Filker’s Revenge

sung to the tune of Little Furry Animals

by Harlock

many thanks to Mickey Phoenix

 

I was filking at a con one night when someone gave a call:

“I want ‘Little Furry Animals,’ I want it heard by all.”

And I got the kind of feeling that I’d hate that person’s guts,

Because “Little Furry Animals” drives me nuts!

 

I hate “Little Furry Animals,” “Little Furry Animals,”

“Little Furry Animals,” it drives me nuts!

 

But I settled down to play it, and before I’d gotten through,

That guy said “How ’bout ‘Banned from Argo?’ There’s a song that’s new.”

So I turned around and said to him in tones as smooth as silk,

“‘Banned from Argo”s overdone, and should be banned from filk!”

 

“Banned from Argo”‘s overdone, yes, “Banned from Argo”‘s overdone, yes,

“Banned from Argo”‘s overdone, and should be banned from filk!

 

But the final filk that evening is the one that did me in:

For the thirty-seventh time that night he asked and asked again.

Though the lyrics are amusing, and the music’s not that bad

It was “Never Set the Cat on Fire” that drove me mad!

 

It was “Never Set the Cat on Fire,” “Never Set the Cat on Fire,”

“Never Set the Cat on Fire” that drove me mad!

 

Now I sit here in the corner and occasionally strum

The melody to “307 Ale” and sadly hum

All the tunes to all the filksongs rattling in my fevered brain.

I hope someday it’s my music that drives them insane.

 

I hope someday it’s my music, I hope someday it’s MY music,

I hope someday it’s MY music that drives them insane!

(Mwa ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!)

 

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