Darkness Filking

Parody of “Darkness Dancing”, words by Jennifer McGowan , music by Philip Allcock

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Parody lyrics ©1995-08-29 by Bob Kanefsky. All rights reserved. The copyright of the original lyrics and music remain with the holder(s) of the original copyright.

This took either six years or sixty minutes to write, depending on how you count it. When I first heard the song (at Noreascon, I’m pretty sure), I immediately got an idea for a filk, but I never filk on the first hearing. The second time I heard it was when Phil played me his tape after Intersection, and it all came back to me, and I replayed it a dozen times and wrote the parody on the spot. (When it was performed for him two days later, Phil had a response ready.)

Well, hello there filker, how long you been waiting?
Come on now, we don't have all day.
This isn't chaos, it's called bardic circle.
It's your turn to pick, pass, or play.

Chorus: Ask me for harmony, harmony's fun.
Ask me for my song, for my song will wander and wander,
and never be done.

Don't you dare pass, but don't waste your request
On someone who can't play the chords.
For I can sing onward, just like a tsunami,
A wave that won't stop at the shores.


Don't request "Banned from Argo" or "Old Time Religion",
And please, don't try singing along.
For I will sing one key, while you sing another.
And both of us know who'll be wrong.


...I wonder when will it be done?