[LMB] Actually not off topic: a filk

PAT MATHEWS mathews55 at msn.com
Wed May 30 22:40:00 BST 2007


>From: "B. Ross Ashley" <redlion at sff.net>
>Reply-To: "Discussion of the works of Lois McMaster 
>Bujold."<lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk>
>To: lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk
>Subject: Re: [LMB] Actually not off topic: a filk
>Date: Wed, 30 May 2007 17:30:26 -0400
>
>On Wed, 30 May 2007 14:16:00 -0400, "Peter H. Granzeau" <pgranzeau at cox.net>
>wrote:
>  > >From: PAT MATHEWS <mathews55 at msn.com>
>  > >To: lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk
>  > >Sent: Tuesday, May 29, 2007 11:03:19 AM
>  > >Subject: [LMB] Actually not off topic: a filk
>  > >
>  > >This is a spinoff from my post about extremely Chavish behavior in
>Oregon.
>  > >
>  > >"Them's Fighting Words"
>  > >or, "How the brawl began on the Hassadar Construction Site." Picture
>this
>  > >sung in a city-folk accent.
>  > >
>  > >TTO: "The Bear Went OVer the Mountain"
>
>  > I believe the tune is more correctly named "Malbrouk" (Nalpoleon's
>  > troops marched to it; Beethoven immortalized it in "Wellingtons Sieg
>  > oder die Schlacht bei Vitoria".
>
>Malbrough s'en va-t-en guerre,
>Mironton, mironton, mirontaine,
>Malbrough s'en va-t-en guerre,
>Ne sais quand reviendra.
>
>That the one?
>--

I'm trying to match the words you gave to the "Bear Went Over the Mountain" 
scansion. Especially the Beethoven one, though if I heard it, I'd probably 
understand.

One of my favorites in Classical music is Mozart's take on "Twinkle, 
Twinkle, Little Star."




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