Mr. Sandman?

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Gary McGath

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Aug 9, 2022, 9:44:12 AMAug 9
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Yesterday I watched the first episode of The Sandman on Netflix. I
haven't read the original, but the series looks good so far. It got me
wondering if anyone has written a Gaiman-themed filk of "Mr. Sandman."

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Gary McGath http://www.mcgath.com

Gary McGath

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Aug 27, 2022, 3:01:05 PMAug 27
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On 8/9/22 9:44 AM, Gary McGath wrote:
> Yesterday I watched the first episode of The Sandman on Netflix. I
> haven't read the original, but the series looks good so far. It got me
> wondering if anyone has written a Gaiman-themed filk of "Mr. Sandman."
>


If nobody else has, here's one based on the Netflix series. The first
four episodes, anyway. It's from the POV of a bystander trying to survive.


Mister Sandman
Lyrics: Gary McGath, Copyright 2022
Music: Pat Ballard, “Mr. Sandman”


Mister Sandman, don’t make me scream,
Don’t leave me stuck in a horrible dream,
You found your kingdom was reduced to rubble,
And everywhere you go, there will be trouble.

Sandman, leave me alone,
I don’t have anything you call your own,
Now I’m not trying to be mean.
Mister Sandman, don’t make me scream.


Mister Sandman, don’t make me scream,
I don’t want to have any part in your scheme.
The only thing I want is never to be
Between you and your sand and helm and ruby.

Sandman, it’s not my fight,
I just hope I will live through tonight.
Now I’m not trying to be mean.
Mister Sandman, don’t make me scream.

Paul Rubin

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Aug 27, 2022, 4:18:10 PMAug 27
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Gary McGath <ga...@REMOVEmcgathREMOVE.com> writes:

> If nobody else has, here's one based on the Netflix series. The first
> four episodes, anyway. It's from the POV of a bystander trying to
> survive.

I haven't seen the show or read the book, but the song is terrifying.
Vwd.

Lee Gold XP

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Aug 27, 2022, 11:25:44 PMAug 27
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On 8/27/2022 12:01 PM, Gary McGath wrote:
> On 8/9/22 9:44 AM, Gary McGath wrote:
>> Yesterday I watched the first episode of The Sandman on Netflix. I
>> haven't read the original, but the series looks good so far. It got me
>> wondering if anyone has written a Gaiman-themed filk of "Mr. Sandman."
>>
>
>
> If nobody else has, here's one based on the Netflix series. The first
> four episodes, anyway. It's from the POV of a bystander trying to survive.
>

MR. SANDMAN
by Lee Gold, Xenofilkia #6, August, 1989
to the tune of "Mr. Sandman", only this time changing a few of the words
so it refers to Logan's Run


Mr. Sandman, check in your book.
My flower's blacker each time that I look.
My mirror says that I've lost my pimples,
And I think that my face has got a wrinkle!

Mr. Sandman, I'm all alone,
Ain't got no buddies -- I'm on my own.
So please turn on your magic beam.
Mr. Sandman, send me a dream.


Paul Rubin

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Aug 27, 2022, 11:35:41 PMAug 27
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Lee Gold XP <lee....@ca.rr.com> writes:
> to the tune of "Mr. Sandman", only this time changing a few of the
> words so it refers to Logan's Run

I guess we also need a "Mr. Postman" one, about the David Brin novel and
later movie.

Rafe Culpin

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Aug 28, 2022, 4:23:57 AMAug 28
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In article <87h71xy...@nightsong.com>, no.e...@nospam.invalid (Paul Rubin)
wrote:
Should that be to the Beatles "Please Mister Postman"?

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Lee Gold XP

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Aug 28, 2022, 4:28:43 AMAug 28
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On 8/28/2022 1:23 AM, Rafe Culpin wrote:
>> I guess we also need a "Mr. Postman" one, about the David Brin novel
>> and
>> later movie.
>
> Should that be to the Beatles "Please Mister Postman"?

I'm very fond of Kanefsky's song about that novel.
See http://www.songworm.com/lyrics/songworm-parody/Postman.html

--Lee Gold

Paul Rubin

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Aug 28, 2022, 1:09:09 PMAug 28
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On 8/28/2022 1:23 AM, Rafe Culpin wrote:
> Should that be to the Beatles "Please Mister Postman"?

I had no idea that the Beatles had covered that song, but they
apparently did. The original recording was by the Motown group The
Marvelettes:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Please_Mr._Postman

The version I remembered was probably the one by the Carpenters. All of
these are on youtube.

Lee Gold XP <lee....@ca.rr.com> writes:
> I'm very fond of Kanefsky's song about that novel.
> See http://www.songworm.com/lyrics/songworm-parody/Postman.html

Wow, this is a good song, though I'm not familiar with "The Coachman".

Gary McGath

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Aug 29, 2022, 11:49:14 AMAug 29
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On 8/27/22 3:01 PM, Gary McGath wrote:

> Mister Sandman
> Lyrics: Gary McGath, Copyright 2022
> Music: Pat Ballard, “Mr. Sandman”
>
>
> Mister Sandman, don’t make me scream,
> Don’t leave me stuck in a horrible dream,
> You found your kingdom was reduced to rubble,
> And everywhere you go, there will be trouble.
>
> Sandman, leave me alone,
> I don’t have anything you call your own,
> Now I’m not trying to be mean.
> Mister Sandman, don’t make me scream.
>
>
> Mister Sandman, don’t make me scream,
> I don’t want to have any part in your scheme.
> The only thing I want is never to be
> Between you and your sand and helm and ruby.
>
> Sandman, it’s not my fight,
> I just hope I will live through tonight.
> Now I’m not trying to be mean.
> Mister Sandman, don’t make me scream.


Sang this one at MASSFILC. Lee, I'm giving it my OK for inclusion in
Xenofilkia if you want it.
-- Gary

Lee Gold XP

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Aug 29, 2022, 4:07:26 PMAug 29
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On 8/29/2022 8:49 AM, Gary McGath wrote:
> Sang this one at MASSFILC. Lee, I'm giving it my OK for inclusion in
> Xenofilkia if you want it.
>         -- Gary

MANY thanks.

--Lee
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