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Fish Priest's Assorted Ramblings
« on: December 08, 2014, 12:33:26 AM »
So this thread's mostly going to be SF/fantasy-related songs I write- or rather shoehorn into bits of existing music. The first one's actually a song that exists (or at least 2 lines of the chorus do) in-universe. The universe in question is the 40k one, and this song's mentioned in Sandy Mitchell's Caiaphas Cain books.

The tune's traditional (Over the Hills and Far Away), and the lyrics are heavily based on the ones by John Tams used in the Sharpe series:

Through the Warp and Far Away

Here’s forty Thrones upon the drum
For all who’ll volunteer to come
Enlist to fight His foes today
Through the Warp and far away

Chorus:
And it’s far across the stars we’ll fly
To fight His foes beyond the sky
The Emperor points and we obey
Through the Warp and far away

When duty calls me I must go
To stand and face another foe
The Emperor’s trust I’ll not betray
Through the Warp and far away

Chorus

When Chaos stalks across the land,
We'll neither hold nor stay our hand
But stand and fight both night and day
Through the Warp and far away

Chorus

Through smoke and fire and shot and shell,
And to the very walls of hell,
But we shall stand and we shall stay
Through the Warp and far away

Chorus

If I should fall to rise no more
Like many comrades did before
Then for my soul you all must pray
Through the Warp and far away

Chorus

Then fall in lads, the dropship’s come
On rockets brighter than the sun
Across the void to come what may
Through the Warp and far away

Chorus x2


Some more coming- I've got one in the works based on Dwarf Fortress, and possibly one based on Starship Troopers...

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Re: Fish Priest's Assorted Ramblings
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2014, 04:14:52 PM »
I approve of this thread. And this filk :D

I should post some of my Tolkien filk here - it's all in Anor, but most of it doesn't reach the Exilian.
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Re: Fish Priest's Assorted Ramblings
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2015, 11:50:23 PM »
And another one! This is Tolkien filk (and will probably appear in Anor), and was composed in about 20 minutes and written down on a paper plate.

The tune is Little Fuzzy Animals by Frank Hayes:

Tricksy Little Hobbitses (Gollum’s Other Song)

I hid underneath the Mountain, I was looking for some peace
But since I started living here my problems just increased
There are Orcs and there are Goblins and as if that’s not enough
There are tricksy little Hobbitses who steal your stuff

Tricksy little Hobbitses, tricksy little Hobbitses, tricksy little Hobbitses who steal your stuff

I was happy with the Precious sitting down here in the dark
With no creatures there to stare at me while making rude remarks
But there’s still one problem down here and it really bothers me
It’s those tricksy little Hobbitses you just can’t see.

Tricksy little Hobbitses, tricksy little Hobbitses, tricksy little Hobbitses you just can’t see

There are mushrooms and there’s fungus and cave fishes by the score
And big crayfish (or small lobsters?), you could hardly ask for more
But there’s one thing I’ve found down here that I’d really like to eat
It’s those tricksy little Hobbitses who lie and cheat

Tricksy little Hobbitses, tricksy little Hobbitses, tricksy little Hobbitses who lie and cheat

You don’t know what’s in its pocketses, you just don’t have a clue
And it sits there looking satisfied at having beaten you
Since I went and strangled Deagol, the most annoying thing
Is the tricksy little Hobbitses who stole my Ring

Tricksy little Hobbitses, tricksy little Hobbitses, tricksy little Hobbitses who stole my Ring!

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Re: Fish Priest's Assorted Ramblings
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2015, 09:59:05 AM »
I have heard this and can confirm that it is excellent :)
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