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Lyr Req: Hamster Song (Green Berets parody)

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keating@jagunet.com 27 Jun 97 - 11:33 PM
Bo 28 Jun 97 - 12:48 AM
Kiwi 30 Jun 97 - 10:10 AM
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keating@jagunet.com 30 Jun 97 - 08:04 PM
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Tilell 02 Jul 97 - 07:25 PM
Joe Offer 02 Jul 97 - 08:31 PM
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Subject: Hamster - Green Berets (Barry Sandler)
From: keating@jagunet.com
Date: 27 Jun 97 - 11:33 PM

I seem to recall a parody based on Barry Sandler's Freen Berets song. It dealt with "fighting hamsters from the sky" or the like. Anyone remember it and/or the lyrics?

Thanks! John


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Subject: RE: Hamster - Green Berets (Barry Sandler)
From: Bo
Date: 28 Jun 97 - 12:48 AM

I think there is an SCA Filk called Fighting Hamsters of Calontir...

I'll check my notes...


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Subject: RE: Hamster - Green Berets (Barry Sandler)
From: Kiwi
Date: 30 Jun 97 - 10:10 AM

Bo, how does "Fighting Hamsters of Colontir" go? Oh, and do you know a song that I believe is SCA in origin, called "Purity, Virtue, and Chastity"? It's about a miller with three daughters bearing those names, but who are anything but pure, virtuous, and chaste..


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Subject: RE: Hamster - Green Berets (Barry Sandler)
From: Kiwi
Date: 30 Jun 97 - 10:11 AM

Bo, how does "Fighting Hamsters of Colontir" go? Oh, and do you know a song that I believe is SCA in origin, called "Purity, Virtue, and Chastity"? It's about a miller with three daughters bearing those names, but who are anything but pure, virtuous, and chaste..


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Subject: RE: Hamster - Green Berets (Barry Sandler)
From: keating@jagunet.com
Date: 30 Jun 97 - 08:04 PM

Ah ha! Thanks, Bo, for the pointer... A quick HotBot search found:

http://www.rt66.com/~colin/filk.htm#hamsters

as words to the Calontir song I was remembering. Now, to torture those around me a bit more... :^)

John


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Subject: RE: Hamster - Green Berets (Barry Sandler)
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Date: 30 Jun 97 - 08:57 PM

Correct name is: Barry Sadler


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Subject: RE: Hamster - Green Berets (Barry Sandler)
From: Tilell
Date: 02 Jul 97 - 07:25 PM

I remember one, or a snippet of one that went something like:

"Fighting hamsters from the sky,

Stupid creatures cannot fly,

Some will live, but most will die. . .

Squeak! Squeak! Squeak! Squeak! A-ttack!!!"

::shrug:: Let me know if this is the one, and I've a friend whom I think knows the whole thing.


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Subject: Lyr Add: HAMSTER SONG (Green Berets parody)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 02 Jul 97 - 08:31 PM

Well, I finally got over my laziness and went to the filk site. The lyrics are too weird for words. I love it. Here's the song:


THE HAMSTER SONG
-Chrystofer Kensor & Andrixios Seljukroctonis
(Tune: "Ballad of the Green Berets")

Fighting hamsters from the sky
Some will live and some will die
Hamsters have nothing to fear
The fighting hamsters of Calontir

Silver tape upon their backs
A broadsword is all they lack
Fifty hamsters fight a war
They won't win without fifty more

Trained by jumping off a roof
Trained in combat tooth to tooth
Hamsters fight both far and near
The fighting hamsters of Calontir

Riding high upon our helms
Their war cry it overwhelms
All opponents become weak
At their fearsome squeaky squeak

Back at home Paval waits
His fighting hamster has met its fate
He has died while drinking beer
The fighting hamsters of calontir

Once again its off to war
This time we number a dozen more
We will fight for those in need
so this year it's with Caid

Fighting hamsters jump from planes
Fighting hamsters fall like rain
Some will live but most will die
Stupid creatures cannot fly

--------------------------------------

What's Calontir, or dare I ask?

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Hamster - Green Berets (Barry Sandler)
From: Bo
Date: 03 Jul 97 - 08:57 AM

Calontir is a 'Kingdom' inside the Society For Creative Anachronism

http://www.sca.org/

It is comprised of lands hithertofor known as Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, and Northern Arkansas. The S.C.A.has carved up the world into smaller Cantons, Baronies, and Kingdoms as an organizational necessity and to give ourselves someone to go to war with. War in the society is an enjoyable affair with rattan swords, full armor, heraldry and everyone getting up from the field at the end of the day for an evening of campfires, drinking, dancing and singing.

Bo

Known as Sigurd in the SCA.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Hamster Song (Green Berets parody)
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Apr 14 - 07:09 PM

The Fighting Hamster song came about after the Pensic (sp) Wars when one of our knights taped a squeaky toy hamster to his helmet...every time he got whacked on the head we heard the thing squeak. It was the same year we had pizza delivered to the battlefield...late 80's. I wish I could remember all the words...I mostly remember when it was rolled out one night around the campfire.


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