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Folsom Poster Blues


From: Joy Green
Newsgroups: alt.fan.pratchett
Subject: [I] Filk Folsom Poster Blues
Date: Tue, 18 Apr 2000 01:09:55 +1200

Tune -- Folsom Prison Blues (any basic blues style will do though)

I see the newbies comin'; clue goes rollin out the door,
And I ain't hardly seen a decent flame since Colm's days of yore.
And we're stuck with Folsom postings 'bout how we're mean and cruel
Those [M] threads keep on rollin' out, whinin' driv'lin' drool.

When I was just a baby, my mama told me, "Child
Always be good and patient; don't let your pen run wild."
But now I wanna get the flame out, just to watch them twist and scream
When I see [M] upon a post I drift into vicious dreams.

I bet there's glad folk somewhere don't care 'bout AFP
They're prob'ly drinkin' coffee now with careless, idle glee,
I know newbies will keep comin', yeah, I know we can't be free,
But they just go right on moanin', and that's what tortures me.

Well, if they'd try to lurk a little, if they'd read a FAQ or two,
I bet they'd fit right in here, it's all they'd have to do
But if they act like Folsom, patronise and call us rude,
I prophesy a barbecue with newbie-meat as food.

Now I know we ain't all fluffy, and it's sure we can be harsh
With the clueless or the careless, but in time the sting will pass
It ain't just *any* newbie but the naff ones we abuse,
So, lets see an end to whinin' and the Folsom poster blues.

Joy


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