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Trotsky's Lament
This is the unofficially official anthem of the USU Debating Society, sung at every major IV after our final team has been knocked out of the tournament or after we’ve won the tournament. 

I'll sing you one, O!
Red fly the banners, O!
What is your one, O? 
One is worker’s unity and ever more shall be, O!
 
I’ll sing you two, O!
Red fly the banners, O!
What is your two, O? 
 Two, two the worker’s hands fighting for our liberty, 
One is worker’s unity and ever more shall be, O!
 
(So on, skipping the fourth verse along the way, up until ...)
I'll sing you thirteen, O!
Red fly the banners, O!
What is your thirteen, O? 
Thirteen for the holes in Trotsky's head!
Twelve for the chimes of the Kremlin clock,
Eleven for the Moscow Dynamos,
Ten for days that shook the world,
Nine for the days of the general strike,
Eight for the Eighth Red Army,
Seven for the hours of the working day,
Six for the Tolpuddle martyrs,
Five for the years of the five year plan and
Four for the years it took them!
Three, three, the rights of man!
Two, two the workers' hands fighting for our liberty,
One is worker's unity and ever more shall be, O!