Round, round, Old Joe Platt Round and round with Jean

Updated from a song Sam and I sang on Joe’s 65th in 1980 and updated in 2010 to the tune of “Old Joe Clark”

Chorus:
Round, round, Old Joe Platt
Round and round with Jean
Don’t they make the neatest pair
Claremont’s ever seen.

They came here from New York
Where they left all that crud
They came here from New York
To help start Harvey Mudd. (Chorus)

They recruited such good people
Duane, Roy, Bill, Spiff and Bob
George, Art, Gray and Emery
They all needed a job. (Chorus)

They started building dorms
They built them everywhere
First East and West, then North and South
Which isn’t really there. (Chorus)

They stayed there over twenty years
Mudd fit them to a “T”
Then they packed their bags and crossed the street
To fix up C.U.C. (Chorus)

Now Paul and Peter’s building
Will very soon be done
Then Joe can return to Harvey Mudd
And teach Physics 51. (Chorus)

(new verses added in 2010)

Joe taught Mudd students in a lab
One went out on a limb
Asked if the “Platt” at “Platt Center”
Was related to him. (Chorus)

Joe and Jean had lots of fun
They traveled many a mile
Then Sam asked him to write a book
And he did it with great style. (Chorus)

Carol Tanenbaum
Claremont, CA