US ARMY Calibrator's Poem W/Rules By Paul E. Ramseyer
The Mouse Song
(sung to the tune of Ordnance Forever)
M.Mouse COPYRIGHT 1990-91 Publishing F. Mousekewitz
WELL-L-L-L, THE LIQUOR WAS SPILT ON THE BAR ROOM FLOOR, THE BAR WAS CLOSED FOR THE NIGHT. WHEN OUT OF HIS HOLE CAME A LITTLE GRAY MOUSE; WHO SAT IN THE PALE MOONLIGHT.
WELL-L-L-L, HE LAPPED UP THE LIQUOR ON THE BAR ROOM FLOOR; AND ON HIS HAUNCHES HE SAT. AND-ALL-NIGHT LONG YOU COULD HEAR HIM ROAR-R-R-R!; BRING ON THE GODDAMN CAT!
(Permission to sing at Dinning-In/Out granted by the copyright holder.) THE THREE AND ONLY RULES OF THE SONG The song will be sung at all gatherings of 2 or more true Calibrators. The song must be led by the lowest ranking person, unless otherwise noted. Knowledge of the tune is recommended, knowledge of the words is required.
True Calibrators Defined A. A soldier in the grade of E1-E8 currently holding 35HXX MOS. B. A CSM/SGM promoted to that grade while qualified under category A. C. A Warrant Officer holding the 252A/918A MOS. D. The Chief of Ordnance. E. A soldier ordained as an Honorary Calibrator by a person in Category B. F. Other service’s personnel and civilians ordained as and Honorary Calibrator by a person in Category B. G. Multinational personnel taking active part in Desert Shield as ordained by a Calibration CW4. H. A commissioned officer, 03-010, only while in direct command of two or more calibrators.
Categories A-G may be retired, if the individual fits into one of the categories upon retirement. DEDICATED TO JIM WASMUND