Get Dusty

Archivists, man. They sure get mad when you call their workplaces dusty. Maybe we could channel our collective frustration into a musical number?

Get Dusty (music from Get Lucky [lyrics, video])

So you say you’re a journalist
What story are you spinning?
What cliche are you bringing
To your article’s beginning?

You’ve come so far, to report who we are
So let’s raise the bar, let archives be the stars!

We keep things safe from the sun
We live for preservation
We think that history’s fun
Just please don’t say we get dusty

Sometimes we deaccession
White gloves are so overdone
And yes, we love cardigans
Just please don’t say we get dusty
Just please don’t say we get dusty…

We cataloged these boxes
Spent hours on description
So when you find something
You’re not discovering it

You’ve come so far, to report who we are
So let’s raise the bar, let archives be the stars!

We keep things safe from the sun
We live for preservation
We think that history’s fun
Just please don’t say we get dusty

Sometimes we deaccession
White gloves are so overdone
And yes, we love cardigans
Just please don’t say we get dusty
Just please don’t say we get dusty…

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2 Responses to “Get Dusty”

  1. Brad H. Says:

    “Use better ad-jectives… use better ad-jectives… use better ad-jectives… Write better, don’t say we’re dusty/ Here’s a dictionary for you/ Buy yourself a clue…” –Possible robot counterpoint lyrics?

  2. Orkney Archive Says:

    Great minds think alike! http://orkneyarchive.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/lets-get-trollied-on-lollies.html (See bottom of post.)
    All archivists must love this song…

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