Types: Filk, Miho, Piro, Humor
Little Raver Girl

One day in my apartment down in Yoyogi,
Feelin' very put-upon I happened for to be,
As I was a-mopin' 'round and feelin' kinda poor,
A pretty little raver girl came knockin' at my door;

For she was right, I smelled high, everybody needs to bathe,
It was the little raver girl that made me feel afraid.

She asked me then if I would go along with her and Ping,
Over to a public bath to get our bodies clean,
When I asked her why it was she thought that I would go,
She said it seemed about high time, for me and for Largo;

For she was right, I smelled high, everybody needs to bathe,
It was the little raver girl that made me feel afraid.

Straight way for the baths we headed, Ping and her and I,
And Largo, with his dour look, was walkin' by my side,
Some echii thoughts were on my mind when Largo said "Don't drool,"
And knowing that the girl could hear him made me feel a fool;

For she was right, I smelled high, everybody needs to bathe,
It was the little raver girl that made me feel afraid.

Into the bathhouse then we went and changed out of our clothes,
We scrubbed down every inch of skin and let the water flow,
But when we tried to use the pool they wouldn't let us in,
They told us, "You and Largo must scrub yourselves again!"

For she was right, I smelled high, everybody needs to bathe,
It was the little raver girl that made me feel afraid.

Well finally we were clean enough to satisfy those folk,
We laid back in the water then and had ourselves a soak,
And if you ever reach Japan this info you should file,
There's fewer pleasures quite as nice as bathing Nihon style,

For she was right, I smelled high, everybody needs to bathe,
It was the little raver girl that made me feel afraid.

(apologies to Clannad)
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Lish Young Buy-a-Broom*
Traditional folk song, performed by Clannad


As I went a-walking in the North country,
Down by Kirkby Steven I happened for to be,
As I was a-walkin' up and down the street,
A pretty little buy-a-broom I chanced for to meet.

For she was right, I was tight, everybody has their way,
It was the lish young buy-a-broom that led me astray.

She kindly then invited me to go a little way,
Yes was the answer to her I did say,
There was me with me music walkin' down the street,
And her with a tamborine was beatin' hand and feet.

For she was right, I was tight, everybody has their way,
It was the lish young buy-a-broom that led me astray.

Straight way out for Kendal town we steered her and I,
Over yon green mountain the weather being dry,
We each had a bottle filled up to the top,
And whenever we were feeling dry we took a little drop.

For she was right, I was tight, everybody has their way,
It was the lish young buy-a-broom that led me astray.

The night was coming on and good lodgings we did find,
Eatables of all kind and plenty of good wine,
Good bed and blankets just for we two,
And I rolled her in me arms me boys, and wouldn't you do too?

For she was right, I was tight, everybody has their way,
It was the lish young buy-a-broom that led me astray.

Early the next morning we arose to go our way,
I called for the landlord to see what was to pay,
Fourteen an sixpence just for you two,
Four crowns upon the table my darling then she threw.

For she was right, I was tight, everybody has their way,
It was the lish young buy-a-broom that led me astray.

Well the reason that we parted I now shall let you hear,
She started off for Germany right early the next year,
But me being unwilling for to cross the raging sea,
Here's a health to my bonny lass wherever she may be.


Notes: lish = nimble, agile, genki; buy-a-broom = a broom-seller.

There's an mp3 audio clip of the song on the Tara Music page.

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