Crossing The Line

Exhibit A for the Prosecution.¬† (The tune is the version of Alfred Lord Tennyson’s Crossing The Bar as performed by The Spookies.)

April 2023

So many kinds of art
    But one true art for me
And may there be no groaning on your part
    At filk, my specialty.
    At filk, my specialty.
    At filk, my specialty.
And may there be no groaning on your part
    At filk, my specialty.

Such art makes dark temptation rise
    To wreck some lovely song
When that which draws my evil, evil eyes
    Bids me do wrong.
    Bids me do wrong.
    Bids me do wrong.
When that which draws my evil, evil eyes
    Bids me do wrong.

Songs tasteless and profane
    And frequently obscene
From hamster sex to crashing New York planes
    (And) Gits named Pauline.
    Gits named Pauline.
    Gits named Pauline.
From hamster sex to crashing New York planes
    (And) Gits named Pauline.

But no, I limit yet my fun
    Some songs are too sublime
I’d never filk old Alfie Tennyson
    Or then, I’ve crossed a line
    Or then, I’ve crossed a line
    Or then, I’ve crossed a line
I’d never filk old Alfie Tennyson
    Or then, I’ve crossed a line