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That Discworld Religion

From: Shane Bodrero
Subject: That Discworld Religion
Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2000 10:20:32 GMT

Hello, this is my first filk, so please, be gentle.

Please archive.

That Discworld Religion

Lyrics by Shane Bodrero
TTTO "That Old-Time Religion"

We will praise the Great A'Tuin
For upon his back we all spin
Or so says the wizzard Rincewind
And that's good enough for me.

Gimme that Discworld religion
Gimme that Discworld religion
Gimme that Discworld religion
It's good enough for me.

Great God Om will make us fertile
Help us over every hurdle
Incarnated as a turtle
He's good enough for me.

Oh the witches are the anchor
Of the region known as Lancre
They will even cure your canker
If you bring a pot of tea.

Oh the druids can assay
Where your fields and farms should ley
(A) Forty megalith array
It's big enough for me.

When you pull on the wrong lever
Death will see you're none too clever
And your lifeline he will sever


1. The last syllable in each line of the druid verse should be stretched. It's a bit clunky, but I liked the rhymes. If you can fix it so it scans better, feel free.

2. Send me more verses! Two possible subjects I didn't use are the Hogfather and octarine.

3. Do your best Boris Karloff on the last line of the Death verse.

4. When you download "That Old-Time Religion" off of Napster, make sure you get the Pete Seeger/Arlo Guthrie version and not the sanitized Tennessee Ernie Ford version.

5. Permission granted to Joe Bethancourt to include these verses in his "Real Old-Time Religion" project.

Now, who wants to sing this at OVFF? :-)

Shane Bodrero

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