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Parts Of A Thousand Men


From: Barry R
Newsgroups: alt.fan.pratchett
Subject: [I] Filk. - Parts of a Thousand Men
Date: Fri, 6 Jul 2001 15:59:06 +0100

For Igor.

To the tune of "Swords of a Thousand Men" by Tenpole Tudor
(Yes, I now feel old.)

Inside a castle deep in Uberwald
down in the dungeon, past the darkened hall,
There's a room full of shelves and jars.
Igor's Lab, where I work my craft.
See the parts, stored away.
They'll probably help somebody, and 'til that day
body parts get saved and then
stored in the jars with the parts of a thousand men.

The Doctor "did a Frankenstein" just yesterday.
Thunder filled the air, and the sky turned grey.
Assembled overnight, now it all things go.
Now we wait for the lightning show.
Wait around, I don't mind.
As it's a Sunday, I am on double time.
Lightning hits, it lives again.
Born from the jars using parts of a thousand men

I'm back inside my room at the end of the day,
looking at my tests, and how they've gone astray.
Change my trials, close the door
Add to the written journals, and much, much more
Testing, writing, test again,
then check the jars holding parts of a thousand men.

Testing, writing, test again,
Make some changes test them again.
Testing, writing, test again,
Make some changes test them again.
Testing, writing, test again,
Make some changes test them again.
then check the jars with the parts of a thousand men.

Notes:
Parts of a thousand men may or may not include women... The "parts
of a thousand women" may well be stored separately. Igors certainly
seem the kind of people that would have body parts sorted into
"male" and "female" (and "unknown" no doubt). If for no other
reason that to prevent "Professional Embarrasment".

And I know it'd take a lot less parts than those of "a thousand
men" for an Igor to make a body...

Barry R. B.F.

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