down the course
Rowing the bumps race of the oarsmen
Who will not be bumped again
When the rhythm of the bows
Echoes the rhythm of the stern
We will bump Wolfson once again
When the cannon comes

Queens gave all that they could give
But fell to Corpus at the Plough
So we rowed *rit.*

On our own!
Pretending they're behind us
All alone
We've dreamed of this since morning
Without them
We feel the crews around us
We rowed at 36 until we powered our way home!!

On Friday afternoon Christ's II were trembling at the go
It wasn't 30 strokes before we heard the whistles blow!
And after two days we were right back at station 13!

Do you see the second eight
As they are racing down the course
Rowing the bumps race of the oarsmen
Who will not be bumped again
When the rhythm of the bows
Echoes the rhythm of the stern
We will bump Wolfson once again
When the cannon comes

Will you give all you can give
So that our boat club may advance
On the call that comes from Liv
Will you wind it and take your chance
The tears of the bump-ed
Will burst on the banks of the Cam

Do you see the second eight
As they are racing down the course
Rowing the bumps race of the oarsmen
Who will not be bumped again
When the rhythm of the bows
Echoes the rhythm of the stern
We will bump Wolfson once again
When the cannon comes

Downing went off really fast thinking that they could hold us back
But they were unprepared for our strong rhythm and attack
They blew at the gut and got spoons and we never looked back!

Do you see the second eight
As they are racing down the course
Rowing the bumps race of the oarsmen
Who will not be bumped again
When the rhythm of the bows
Echoes the rhythm of the stern
We will bump Wolfson once again
When the cannon comes

Index of all second Mays Songs


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