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The MASH Farewell Song

(Hash Choir gently hums the tune (name???) by that Johnny Mathas geezer)
(RA reads loudly in rhythm the text in normal print)
(Everyone forming the circle shouts text in CAPITALS)
(Leaving person(s) in the center of the circle and shouts the text in italics)

You've told us that you're going away,
But we would really like you to stay!
Through Mash we've become such good friends!!
And we hope that this you'll not contend.

SAY YOU'LL STAY!

I'm going away

DON'T GO! DON'T GO!

Many's the time you've run with the Mash!
And many down-downs you've had with us!
And many is the time you've hared a Hash!
And many is the time you avoided Hash Cash!

SAY YOU'LL STAY!

I'm going away

DON'T GO! DON'T GO!

We beg you to stay for one more run!
Then make that 2, or 3 or 4!!
Live in Korea for the rest of your life!
And take a Korean husband or wife!
Eat Kimchi every day and kimbap too!!
And stay with the Mash, through and through!!!

SAY YOU'LL STAY!

I'm going away

DON'T GO! DON'T GO!

(Everyone drops to knees with exaggerated pleading)
WE BEG YOU TO STAY!

I'm going away
I'm going away

Ok, we relent, now so many sorrows to drown!
For now we have your last ever MASH down-down!
And just in case you're feeling sad,
Here's some beer to help you through
This emotional experience we're having with you!

(Everyone throws some drink over the person(s) leaving)
(Mock crying and wailing by everyone!)

Mash is formed by those who take part
And you have influenced all of our hearts
We're all better people for knowing you!
So don't blame us
For not wanting to not let you go!!
If this is the way it has to be,
Go with peace and our thoughts of thee!
And know that no matter wherever you are,
Mash will remember you near and far!!

(Followed by the down-down song
for their last down-down!)

On! On!