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Detritus


Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2000 07:33:05 +0000
To: <filks@lspace.org>
From: MegaMole
Subject: Re: [I] Another one.

Detritus

(Sung by Captain Vimes)

If you don't get the tune by the chorus, I despair.[1]

I saw a troll coming up the road to the Watch House,
I saw the wreck of the staircase he left behind.
I was his Captain,
He was a new recruit driving me out of my mind.

My, my, my, Detritus
Why, why, why, Detritus?
I could see that troll was no good for me
But I was bound by my orders from Vetinari.

This clumsy newbie was courting Miss Ruby, a barmaid;
I had to take him and show him how to salute.
She was his woman,
But she wouldn't go out with any old silicon brute.

My, my, my, Detritus
Why, why, why, Detritus?
I could see that troll was no good for me
But I was bound by my orders from Vetinari.

She said to woo her he needed aargrooha - that's green stuff;
He found her some in the park and he opened the door:
She stood there laughing;
Looked at the oak in his hand - he just got her some more.

My, my, my Detritus
Why, why, why, Detritus?
So before you come and knock down the door,
Forgive me Detritus, I just couldn't take any more

(insert trumpet solo here)

She stood there laughing
Looked at the oak in his hand - he just got her some more.

My, my, my Detritus
Why, why, why, Detritus?
So before you come and knock down the door,
Forgive me Detritus, I just couldn't take any more -
Forgive me Detritus, I just couldn't take any more.

[1] "Delilah" by Tom Jones, of course.


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