Our Club Song

The Sydney University club song has been "sung" by us and other Sydney University sporting clubs for almost 150 years. The tune should be "Men of Harlech", and the words are:

The ‘Varsity

Grads and undergrads and fellows,
Gaudy profs in reds and yellows,
Sing with lungs as tough as bellows
To our ‘Varsity.

Some of us are mining,
Some in arts reclining,
More and more
Attack the law
And revel in its methods of refining;
Some are fools and some are clever
Faculties divide and sever,
Still we all belong forever
To our ‘Varsity.

Varied are the tastes of students,
Varied our degrees of prudence,
Very varied our amusements,
At our ‘Varsity.

We shall soon be scattered,
Friendships maybe shattered,
Some, or all
Will grope or crawl,
And get up very knocked about and battered.
Some are hung and some are married,
Some for years in gaol have tarried,
Still they are all members of the
Same old ‘Varsity.

We also know that the club had its own unique hockey war-cry back when it started. There is a transcript of it in 1901, but we do not know how much earleier or later it was used. It goes:

"Bully, bully, shoot: bully, bully, shoot!
Drive fast and follow, drive fast and follow.
Whack it in, whack it in,
Sticks, sticks, sticks!"