Daily Archives: October 8, 2008

Songs for Justice

Phil Groom writes:

Looks as though the combination of Mousey’s Brewer Bestiary cartoon and my American Werewolves in Durham has proved truly inspirational — and, somewhat ironically, seems to take us right back to the beginning of this saga: back to Dave Walker’s Cartoon Church and a Song for SPCK. Sadly, because Dave still feels constrained by J Mark Brewer’s threats of legal action I can’t link to the original Dave Walker posts…

To the songs, however, in order of appearance, we start with my own paltry entry:

We’ll do it with cats,
we’ll do it with mice,
we’ll do it with bats,
we’ll never think twice —
whatever it takes
to expose all the lies,
the blusters and fakes,
the silly disguise —
it’s all coming out now,
all over the world,
there’s nowhere to hide now:
let truth be unfurled!

Then we have Mousey’s Magnificat:

A Round of Mew-sic

You are bad guys, playing at good guys,
Brewers, it’s time to think –
shop-working folks were harmed by your hoax.
Now, Brewers, you`re on the brink.
You need someone older and wiser, telling you what to do.
There’s St Francis, who could tame wolvsies. We wish he’d take care of you.
_______
Cats in choir dresses, with out of tune mewings.
Some legal eagle to suss out your doings.
Mice swung from ass-tails
watch Lord of the Rings.
These are a few of our precious-est things.

Front-page of Church Times showed mice. Have you seen ’em?
They could sort werewolves with zilch brains between ’em.
May Bloggpuss clobber you; Purr-Titian sing!
And the cartoonists crown Dave Walker King . .
_____

Goodbye, so-long, auf wiedersehn, goodnight
This Brewer-beast is not a pretty sight!
Tum-tiddle-tiddle, diddle dee,
Brewers you’re all at sea.
The sun has headed west – and so should you-oo
before you meet the silver-bullet crew-oo
They’ll fight…
all right!
Goodnight

But I always like to save the best till last, which bring’s us to Anne’s prize-winning entry. All together now:

I saw a lawyer with “Books in Print” in his hand, walking the streets of old Durham Town
He was looking for a place called “SPCK Books,” Gonna buy it and bring it down
Ah-ooh! Werewolves of Durham
Ah-ooh!

If you hear him speechifying at your cathedral door, better not let him in.
Three or four people got desisted late last night.
Werewolves of Durham again
Ah-ooh! Werewolves of Durham.
Ah-ooh!

He’s the sweetly talking gent who ran amok in Kent, and several other English locations
Better stay away from him, He might not pay you, Jim.
I wish he’d take a permanent vacation.
Ah-ooh! Werewolves of Durham.
Ah-ooh!

I haven’t seen him walking with the Queen, she’s probably too smart for that.
I haven’t seen his brother walking with the Queen. She’d probably ask him what happened to the tax.
I haven’t seen him drinking a pina colada at Trader Vic’s
But his accounting is perfect.
Ah-ooh! Werewolves of Durham.
Ah-ooh!
Draw blood

All we need now, Anne, is a recording and a video, please 🙂

Anyone else feeling creative?