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The Piano ape


Date: Tue, 22 Aug 2000 11:51:20 +0200
To: filks@lspace.org
From: Patrick Dersjant
Subject: Filks

The Pianoape (posted on 2000-02-10), under DW filks
(At the Mended Drum, date unknown)

It's nine o'clock on a Saturday
The regular crowd shuffles in
There's a mon...orang utang next to me
Looking deep into his tonic and gin

I say, "Ape, can you play me a melody?
I'm not really sure how it goes
But it's sad and it's sweet and I knew it complete
When I wore a wizzard man's clothes"

La la la, de de da
La la la, de de da
De da da

CHORUS
Play us a song, you're the piano ape
Play us a song tonight
Well, we're all in the mood for a melody
And you've got us feelin' alright

Bill Door at the bar is a friend of mine
He gets me my drinks for free
He is quick with a scythe, and he dances alright
But there's someplace that he'd rather be
He says, "FRIEND, I BELIEVE THIS IS KILLING ME"
As he turns and faces the chaps
"WELL I'M SURE, I COULD BE A MOVIE STAR
IF I COULD GET RID OF THOSE CAPS"

Oh, La la la, de de da
La la la, de de da
De da da

Now Gimlet's a real rat and ketchup dwarf
Who never had time for a wife
And he's talkin' with charm, to dear Mrs Palm
And probably will do so for life

And the Patrician is practicing politics
As the Heads of the Guilds slowly get stoned
Yes, they're sharing a dream they call Ankh-Morpork
It's the place they all call their home

CHORUS

It's a pretty good crowd for a Saturday
And th' Librarian gives me a smile
'Cause he knows it's not me they've been comin' to see
To forget about life for a while
And the piano sounds like a BSJ
And the microphone smells like the Ankh
And they sit in the Drum, adding noise to the hum
And say, "Man, can you play us some funk?"

Ook, ook ook ook ook ook ook,
Ook, ook ook ook ook ook ook,
Ook ook ook.

CHORUS

Patrick


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