Filks Ancient and Modern Songbook

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These books have been in storage and are great condition, but they do show the wear of time.

Songbook for Pentatonic, the 1993 British filk convention
Chris Bell (editor, illustrator)
Zander Nyrond (illustrator)
Publisher: Beccon Publications, 1993
Rights: Contents copyright Pentatonic, January 1993. Copyright reverts to contributors on publication.
Physical info: A5, comb binding
ISBN: 1-870824-20-2

  • Fan in the Bar
    Chris Bell (lyricist)
    Zander Nyrond (lyricist)
    Based on: “Beautiful Girl on the Train” by Pete Atkin (Tune suggested or parodied)
  • 4-Play Filk
    Dave Parkinson (lyricist)
    Zander Nyrond (lyricist)
  • Sugar for Inspiration
    Zander Nyrond (lyricist)
    Based on: “Flowers for Algernon” by Kathy Mar (Tune suggested or parodied)
  • The Way We Do in Bendo
    Chris Bell (lyricist)
  • Corruption of the Innocent
    FanTom (lyricist)
    Based on: “Sixteen Tons” (Tune suggested or parodied)
  • Spaceships
    Linda Short (lyricist)
    Oriole (lyricist)
    Based on: “The Titanic” (Tune suggested or parodied)
  • Soul Thief
    Kate Soley (lyricist)
    Based on: “Norwegian Wood” by John Lennon and Paul McCartney (Tune suggested or parodied)
  • I’m on PAL
    Peter J. Evans (lyricist)
    Jim Swallow (lyricist)
    Based on: “I’m on Fire” by Bruce Springsteen (Tune suggested or parodied)
  • The Filksinger
    FanTom (lyricist)
    Based on: “Early One Morning” (Tune suggested or parodied)
  • Death, the Anthropomorphic Personification
    Simon Amos (lyricist)
    Based on: “Puff, the Magic Dragon” by Peter Yarrow (Tune suggested or parodied)
  • Filked Ya
    Chris Malme (lyricist)
    Based on: “I Kissed You” (Tune suggested or parodied)
  • Mon Seul Desir
    Talis Kimberley (lyricist)
    Based on: “Mon Seul Desir” (Tune suggested or parodied)
  • Shallott
    Chris Bell (lyricist)
    Talis Kimberley (composer)
  • Kwisatz Haderach
    Simon Amos (lyricist)
    Based on: “Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves” (Tune suggested or parodied)
  • Intervention
    Simon Amos (lyricist)
    Based on: “Lord Grenville” by Al Stewart (Tune suggested or parodied)
  • Librarian, Song of the
    Kate Soley (lyricist)
    Based on: “9 to 5 Barbarian” by Bill Sutton (Tune suggested or parodied)
  • Filking’s Not Fair
    Bruce W. Grant (lyricist)
    Based on: “Oh, Dear, What Can the Matter Be?” (Tune suggested or parodied)
  • From a Fragment
    Chris Bell (lyricist)
    Note: The first verse dates from the sixteenth century; the rest is by Chris Bell.
  • Desolation Road
    Simon Amos (lyricist)
    Based on: “Telegraph Road” (Tune suggested or parodied)
  • Three Little Maids
    Pat Silver (lyricist)
    Based on: “Three Little Maids from School” by Arthur Sullivan (Tune suggested or parodied)
  • Filker’s Prayer
    Oriole (lyricist)
    Based on: “Slane” (Tune suggested or parodied)
  • Old Man Reiver
    FanTom (lyricist)
    Based on: “Old Man River” by Jerome Kern (Tune suggested or parodied)
  • Techie Gopher
    Chris Bell (lyricist)
    Based on: “Little Susie” (Tune suggested or parodied)
  • The Idic Way
    Rhodri James (lyricist)
    Based on: “The Preacher and the Prof” by Jane Robinson (Tune suggested or parodied)
  • On Top of Cthulhu
    Kate Soley (lyricist)
    Based on: “On Top of Old Smokey” (Tune suggested or parodied)
  • Yuppie’s Hymn to Thor
    Oriole (lyricist)
    Based on: “As With Gladness Men of Old” (Tune suggested or parodied)
  • Eternal Rewriter
    Bruce W. Grant (lyricist)
    Based on: “Eternal Loser” by Leslie Fish (Tune suggested or parodied)
  • Fan’s Daydream: or, Let the Tech Ops Beware
    Kate Soley (lyricist)
    Based on: “Mash” (Tune suggested or parodied)
  • Tribbles on the Way
    FanTom (lyricist)
    Based on: “Amateur Rebels” by Leslie Fish (Tune suggested or parodied)
  • My Big Furry Friend
    Kate Soley (lyricist)
    Based on: “My Four-Legged Friend” (Tune suggested or parodied)
  • Invitation
    Talis Kimberley (lyricist)
Weight3 oz
Dimensions8 × 12 × .25 in

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