The Bell Labs Unix System

Sung to the tune of “The Girl from Ipanema”

Clean and swift and small and simple
     The Bell Lab's UNIX system is published
     And when they read it
     Each one who reads it goes "aah".

     Files it has -- so elementary
     File names too, that move so gently
     That when they read it
     Each one who reads it goes "aah".

     Oh, but I read it so sadly!
     So much is lost in translation.
     How could I code it so badly?
     And how could they blame it on me?
     I write in Pascal, not in C.

     Clean and swift and small and simple
     The Bell Labs UNIX system is published
     And when I read mine, I cry
     Cause it's not in C.
           it's just not in C.
        no it's just not in C.

by Brad Needham

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