BLUE SUN ROOM FILK

CEDRIC

The Ballad of Joss
Friday, May 13, 2005

a filk of "The Ballad of Jayne" in honor of Joss Whedon


CATEGORY: FILK    TIMES READ: 18005    RATING: 9    SERIES: FIREFLY

The Ballad of Joss

Joss, the man they call Joss . . .

He wrote about spaceships and shepherds and whores,

Stood up to the networks and gave ‘em what for.

Fox cancelled his program, but that was their loss--

The creator of Firefly, the man they call Joss!

Our Joss saw the viewers’ hearts breakin’,

He heard the Browncoats’ lament,

He saw the Fox network takin’,

His show in a way that made no sense.

(He said) “You can’t do that to my program,

Can’t grind it under your heel.”

So he took all the cast,

And now at last,

They’ve landed a Big Damn Movie deal!

He wrote about spaceships and shepherds and whores,

Stood up to the networks and gave ‘em what for.

Fox cancelled his program, but that was their loss--

The creator of Firefly, the man they call Joss!

Now here is what separates Whedon,

From writers who slave in the core,

The man they call Joss,

Well, he said to Fox,

“I’m going where no show has gone before.”

He told us about reavers,

He told us about sin,

He took us to the black,

And we ain’t comin’ back,

‘till all those crazy Browncoats rise again!

He wrote about spaceships and shepherds and whores,

Stood up to the networks and gave ‘em what for.

Fox cancelled his program, but that was their loss--

The creator of Firefly, the man they call Joss!

Now, here is what separates Firefly

From other shows you’re likely to see—

It’s meaningful and witty,

And the setting’s really gritty,

And the theme song is about Serenity.

It’s a little like a western,

And a little like X-Files,

It’s better than Trek,

And funnier than Shrek,

And it beats out Andromeda by miles!

He wrote about spaceships and shepherds and whores,

Stood up to the networks and gave ‘em what for.

Fox cancelled his program, but that was their loss--

The creator of Firefly, the man they call Joss!

--James Hazlerig

fithelere@aol.com

http://www.BedlamBards.com

COMMENTS

Friday, May 13, 2005 7:22 AM

ANONYMOUS


Amen!

Friday, May 13, 2005 7:45 AM

COSMICFUGITIVE


Absolutely brilliant! I loved this!

10/10!

Monday, May 16, 2005 7:48 AM

REAVERMADNESS


Heard it in person. It rocked. Thanks again Cedric!

Monday, May 16, 2005 1:44 PM

ANONYMOUS


No problem, ReaverMadness. It was really great running into a fellow Browncoat and getting to sing my filk! Hope to see you at the faire again soon!

Tuesday, May 17, 2005 11:25 AM

ODDNESS2HER


This is so good, it must be fattening!

Wednesday, May 18, 2005 1:42 PM

ANONYMOUS


WOW!

Friday, May 20, 2005 4:05 PM

ANONYMOUS


Hilarious and amazing! Great work.

Kat

Sunday, May 22, 2005 4:10 AM

ANONYMOUS


Holy crap! Someone should make this a christmas card and send it to Joss. I love it!

Thursday, June 23, 2005 6:42 AM

ANONYMOUS


Bloody briliant!

=^_^=

Wednesday, July 20, 2005 11:55 AM

ANONYMOUS


Yay!! A great song for Joss :-)

Now, can you write one about Buffy? :-)

~Rose
Flower of the Scarlet Pillow

Thursday, July 21, 2005 2:59 AM

ANONYMOUS


ROFL - Surely to become a new classic. You guys rock my world. I'm sure gonna miss you come September. Come visit us in Montana!
Elizabeth of the Tudor Tarts

Thursday, July 21, 2005 1:16 PM

ANONYMOUS


Loved the filk, just noticed that verses 2 and 3 are reversed from how they're sung in the mp3. Which came first?

Thursday, July 21, 2005 2:59 PM

LORA


This is very, very shiny.

Any other good links to Firefly filk?

Thursday, July 21, 2005 7:50 PM

ANONYMOUS


Oh, I posted the verses in the order in which I wrote them. Then when I started performing the song, I decided I liked the 3rd verse second, so I switche them.

Saturday, July 23, 2005 6:38 AM

ANONYMOUS


i love it!!!!! too gorram funny!

Saturday, July 23, 2005 7:19 AM

ANONYMOUS


Love it! Now where can I HEAR it?

Saturday, July 23, 2005 8:57 AM

ANONYMOUS


shiny!
most fun i had all day!
thank you!

Saturday, July 23, 2005 9:33 AM

CEDRIC


Since someone asked, you can hear a rousing version of this song by clicking on

http://mp3-postcards.com/listen/?888

All I ask is that you send it to several friends, please. Also, if you click on either send or skip from the forwarding page, you'll get a chance to download a really clean 320 kbps version.

Saturday, July 23, 2005 9:41 AM

ANONYMOUS


You are officially my heroes.

Seriously, I'm gonna send you a . . . fruit basket or something. I'll make you cookies with Firefly Frosting.

But this song is so gorram shiny! Had me laughing out loud and agreeing . . . out loud. You really should send it to Joss, dong ma?

Keep Flyin' Under the Radar!
- Anna -AKA- FightOn4God -

Saturday, July 23, 2005 4:52 PM

ANONYMOUS


Absolutely perfect! Loved it!

Saturday, July 23, 2005 7:44 PM

ANONYMOUS


Anna,

I'm diabetic and have to avoid both fruit and cookies. So just send money. :-)

I'd love to send it to Joss the Boss, but I have no idea how to do that. Even more, I'd love to sing it live for him, but I doubt I'll get a chance.

Cedric

Sunday, July 24, 2005 4:26 PM

ANONYMOUS


That's the best thing I've heard in my whole life :).

Friday, August 12, 2005 2:19 PM

ANONYMOUS


That was great!! I hope Joss gets a chance to hear it!! He'll love it!

Wednesday, August 17, 2005 3:02 PM

ANONYMOUS


*jumps up and down hyperly*

bloody brilliant!!

Wednesday, August 17, 2005 7:18 PM

ANONYMOUS


should be named "anti-heros and T.V." the ballad of Joss

so gorram shiny i may need corrective eye surgury!!

im thinking...crash the "serenity" premiere and sing from the red carpet. lol... would pay good money to see that happen

fly right and stay shiny!!!

Wednesday, August 17, 2005 8:16 PM

CEDRIC


".crash the "serenity" premiere and sing from the red carpet. lol... would pay good money to see that happen"

Hmm. How much would you pay to see that? Enough for two plane tickets to Edinborough? :-)

Thursday, August 18, 2005 3:41 PM

ANONYMOUS


Whoever wrote this was en duh sh tyen tsai. (an absolute genius)

Tuesday, September 6, 2005 1:33 AM

ANONYMOUS


Great song, text AND music, you really rock!

Sunday, September 11, 2005 7:02 AM

CHARLIETHEBLOODY


I'm sad, I love the lyrics, but my jing-tzang mei yong-duh piece of go se computer won't let me listen to it...

Friday, September 16, 2005 3:02 PM

ANONYMOUS


??! That was just so mind-bafflingly funny. And true too! Shiny!

Monday, September 26, 2005 8:04 PM

ANONYMOUS


I love it. I have passed it to my children, and my son in law.

Frances

Wednesday, September 28, 2005 11:19 AM

ANONYMOUS


Absolutely aces! I've passed it on to several friends. Thanks for sharing it with us. :)

Friday, October 28, 2005 1:16 PM

ANONYMOUS


Absolutely freaking amazing!!!! I sent it to everbody I know...

Saturday, December 3, 2005 1:53 PM

ANONYMOUS


Just stumbled upon it. It's friggin' awesome!

I can't wait until the CD comes out!!

Thursday, December 15, 2005 3:41 AM

ANONYMOUS


Totally Shiny!!!

Tuesday, January 10, 2006 11:03 PM

ANONYMOUS


great

Wednesday, February 15, 2006 12:57 PM

CEDRIC


The album this song is on is now available at

http://cdbaby.com/cd/bedlambards

Wednesday, March 15, 2006 9:44 AM

ANONYMOUS


how bout borders. i dont even have a credit card.

Sunday, March 19, 2006 4:58 AM

GODNESS


It beats Andromeda by miles hahah nice one dude

Friday, August 11, 2006 10:31 AM

FIZZIX


VV fun.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006 1:53 AM

ANDMAN


Can't listen to it, but the rating shows the lyrics alone (I cant do 11!!!!)


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