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The Jolly Guy is Coming to Town


From: Antti Lehtola
Newsgroups: alt.fan.pratchett
Subject: [I] The Jolly Guy is Coming to Town - a filk for someone to finish
Date: Mon, 23 Nov 1998 12:41:22 +0200

He looks a bit weird, he looks a bit thin
And look at that beard, like it's glued to his chin
The Jolly Guy is coming to town

And here's a strange thing, or is it just me?
But it felt a bit rough sitting up on that knee
The Jolly Guy is coming to town

And isn't that a pillow,
that's showing through his coat?
And listen, isn't that the worst
anyone's ever HO HO HO'd

And look at that pig, that beast of a boar
Look what it did - and right on the floor!
The Jolly Guy is coming to town

Subject: Re: [I] The Jolly Guy is Coming to Town - a necessary rewrite
Date: Tue, 24 Nov 1998 11:34:05 +0200

Kullervo Nurmi wrote:
You sure there is not a typo in the last line?

YES, I'm sure there is not a typo in the last line...but I know what you mean. The lyrics may indeed sound more than just a little...funny to someone not familiar with the premise of *Hogfather*.

This was in no way intentional. Should pay more attention to these things. Sorry about that.

So, a new version, just to be on the safe side...

-= THE JOLLY GUY IS COMING TO TOWN =-

He looks a bit weird, he looks a bit thin
And look at that beard, like it's glued to his chin
The Jolly Guy is coming to town

And look at that pig, that beast of a boar
Look what it did - and right on the floor
The Jolly Guy is coming to town

And isn't that a pillow,
that's showing through his coat?
And listen, isn't that the worst
anyone's ever HO HO HO'd

He looks a bit weird, he looks a bit thin
And look at his face, now, what's with that grin?
The Jolly Guy is coming to town

*Antti Lehtola died on Monday, 29 March 1999.*


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