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Filksong Genealogy: December of Cambreadth


Use your hooves and use your head
Don’t let down the Man in Red 

“March of Cambreadth” (lyrics), by Heather Alexander, is a classic battle song about killing as many people as possible.  “December of Cambreadth” (lyrics), a parody by Bob Kanefsky, is…also about maximization of output, but the similarities end there.  Except that the language is, somehow, equally vicious.

(Series: Filksong Genealogy)

Christmas in India – Mark Horning

   And at Home they’re making merry ‘neath the white and scarlet berry –
What part have India’s exiles in their mirth?

A belated Christmas present – Mark Horning performing his version of Kipling’s “Christmas in India” at the last Phoenix housefilk

The Enterprise Came Flying In – Star Trek Renegades


Now presenting… The Enterprise Came Flying In, the first pre-release from the IDICarols album, featuring Trekmas classics such as

  • Hark, the Emissary Leads
  • Rockin’ Around the Enterprise 
  • O! Mister Spock
  • The Twelve Days of Trekmas
  • and many, many more!

Secular, Trekular fun can be yours for the low, low price of your dignity! When no other holiday music will do, sing along to IDICarols, coming soon to a Trekkie near you.

[original instrumental track source]

O Yog Sothoth – Tom Smith

More Lovecraft, more Tom Smith, more Christmas.

Silent Night, Blasphemous Night, – the H. P. Lovecraft Historical Society

“Silent Night, Blasphemous Night,” from the H. P. Lovecraft Historical Society

A Lonely Christmas Out Here – Kari Maaren

“A Lonely Christmas Out Here,” by Kari Maaren

Whatever you expect from this song, it’s probably not that.  Unless you know Kari Maaren, in which case you know never to expect what you expect.  Or something.

A Pirate Christmas – Tom Smith

…exactly what it says on the tin.  A medley of Christmas carols about pirates, from Tom Smith.

Awake Ye Scary Great Old Ones – the H. P. Lovecraft Historical Society

“Awake Ye Scary Great Old Ones,” from the H. P. Lovecraft Historical Society

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