minstrel: Other men of Harlech

Robin Hayes rhayes at powerup.com.au
Thu Aug 7 14:57:49 PDT 1997


At 10:48 05/08/97 -0400, Ed Hopkins wrote:
>I can't speak for other subscribers, but personally, I would prefer
>it if you would render any get-rich-quick letters into a filk-song,
>or blank verse, before forwarding it to this list.
>
>-- Alfredo el Bufon

I humbly submit (as a first draft) - 

Gather ye pigeons while ye may.
(or The "*S*ome *P*retty *A*wful *M*instrelsy" Song)
(Tune - currently a generic dum-de-dum-de-dum...)
~~~~~~

Come gather all ye minstrels,
And listen to my tale.
How to amass wealth boundless
I care not if ye wail!

Chorus:
First gather ye some pigeons,
Ten thousand, maybe more.
And when they doth return to thee,
Then tally up the score.


Then send thee out thy pigeons,
All out across the land.
And when they doth return to thee,
Then reach out thy hand.

Chorus:


And to each pigeon's leg
Attach the following note.
That every soul who doth read this,
Shall copy what thou wrote.

Chorus:


A hundred pigeons thou must send 
To the writer of this note.
A hundred copies thou must do,
Exactly as it's wrote.

Chorus:


Then remove the senders name 
>From the top of this note.
Place thy name thereon
And then sit back and gloat.

Chorus:


Instrumental Break.


Chorus:


Oh surely tis a wondrous sight
To see on every hand
The growing throng of pigeons
Flock throughout the land

Chorus:


And now my song it be all done.
It matters not to me.
For I will dine on pigeon pie
And if thou be smart, so will thee.

Chorus:


Not all pigeons that may be clipped
Verily hath wings.
And so on his merry way
The wealthy minstrel sings.

Chorus:
First gather ye some pigeons,
Ten thousand, maybe more.
And when they doth return to thee,
Then tally up the score.
~~~~
Copyright 1997 Robin Hayes
aka Robin the Ruthless in Battel
Note: The Fooles Troupe is now in rehearsal...
Remmeber, you saw it here first...

You are welocme to perform or on forward it not for profit, but you must
keep this credit. Commerically minded folks please contact me.

Robin


The Wise doth not oft dispute the Foolishness of the Fool,
 But the Fool doth oft abuse the Wisdom of the Wise.
rhayes at powerup.com.au  http://www.powerup.com.au/~rhayes/
The Virtual Fooles Troupe: http://www.powerup.com.au/~rhayes/vfoolshm.htm


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