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Thread #49885   Message #4125082
Posted By: GUEST,Lee Gold
03-Nov-21 - 01:31 PM
Thread Name: Versions: The Turkish Reverie/Golden Vanity
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Turkish Reverie
Science Fiction author Randall Garrett wrote a song ("The Duke of Normandy") to this melody that continued a plotline from his novel TOO MANY MAGICIANS.
The song appears in Bruce Pelz's The Filksong Manual.
It starts.

There was a ship of the Anglo-French Navy
And the name of the ship was the Duke of Normandy
And they feared she would be taken by the Polish enemy
        As she sailed upon the Northland Northland Sea.
                She sailed upon the Northland Sea

So they took on board a sorcerer who bore a strange machine;
It was flared at the muzzle, of a bright metallic sheen--
A projector of confusion for the Polish magazine
        As she sailed upon the Northland Sea.