||The Deep Elem Blues
(c) 1982 by Andy Tannenbaum
(to the tune of The Deep Elem Blues)
Profits to go to the Smithsonian Hacker Folk Music Archive.
When you bring up VMUNIX,
Just to have a little fun,
You'd better have your Western License,
When the Board of Regents come.
Oh, sweet mama, hacker's got the VMUNIX Blues,
Oh, sweet mama, hacker's got the VMUNIX Blues.
Once I met a pinstripe,
Knew his doubly nested do,
He logged in to VMUNIX,
Now his FORTRAN days are through.
When you debug a C program,
Don't know what the hell to do,
It's a structure pointer screw.
It comes time to clean up shit work,
You type r m foo space star,
By the time you realize it,
You won't know where those files are.
When you run on an eleven,
With a quarter meg of core,
And some loser cranks an nroff,
There ain't no response no more.
Ar as at,
Bc dc adb,
Df du dd,
It don't mean a thing to me.
When you argue with a netnews flamer,
Be prepared to lose,
Because that burnt out flamer's got,
The VMUNIX Blues,