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Banana Song


From: April Goodwin-Smith
Newsgroups: alt.fan.pratchett
Subject: Re: There's Only One Terry Pratchett...
Date: Sun, 18 Nov 2001 04:57:44 GMT

flesh_eating_dragon wrote:
>
> April Goodwin-Smith wrote, quoting Joy Green:
>
> > > To the tune of "Guantanamera"
> > >
> > > *sigh* the curse of a filk-orientated brain.
>
> Hmm, filk oriented programming. I like it. Modules
> called Filkers communicate by inspiring Filks.
>
> > One Terry Pratchett!
> > There's only one Terry Pratchett!
> > One Terry Praaaaaachett,
> > There's only one Terry Prachett.
>
> I don't recognise the title in characters, but I have a
> feeling I know the song you're talking about, and that
> I've got a CD with a version by Surkey. It's the one
> that goes, "One tonne potato, we need a one tonne potato",
> right? (or 'tomato' if you can bear to pronounce it
> wrong)
>

Sadly, no. Now I feel bad, because I was recasting Joy's quick one-off of "One Ton a' Mara" the way I think it scans (it has, as predicted, occupied some portion of my waking consciousness all day).

In a spirit of atonement, howsabout:

Terrrrry! Terry Pratchett!
Daylight come an' I wan' go sleep,
Terrrrry! Terry Pratchett!
Daylight come an' the book not done.

Come, Mr. Sandman, tap me with your sand sock,
Daylight come an' I wan' go' sleep.
Come, Mr. Sandman, tap me with a big rock,
Daylight come an' the book not done.

Terrrrry! Terry Pratchett!
(repeat)

Okay, the scansion will only work if the singer does the wobbly artsy thing with the 'Pratchett' part. But I do, indeed, feel very smug about getting 'tap me' out of 'tally'. And, no, I don't know the rest of the verses, which is probably a merciful blessing.

April.

(And, if somebody does "the pratchett sleeps tonight", I will see to it that they'll have more than mere *sand* in their shorts to worry about.)

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