Bayesians in the Night

Lyrics copyright by Bent Natvig and Morris DeGroot
May sing to the tune of "Strangers in the Night" (Kaenpfert, Singleton, and Snyder)

Bayesians in the night
With exchangeable glances
Assessing in the night
The prior chances
We'd be sharing risk
Before the night was through.

Something in your prior
Was so inviting
Something in your data
Was so exciting
Something in my model
Told me I must have you.

Bayesians in the night
Two statisticians
We were Bayesians in the night
Then came the moment when we
walked down to the sea
Under a fault tree
Our likelihoods were close together
And Sir Ronald lost his final feather

Ever since that night
We've been adherents
Leaders of the fight
To have coherence
It turned out all right
For Bayesians in the night.