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Subject: star trek
From: GUEST,ade in dover
Date: 17 Dec 00 - 04:08 PM

Does anyone know the lyrics to a comedy song about Star Trek? I remember something about "we come in peace, shoot to kill..." thanks for any early help - I want to sing it at a Xmas party!!


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Subject: RE: star trek
From: Branwen23
Date: 17 Dec 00 - 04:31 PM

"Star Trekkin'"
by "The Firm" (not the popular group, another one)

STAR TREKKIN'
(John O'Connor/Rory Kehoe/Graham Lister)

Chorus:
Star Trekking, across the universe,
On the Starship Enterprise, under Captain Kirk.
Star Trekking, across the universe,
Boldly going forward, 'cause we can't find reverse.

Lt. Uhura, report!

Uhura:
There's Klingons on the starboard bow,
starboard bow,
starboard bow.
There's Klingons on the starboard bow,
starboard bow, Jim.

Analysis, Mr. Spock!

Spock:
It's life, Jim, but not as we know it,
not as we know it,
not as we know it.
It's life, Jim, but not as we know it,
not as we know it, Captain.

Uhura:
There's Klingons on the starboard bow,
starboard bow,
starboard bow.
There's Klingons on the starboard bow,
starboard bow, again.

Chorus:
Star Trekking, across the universe,
On the Starship Enterprise, under Captain Kirk.
Star Trekking, across the universe,
Boldly going forward, still can't find reverse.

Medical update, Doctor McCoy

McCoy:
It's worse than that, he's dead, Jim.
Dead, Jim.
Dead, Jim.
It's worse than that, he's dead, Jim.
Dead, Jim, Dead.

Spock:
It's life, Jim, but not as we know it,
not as we know it,
not as we know it.
It's life, Jim, but not as we know it,
not as we know it, Captain.

Uhura:
There's Klingons on the starboard bow,
starboard bow,
starboard bow.
There's Klingons on the starboard bow,
starboard bow, Jim!

Starship Captain, James T. Kirk

Kirk:
Ha-ha! We come in peace, shoot to kill,
shoot to kill,
shoot to kill.
We come in peace, shoot to kill,
shoot to kill, men.

McCoy:
It's worse than that, he's dead, Jim.
Dead, Jim.
Dead, Jim.
It's worse than that, he's dead, Jim.
Dead, Jim, Dead.

Spock:
Well, it's life, Jim, but not as we know it,
not as we know it,
not as we know it.
It's life, Jim, but not as we know it,
not as we know it, Captain.

Uhura:
There's Klingons on the starboard bow,
starboard bow,
starboard bow.
There's Klingons on the starboard bow,
scrape 'em off, Jim.

Chorus:
Star Trekking, across the universe,
On the Starship Enterprise, under Captain Kirk!
Star Trekking, across the universe,
Boldly going forward, and things are getting worse!

Engineer, Mister Scott

Scotty:
Ye canna change the laws of physics,
laws of physics,
laws of physics!
Ye canna change the laws of physics,
laws of physics, Jim.

Kirk:
Oh, we come in peace, shoot to kill,
shoot to kill,
shoot to kill!
We come in peace, shoot to kill,
Scotty, beam me up!

McCoy:
It's worse than that, he's dead, Jim!
Dead, Jim!
Dead, Jim!
It's worse than that, he's dead, Jim!
Dead, Jim, Dead!

Spock:
Well, it's life, Jim, but not as we know it,
not as we know it,
not as we know it.
It's life, Jim, but not as we know it,
not as we know it, Captain.

Uhura:
There's Klingons on the starboard bow,
starboard bow,
starboard bow.
There's Klingons on the starboard bow,
starboard bow, again!

Scotty: Ye canna change the script, Jim!

McCoy: It's worse than that, it's physics, Jim!

Kirk: Bridge to engine room, warp factor nine!

Scotty: Ach! If I give 'er any more she'll blow, Captain!

Scotty: Ye canna change the status of the (auxiliary) ax'l engine eh?!



Na..na..na..na..na..na..na..na..na

Chorus:
Star Trekking, across the universe,
On the Starship Enterprise, under Captain Kirk!
Star Trekking, across the universe,
Boldly going forward, 'cause we can't find reverse!

Star Trekking, across the universe,
On the Starship Enterprise, under Captain Kirk!
Star Trekking, across the universe,
Boldly going forward, still can't find reverse!

We come in peace, shoot to kill.



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Subject: RE: star trek
From: Megan L
Date: 17 Dec 00 - 04:37 PM

Brilliant Branwen I had forgotten about that little gold nugget, perhaps we should send it to uncle jacues in the thread about unsafe areas.BG


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Subject: RE: star trek
From: GUEST,ade in dover
Date: 17 Dec 00 - 04:42 PM

Thanks a lot Branwen - this is exactly the version I once heard but had forgotten. The promptness of your reply has astounded me!! All I have to do now is learn the words! Ade


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Subject: RE: star trek
From: Lepus Rex
Date: 17 Dec 00 - 05:38 PM

Cool... I haven't heard that song in a long, long time. :)

---Lepus Rex


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Subject: RE: star trek
From: sophocleese
Date: 17 Dec 00 - 05:44 PM

Tune! Tune! Now I have to find a recording of it.


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Subject: RE: star trek
From: Matt_R
Date: 17 Dec 00 - 05:52 PM

Never heard this before! I got my own parody here.


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Subject: RE: star trek
From: Grab
Date: 17 Dec 00 - 11:02 PM

Oh man - there's ppl out there who went through the 80s without hearing Star Trekking? Where were you?! Next thing you'll be asking "so who was this Thatcher woman anyway?" :-)

Grab.


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Subject: RE: star trek
From: Matt_R
Date: 17 Dec 00 - 11:08 PM

Um, Grab not all of us are that old....I was 10 when the 80's ended. And I didn't listen to anything besides country music till I was 16. THAT'S where I was.


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Subject: RE: star trek
From: Naemanson
Date: 18 Dec 00 - 05:03 AM

I'm old and who IS that Thatcher woman anyway?

I never had the opportunity to see the original episodes of Star Trek until they were in reruns. I'm sure there are episodes I have missed. I never had the opportunity to mingle with real Trekkies until I was in my 30's. So, no, I never heard that song. The only Trek song I've ever heard was Banned From Argo.


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Subject: RE: star trek
From: Grab
Date: 18 Dec 00 - 09:08 AM

Maybe it was unique to the UK then. It was done by the Spitting Image team IIRC (or the vid anyway), a satirical puppet show in the 80s.

Oh all right then. For those who don't value their sanity, this page claims to have a RealAudio version of it. This page claims to have the song AND the video.

Grab.


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Subject: RE: star trek
From: Mrrzy
Date: 18 Dec 00 - 09:10 AM

I'd heard of this one but not seen the whole thing... anyone want to do the blickie to the old Star Trek parodies thread, with the others?


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Subject: RE: star trek
From: GUEST,rabbitrunning
Date: 18 Dec 00 - 11:02 AM

I think it's on either the Dr. Demento 25th Anniversary Collection or the 30th Anniversary collection. Great song. First time I heard it was at a Star Trek Convention and the people doing it were all in the appropriate costume. Thought I'd break something laughing!


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Subject: RE: star trek
From: GUEST,rabbitrunning
Date: 18 Dec 00 - 11:04 AM

Oops, shoulda checked CDNow before I wrote. It's on the 20th anniversary Dr. Demento CD.

Good stuff, maynard...


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Subject: Bloody martians...
From: Clinton Hammond2
Date: 18 Dec 00 - 11:52 AM

Mmmm... filk singing... one of the lowest forms of geek-spawned, fandom life...

To the tune of The Sloop John B...

"So put up the enterprise' shields
Recharge the phaser banks
Beam up the captain on board
And let us go home..."

You'll work out the rest on yer own I'm sure...

;-)


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Subject: RE: star trek
From: Mrrzy
Date: 18 Dec 00 - 01:55 PM

Good one, ClintonH!


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Subject: RE: star trek
From: mousethief
Date: 18 Dec 00 - 02:12 PM

The Star Trekkin thing is on the Dr. Demento 25th anniversary set, which is worth getting for many other gems as well!


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Subject: RE: star trek
From: Blackcatter
Date: 19 Dec 00 - 11:41 AM

Get all three Dr. D's CD sets - they are 6 of the best CDs you can have - if you like humor.


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Subject: RE: star trek
From: alison
Date: 20 Dec 00 - 01:43 AM

It was number one for ages in the UK back in the 80's......

fun song..... I remember dancing to it in discos.... hahaha

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: star trek
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 20 Dec 00 - 08:14 PM

It was a complete rip off of a song called 'I am the star trek man' and the guy who wrote it never even got a mention, let alone royalties, even though it was identical in too many places to be a coincidence. The original was popular on the morris dance/re-enactment scene for years before the record was even thought of.

LTS


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Subject: RE: star trek
From: AndyG
Date: 21 Dec 00 - 07:09 AM

Ah, Liz...

I've told this one before but,
I was driving the Transit Van when The Star Trek Man was created, going to a re-enactment in about 1976. Sadly I have no proof and many other people contributed ideas when we got to our destination. (Abingdon, Oxon.) It was a true Folk creation and at the time no-one thought of "ownership" as an issue.
The song was eventually taken over by another ECWS Regt. (Waltons) as their "theme tune" and it was they who instigated legal action over copyright/royalties when the song achieved its "pop" status. (Even though they hadn't actually created it). I too regard Star Trekking as a rip-off of the original.
As an aside my contribution was a verse about security men (red shirts) and their imminent demise.

< BOYCE >
I know, 'cos I was there !
< /BOYCE >

AndyG


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Subject: RE: star trek
From: Bagpuss
Date: 21 Dec 00 - 08:31 AM

I also remember a short lived (and pretty bad) parody of Star Trekkin called Start Wreckin. The only other lyrics I remember were "There's clingfilm on the toilet seat..."

Told you it was bad...

Bagpuss


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Subject: RE: star trek
From: Azizi
Date: 21 Jun 05 - 10:51 PM

IMHO, the original Star Trek series was the best {well actually I haven't watched any other Star Trek series so what do I know?}

My favorite character from that series is Spock. But some folks here might appreciate this ode to 'Noble' Captain Kirk:

(Tune- Grand Old Duke of York)

The noble Captain Kirk, he had 500 men.
He beamed them up to the Enterprise,
And he beamed down again.
And when they're up, they're up,
And when they're down, they're down,
And when they're only halfway up,
They're nowhere to be found.

Source: Scouting Web Songs; Silly Songs M-Z

Click HERE for more songs.


****

Also, I just found out that this song was in the DT:

ON THE GOOD SHIP ENTERPRISE
(Doris Robin and Karen Trimble)

On the good ship Enterprise
Every week there's a new surprise
Where the Romulans lurk
And the Klingons often go berserk;

Yes the good ship Enterprise
There's excitement anywhere it flies
Where tribbles play
And Nurse Chapel never gets her way.

See Captain Kirk standing on the bridge
Mr. Spock is at his side;
The weekly menace, ooh, ooh
It gets fried, scattered far and wide

It's the good ship Enterprise
Heading out where danger lies
And you'll live in dread
If you're wearing a shirt that's red.

@parody @filk @space
filename[ ENTRPRIS
RG


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Subject: RE: Star Trekkin' - seeking to license for songbook
From: Joe Offer
Date: 21 Sep 14 - 01:47 AM

Up at the top of the thread, you'll see that Branwen23 posted the lyrics to "Star Trekkin'" a one-hit wonder by a UK group known as "The Firm. Well, the song has enduring popularity, and the Rise Up Singing people want to include it in their new songbook, Rise Again - and I"m on the songbook committee. Songfile.com says the authors are John O'Connor/Rory Kehoe/Graham Lister - and I have not been able to track down any of the three. I did contact another member of the group, Bill Martin, and he said that John O'Connor is the person who controls the rights to this song. As far as I can tell, John O'Connor was living in the Santa Barbara area and performing New Age music with a band named EKO. He recorded on the Higher Octave label. But so far, O'Connor has not responded.
Can anybody help me reach him?

Thanks.

-Joe-
joe@mudcat.org


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Subject: RE: Star Trekkin' - seeking to license for songbook
From: Joe Offer
Date: 22 Sep 14 - 12:19 AM

Wishin' and hopin' and plannin' and prayin'....


and refreshin'


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Subject: RE: Star Trekkin' - seeking to license for songbook
From: GUEST,Joe on the road
Date: 22 Sep 14 - 09:39 PM

Refresh


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Subject: RE: Star Trekkin' - seeking to license for songbook
From: GUEST,surreysinger
Date: 23 Sep 14 - 01:22 PM

According to his Wikipedia page, and Discogs he is still living in Santa Barbara, and has been one of the resident composers for the series King of the Hill. He also has a Channel on Youtube which was set up in 2012 - so you could try sending a message through that?

John O'Connor's Youtube channel Message page


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Subject: RE: Star Trekkin' - seeking to license for songbook
From: Joe Offer
Date: 23 Sep 14 - 09:17 PM

Thanks, Surreysinger - I tried sending a message on the YouTube channel. No response yet, and it has been three weeks.
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Star Trekkin' - seeking to license for songbook
From: Long Firm Freddie
Date: 29 Sep 14 - 11:48 AM

Hi Joe

I have forwarded some new contact details to you via pm.

LFF

    Thanks, LFF. We made contract, licensed the song, and included it in the Rise Again Songbook - the book was published in August, 2015.
    -Joe-


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Subject: ADD: Banned from Argo (Leslie Fish)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 06 Apr 18 - 01:51 AM

I keep hearing about filk songwriter Leslie Fish. Here's her "Banned from Argo."

Banned From Argo

Copyright © 1977 by Leslie Fish
Copyright assigned to Random Factors
Lyrics posted by permission

verse tune trad, "Boston Burglar"

When we pulled into Argo Port in need of R&R,
The crew set out investigating every joint and bar.
We had high expectations of their hospitality,
But found too late it wasn't geared for spacers such as we.

Chorus: And we're banned from Argo, everyone.
Banned from Argo, just for having a little fun.
We spent a jolly shore leave there for just three days or four,
But Argo doesn't want us any more.

The Captain's tastes were simple, but his methods were complex.
We found him with five partners, each of a different world and sex.
The Shore Police were on the way-we had no second chance.
We beamed him up in the nick of time-and the remnants of his pants.

Our Engineer would yield to none at putting down the brew;
He out-drank seven space marines and a demolition crew.
The Navigator didn't win, but he out-drank almost all,
And now they've got a shuttlecraft on the roof of City Hall.

Our proper, cool First Officer was drugged with something green,
And hauled into an alley, where he suffered things obscene.
He sobered up in Sickbay and he's none the worse for wear,
Except he's somehow taught the bridge computer how to swear.

The Head Nurse disappeared awhile in the major Dope Bazaar,
Buying an odd green potion "guaranteed to cause Pon-Farr."
She came home with no uniform and an oddly cheerful heart,
And a painful way of walking-with her feet a yard apart.

Our lady of Communications won a ship-wide bet
By getting into the planet's main communications net.
Now every time someone calls up on an Argo telescreen,
The flesh is there, but the clothes they wear are nowhere to be seen.

Our Doctor loves Humanity; his private life is quiet.
The Shore Police arrested him for inciting whores to riot.
We found him in the city jail, locked on and beamed him free-
Intact except for hickeys and six kinds of VD.

Our Helmsman loves exotic plants; the plants all love him too.
He took some down on leave with him and we wondered what they'd do,
'Til the planetary governor called and swore upon his life
That a gang of plants entwined his house and then seduced his wife!

A gang of pirates landed, and nobody seemed to care.
They stamped into the nearest bar to announce that they were there.
Half our crew was busy there, and invited them to play,
But the pirates only looked at us, and turned and ran away.

Our crew is Starfleet's finest, and our record is our pride.
And when we play we tend to leave a trail a mile wide.
We're sorry about the wreckage and the riots and the fuss;
At least we're sure that planet won't be quick forgetting us!

 

Source: http://www.ovff.org/pegasus/songs/banned-from-argo.html

Wikipedia Page for this song: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banned_from_Argo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q50UBIWXvfc


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Subject: RE: Star Trek songs - seeking to license for songbook
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 06 Apr 18 - 03:49 AM

Thanks for that Joe. A true classic, which has spawned many cross-references & parodies. The include such things as the obvious "(The) Band From Argo"

Cheers
Nigel


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Subject: RE: Star Trek songs - seeking to license for songbook
From: GUEST,Mark Bluemel
Date: 06 Apr 18 - 09:18 AM

I'm surprised it wasn't mentioned that Bill Martin of "Star Trekking" was previously a founding member of the great Pyewackett..


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Subject: RE: Star Trek songs - seeking to license for songbook
From: Mrrzy
Date: 06 Apr 18 - 09:34 AM

OK, now I have never heard of what I had apparently heard of years ago, isn't age marvy.

Then there was that ad for TNG, Jean-Luc, Geordi's specs / Mysteries on the holodecks / ?

Blicky


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