"Gentlemen songsters off on a spree... Doomed from here to eternity"

 These are lines from 'The Whiffenpoof Song'.

The Whiffenpoofs are the oldest university a cappella choir in America, an all-male choir of fourteen singers established at Yale University in 1904. Cole Porter sang with the Whiffenpoofs in 1913; they still regularly perform his songs in honour of his time in the choir.

Listen to The Whiffenpoof Song on Spotify.