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University of Groningen Alumni Song


Alumni Song

...trying to park my bike....

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

Bart in de studio

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


Lyrics: Frank den Hollander

in de studio

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

Scenario: Frank den Hollander

Video: Joep Veldhuis (

Crew: Carina Bravo Plancarte, Sergio Foti, Frank den Hollander, Bert Wolfkamp

Additional party footage by Sjaak & Nout (

© 2011 University of Groningen  

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