lyrics and melody by Catherine Faber 2014
mp3 and pdf sheet music
F C Bb F
Cats and computers and dragons and spaceships
Gm F C
Planets and nebulae, over the sea
F Gm Dm Am
Clockwork assassins and airships and lightships,
Bb C Gm F
This is the stuff of a filk reverie.
F C Bb F
Come see--- a filk reverie.
Dm Gm C F
Come see--- a filk reverie
Maybe a cat kept a clockwork assassin
Ruined by rust when it fell in the sea.
Maybe a dragon then tried to unfasten
Its innards to fix a computer or three.
Maybe bold nebulae, darkness adorning
Hid the far planets, whose stars are like gems.
Spaceships have crashed; of their wrecks to give warning
A lightship was moored at the mouth of the Thames.
Perhaps the first airship was made by a dragon
Heating the air in the bag with her flame
Her cat and computer along to be bagging
A nebula's light in her telescope's aim.
This is the stuff of a filker's obsessions
Juxtapositions fantastic or flawed
Born of our hobbies, vocations, professions,
It's surely no wonder our songs are so odd.