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I’m Cthulhu – Dulcimer Johnson

I lament the scarcity of Serious Lovecraft Songs almost constantly

…this isn’t one, but it is linguistically clever, aggressively posh, and played on a tiny banjo, and that’s almost as good

Polaris/Recall – Leslie Fish

Leslie Fish’s “Polaris/Recall” based on a fragment of verse in the story by H.P. Lovecraft, “Polaris

(the story is good except for the racism, which is a pretty good summary of a lot of Lovecraft)

Do you have any idea how hard it is to find serious Lovecraft filk?  Do you?

I Had a Shoggoth – Tom Smith


Tom Smith – I Had A Shoggoth

The ASL interpreter absolutely MAKES this video.


so some of you know that I often rant about how there are TOO MANY SILLY LOVECRAFT ADAPTATIONS and NOT ENOUGH SERIOUS ONES and then I REFUSE TO INTERACT with the silly ones on PRINCIPLE

…but today I found a parody of the Most (in)Famous Filk Song Ever about getting kicked out of Arkham for causing a small apocalypse

it’s by a filker from Singapore called Terence Chua

and he’s adorable

love him

just listen

Banned From Arkham

Innsmouth Sailor – the H. P. Lovecraft Historical Society

So, uh.  There’s an entire album of these and I had no idea.  Lovecraftian sea shanties, as sung by sailors out of Innsmouth the like.

This is the track they offered as a free sample, but it’s only a matter of time before I break down and post more of it not really legally.  SO – STOP ME FROM BEING ILLEGAL: BUY THE ALBUM

(For any Assassin’s Creed fans, you’ll recognize some good tunes from the game: Spanish Ladies, General Taylor, Leave Her Johnny, Haul Away Joe, and, of course, Drunken Sailor.  For Stan Rogers fans, there’s a version of Rolling Down to Old Maui.  For everybody, there are sea shanties.  With eldritch horror.  And I’m so happy.  You have no idea.)

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

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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