minstrel: (Silly!) Travellin' Band version of Beowulf

Edwin Hewitt brogoose at pe.net
Wed Jul 2 19:57:26 PDT 1997


>From: Kris Towson <kt6 at ST-ANDREWS.AC.UK>
>Subject:      (Silly!) Travellin' Band version of Beowulf
>
>Hi all,
>Apologies to all who have seen this already a couple of years ago, but
>quite a few people have asked me to post it again. Once again, my deepest
>apologies to CCR.
>
>Kris
>
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>Kris Towson, Grad Student          | Crustulum, crustulum, crustulum cru
>Department of Medieval History     | Cerebrum meum est fatiga-tum
>University of St Andrews           |            -Winnie Ille Pu
>
>
>Here is the complete (silly) 'Travellin' Band' version of Beowulf.  To be
>sung to the tune of CCR's "Travellin Band."
>
>
>A monster named Grendel just ate another Dane
>Take me down to Denmark so I can win somw fame
>I wanna move
>Me and my travellin Geats, ooh yeah
>I can beat them all
>Win back the mead hall
>Me and my travellin Geats
>
>Here we go again on a saturday night
>Grendel's mother wants to take up the fight
>I wanna swim
>Me and my travellin Geats, ooh yeah
>Now I'm fighting under water
>Hope he didn't have a father
>Me and my travellin Geats
>
>Now I'm in Geatland, its great to be back
>Gotta tell my story to my uncle Hygelac
>I wanna boast
>Me and my travellin Geats, ooh yeah
>Uncle, here's my treasure
>Use it at your leasure
>Me and my travelling Geats
>
><Saxon harp solo...>
>
>Fifty years on it was so peaceful I was bored
>'Til some thief disturbed a great big dragon's hoard
>I'm gonna fight
>Me and my travellin Geats, ooh yeah
>He should have just left it
>What a silly git
>Me and my travellin Geats
>
>The dragon's quite upset, all but one go run and hide
>Only one - Wiglaf - who will stay here by my side
>I'm in a fight
>Me and my faithful Geat, ooh yeah
>Is he brave or stunned - don't care
>'Cause the dragon singed my hair
>Me and my faithful Geat
>
>Back to the dragon when I tried to run him through
>My sword, it just broke - should have bought a new Ginsu
>I wanna win
>Me and my faithful Geat, ooh yeah
>Wiggy's shield is burnt to heck
>Got a big pain in my neck
>Me and my faithful Geat
>
>Wiglaf got the dragon with a good stab clean and true
>A very nasty cut from the dragon's point of view
>I need a drink
>Me and my faithful Geat, ooh yeah
>That was a battle hard
>I seem to be quite charred
>Me and my faithful Geat
>
>Hwaet! The kingdom now is safe, no more evil dragon scare
>Dammit I just wish that I had myself an heir
>I wanna son
>Me and my faithful Geat, ooh yeah
>Make a great big pyre
>Throw me on the fire
>Bury me right over there
>
>
>Well, I did say it was silly! My thanks to my old boss who ran his
>business so poorly that we had no customers, hence the spare time to
>create this little gem.
>
>
Edwin
Full-time Idealist, Part-time Realist.

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