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Needed: your best Firefilk!

POSTED BY: JULESONG
UPDATED: Wednesday, May 9, 2007 13:09
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Tuesday, April 24, 2007 5:44 AM

JULESONG


Some of you folks might recognize my name... I have been / had been maintaining the thread over on Gossi's board which contained links to most available Firefilk, mirrored those links on Fashionably Brown, (although both need to be updated, which I'll be getting to soon), and also am the editor of Big Damn Chefs.

Anyhow, I'm putting together a set of pages for Big Damn Singalongs (also known as BDSes). This is a way for browncoats to promote Firefly and their own Firefly related filks by organizing singalongs where Firefilk is featured. David Richens, maintainer of the Firefilk email list, and I are working together to put together guidelines, song sheets (with chord changes), and lyric sheets to make it easy for people to put on their own BDSes.

I have access already to the following Firefilk that we've found online:
* Lux Lucre's Firefly filk
* Freya's Firefly Filk
* Ying's Filk (Parody) Songs
* and some of the filks posted in the Blue Sun Room

For BDSes, it's best to have well-known tunes that are easy for people to sing, and can be arranged to a good selection of music within a specific time frame for a session since a lot of them will probably take place at conventions and shindigs and such.

So far, the selections of actual filk (not original songs) are:

# Don't Worry, Be Shiny, by Lux Lucre
# Earthward Bound, by Ann Morris
# Here on Firefly, by Lux Lucre
# I'll Bring Grenades, by "Valeriebean"
# Mal's Song, by Michelle Dockrey (aka Vixy)
# My Hand on My'Own Self, by Julie Rampke/Julesong
# Tangled Up in Brown, by JefCostello & Roland Reynolds
# The Ballad of Joss, by The Bedlam Bards

And original music is:

* Big Damn Trilogy, by the Bedlam Bards
* Evil Laugh, by Seanan McGuire
* I'm a Browncoat, by Greg Bates
* Jayne's Hat, by Stan Peale
* Sail the Sky, by Brandon Klassen
* The Ballad of Serenity, by Joss Whedon
* The Hero of Canton, by Ben Edlund

So, what I need from you are your best Firefly related filk songs! :) The ones that go to tunes that are well known, easy to sing, and with lyrics that scan well into the syllables/notes. If you know of really good ones that have been posted in the Blue Sun room, please feel free to point them and and provide a link to them, because it's been difficult to wade through all the posts to find them.

Thanks, gang! :) Stay shiny,

--Julesong

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Tuesday, April 24, 2007 10:41 PM

DESKTOPHIPPIE


I never finished this one off or posted it here, except in theads, but it got a good reception. Feel free to change it.

Jayne's Song

*to the tune of "I am the very model of a modern major general*

I am the very model of a modern minor criminal
I get involved in theft and bank heists all of which are filmable
I'm slightly scared of River when she's triggered by subliminal
Messages and wins some fights that should be quite unwinnable
She's scary and she's deadly and she's also totally insane
She doesn't like me very much and might just kill me with her brain
She grabbed me in a tender place once and caused me a lot of pain
And also I betrayed her once for personal financial gain!

*Mal, Kaylee, Zoe and Inara sing*

And also he betrayed her once for personal financial gain
And also he betrayed her once for personal financial gain
And also he betrayed her once for monatary cashy money gain!

*Jayne sings*

It's not as though the crew don't know the mercenary type I am
I'm in it for the money and the sleazy pleasure of the scam
My favourite toys are guns and weapons, anything that can go "Blam!"
And betrayal, after all, is how my Firefly career began
I turned my coat and jumped ship on the understanding there'd be pay
They didn't tell me that I couldn't get it in a certain way
But this crew is daft and never listens to a single word I say
This boat would be much better if they let me captain it my way!

*Mal, Kaylee, Zoe and Inara sing*

This boat would be much better if we let him captain it his way
This boat would be much better if we let him captain it his way
Serenity would rule the skies if we let Jayne captain it his own way!





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Wednesday, April 25, 2007 5:30 AM

JULESONG


Wow. That's pretty amazing!! Good work! :) I sang my way through it and found a couple of places where the syllables are a little tough, but otherwise it's a great piece of work! :)

Have you recorded yourself singing it? If you haven't, you SHOULD!

It could be a truly evil song to use in a singalong, for sure. *evil grin* Yay!

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Wednesday, April 25, 2007 5:32 AM

JULESONG


I wrote my first full Firefilk yesterday. *grin* Have you heard the silly song "My Hand on Myself"? Well, here's OUR version...

** My Hand on My'Own Self **

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To the tune of: My Hand on Myself

Lyrics by: Julie Rampke/Julesong
Music by: unknown

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My hand on my'own self,
What is this here? *point to head*
It's my 'ol cunning hat, crewmember dear!
Cunning hat, cunning hat, y'all yuh know yuh doo!
That's what I learned from my crew! Ya-hoo!

My hand on my'own self,
What is this here? *grasp hands at right should as if holding umbrella*
It's my shiny 'brella, 'ol crewmember dear!
My 'brella, my 'brella, y'all yuh know yuh doo!
That's what I learned from my crew! Ya-hoo!

My hand on my'own self,
What is this here? *point to upper lip*
It's my 'ol soup-strainer, crewmember dear!
Soup-strainer, soup-strainer, y'all yuh know yuh doo!
That's what I learned from my crew! Ya-hoo!

My hand on my'own self,
What is this here? *point to mouth*
It's my 'ol tea-drinker, crewmember dear!
Tea-drinker, tea-drinker, y'all yuh know yuh doo!
That's what I learned from my crew! Ya-hoo!

My hand on my'own self,
What is this here? *grasp imaginary stethoscope at neck*
It's that old doc 'scope, 'ol crewmember dear!
Doc 'scope, 'ol doc 'scope, y'all yuh know yuh doo!
That's what I learned from my crew! Ya-hoo!

My hand on my'own self,
What is this here? *hold both arms out, then brush "sleeves" with hands*
This here's my browncoat, 'ol crewmember dear!
Browncoat, 'ol browncoat, y'all yuh know yuh doo!
That's what I learned from my crew! Ya-hoo!

My hand on my'own self,
What is this here? *gesture with hand holding something*
It's that 'ol Good Book, 'ol crewmember dear!
Good Book, 'ol Good Book, y'all yuh know yuh doo!
That's what I learned from my crew! Ya-hoo!

My hand on my'own self,
What is this here? *point to right hip*
It's jist my pistol, 'ol crewmember dear!
Pistol, 'ol pistol, y'all yuh know yuh doo!
That's what I learned from my crew! Ya-hoo!

My hand on my'own self,
What is this here? *point to left hip*
It's my grenade, 'ol crewmember dear!
Grenade, grenade, y'all yuh know yuh doo!
That's what I learned from my crew! Ya-hoo!

My hand on my'own self,
What is this here? *hands out in front as if holding shotgun*
This here's my shotgun, 'ol crewmember dear!
My shotgun, my shotgun, y'all yuh know yuh doo!
That's what I learned from my crew! Ya-hoo!

My hand on my'own self,
What are these here? *point at feet*
They're jist my ass-kick boots, crewmember dear!
Ass-kick boots, ass-kick boots, y'all yuh know yuh doo!
That's what I learned from my crew! Ya-hoo!

My hand on my'own self,
What is this here? *point to self*
I'm jist a Browncoat, 'ol crewmember dear!
A browncoat, a browncoat, y'all yuh know yuh doo!
Come on and join with our crew, y'all, do!
Come on and join with our crew, YA-HOO!

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Wednesday, April 25, 2007 6:29 AM

SAFEAT2ND


Whoa! DTH, that was fantastic!

And while I'm not familiar with My Hand on Myself, I like the lyrics Julesong.

Here's a couple I did. The first one is to the Monster Mash song, http://www.fireflyfans.net/sunroomitem.asp?i=5605, and the second is to Great Big Sea's Chemical Workers Song, http://www.fireflyfans.net/sunroomitem.asp?i=5805.

Let me know if they fit the bill.

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"Got a headful of lightning
And a heart full of rain
And I know that I said
I'd never do it again
Oh and I love you sweet baby but I always take the long way home."


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Wednesday, April 25, 2007 7:06 PM

JULESONG


Quote:

Originally posted by safeat2nd:
Whoa! DTH, that was fantastic!

And while I'm not familiar with My Hand on Myself, I like the lyrics Julesong.



*gigglecough* Read that through and tell me if it's as funny as I found it. ;) Sorry!!!!

Quote:


Here's a couple I did. The first one is to the Monster Mash song, http://www.fireflyfans.net/sunroomitem.asp?i=5605, and the second is to Great Big Sea's Chemical Workers Song, http://www.fireflyfans.net/sunroomitem.asp?i=5805.

Let me know if they fit the bill.

_______________________________________________________________
"Got a headful of lightning
And a heart full of rain
And I know that I said
I'd never do it again
Oh and I love you sweet baby but I always take the long way home."




I'll check those out! Shiny! :)

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Wednesday, April 25, 2007 7:23 PM

JULESONG


Quote:

Here's a couple I did. The first one is to the Monster Mash song, http://www.fireflyfans.net/sunroomitem.asp?i=5605, and the second is to Great Big Sea's Chemical Workers Song, http://www.fireflyfans.net/sunroomitem.asp?i=5805.

Let me know if they fit the bill.



They're GREAT!!! I hope you don't mind, but I posted them over at Gossi's board, too, for folks to see. :)

http://www.serenitymovie.org/browncoats/forums/index.php?showtopic=148
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Friday, April 27, 2007 3:03 AM

SAFEAT2ND


No problem. Is there a link to that? The one in your post I can't get into. Do I need a password?

and no I didn't read it that way. Now that I look at it.... I should have re-worded it.


_______________________________________________________________
"Got a headful of lightning
And a heart full of rain
And I know that I said
I'd never do it again
Oh and I love you sweet baby but I always take the long way home."


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Wednesday, May 9, 2007 12:17 PM

HISGOODGIRL

Just a gal out on the rim writing tales.


Here's my parody of the "My Favorite Things" song from "The Sound of Music". Easy to sing and especially funny given the topic and the inane tune. I cracked hubby bigbadman up one morning by spontaneously singing it in the shower and he made me write it down.

Fair warning - this contains a graphic reference to a non-canon pairing, just so's ya know. Have fun!

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Jayne’s Favorite Things


Knife blades and bullets and pistols and shotguns,
I am the happiest when I have got guns,
Whether it's Vera or Cassie or Boo,
Give me some shit and I'll point them at you...

Brown hats and black hats and hats oh so cunning,
When my foes see me, they all start a’running.
First I take aim and the trigger I squeeze,
Smile to myself as they fall to their knees…

When the job's right,
In a bar fight,
When I'm getting laid,
I simply remember my favorite thing,
An' Darlin', that's gettin' paid!


Blow jobs from Kaylee and hot, stolen kisses,
Stuff from the doc’s room he looks for and misses,
Workouts that make my adrenaline flow,
Muscles I’m all too delighted to show…

Old army jackets and jackets with camo,
Belts for grenades and for guns and for ammo,
T-shirts with pictures and slogans and guns,
So long as they ain’t illustrated with suns…

Eatin’ and brawlin’ and shootin’ and screwin’-
Favorite things that I surely love doin’.
Challenging Mal for control of the ship,
So that we all get our shares from the trip…

When the job's right,
In a bar fight,
When I'm getting laid,
I simply remember my favorite thing,
An', Darlin', that's gettin' paid!




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Wednesday, May 9, 2007 1:09 PM

FIZZIX


Eh, anything of mine, you can have - mind, I have the Hero of Canton, Wash-i-tized that I don't know if I've put up yet, but... otherwise, I'll post it here for you. Not sure if you want anything, but... yeah.

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