Hip Deep in Heroes (filkbook)

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Filk Songbook
Title: Hip Deep in Heroes
Publisher: Court of Chaos
Editor(s): Meg Garrett
Date(s): February 1989
Medium: print
Subject: Blake’s 7
Language: English
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cover by Jo Ann Christy

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Hip Deep in Heroes is an 88-page Blake's 7 anthology of filks. The front cover is by Jo Ann Christy. It is subtitled "A Blake's 7 Filk Song Book." Linda Short made a filk tape under the same name, singing some of the songs.

  • Linda Short, "Anna's Song" (recorded on the filk tape Ditties from the Edge of the World)
  • Linda Short, "Anti-hero's Lament" (recorded on the filk tape Ditties from the Edge of the World)
  • Vicki Harrison, "Are You Lonesome, Roj Blake?" (f, Are You Lonesome Tonight; performed at conventions by Travis and the Mutoids; reprinted from Who's/Blake #1)
  • Linda Short, "B7 in Brief" (f, Teddy Bear's Picnic, Greensleeves, Ballad of Jesse James, Cockles and Mussels; recorded on the filk tape Ditties from the Edge of the World)
  • Michele Rosenberg, "Back in the High Life-- Delta Style" (f, Back in the High Life, by Steve Winwood)
  • Jim Vibber, "Bad, Bad Servalan" (f, Bad, Bad Leroy Brown)
  • Anne Davis, "Bad News from Gauda Prime" (f, Bad News, by Richard Thompson, from Brass Monkey)
  • Jacqueline Taero and Pat Nussman, "The Ballad of Gauda Prime" (f, Streets of Laredo; recorded on the filk tape Hip Deep in Heroes)
  • Nick Smith, "The Ballad of Roj and Kerr" (f, Poncho and Lefty)
  • Vicki Harrison, "The BBC" (f, Let It Be Me; performed at conventions by Travis and the Mutoids; reprinted from WHO'S/BLAKE #1)
  • Alicia Ann Fox, "Behind This Eye" (f, Behind Blue Eyes, by The Who, from Who's Next; reprinted from B7 Complex #11)
  • Jim Vibber, "Blake" (f, Faith, by Gerorge Michael)
  • Anne Davis, "Blake and His Seven" (f, Thousands Are Saling, by Planxty, from Words and Music)
  • Linda Short, "Bound for Cygnus" (recorded on the filk tape Ditties from the Edge of the World)
  • Doris Robin and Jenny Lacey, "Call Me Delta" (f, Call Me Rusty, from Starlight Express; recorded on the filk tape Hip Deep in Heroes)
  • Jenny Lacey, "The City at the Edge of the World" (f, '39, from Night at the Opera)
  • Jacqueline Taero, "Cobwebs and Blake" (f, Cobwebs and Dust, by Gordon Lightfoot)
  • Meg Garrett, "Counterpoint" (f, Fellowship Going South, by Leslie Fish, from The Horse-Tamer's Daughter)
  • Jim Vibber, "A CPU Built for Who?" (f, Daisy; recorded on the filk tape Hip Deep in Heroes)
  • Alicia Ann Fox, "Dance of Death" (f, Clementine or the Marines' Hymn; reprinted from Gambit #2)
  • Pat Nussman,"Dark Mirror" (original music by Liz S. [included]; recorded on the filk tape Hip Deep in Heroes; reprinted from B7 Complex #13)
  • Jenny Lacey, with Doris Robin, "De Blake's Seven Calypso" (f, Television, by Stan Freeberg)
  • Michele Rosenberg and Leah Rosenthal, "Delta Ditz" (f, Delta Dawn, by Helen Reddy; reprinted from Southern Seven #1)
  • Doris Robin and Meg Garrett, "The Dispossessed" (f, The Lowlands of Holland, by Steeleye Span)
  • Alicia Ann Fox, "Do Not Forsake Me" (f, MTA, by the Kingston Trio; reprinted from Gambit #1)
  • Linda Short, "Dreaming Again" (recorded on the filk tape Songs of the Seven)
  • Linda Short, "Elegy" (recorded on the filk tape Songs of the Seven)
  • Jacqueline Taero, "Everywoman's Lament" (f, Nights in White Satin; recorded on the filk tape Hip Deep in Heroes; reprinted from Straight Blake's #1)
  • Vicki Harrison, "Federation Rock" (f, Jailhouse Rock; performed at conventions by Travis and the Mutoids; reprinted from Who's/Blake #1)
  • Anne Davis, "Federation Times" (f, Rigs of the Times, traditional, by Martin Carthy, from Out of the Cut)
  • Anne Davis, "Fourth Season Blues" (f, The Back Door, by the Smith Sisters, from Bluebird)
  • Rosie Peck, "Freedom's Bright Upon This Night" (f, Silent Night)
  • Adrian Morgan and Brendan O'Cullane, "Gauda Prime" (f, Velvet Green, by Jethro Tull; reprinted from Songs of the Seven)
  • Alicia Ann Fox, "The General" (f, White Shadow, by Peter Gabriel)
  • Marianne Wyatt, "Gilligan's Liberator" (f, Theme from Gilligan's Island)
  • Meg Garrett and Doris Robin, "Heroes in Trouble" (f, Pay Me My Money Down, by the Weavers)
  • Shoshanna, "His Own Man" (f, Big in Japan, by Alphaville; reprinted from Powerplay #3)

Jenny Lacey, "Horizon" (f, White Man, by Steeleye Span, from Back in Line)

  • Linda Short, "I Never Wanted to Come" (recorded on the filk tape Songs of the Seven)
  • Alicia Ann Fox, "An Irate Fan Speaks" (f, Can't Stand Losing You, by the Police; reprinted from Freedom City Gazette #3)
  • Tyndara Meffe, "Jenna's Dance" (f, Song for Canada, by Ian and Sylvia Tyson)
  • Meg Garrett, "Looking for Blake" (f, Looking for Love; recorded on the filk tape Hip Deep in Heroes)
  • Celeste Hotaling, "The Mari-Soolin Fan Fiction Blues, or, Victim of Fifth Season Blues" (f, Mary Su Fan Fiction Blues, by [[Mary Jean Holmes)
  • Janet Marcil, "Morning on Gauda Prime" (f, The Banana Boat Song)
  • Shoshanna, "My Bonnie Anti-hero" (f, My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean)
  • Shoshanna, "Can't Tell the Revolutionaries without a Program! Dept."
  • Nick Smith, "Oh, Dear" (f, No Courage in Him; recorded on the filk tape Hip Deep in Heroes)
  • Jim Vibber, "Oh, Vila" (f, Oh, Darling, by the Beatles)
  • Jim Vibber, "Once in Love with Avon" (f, Once in Love with Amy)
  • Jo Ann Christy, "Pattern" (f, Patterns in Amber [filk], by Cynthia McQuillen)
  • Jenny Lacey, "Poor Blake" (f, Poor Jud Is Dead, from Oklahoma; recorded on the filk tape Hip Deep in Heroes)
  • Jenny Lacey, "The Proper Time Arrives, or, Servalan Prepares for the Future" (f, The Seven Seas of Rye, from Queen II)
  • Susan R. Matthews, "A Reactionary Opinion" (f, I Don't Know How to Love Him, from Jesus Christ, Superstar; reprinted from Xenozine and Straight Blake's #1)
  • Michele Rosenberg, "Rebel Boy" (f, Tarzan Boy, by Baltimore)
  • Marj Hoyt and Doris Robin, "Rebel's Exhortation to a Captured Commissioner" (f, Ye Jacobites by Name; recorded on the filk tape Hip Deep in Heroes)
  • Linda Short, "Reflections of Me" (recorded on the filk tape Songs of the Seven)
  • Linda Short, "Retribution" (recorded on the filk tape Dittied from the Edge of the World)
  • Shoshanna, "Roj Blake" (f, Frank Mills, from Hair; recorded on the filk tape Hip Deep in Heroes)
  • Jacqueline Taero, "Sandglass" (f, Mary O'Meara [filk]; recorded on the filk tape Hip Deep in Heroes)
  • Jim Vibber, "Scorpio" (f, Wanderlust, bu Paul McCartney)
  • Meg Garrett, "Searcher" (f, Geordie)
  • Nick Smith, "The Seven Joys of Blake" (f, Seven Joys of Mary)
  • Shoshanna, "Slash Zine Writer" (f, Paperback Writer, by the Beatles)
  • Doris Robin, "Slide into Darkness" (f, Helter Skelter, by the Beatles)
  • Susan R. Matthews, "Speak Gently, Sweet Avon" (f, Flow Gently, Sweet Afton; reprinted from 5th Season #2)
  • Celeste Hotaling, "Speak Nicely, Kerr Avon..." (f, Flow Gently, Sweet Afton)
  • Linda Short, "Star of the Delta Grade" (recorded on the filk tape Ditties from the Edge of the World)
  • Jim Vibber, "Star One" (f, This Flight Tonight, by Joni Mitchell)
  • Kelson Vibber, "Terminal" (f, Clementine)
  • Doris Robin and Meg Garrett, "Terminal Flight" (f, Let Her Go Down, by Steeleye Span, from Sails of Silver; recorded on the filk tape Hip Deep in Heroes)
  • Vicki Harrison, "Thank You, Terry" (f, Love Me Tender; performed at conventions by Travis and the Mutoids; recorded on the filk tape Hip Deep in Heroes; reprinted from Input #1)
  • Janet Marcil, "That's the Way I Feel" (f, That's What I Believe, by Richard Carpenter)
  • Shoshanna, "To a Hero" (f, My Name is Luka, by Suzanne Vega; reprinted from Something... Unfriendly #1)
  • Doris Robin, "To Anna" (f, The Name of the Game, by ABBA)
  • Jenny Lacey, "The Ultimate Avon Drool Song" (f, Uhura, by Joey Shoji)
  • Alison Knapp, "Utopian Heights" (f, Wuthering Heights, by Kate Bush; reprinted from Something... Unfriendly #1)
  • Anne Davis and Meg Garrett, "Video Lust" (f, I Get Weak, by Melinda Carlisle)
  • Jenny Lacey, "Vila's Advice" (f, Good Company, from Night at the Opera; recorded on the filk tape Hip Deep in Heroes)
  • Jim Vibber, "Wallow" (f, Try to Remember, from The Fantasticks)
  • Jim Vibber, "What's Opera, Orac?" (f, What's Opera, Doc?)
  • Nick Smith, "Which Side Are You On? (Warlord)" (f, Which Side Are You On?)
  • Vicki Harrison, "Xenon Base" (f, Heartbreak Hotel; performed at conventions by Travis and the Mutoids; reprinted from Input #1)
  • Vicki Harrison, "You Ain't Nothin' But a Mutoid" (f, You Ain't Nothin' But a Hound Dog; performed at conventions by Travis and the Mutoids; reprinted from Input #1)

Sample Lyrics

SLASH ZINE WRITER by Shoshanna (done to the tune of "Paperback Writer" by the Beatles)

Dear Editor, will you read my zine
It took me days to write. (The half-a-page that's clean.)
It's based on an episode from series B,
But it's got lots of sex,
'Cause I want to be a slash zine writer.
It's a tale of Blake, and how he needs a friend,
And his plans for Avon when their watches end--
Plus his secret lust for nearly half the crew--
I have sequels planned,
'Cause I want to be a slash zine writer.
If you think it's awkward, I can try again.
I'll change Blake to Vila, or put Travis in.
Just send a list of what you think it needs,
And I'll fix it up,
'Cause I want to be a slash zine writer.
So I'm sending you my very first shot
At a nifty story with a rousing plot!
Please publish it in my favorite zine--
I want a copy free,
So I want to be a slash zine writer,
Slash zine writer,
Slash zine writer...

Reactions and Reviews

I love this zine! It was one of the first B7 zines I ever acquired. Highly recommended, along with the various tapes on which some of the songs are recorded.

Pat's "Dark Mirror" is my alltime favorite filk. Pat, I think you should put your poetry on the web page, as well as your fiction.

Other special favorites are "Sandglass," "The Ballad of Gauda Prime," and "Anna's Song."

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References

  1. a review by Sarah Thompson from Judith Proctor's Blake's 7 site