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Katie Wishart performs "MRS Minor (Hey Mr. Worthen)" at a ward talent show.

Katie Wishart performs “MRS Minor (Hey Mr. Worthen)” at a ward talent show.

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A new song showcases several of the stereotypes surrounding a topic frequently on the minds of young single adults at Brigham Young University: the dating scene.

Katie Wishart, a junior at BYU studying studio art, uploaded a video to YouTube featuring her song titled “MRS Minor (Hey, Mr. Worthen).”

Wishart performed her song at a ward talent show. Wishart confirmed that the "Mr. Worthen" in the title of her song refers to BYU President Kevin J Worthen.

“I like to write songs just for fun, so I was just messing around on my ukulele and began joking about BYU dating,” Wishart wrote in an email interview. “There were a lot of stereotypes to work with that were either true or just funny. Being single at BYU, you are aware of them all.”

Wishart shared the lyrics of her song with DeseretNews.com:

“Here at BYU, we've got plenty to do/ Like find an eternal mate and still get good grades/ Well, I'll be here and earn my degree/ But Mom won’t be proud of me/ 'Til I come home with a ring/ And they say that those come by spring.

“Hey, Mr. Worthen, we've been learnin'/ How to check the left hand before pursuing a man/ Hey, Mr. Worthen, we've been learnin'/ How to find our soul mate and propose within 14 days.

“We think our bishopric's great/ 'Til they set us up on dates/ I mean, I think my co-chair is grand/ But I don’t want to start holding his hand/ Telling who's from UVU is real hard/ Guys shaving the wrong way for a beard card/ What's up with the moustache thing?/ Looking like a pedophile and still 16.

“Hey, Mr. Worthen, we've been learnin'/ If he receives revelation, then its time to run/ Hey, Mr. Worthen, we've been learnin'/ To check the family tree before going on a date with a boy who shares last names with me.

“Everyone's reminiscin' about the mission/ Except I didn't go on one, but I'm still a great catch, son/ And I don't speak Spanish or French/ But I don't care how much you can bench, no/ She served in Mexico, but I know what's on the radio.

“Hey, Mr. Worthen, we've been learnin'/ How to tell if he wears G's, eternal smiles means he's not a pre-mi/ Hey, Mr. Worthen, we've been learnin'/ How to get on the campus snap, wait, ya gotta be a freshman for that.

“We don't need a spring break/ I mean, one would be real great/ What's the worst that could happen?/ NCMOs and actually sleepin' in/ As I progress in my degree, I start to get anxiety/ No guys in family studies, I guess I'll stop by the Tanner Building/ And they preach two dates a week / But most of mine are with my roomies / Game nights and cookies, anything to bring the brethren to me.

“Hey, Mr. Worthen, we've been learnin'/ If you're out of luck in romance, just give Tinder a chance/ Hey, Mr. Worthen, we've been learnin'/ How to filter our talking after we've been Facebook stalking.

“And everyone's engaged, new announcements every day/Our fridge is littered/ We're so happy for them, just gag when they hold hands/ No, we're not bitter.

“Hey, Mr. Worthen, we've been learnin'/ How to mix and mingle so we're not forever single/ Hey, Mr. Worthen, we've been learnin'/ Don't DTR by date three, then you are history/ Hey Mr. Worthen, we've been learnin'/ We've got plenty to do and worry about here at BYU."

Watch the video on YouTube here.

UTubers is a feature that highlights YouTube videos created by people with ties to Utah.

Lindsey Williams writes for the the Faith and Family sections of DeseretNews.com