Hells Bells Laboratory
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"Hell's Bells Laboratory" 
by Ian Mackentosh

 


"We've traveled a long way to bring you this song,
A brand new calypso we're sure to get wrong,
About the reform school to which we belong,
It's the Hell's Bells Laboratory.

It's the Hell's bells and buckets of blood at the Hell's Bells Laboratory.

Our silicon's grown at low temperature,
The crystals resulting are not very pure,
We preserve all our lifetimes by using manure at the Hell's Bells Laboratory.

It's the Hell's bells and buckets of blood at the Hell's Bells Laboratory.

Publication of papers will help your career,
Promotions assured if you write twenty a year,
They are used in the washroom of the chief engineer at the Hell's Bells Laboratory.

It's the Hell's bells and buckets of blood at the Hell's Bells Laboratory.

The economy squeezes pinch more every day,
Coffee and tea breaks have been taken away,
They are hoping to make the transistor pay at the Hell's Bells Laboratory.

It's the Hell's bells and buckets of blood at the Hell's Bells Laboratory.

Our walls are all graced by the periodic chart,
Bill Shockley's picture is sewn over our hearts,
Bardeen  and Brattain are our sweethearts at the Hells Bells Laboratory.

It's the Hell's bells and buckets of blood at the Hell's Bells Laboratory.

Dislocations and traps are the bane of our life,
Imperfections can cause you trouble and strife,
But we pick them all out with our scout master's knife at the Hell's Bells Laboratory.

It's the Hell's bells and buckets of blood at the Hell's Bells Laboratory."


Hear Walter Brown, who began working at Bell Labs in 1950 sing Hells Bells Laboratory!

http://www.pbs.org/transistor/album1/addlbios/brown.html


If you can sign on the IEEE site hear a full  version with background music at

http://www.ieee.org/organizations/society/eds/pubs_bipolar.html


 
 
 

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