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Thread #24166   Message #280472
Posted By: Áine
18-Aug-00 - 06:29 PM
Thread Name: Song Challenge! Part 37
Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! Part 37
Hey you faithful Challenge!rs!! First, I'd like to say a great big THANK YOU! to Bradypus, Dharmabum, herperis, and MMario for keeping the home fires burning (hahahaha) and this Challenge! alive. Y'all done good, real good. And I hope that we'll see some offerings from the other Challenge!rs out there before we're done.

Here's my wee offering to the cause. This song just shows to go ya that if you look close enough(!), you can always find a logical explanation for anything . . .

-- Áine

Nessie's Revenge
(Tune: Red River Valley)

In your loch they are setting the traps, dear
With the freshest of fish as the bait
But they're fools if they think you will show, dear
And with cold tea and scones they will wait

When I first heard the news, I was worried
They wouldn't find your sweet snout and bright tail
For they don't know your sly, clever ways, dear
And like me, I'm afraid that they will fail

It's been three centuries since you left me
And you took your lovely scales to Norway
Here in Scotland I float on my lonesome
Thinking of our long ago wedding day

I didn't think you'd be mad when I mentioned
That your head reminded me of a horse
When I returned with my gift of fresh sprat, dear
You'd fled even without a kiss, of course

They say trouble comes in threes, and I believe them
Wife One is in Canada, Two's in Turkey
I never thought that I'd be a three-time loser
Is it my breath or just something about me?

In their hunt, I wish those humans all the best, dear
With their sardines and their nets may they succeed
For it's a sex experiment they've got in mind, dear
And if you're caught, they'll bring you straight back home to me