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Filk Songbook
Title: If I Had a Filksong...
Publisher: Unicorn Press
Editor(s): Pat Hayden
Date(s): 1994
Medium: print
Subject: Star Trek: TOS & Star Trek: VOY & Star Trek: TNG & Star Trek: DS9
Language: English
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If I Had a Filksong... is a 62-page anthology of Star Trek filks that contains many with a Christmas theme. It is a sister zine to I Feel a Filksong Coming On. It has a cover by Pat Hayden and Charles Shiring.

I've Been Workin' on My Filksongs

  • Nancy Borden (lyricist)
  • Brenda Shaffer (lyricist)
  • Based on: "I've Been Working on the Railroad" (Tune suggested or parodied)

If I Had a Filksong

  • Nancy Borden (lyricist)
  • Brenda Shaffer (lyricist)
  • Based on: "If I Had a Hammer" (Tune suggested or parodied)

I'm Bajoran: (Ro's Song)

  • Nancy Borden (lyricist)
  • Brenda Shaffer (lyricist)
  • Based on: "I Am Woman" (Tune suggested or parodied)

Deep Space Nine

  • Nancy Borden (lyricist)
  • Brenda Shaffer (lyricist)
  • Based on: "Allentown" (Tune suggested or parodied)

Jean-Luc Loves Me / Jean-Luc Hates the Little Children

  • Nancy Borden (lyricist)
  • Brenda Shaffer (lyricist)
  • Based on: "Jesus Loves Me" (Tune suggested or parodied)
  • Based on: "Jesus Loves the Little Children" (Tune suggested or parodied)

The Ballad of Mr. Spock's Starship

  • Nancy Borden (lyricist)
  • Brenda Shaffer (lyricist)
  • Based on: "Ballad of Gilligan's Island" (Tune suggested or parodied)

Bev Came Back

  • Nancy Borden (lyricist)
  • Brenda Shaffer (lyricist)
  • Based on: "My Boyfriend's Back" (Tune suggested or parodied)

Lost Boys and Starstruck Girls

  • Nancy Borden (lyricist)
  • Brenda Shaffer (lyricist)
  • Based on: "Lost Boys and Golden Girls" (Tune suggested or parodied)

Star Trek

  • Nancy Borden (lyricist)
  • Brenda Shaffer (lyricist)
  • Based on: "Banana Boat Song" (Tune suggested or parodied)

Smithsonian Had a Trekker Show: (A True Story)

  • Nancy Borden (lyricist)
  • Brenda Shaffer (lyricist)
  • Based on: "Froggy Went A-Courting" (Tune suggested or parodied)

Logic

  • Nancy Borden (lyricist)
  • Brenda Shaffer (lyricist)
  • Based on: "Magic (from the motion picture Xanadu)" (Tune suggested or parodied)

Through the Trek

  • Nancy Borden (lyricist)
  • Brenda Shaffer (lyricist)
  • Based on: "Through the Years" (Tune suggested or parodied)

Trek in the First Degree

  • Nancy Borden (lyricist)
  • Brenda Shaffer (lyricist)
  • Based on: "Love in the First Degree" (Tune suggested or parodied)

Deep Ditties

  • Pat Hayden (lyricist)
  • Based on: "Mary Had a Little Lamb" (Tune suggested or parodied)

Deanna's Love Song

  • Nancy Borden (lyricist)
  • Brenda Shaffer (lyricist)
  • Based on: "Da-Do-Ron-Ron" (Tune suggested or parodied)

The Trek Is Still Alive

  • Nancy Borden (lyricist)
  • Brenda Shaffer (lyricist)
  • Based on: "The Dream Is Still Alive" (Tune suggested or parodied)

Trek Survivor

  • Nancy Borden (lyricist)
  • Brenda Shaffer (lyricist)
  • Based on: "Sweet Survivor" (Tune suggested or parodied)

Don't Let the Trek Go Out

  • Nancy Borden (lyricist)
  • Brenda Shaffer (lyricist)
  • Based on: "Light One Candle" (Tune suggested or parodied)

The Enterprise Song

  • Nancy Borden (lyricist)
  • Brenda Shaffer (lyricist)
  • Based on: "The Unicorn Song" (Tune suggested or parodied)

A Parent's Lament: or, She's Always Thinking of Trek

  • Nancy Borden (lyricist)
  • Brenda Shaffer (lyricist)
  • Based on: "I'm Only Thinking of Him" by Mitch Leigh (Tune suggested or parodied)

Great Bird, You Gave Us Long Ago

  • Nancy Borden (lyricist)
  • Brenda Shaffer (lyricist)
  • Based on: "O God, Our Held in Ages Past" (Tune suggested or parodied)

Amazing Trek

  • Margie Johnson (lyricist)
  • Based on: "Amazing Grace" (Tune suggested or parodied)

Jingle Trek

  • Nancy Borden (lyricist)
  • Brenda Shaffer (lyricist)
  • Based on: "Jingle Bells" (Tune suggested or parodied)

It Shone Upon Our Screens So Clear

  • Nancy Borden (lyricist)
  • Brenda Shaffer (lyricist)
  • Based on: "It Came Upon the Midnight Clear" (Tune suggested or parodied)

Make It So

  • Nancy Borden (lyricist)
  • Brenda Shaffer (lyricist)
  • Based on: "Let It Snow" (Tune suggested or parodied)

I Heard the Fen at Shore Leave Say

  • Nancy Borden (lyricist)
  • Brenda Shaffer (lyricist)
  • Based on: "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day" (Tune suggested or parodied)

Some Trekkers Love

  • Nancy Borden (lyricist)
  • Brenda Shaffer (lyricist)
  • Based on: "Some Children See Him" (Tune suggested or parodied)

Gene Rest Ye Merry, Gentlefen

  • Nancy Borden (lyricist)
  • Brenda Shaffer (lyricist)
  • Based on: "God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen" (Tune suggested or parodied)

Starship Carol

  • Nancy Borden (lyricist)
  • Brenda Shaffer (lyricist)
  • Based on: "Angels We Have Heard on High" (Tune suggested or parodied)

Oh, Little Station Deep Space Nine

  • Nancy Borden (lyricist)
  • Brenda Shaffer (lyricist)

I Want Trek for Christmas

  • Nancy Borden (lyricist)
  • Brenda Shaffer (lyricist)

Picard's Twelve Days of Star Trek

  • Nancy Borden (lyricist)
  • Brenda Shaffer (lyricist)

Hail, the Faithful Trekkers Sing

  • Nancy Borden (lyricist)
  • Brenda Shaffer (lyricist)

We Wish for Good Star Trek Classic

  • Nancy Borden (lyricist)
  • Brenda Shaffer (lyricist)

The Twelve Days of Starfleet

  • Margie Johnson (lyricist)

Oh Enterprise

  • Nancy Borden (lyricist)
  • Brenda Shaffer (lyricist)
  • Based on: "O Tannenbaum" (Tune suggested or parodied)

The Ballad of Bashir

  • Margie Johnson (lyricist)
  • Based on: "Scarborough Fair" (Tune suggested or parodied)

Beamin' On Up

  • Nancy Borden (lyricist)
  • Brenda Shaffer (lyricist)
  • Based on: "Movin' On Up" (Tune suggested or parodied)

The Beverly Trekbillies

  • Nancy Borden (lyricist)
  • Brenda Shaffer (lyricist)
  • Based on: "The Beverly Hillbillies" (Tune suggested or parodied)

Where the Barkeep Knows Your Name

  • Nancy Borden (lyricist)
  • Brenda Shaffer (lyricist)
  • Based on: "Where Everybody Knows Your Name" (Tune suggested or parodied)

The Enterprise-D

  • Nancy Borden (lyricist)
  • Brenda Shaffer (lyricist)
  • Based on: "The Sloop John B" (Tune suggested or parodied)

When You're a Fan

  • Nancy Borden (lyricist)
  • Brenda Shaffer (lyricist)
  • Based on: "You've Got a Friend" (Tune suggested or parodied)

The Huckster's Song

  • Nancy Borden (lyricist)
  • Brenda Shaffer (lyricist)
  • Based on: "Big Spender" (Tune suggested or parodied)

Old Time Classic Trek

  • Nancy Borden (lyricist)
  • Brenda Shaffer (lyricist)
  • Based on: "Old Time Rock and Roll" (Tune suggested or parodied)

My Cat Spot

  • Nancy Borden (lyricist)
  • Brenda Shaffer (lyricist)
  • Based on: "My Girl Bill" (Tune suggested or parodied)

Home on Enterprise

  • Nancy Borden (lyricist)
  • Brenda Shaffer (lyricist)
  • Based on: "Home on the Range" (Tune suggested or parodied)

It's Impossible

  • Nancy Borden (lyricist)
  • Brenda Shaffer (lyricist)
  • Based on: "It's Impossible" (Tune suggested or parodied)

Down in Hunt Valley

  • Nancy Borden (lyricist)
  • Brenda Shaffer (lyricist)
  • Based on: "Down in the Valley" (Tune suggested or parodied)

She's Always a Klingon to Me

  • Nancy Borden (lyricist)
  • Brenda Shaffer (lyricist)
  • Based on: "She's Always a Woman to Me" by Billy Joel (Tune suggested or parodied)

Come to a Con Today

  • Nancy Borden (lyricist)
  • Brenda Shaffer (lyricist)
  • Based on: "Cabaret" (Tune suggested or parodied)

The "Off to Space" Song

  • Nancy Borden (lyricist)
  • Brenda Shaffer (lyricist)
  • Based on: "The Rodeo Song" (Tune suggested or parodied)

We've Got Our Trek

  • Nancy Borden (lyricist)
  • Brenda Shaffer (lyricist)
  • Based on: "I've Got You, Babe" (Tune suggested or parodied)

The Battle of Maxia Zeta

  • Nancy Borden (lyricist)
  • Brenda Shaffer (lyricist)
  • Based on: "The Battle of New Orleans" (Tune suggested or parodied)

When You Fly Into a Star

  • Nancy Borden (lyricist)
  • Brenda Shaffer (lyricist)
  • Based on: "When You Wish Upon a Star" (Tune suggested or parodied)

Three Fine Filks

  • Nancy Borden (lyricist)
  • Brenda Shaffer (lyricist)
  • Based on: "Three Blind Mice" (Tune suggested or parodied)

How a Vulcan Father Feels

  • Nancy Borden (lyricist)
  • Brenda Shaffer (lyricist)
  • Based on: "Between a Father and His Son" (Tune suggested or parodied)

Kirk, McCoy, and Scott

  • Nancy Borden (lyricist)
  • Brenda Shaffer (lyricist)
  • Based on: "Abraham, Martin, and John" (Tune suggested or parodied)

Show by Show

  • Nancy Borden (lyricist)
  • Brenda Shaffer (lyricist)
  • Based on: "Day by Day" (Tune suggested or parodied)

Star Trek: From a Distance

  • Nancy Borden (lyricist)
  • Brenda Shaffer (lyricist)
  • Based on: "From a Distance" (Tune suggested or parodied)

Enterprise

  • Nancy Borden (lyricist)
  • Brenda Shaffer (lyricist)
  • Based on: "Camelot" (Tune suggested or parodied)

Admiral's Lament

  • Nancy Borden (lyricist)
  • Brenda Shaffer (lyricist)
  • Based on: "To England, Where My Heart Lies" (Tune suggested or parodied)

Back in Time

  • Nancy Borden (lyricist)
  • Brenda Shaffer (lyricist)
  • Based on: "Back in Time" (Tune suggested or parodied)

Take Me Home, Enterprise

  • Margie Johnson (lyricist)
  • Based on: "Take Me Home, Country Roads" (Tune suggested or parodied)

That Was the Trek

  • Nancy Borden (lyricist)
  • Brenda Shaffer (lyricist)
  • Based on: "Those Were the Days" (Tune suggested or parodied)

I Feel Dashing

  • Nancy Borden (lyricist)
  • Brenda Shaffer (lyricist)
  • Based on: "I Feel Pretty" (Tune suggested or parodied)

One!

  • Nancy Borden (lyricist)
  • Brenda Shaffer (lyricist)
  • Based on: "One!" (Tune suggested or parodied)

Veteran of the Klingon Wars

  • Nancy Borden (lyricist)
  • Brenda Shaffer (lyricist)
  • Based on: "Veteran of the Psychic Wars" (Tune suggested or parodied)

Trek Around the Clock

  • Nancy Borden (lyricist)
  • Brenda Shaffer (lyricist)
  • Based on: "Rock Around the Clock" (Tune suggested or parodied)

Reactions and Reviews

This collection, along with the sequel I Feel a Filk Coming On, contributes to the popular genre of "filks" wherein writers take a popular tune or showtune and rewrite it with fan-appropriate lyrics. These volumes contain versions of "Gilligan's Island," "The Beverly Hillbillies," and skewer Rod Stewart, Michael Bolton, Meatloaf, and Mister Rogers. Make sure to inqure about the small supplement Trekkin' Around the Christmas Tree. [1]

References

  1. from Now Voyager #18, here