University of Groningen Alumni Song




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Published on Sep 4, 2011

The song for all the alumni of the University of Groningen!
Performed by Bart van Overbeek & The OutTakes
Lyrics: Frank den Hollander
Music: Dicky Gilbers
Vocals: Bart van Overbeek
The OutTakes:
Guitar, backing vocals: Coos Grevelink
Bass guitar, backing vocals: Ger Warink
Keyboards, backing vocals: Dicky Gilbers
Percussion: Chris Slager
Recorded at Studio Spitsbergen, Zuidbroek, June 2011
Recording engineer: Bauke van der Laaken
Produced by Dicky Gilbers and Bauke van der Laaken
Idea / concept: Carina Bravo Plancarte
Shot & produced: Joep Veldhuis
Scenario: Frank den Hollander
Crew: Carina Bravo Plancarte, Sergio Foti, Frank den Hollander, Bert Wolfkamp
© 2011
University of Groningen
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I kiss my mom goodbye in the drizzling rain
"Thanks for doing my laundry" - I get on the train
Groningen welcomes me; I say hi to Ome Loeks
Then I buy a magazine from the homeless clown
See the sun come out as I walk into town

Oh Groningen I love you
Can't stop thinking of you
No matter what I do
Grunnen on my mind

Trying to park my bike near the library
But 3.000 others were there before me...
At last I open my notebook, in my favourite reading room
I sit down, I look around me and I like what I see
Four hundred years, my university!

I'm in my room with a book in my lap, I try to concentrate...
then a knock at the door, and in comes my friend
yet another day in Groningen that will have no end:

Sunny afternoon, let's make an early start
First, have a couple of beers at the Grote Markt
We drink a toast to the alumni, our ambassadors all over the world
Then paint the town red until the early morning
Till we see the sun light up the Martinitoren


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