Gaudeamus

Scholam concinamus nostram
Maidstonensi urbe impostam,
Rege Eduardo, ante hos tam
Longos annos conditam.
1   Let us sing together of our school,
situated in the town of Maidstone,
and founded in the reign of King
Edward, so many long years ago.
Maidstonenses gaudeamus
Laudibus, et efferamus
Scholam nostram, quae oramus
Sempiterna floreat.
Chorus   Let us rejoice, Maidstonians, and
let us uphold with praises our
School, which we pray may flourish
for ever.
Musa vocat nos ad montem
Qua doctrinae celat fontem
Persequamur ut insontem
Virtus vitam decoret.
2   The muse calls us to the mountain
where she conceals a fountain of
knowledge. Let us follow, that
virtue may adorn an innocent life.
Maidstonenses gaudeamus... Chorus   Let us rejoice...
Indies campum petamus;
Pilae, folli, studeamus,
Robur mentis ut colamus
Cum robusto corpore.
3   Every day let us seek the field,
let us study ball and leather, so
that we may cultivate strength of
mind with a strong body.
Maidstonenses gaudeamus... Chorus   Let us rejoice...
Sic legendo, ediscendo
Sic jubentibus parendo,
Diligenter et ludendo
Fit juventus cultior.
4   Thus, by reading, by learning, by
obeying those who order us, and
by playing diligently, the young
are made more cultivated.
Maidstonenses gaudeamus... Chorus   Let us rejoice...
Forsan olim meminisse
Nos juvabit, et vixisse
Dignos illis quos fuisse
Gloriamur socios.
5   Perhaps one day it will be pleasant
for us to remember, and to have
lived worthy of those men we
boast to have been our friends.
Maidstonenses gaudeamus... Chorus   Let us rejoice...
Apud Indos quot caletis,
Juxta Boream quot frigetis,
Universi extolletis
Domus vestrae gloriam.
6   However much you burn in the Indies,
however much you freeze in the
North, one and all you will extol
the glory of your foundation.
Maidstonenses gaudeamus... Chorus   Let us rejoice...