A.F.P. (The Growth of an Obsession)
(ttto "Sammy's Bar" by Cyril Tawney) [1]

I went down to afp [2]
(hey the last filker's posting)
To seek fair talk of dear PTerry
(post away for Discworld)


I saw the charming Rachel there
(hey the last filker's posting)
Carrot highlights in her hair [3]
(post away for Discworld)


I was greeted by James Green
(hey the last filker's posting)
Who became my first AFPfriend
(post away for Discworld)


Clue Fairy esmi helped me well
(hey the last filker's posting)
Her invocation for to spell [4]
(post away for Discworld)


I met Mark Cooper at the bar
(hey the last filker's posting)
He was filking fast and far [5]
(post away for Discworld)


Chapman laid a challenge down
(hey the last filker's posting)
Soon author's names were piled around
(post away for Discworld)


Morgan, Miq and Mad Dragon
(hey the last filker's posting)
Hugh Sider, more, joined in the fun [6]
(post away for Discworld)


I gathered up each fair title
(hey the last filker's posting)
Went off to do HTML
(post away for Discworld)


Came back to tell of what I'd done
(hey the last filker's posting)
Found now that filk was current fun
(post away for Discworld)


To write a song of afp
(hey the last filker's posting)
A challenge strong for one newbie
(post away for Discworld)


I roamed throughout the Lspace FAQ's
(hey the last filker's posting)
Saw ankhs cross-bred with anoraks
(post away for Discworld)


Never found the Missing Chapter
(hey the last filker's posting)
Never found Grand Salamander
(post away for Discworld)


Found verses forming anyway
(hey the last filker's posting)
Thinking afp all day
(post away for Discworld)


I'm going back to afp
(hey the last filker's posting) [7]
I don't need no food or sleep
(post away for Discworld)


***
ttto: to the tune of
[1] The original is posted at Digital Traditions Mudcat Cafe
a.f.a.f.p. Now! [2] For scanning purposes in this song, the standalone afp is sounded out by letters (a-f-p), but the prefix is pronounced as one word. (What's afp?)
[3] My apologies if I've taken liberties; I was looking for a reference to hair, to fit the song, and the only one that I recalled was someone who referred to herself as "the carrot-topped"
[4] afp-help@lspace.org
[5] I am not going to list *all* the filkers around here or I'll never get anything else written
[6] Some of the other contributors to the Female Fantasy Authors list are posted with their comments at http://members.tripod.com/AmusedMuse/sff-fem.html
[7] The refrain in the original is "hey the last boat's a'leavin'." Boats always come back, sooner or later.
--
Anitra, novice filker > apprentice filker
AFPfriend to James Green and Adrian Morgan, AFPwordlover to Laurabelle, AFPtangent to Kevin Hackett


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