Filksong Lullabye

© 1986 Stephen Savitzky. CC-by-nc-sa

Lyrics [pdf]

This song is dedicated to the young lady who made Westercon in 1985 an unforgettable experience for me.

C G7 C F G C
  You're Daddy's little  dar ling, and a  trufan from  your  birth
G6 C G7 C G7
Cutest thing I've  eve r seen, on or  off  the  Earth.
G C F C G C F C
  You were  born at your first  Wes ter con  one  evening in  July,
G7 C G C
So I just had to  write you a  fan ish  lullabye.
C F G C
  And it's hey, diddle diddle, the  cow jumped over  the  moon
G7 C G C
The moon is a sandbox 'way  up  in  the  sky
G7 C G7
Maybe we can  play  there  soon,
C F G C
And it's  hey, Katy diddle, little  Katy don't  you  cry;
G7 C G C G7 C
Your Daddy's here to  sing you a  filk song  lul lab ye.
When the trufen get together, they have fun in many ways,
But I've had one convention I'll remember all my days.
I missed the Masquerade this year, and the filksong concert too,
But all of that was worth it, 'cause I ended up with you.

It wass sixteen years that summer since Man first reached the moon,
Sixteen 'til next century--my Ghod it seems so soon,
You'll be sweet sixteen at Westercon in the year 2001.
Bet you'll be fan guest of honor; don't you think that would be fun?

Coda: (To the tune of "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star".)
C F C
  Twinkle, twinkle,  little  star;
F C G C
  Katy  wonders  what you  are.
F C G
Up a bove the  world you  fly
C F C G
  Out in  space, be yond the  sky.
C F C
  Twinkle, twinkle  on your  way;
F C G C
  Katy's  going  there some day.

Written during Westercon 38 in 1985, when Katy was 2 days old.