There’s a young man who lived
In a hole ‘neath the stairs
Now he’s riding the railway to Hogwarts.
I’ve got no real life-
I live on Tatooine…
We posted a video of this song a couple years back, but it’s time for us to bring it back in honor of Star Wars season. So, here’s “Midichlorian Rhapsody” by Jeff and Maya Bohnhoff, 2014 Pegasus award winner and absolute gem of a Star Wars parody. There’s also a video of the 2014 OVFF performance, if you want to see a bunch of filkers pull off an impressive arrangement (there’s a reason Queen rarely performed Bohemian Rhapsody live…)
Broken down star drive,
Feelin’ lucky to be alive.
Thought that I’d give old Lando a call.
But Vader was waiting,
With Carbonite plating –
So now I’m right here decorating the wall.
“Tatooine,” a parody for Han Solo by Jeff & Maya Bohnhoff, featuring lead vocals by Kris Bohnhoff.
I come from six feet under.
Where sulfur flows and demons blunder.
Can’t you hear, hear the hell mouth thunder?
You better run, you better take cover.
“Six Feet Under,” a very catchy Buffy the Vampire Slayer parody from Jeff and Maya Bohnoff.
I stand here grinning
Under an orange October sky
A straw man rooted to the earth.
The sun is going down
Red light on fields of brown
The autumn fires burn.
“Scarecrow” by Jeff and Maya Bohnhoff, a song for the season.
“Every Single Song She Sings Is Tragic,” by Jeff and Maya Bohnhoff, a parody of (do I need to say it) “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic” by The Police
….this song could be about me and I feel the need to apologize, even in the context of this blog – I know I pass over a lot of probably good songs because I’d just rather have ose, dammit
This song made it onto the “Best Adapted Song” Pegasus brainstorming poll for 2016, and I urge you to check out the lists, whether you plan on voting (and every single one of you is eligible to vote, yes, looking at you) or are just looking for some good song recs.
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.