The U3A Anthem


Sung to the tune of ‘Blowing in the Wind’

(Words adapted from those written by members of the
Ukulele group of Congleton U3A)


How many times did you say in your youth
You’d never be old and grey
You said you’d never shirk and you’d never give up work
And retirement seemed a million miles away
But the time has come a round, yes and very soon you’ve found
You need a way to keep old age at bay
The answer my friend is join a U3A
The answer is join a U3A


How many groups can you fit in a week?ukulele2
Five, six or may be even more
You’ve joined Astronomy and you’ve traced your family tree
Played Bridge, Chess and learned to paint and draw
You can walk, dance and sing and do almost anything
Why don’t you get the time to mop the floor?
The answer my friend is you joined a U3A
The answer is you joined a U3A


How many times do you think to yourselfTHE IRIS GARDENS
The garden needs a weed and dig
The fridge needs a clean ’cos the cheese is turning green
And the pile of ironing’s looking rather big
You need to clean the loo but have better things to do
And what the hell – you couldn’t give a fig
The reason my friend is you’ve joined a U3A
The reason is you joined a U3A


Yes, the answer my friend is you joined a U3A

You joined the Vall del Pop U3A