Cover
Front cover art by Alison Richards

ON THE FILK ROAD

ed. Alison Richards




from the editor's introduction

" Welcome to the aXXIdental convention songbook. . . . Once more the four corners of the land have been scoured for the finest set of songs to add to your collection. Once more dusty attics have been cleared of long-lost tunes. Once more the evil minions of the Post Office have risen against us, and a trail of broken scanners lies across the south of England. Again vast swathes of forest have been felled to feed the paperless office, and acres of tea-plants harvested to fill thousands of cups of tea. Once more everything has, somehow, been done (nearly) on time. . . . Finally, I'd like to thank you, the reader. Without you there would be no songbook. So, turn the pages and prepare yourself for a journey. Come and join us all - On the Filk Road."

Over ninety songs, many with original music and/or guitar chords - from a bewildering array of authors and illustrators.



Paperback, 156 pages.
A4 wiro-bound.
Publication date 6 Feb 2009

Price - UK£9.50
or £5.00 if you were a major contributor.

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ISBN (13) 9781 - 870824 - 55 - 2




Contents list for ON THE FILK ROAD

  • FILKING SONGS
    • FESTIVAL OF SONG (A GRACE BEFORE FILK) / Valerie Housden
    • INTRODUCTION / Valerie Housden
    • DRAGON CONNECTION / Nat Titman
    • WHERE PIGS HAVE WINGS / Rhodri James
    • SANG IT LIVE / Nat Titman
    • A SCOTTISH INTRODUCTION / Valerie Housden
    • WHEN I RAN MY FIRST CON / Andrew Barton
    • THE CON TABLE / Mark A. Mandel
    • I CAN'T BELIEVE PHIL HASN'T DONE THIS ONE / Zander Nyrond
    • SOMEONE ELSE'S TUNE / Kate Soley
    • TRU STORY / Mark A. Mandel
  • PICK AND MIX
    • KEEP IT UNREAL / Zander Nyrond
    • PAPER WORLDS / Talis Kimberley
    • PICTURES IN THE AIR / Mich Sampson
    • WHERE DRAGONS FLY / Mike Richards
    • PILGRIMS AND TRAVELLERS / Lawrence Dean
    • SOME KIND OF HERO / Mike & Alison Richards
    • AUTUMN SUNSET / Alasdair Prett
    • CELTIC COUNTRY / Adam R. Goss
    • ANOTHER WOAD WARRIOR SONG / Valerie Housden & Zander Nyrond
    • ROAD RUNNER / Mike Richards & Erica Neely
    • T. REX-ETEEN / Robert Rosenfeld
    • POUSSE-CAFÉ / Mark A. Mandel
    • THE UNICORN'S LAMENT / Tom Nanson
    • YESTERDAY / Alan Thiesen
    • BLUE CUTIE / Kate Soley
    • MERRY SOLSTICE, RHIANNON EVENSTAR / Nancy Louise Freeman
    • TRIPTYCH / Talis Kimberley
    • RAVEN WALTZ / Julianne Honisch
    • ONE SMALL BOAT / Marilisa Valtazanou
    • THE BEAT OF DRUMS / Peter Westhead
    • GIRLS NIGHT OUT / Miki Dennis
    • BAG LADIES / Talis Kimberley
    • CAPTAIN BUGGER ALL / Dragster
    • WEAPONS OF MATH INSTRUCTION / Kate Gladstone
    • THE GASMAN COMETH NOT / Zander Nyrond
    • THE FOUR HORSEMEN OF THE APOCRYPHA / Miki Dennis
    • THE SHERRIFF'S CUNNING PLAN / Kate Soley
  • TECHNOLOGY SONGS
    • THE TWELVE DAYS OF TESTING / Paul Bristow
    • METRIC RULES / Kate Gladstone
    • DON'T WEAR THE BEEPER / Nancy Louise Freeman
    • BABY WITH A SNOOZE BUTTON / Andy & Martin Gordon-Kerr
    • AMERICAN PLAY / Dragster
    • THE MISSING BLOGGER / Gary McGath
    • ACCEPT NO SUBSTITUTES / Rob Wynne
    • RADIOACTIVE TUMBLEWEEDS / Julia West
  • SPACE SONGS
    • A SPOCK WITH NO BRAIN / Adam Goss
    • THE TRIBBLE SONG / Nat Titman
    • OLD JIM KIRK / Brian Biddle
    • THE HUNT / Mike & Alison Richards
    • THIS LADY ISN'T LEAVING / Valerie Housden
    • LADY IN VEILS / Valerie Housden
    • MISTER SANDWORM / Brian Biddle
    • STARVING / Tom Nanson
    • SNOWWATCH / Valerie Housden
    • FOUNDATION'S END / Alasdair Prett
    • EMPTY EYRIE / Ωmega
    • CRISIS ON PTARMIGAN / Alasdair Prett
  • TIME TRAVEL SONGS
    • WHO AM I / Terence Chua
    • DOCTOR DOCTOR / Paul Bristow
    • TIMELORDS AND TRAVELLERS / Lawrence & Deborah Dean
    • CAPTAIN JACK AND THE DOCTOR / Rhodri James
    • EL DOCTÓR / Nancy L. Freeman
    • A COMPANIONS' CHRISTMAS / Terence Chua
    • MORE LIKE THE TARDIS / Tricia Williams
    • SONG FOR COMPANIONS / Nat Titman
    • LEAP OF FAITH / Terence Chua
  • FANTASY SONGS
    • THE BAT AND THE CROW / Adam Goss
    • ENIGMA IN BLACK / Jessica Graham & Alasdair Prett
    • WAITING GAME / Miki Dennis
    • AMBER WINE / Juliane Honisch
    • POOR OLD PRINCE / Dragster
    • DRAGON QUEEN / Kathy Sterry
    • FLASH OF THE FLAME / Kathy Sterry
    • SONG OF THE HAPPY DRAGON / Kathy Sterry
    • WHAT KITTY DID NEXT / Kate Soley Barton
    • PARENTAL ADVISORY / Mike Richards
    • CTHULU-DOO, WHERE ARE YOU? / Adam R. Goss
    • OR SHOULD IT BE GHOUL? / Brian Biddle
    • POTENTIALS / Zander Nyrond
    • MY CHRISTMAS WISH (THE HOBBIT-BOY SONG) / Julie Chilton
    • BEAUTY & THE BEAST / Paul Bristow
    • IT'S YOUR PARTY / Brian Biddle
    • MAY THE TURTLE BE UNBROKEN / Gary McGath
    • UBERWALD LAMENT / Alasdair Prett
    • LAST JOURNEY / Julie Chilton
    • PALE RIDER / PALE HORSE / Miki Dennis
    • POOR MYRTLE / Juliane Honisch
    • ON THE OTHER SIDE / Alasdair Prett
  • BEFORE THE DAWN SONGS
    • THE WATCHMAN'S LAMENT / Tom Nanson
    • ONLY CHILDREN AND FOOLS / Tom Nanson
    • HURL BLUE FIRE / Tom Nanson
    • DAWN / Rhodri James