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The Vampire Filker
lyrics 1995 by Dr. H. Paul Shuch
sung to the tune of "The Old Dope Peddler,"
Copyright © 1953 by Tom Lehrer

When the masquerade is over
And the normal fen are gone
Comes the Vampire Filker
Slaying music up until dawn.

He will sing of space adventure
And fantasy as well.
It's the Vampire Filker
With his repertoire from hell.


What started as a folk song
Will often get new words
For in science fiction fandom
No idea is too absurd.

So grab your instrument and fake book,
Prepare to sing along
As the Vampire Filker
Buggers all that's sacred in song.

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