The GNU Song (to the tune of "At The Drop of a Hat", by Michael Flanders and Donald Swann) A year ago last Thursday, I was in a computer shop When I met a man who thought he knew the lot He was laying down the law about copyrights and licenses And the number of patents large companies have got So I asked him "What's that creature's name?" and he answered "That's Unix!" And I'd have gone on thinking that was true If the animal in question hadn't put that chap to shame, And remarked-"GNU's not UNIX-I'm a GNU! I'm a GNU-I'm a GNU The g-nicest work of g-nature in the zoo I'm a GNU-how do you do? You really oughtta g-know w-who's w-who I'm a GNU-spelt G - N - U I'm not closed source or cost a buck or two So let me introduce, I'm neither man nor moose Oh, g-no, g-no, g-no, I'm a GNU!" I had taken a job coding down at Rustington-on-sea Whence I travelled on to Aston-under-lyne On the second night I stayed there I was wakened from a dream Which I'll tell you all about some other time Among the thousand programs on the disk in my PC Installed and mounted was code I thought I knew BSD? Unix? Could it be a hearty beast? Then I seem to hear a voice-"I'm a GNU!" I'm a GNU-a-g-nother GNU I know I could g-show my code to you I'm a GNU-how do you do? You really oughtta g-know w-who's w-who I'm a GNU-spelt G - N - U Steal my bison or my octave and I'll sue Nor am I in the least like that dreadful M$ beast Oh, g-no, g-no, g-no, I'm a GNU! G-no, g-no, g-no, I'm a GNU! G-no, g-no, g-no, I'm a GNU!"
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Updated: $Date: 2004/06/04 16:46:18 $ $Author: mbarnson $