The Whiffenpoof Song (Tod B. Galloway)
- Editor: James W. Keefe (submitted 2013-07-20). Score information: Letter, 17 pages, 76 kB Copyright: Personal
- Edition notes: Verse is arranged a cappella for Mens Quartet or Chorus and SATB with piano accompaniment for the chorus.
- Editor: Rafael Ornes (submitted 2000-10-09). Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 63 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: MP3 file available at Whiffenpoof's website.
Description: The text of the Whiffenpoof Song, the theme song of the Yale University Whiffenpoof Choir, is from 1909-10. It was a parody on one of Rudyard Kipling's "Barrack-Room Ballads" entitled "Gentlemen-Rankers." That text was set to music by Tod B. Galloway in 1909. The actual text of the Whiffenpoof Song was written by Meade Minnigerode and George S. Pomery c. 1910 and set to Galloway's melody. The work is in the public domain. It is used here in accordance with the CPDL copyright license which allows users to download,print, copy and distribute a score freely and even modify the score or text under the same license conditions. For more,see http://www2.cpdl.org/Wiki/index.php/ChoralWiki:Copyrights.
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Original text and translations
To the tables down at Mory's
We're poor little lambs who have lost our way