The Store Down in the Valley

Lyrics © 1986 Stephen Savitzky. CC-by-nc-sa. To the tune of ``The Bog Down in the Valley'' (traditional).

Lyrics [pdf]

/* The Store Down In The Valley
** Lyrics (c) 1986 Stephen Savitzky
** Music traditional (to the tune of "The Bog Down In The Valley")
** This song is written in C, but you can capo it up to C++.
#define nitems 11
#define play printf
#define sing printf
char *item = {"store", "box", "board", "chip", "ROM", "code", "word",
"byte", "bit", "bug", "glitch"};
play("C Am C G7 \n");
sing("High tech computer store, the store down in the Valley, Oh!\n");
play("C Am G7 C \n");
sing("High tech computer store, down in Silicon Valley, Oh!\n");
verse(int i)
{ int j;
play("C G7 C G7\n");
sing("And in this play(" C G7 \n");
sing("A high tech computer for (j = i; j > 0; --j) {
play("C G7 \n");
sing(" }
play("C G7 C \n");
sing("Store in Silicon Valley, Oh!\n");
{ int i, j;
for (i = 1; i < nitems; ++i) { chorus(); verse(i); }
/* There is also a bug in this song: it should be SOME code, not A code.
** It could be patched, but I felt it was more authentic to leave it in.