Somebody Will – Sassafrass


Sassafrass’ “Somebody Will,” recorded by two members of the group.  There are about twenty members sometimes – go on YouTube and you can hear several permutations of personnel.
Song can be purchased and lyrics can be found here
Listen to this song when you want to get pumped to either do science or write fanfiction.  It’s kind of an updated version of “A Toast for Unsung Heroes.”

Bringing back some space songs in honor of the Philae mission!

Darkness – Julia Ecklar

There’s a (Am)darkness out bet(E)ween the stars that (Am)any eye can see
There’s a (G)deeper dark with(Am)in me, where no (F)light will ever (Am)be
There’s an (C)empty place be(G)side me where my (F)lover ought to (E)stand
And there’s a (Am)burning sun be(G)fore me, and the (Am)throttle’s (E)in my (Am)hand
“Darkness,” by Jordin Kare, sung by Julia Ecklar
Full lyrics here
(If anyone has advice about better ways to put chords in tumblr posts, I’d be glad to hear it.)

Mary O'Meara – Windbourne

(C) Mary O’Meara, the stars and the dewfall
Have covered your hilltop with (G) light.
The (F) wind in the lilies that (C) blossom around you
Goes (F) bearing your name from the (G) height;
My (F) girl, you are all of the (C) night.

“Mary O’Meara,” from the novel World Without Stars by Poul Anderson, performed by Windbourne.  Chords transcribed by me!  I’m very proud.
Music is sometimes accredited to Anne Passoway, and sometimes to a Swedish folk tune.  Full lyrics and more information here.

Midichlorian Rhapsody – Jeff Bohnhoff & co.

Jeff Bohnhoff’s “Midichlorian Rhapsody” performed at OVFF ans winner of the 2014 Pegasus Award for Best Adapted Song
As one of the singers pointed out, “Queen doesn’t even perform this live.”  Filkers are not well known for this kind of achievement of actually rehearsing stuff.  Be impressed.
Lyrics here

Ship of Stone – Don Simpson

“Ship of Stone,” by Don Simpson, actually one of the best songs ever written and I will fight you, sung by an unknown vocalist at the 1986 Worldcon.
Hear it with Steve Savitzky on guitar and vocals and Callie Hills on flute here, recorded at Baycon 2006.
LYRICS AND CHORDS HERE!  You have no idea how long it took me to find these chords; I’m so happy now.