I’m a Programmer

To the tune of  “The Lumberjack Song” by Monty Python

Chorus:

I’m a programmer and I’m insane.
I work all night and I hack all day.

I patch up bugs. I write in C
On the EE’s PDP.
On Wednesdays I do COBOL
And structured RPG. (Arrgh!)

(Chorus)

I edit files. I rewind tapes.
I dismount RK packs.
I exercise the disk drives
And kick off all the hacks.

(Chorus)

I punch mag tape. I bug Jon Day
And insult VDV,
And if I keep this all up,
I’ll leave the PDP.

(Chorus)

I play seawar. I crash the disks
And anger Dr. Gore.
And sometimes I do programs
For Elizier Naddor.

(Chorus)

I copy disks. I dump to tape.
I execute Sys calls.
And when the system crashes,
I run screaming down the halls.

(Chorus)

On Friday night when it is late,
It loves me best, you know.
I stay with the Eleven,
And don’t go to the shows.

(Chorus)

When terminals stop working,
I stalk out of the door.
On Mondays we do PM
And process nevermore.

(Chorus)

by Thaddeus Beier, Robert Frye, Robert Herndon, William Lindemann, Sarah Elizabeth Miller, and Michael John

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