Lazy Luddite Log

19.2.06

Bubonic Plague Filk

Back in the comments on the 'Bohehian Rhapsody versus the Evie Trilogy' someone provided a link to a filk (take an existing song and change the words to humorous intent). I have only ever done one filk in my life and till now only shared it with a singing group I was in (we sung it in rehearsals a few times just for fun). Now due to the wonders of modern technology I can share it with the whole world! It is to the tune of 'Top of the World' as performed by the Carpenters but it has a new name and subject matter...

Bubonic Plague

Such a feelings coming over me
There are maggots in most everything I see
Not a cat to be found
That's because they've been drowned
And the rats are taking over now it seems

We folks have no concept of hygiene
It's been more than six months since I had a clean
And this scratching is clear
Got a flea in my ear
And I won't be surprised if it's diseased

I've got the Bubonic Plague
And I'm not feeling so good
And my family have thrown me on a cart
They said "Bring out yer dead"
Must be loosing my head
Rats have put me on the back of a cart

Something in the wind is smelling foul
And it's telling me that there's a burial mound
There's a hole in the ground
That they're throwing us down
There's a sickly sense of undeath here for me

There is only one wish on my mind
When this age is through I hope that we will find
That tomorrow will be
Plague and pestilence free
And that cats will not be killed for witchery

I've got the Bubonic Plague
And I'm not feeling so good
And my family have thrown me on a cart
They said "Bring out yer dead"
Must be loosing my head
Rats have put me on the back of a cart

I've got the Bubonic Plague
And I'm not feeling so good
And my family have thrown me on a cart
They said "Bring out yer dead"
Must be loosing my head
Rats have put me on the back of a cart
Rats have put me on the back of a cart

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