If you are a person of taste and refinement, PUT THIS BOOK DOWN NOW! The songs, toasts, poems, and jokes contained herein have flunked every test of decency and sensitivity known to mankind. This songbook is profoundly offensive--but then, so are hashers, and they are the audience for whom Hash Hymns is intended.
This collection was made possible by the efforts of Hash House Harriers around the world who freely shared their favorite songs with me. In turn, please feel free to copy and share anything in this songbook.
Hash Hymns is a work in progress, constantly growing. When I started this collection I knew about 100 songs; this edition contains more than 500. If you know songs you don't see here, please send them to me for inclusion in future editions. I'll be happy to give you credit. My address is in the back.
Now for the Oscar acceptance speech: Hash Hymns is dedicated to Hash House Harriers everywhere, especially my friends of the Tampa, Other Orlando, Phoenix, Okinawa, Hong Kong (Little Sai Wan, Hong Kong, and Southside), Bangkok (Saturday and Monday), Darwin, Orange County, Long Beach, Osan Bulgogi, Seoul, Tacoma, Puget Sound, Singapore (Lion City), San Diego, Fog City, East Bay-Mt. Diablo, San Francisco, Gypsies in the Palace, Honolulu, Aloha, Hilo, Hawaii Full Moon, Albuquerque, South Bay/Agnews State, San Diego Anal Retentive, Sacramento, and Las Vegas Resur-Erection Hash House Harriers. More thanks are due to the infamous Hammersley Hash, the North Shore Hussies (Auckland), and Rotorua Hashes, our hosts at InterHash 1994 in New Zealand. Special thanks also to ZiPpy, Bollox, Beaver Bam Bam Balls, Ian Cumming, Sauer Krotch, Dum B.U.F, Mu-Sick, Neptunus, Sodbuster, and two non-hashers: Derek Cashman and Ed Cray. Finally, thanks to the pilots of the US and NATO fighter squadrons in the Second Allied Tactical Air Force who started me singing and taught me the basics. Without their inspiration this songbook wouldn't exist. Thank you, thank you (someone get the hook!) . . .
Note to Song Masters: Hashers like to sing, but not many like buying songbooks just so they can learn new tunes. And even if they do, they forget to bring their songbooks to the hash. As a song master, I've had better luck copying one or two numbers from this collection every time we hash, then handing out copies at the circle. It's a great strategy to get people singing, and probably the best way to use this songbook.
Former GM, Okinawa H3, Aloha H3, Hawaii Full Moon H3