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From: hippo
Newsgroups: alt.fan.pratchett
Subject: [F] Bath Meet filk
Date: Sun, 12 Aug 2001 21:41:25 +0100

Thanks to J for orgainising the post CCDE meet and giving me an excuse to have the first holiday I have taken in ages.

I hadn't been to Bath for many many years and it was great fun (despite the variable weather) to explore the place again. The new displays (particularly the clever cgi stuff) in the Roman Baths were very impressive.

I dunno, CCDE and all these meets have gone to m' head and I've gone an' written a filk about me.

How terribly immodest, please feel free to killfile me at once ......

With sincere apologies to Flanders and Swann who of course wrote my original 'entry music'

A shy hippopotamus was surfing one day
In the group where the Pratchett fans spar
He gazed at J's postings which clearly did say
'Bout a meet in a Somerset bar

Gone home from a campsite, sat ircing at night
Many afpers had cunning plans laid
The Hippopotamus was no igoramus
And thought of this sweet serenade

Bath, Bath, Georgian Bath
Watching the afpers tread tourist path
So Wychwood, we'll swallow
Down in our hollow
And there let us wallow in Georgian Bath

The shy hippopotamus, he followed advice
There to spy on the Roman remains
And bookshops and cheese-shops would also entice
With tired feet he would wander the lanes
By train and by bus the others arrived
Welcome hugs that they gave when they met
Our lady of laughter adjusted tiara
And gave out more sweets from her set

Bath, Bath, Georgian Bath
Watching the afpers tread tourist path
So there, we'll sip ale
And new faces hail
And there let us wallow in Georgian Bath

That bold a f p army began to convene
In the depths of that Hobgoblin pub
I wonder now what to say of the scene
That ensued as they started to rub
They massaged at once, with a giggling 'ooh'
Then broke off and started again
An a f p army
of strange folk so balmy
All singing this happy refrain

Bath, Bath, Georgian Bath
Watching the afpers tread tourist path
So Wychwood, we'll swallow
Down in our hollow
And there let us wallow in Georgian Bath

hippo

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