The Westerfilk Collection

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Filk Songbook
Title: The Westerfilk Collection
Publisher: Off Centaur Publications
Editor(s): multiple
Date(s): 1980, 1982, 1996
Medium: print
Subject: multimedia
Language: English
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Volume I

cover of issue #1

The Westerfilk Collection Volume I is a 86-page collection of previously published filks. It is letter sized with a comb binding. One of the filks is Banned from Argo. The first edition was published in 1980 and was edited by Jordin T. Kare. The second edition was published in 1996 by Wail Songs. It contains filk songs by various authors

Publication Credits:
David Bratman (editor)
Jordin Kare (editor)
Teri Lee (editor)
Amy Bradley (illustrator)
Margaret Davis (illustrator)
Susan Kare (illustrator)
Teri Mitchel (illustrator)
Wendy Rose (illustrator)
Don Simpson (illustrator)
Eli Goldberg (producer)
Mary Kay Kare (producer)
Catherine Macdonald (producer)
Bob Laurent (producer)
Lindy Sears (producer)

Contents[1]

  • Someday Phillip Wayne (lyricist, composer) Music notation included
  • Starwind Rising Leslie Fish (lyricist, composer) Music notation included
  • Westerfilk Memories: Cynthia McQuillinCynthia McQuillin (author) Note: Text article
  • Centauri Fair Jordin Kare (lyricist) Based on: "Scarborough Fair" (Tune used or parodied)
  • The Engineer's Hymn Leslie Fish (lyricist, composer) Music notation included
  • The Bureaucrat's Hymn Jordin Kare (lyricist) Based on: "The Engineer's Hymn" by Leslie Fish (Tune used or parodied)
  • Brothers Hal Frank (lyricist) Henry Martin (composer) Music notation included
  • Eternal Loser Leslie Fish (lyricist, composer) Music notation included
  • Iron Mistress Leslie Fish (lyricist, composer) Music notation included
  • Harbors Anne Passovoy (lyricist, composer) Music notation included
  • The Paid Soldiers of Dorsai Bob Asprin (lyricist, composer) Music notation included Note: The printed music resembles, but isn't identical to, Leslie Fish's tune for Kipling's "Song of the Men's Side." The tune has elsewhere been credited as Leslie's tune.
  • Few Days Leslie Fish (lyricist) Leslie Fish (composer) Music notation included
  • Westerfilk Memories: Bill RoperBill Roper (author) Note: Text article
  • Outbound Song Poul Anderson (lyricist) Based on: "Vers Til Positiv" (Tune used or parodied) Music notation included
  • Space Is Dark Bill Roper (lyricist, composer)
  • A Toast for Unknown Heroes Leslie Fish (lyricist) Based on: "Bonnie Ship the Diamond" (Tune used or parodied) Based on: "Step by Step" (Tune used or parodied) Music notation included
  • Crimson and Crystal Cynthia McQuillin (lyricist, composer) Music notation included
  • Thoughts on Strange Visitors Leslie Fish (lyricist, composer) Music notation included
  • Star to Steer By Karen Willson (lyricist, composer) Music notation included
  • Westerfilk Memories : David BratmanDavid Bratman (author) Note: Text article, written for second edition
  • Neutral Zone, Romulan View Leslie Fish (lyricist, composer) Music notation included
  • One Last BattleBill Roper (lyricist, composer) Music notation included
  • Children of the Future Karen Willson (lyricist, composer) Music notation included
  • Song of the Shield-Wall Debra Doyle (lyricist) Melissa Williamson (composer) Music notation included
  • When I Was a Young Man Peter Beagle (lyricist) Based on: "The Ash Grove" (Tune used or parodied) Music notation included
  • The Ballad of Three Kings Poul Anderson (lyricist) Gordon Dickson (composer) Music notation included
  • Hope Eyrie Leslie Fish (lyricist, composer) Music notation included
  • Westerfilk Memories: Leslie Fish on Hope EyrieLeslie Fish (author) Note: Text article
  • All of the Filkers Are Singing Mark Bernstein (lyricist) Based on: "Banks of Sicily" by Hamish Henderson (Tune used or parodied) Music notation included
  • Coming to the Mountain Jordin Kare (lyricist) Based on: "Coming Round the Mountain" (Tune used or parodied)
  • Starship Unity Anne Passovoy (lyricist) Buffy Sainte-Marie (composer) Based on: "Johnny Be Fair" (Tune used or parodied)
  • Banned from Argo Leslie Fish (lyricist, composer) Music notation included
  • Black BodiesPoul Anderson (lyricist) Based on: "My Bonny Lies Over the Ocean" (Tune used or parodied)
  • The Doctor's PocketsAnne Wilson (lyricist) Meg Garrett (lyricist) Richard Rodgers (composer) Based on: "My Favorite Things" (Tune used or parodied)
  • Dorsai IrregularsBob Asprin (lyricist) Based on: "Rosin the Bow" (Tune used or parodied) Music notation included
  • The Ballad of Transport #18Leslie Fish (lyricist, composer) Music notation included
  • Little EarthquakesDavid Bratman (lyricist) Malvina Reynolds (composer) Based on: "Little Boxes" (Tune used or parodied)
  • The First Saga of Lime JelloBarney Neufeld (lyricist) Based on: "Pop Goes the Weasel" (Tune used or parodied)
  • The Second Ballad of Lime JelloDavid Bratman (lyricist) Rael Starhand (lyricist) Based on: "Tit Willow" by Arthur Sullivan (Tune used or parodied)
  • Irish SongPoul Anderson (lyricist) Based on: "Toolar-looral-looral" (Tune used or parodied)
  • King George VBased on: "God Save the King" (Tune used or parodied)
  • The Filker's Bronx Cheer Jordin Kare (lyricist) David Bratman (lyricist) Based on: "Battle Hymn of the Republic" (Tune used or parodied)
  • Old Time Religion Poul Anderson (lyricist) Jordin Kare (lyricist) Based on: "Old Time Religion" (Tune used or parodied)
  • Westerfilk Memories: Amy (Falkowitz) BradleyAmy Bradley (author) Note: Text article, written for second edition
  • The Lad I Left Behind Me Poul Anderson (lyricist) Based on: "The Girl I Left Behind Me" (Tune used or parodied) Music notation included
  • Fafhrd's HangoverBob Asprin (lyricist) Based on: "Teddy Bears' Picnic" by John W. Bratton (Tune used or parodied)
  • Callahan's BarJordin Kare (lyricist) Based on: "Oh, Susannah" by Stephen Foster (Tune used or parodied)
  • My Uniform's GreenBob Asprin (lyricist) Based on: "The Irish Washerwoman" (Tune used or parodied)
  • The Twits' Marching SongStefan Bilandic (lyricist) Based on: "When Johnny Comes Marching Home" (Tune used or parodied)
  • TurkeyCon '77Eileen Atiken (lyricist) Gary Anderson (lyricist) Evelyn Turner (lyricist) Based on: "Battle Hymn of the Republic" (Tune used or parodied)
  • Ballad of Orbital HubrisJoe Haldeman (lyricist) Based on: "The Titanic" (Tune used or parodied) Music notation included
  • BonesLeslie Fish (lyricist, composer) Music notation included
  • Quark's SongDoris Robin (lyricist) Karen Trimble (lyricist) Based on: "Battle Hymn of the Republic" (Tune used or parodied)
  • Deck the HallsDoris Robin (lyricist) Based on: "Deck the Halls" (Tune used or parodied)
  • The Battle Hymn of the RanapublicJohn Boardman (lyricist) Based on: "Battle Hymn of the Republic" (Tune used or parodied)
  • The Song of the Derriere GardeArthur Hlavaty (lyricist) Based on: "Song of the Temperance Union" (Tune used or parodied)
  • The Expansion SongJordin Kare (lyricist) Based on: "It's a Small World" (Tune used or parodied)
  • Slow GuitaristJordin Kare (lyricist) Based on: "Waltzing Matilda" (Tune used or parodied)

Volume II

cover of issue #2

Info based on an eBay listing. Needs to be verified.[2]

The Westerfilk Collection, Volume II is 181 pages, letter sized with a comb binding. It was published in July 1982 by Off Centaur Publications. It contains filk songs by various authors and was edited by Catherine Cook, Jordin Kare and Teri Lee.

On the cover: "More Songs of Fantasy and Science Fiction."

Contents

  • Mary O'Meara Poul Anderson (lyricist); Anne Passovoy (composer)
  • Nick von Rijn
  • Phantom Lover of the Star Drive
  • Privateer
  • Spaceman's Wife
  • Cycles
  • Lisha
  • Fuel to Feed the Drive Cynthia McQuillin (lyricist, composer)
  • Fool to Feed the Drive Jordin Kare (lyricist) Based on: "Fuel to Feed the Drive" by Cynthia McQuillin (Tune suggested or parodied)
  • If You Find Enough to Bury
  • Speed of Light
  • To Your Scattered Bodies Go
  • Darkness Jordin Kare (lyricist, composer)
  • Green Hills of Harmony
  • Fleshpots of Venusberg
  • A Long Way Home
  • Special Effects Man
  • Tahl D'Jehn
  • One Way to Go
  • Circles Based on: "Bell, Alan" by Windmills (Tune suggested or parodied)
  • Lord of the Dance Note: A pagan song, loosely based on Sydney Carter's song of the same name
  • The Hunt Is Up
  • Gilda and the Draqon Cynthia McQuillin (lyricist, composer)
  • Midsummer's Song
  • Stand Up for Odin
  • Raven Banner
  • Burden of the Crown
  • The Quest Leslie Fish (composer) Rudyard Kipling (author)
  • Reward of Virtue
  • Song of the Men's Side Leslie Fish (composer); Rudyard Kipling (author)
  • Deryni Spell Song
  • Judith's Song
  • Rowan Tree
  • A Pict's Song: Original
  • A Pict's Song: West Coast Variant
  • Rosie Dawn Day
  • Woman of the Andes
  • Child of Darkness
  • The Final Spell
  • The Knight's Leap: A Legend Of Altenahr
  • Queen of Air and Darkness Poul Anderson (author)
  • Sail for Amber

References

  1. Waltzing Matilda, Archived version
  2. Sail for Amber, Archived version