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Lyr Add: Parody on Woad

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Subject: Lyr Add: Parody on Woad
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 09 Jan 04 - 07:05 AM

To bring Woad up to today---

Author unknown.


What's the use of incantations
Needing strange gesticulations,
Eyeballs of obscure crustaceans,
Toenails of a toad?

What's the use of years of training,
Spells that don't work when its raining,
Or because the moon is waining?
Better far is Code.

   Code's the stuff we write now.
   Code that's clean and tight now.
   Run it through your Apple II
   (try not to stay up fixing it all night now.)

   Ancient mages, through the ages
   Frequently were prone to vi'lent rages
   Due to pouring over pages
   Filled with ink that glowed.

Oftentimes a poor old biddy
Found on her familiar kitty
Ticks and fleas, which (more's the pity)
Moved into her rugs.

Shamans using dung from cattle
With small insects must do battle
We have Code to serve us that'll
Not be frought with bugs.

   Shaman, save your tonic
   Witch, your friends demonic,
   We've the means, with our machines,
   To make phantasms visual and sonic.

   If you've stayed with code that's made with
   Pricipled technique and not been played with
   You won't need a wizard's aid with
   User-friendly Code!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Parody on Woad
From: Morticia
Date: 09 Jan 04 - 08:59 AM

Oh fabulous.....that goes straight into my song book....thank you, thank you, thank you.....how I love this site!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Parody on Woad
From: mack/misophist
Date: 09 Jan 04 - 10:46 AM

One question, please... User friendly code? Where can I find some? With the understanding, of course, that user is a synonym for ignoramus.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Parody on Woad
From: Micca
Date: 09 Jan 04 - 11:20 AM

Foolstroup, Oh Mighty Sage, That is a bloody Cracker!!!! Many thanks, that makes 3 seperate and complet songs to that tune, not counting men of Harlech!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Parody on Woad
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 09 Jan 04 - 03:25 PM

Foolestroupe

Thank you so much for this!


Micca

Presumably the 3 are Woad, Code and What's the use of drinking tea? Or is there another one?

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Parody on Woad
From: Jacob B
Date: 09 Jan 04 - 03:28 PM

Delightful, but fantastical. Code without bugs? HAH!

Jacob (who now returns to testing his code)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Parody on Woad
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 09 Jan 04 - 03:43 PM

And there's always the Alcoholic's Anthem (in DigiTrad)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Parody on Woad
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 09 Jan 04 - 06:00 PM

Wish I knew the Author - it seems dated by the Apple II reference - which would place it anywhere from late 1970's - never had an Apple II myself, but did have a TRS80 II - still in the garage - to early/mid 1980's possibly, unless it was written well later.

Robin
P.S. I got heaps of this junk around... :-)

P.P.S. anybody want a Mac "Clasic" - in pieces but all there (perhaps unlike me...).


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Parody on Woad
From: Micca
Date: 09 Jan 04 - 06:16 PM

Kitty , yes thats the Triumverate code, Woad, and alcoholics anthem


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Parody on Woad, by Bob Kanefsky
From: GUEST,Mark Mandel
Date: 07 Mar 15 - 10:56 PM

Bob Kanefsky wrote"Code". Here on his website.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Parody on Woad
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 08 Mar 15 - 12:53 PM

Interesting link, but Kanef seems to give Flanders & Swann as authors of either 'Woad' or 'The Alcoholics Anthem'. I believe both songs pre-date them.

Cheers


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