Parody of “Old Dets to Pay”, words and music by
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Parody of “Old Dets to Pay”, words and music by Cecilia Eng
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|raformed world is all||E|
|With no yeast or bacterial||E|
|ends from Earth mention||E|
|Things like brandy, martinis, and||E|
Those who settled this world were all drunkards, they say,
And they came here to try to dry out.
With no liquor in reach for a parsec or two,
They succeeded; of that there’s no doubt.
So they outlawed all booze, but they must have been fools,
’Cause it’s magic, that’s perfectly clear.
All the ads in the archives say, when you imbibe,
It will bring on good friends and good cheer.
Now, the star-faring trade will deliver a keg
With four decades of turnaround time.
So my dad put an order in when I was born,
For today it’s no longer a crime.
So for half of a lifetime, I’ve had to wait.
I’ve been patient as long as I could.
Now the cargo’s arrived, and they’re rolling it out.
By the stars, this had better be good!
So roll out the barrel.
Roll out the brew.
I’m the child of my ancestors,
And I think I may be hooked on you.