To the tune of "Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer"

You know fortran and dbase and java and pascal
perl, lisp and c++ and basic.visual

But now you may choose...
The most useful language to use!

You'll be a cobol coder.
Greatest that the world has seen!
And when you've finished training,
Your pocket linings will be green.
All of those institutions,
Who used to burn your resume
Will crowd around you shouting
Save us all from Y2K!

When your call your ISP, email to download.
CEO's from everyplace will wave their offers in your face.

Then all your other colleagues
Knowing just pascal and c
Will see your better prospects
And writhe with bitter jealousy!

Copyright © 1999 Michelle Bottorff