Parody of “The Joy of Singing”, words and music by
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Parody of “The Joy of Singing”, words and music by Joey Shoji
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I filk for the sake of filking.
I mutter the words; I mangle the tune.
Practice is poppycock; notes are nonsense.
A pity you all have to leave quite so soon.
I will not be daunted by the fact that I can’t sing,
Nor hesitate to choose a song performed just moments past.
Old tunes that are hackneyed. New tunes that I wing.
The songs you wish were buried are the songs that live and last.
Hours just drag by, save for when I get my turn.
Humility and etiquette are skills I soon forget.
I know I’m the focus. The rest will quickly learn.
Responses I elicit range from desperate pleas to threats.
Friends who hear me sing turn to lifelong vengeful foes,
Their happiness to misery, their patience to ennui.
And even though my lyrics, by themselves, would make you doze,
My singing wakes you up again, for reasons you’ll soon see:
It’s quite off-key!