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From: MegaMole
Newsgroups: alt.fan.pratchett
Subject: [I] National Anthems texts
Date: Wed, 21 Aug 2002 19:40:13 +0100

The ones that haven't been posted so far, and are mine to put up; Joy Green did a great job with Copperhead and Sto Lat. It's not my place to post those - I'll leave it up to her to do it if she wants to.

Anyway, here are the all-new ones, first performed at the Con, covering Uberwald, Ephebe, Djelibeybi and Pseudopolis. I'm proudest of Uberwald, I think, but Ephebe got the best reception:

Ephebe
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TTTO (You should work this one out, too.)

In Ephebe there's a Tyrancy
And their mocracy is stable;
And philosophers are fighting
With the axioms they're writing
Till they think you under the table;
Didactylos is a cussed old toss
With a mangy old demeanour
And his sage advice (if you're really nice)
Is to buy him more retsina.

There's nowt Ephebians can't teach you
'Bout the clouding of the mind;
Didactylos himself is permanently blind...

Legibus' screw with his points of view
Confuses himself and his listeners, too;
Ibid, they say, can stick it away,
Two quarts of olives every day;
And a paradox of Xeno's
Is that everything that he knows
He dismisses as a sham,
But the whole beardy lot are just drunken sots,
"We drink, therefore we am".

Yes, Didactylos himself is particularly missed;
A lovely little thinker but a bugger when he's pissed!

And that's all.
MegaMole


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