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Who'll come a-Volsung Brunhilde with me?

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GUEST,Gereg Jones Muller 17 Feb 04 - 02:32 PM
Jeanie 17 Feb 04 - 03:36 PM
Teresa 17 Feb 04 - 04:25 PM
GUEST,Gereg Jones Muller 17 Feb 04 - 04:37 PM
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the_elkhorn 26 Sep 10 - 09:53 PM
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Subject: Who'll come a-Volsung Brunhilde with me?
From: GUEST,Gereg Jones Muller
Date: 17 Feb 04 - 02:32 PM

Hallo, all. Years ago, a friend quoted me all she knew of a song -

"...and we'll all go to Valhalla and wait for Gotterdammerung,
Who'll come a-Volsung Brunhilde with me?"

I've been asking after the rest of it for twenty years. Anybody know who wrote it, and where the rest of it might be found?

Thanks.

   Gereg


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Subject: RE: Who'll come a-Volsung Brunhilde with me?
From: Jeanie
Date: 17 Feb 04 - 03:36 PM

Gereg, I don't know that particular parody, but here is another set of "Volsungasaga" words, written by Mark Mandel, sung to the tune of "Waltzing Matilda":
The Harper and the Viking

Moving over to Englalond, here's a very funny and very clever Anglian/Saxon/Mercian etc. etc. parody, written by John Osborne, of "I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major General":
Model of a Mediaeval Anglian

If you do a search here on Mudcat, you will also find various "Grendel" parodies too.

All good wishes,
- jeanie


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Subject: RE: Who'll come a-Volsung Brunhilde with me?
From: Teresa
Date: 17 Feb 04 - 04:25 PM

Jeanie, fun filk site. Love that filk. :)
Teresa


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Subject: RE: Who'll come a-Volsung Brunhilde with me?
From: GUEST,Gereg Jones Muller
Date: 17 Feb 04 - 04:37 PM

Jeanie -
   Well THAT was unexpected. Thank you very much. One would have thought that one of that (f)ilk would have been enough. Most silly.
   Gereg


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Subject: RE: Who'll come a-Volsung Brunhilde with me?
From: George Papavgeris
Date: 17 Feb 04 - 05:30 PM

I think Micca sings it - and is it perhaps his?
PM him


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Subject: RE: Who'll come a-Volsung Brunhilde with me?
From: Micca
Date: 17 Feb 04 - 06:44 PM

George, the one I do is Mary LaMarcas " The Ring of the Nieblung" which I got a cpoy of at a parody workshop at the Getaway a few years ago and encapsulates the entire Wagner Ring cycle in 8 verses!!!and it is to the tune of Barretts Privateers
The chorus goes

"Gotterdammerung, I was told
the Niebelung made a ring of gold
You'll feel the Fire Shed some tears
when the Valkeries ride in their steel Braziers
and the voice of Siegfried fills your ears!!"


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Subject: RE: Who'll come a-Volsung Brunhilde with me?
From: George Papavgeris
Date: 17 Feb 04 - 06:47 PM

Well, i got the Gotterdamerung right - just another 200 words wrong...Sorry Micca, sorry Gereg!


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Subject: RE: Who'll come a-Volsung Brunhilde with me?
From: the_elkhorn
Date: 26 Sep 10 - 09:53 PM

Hi -

I'm trying to track down either the lyrics / or an .mp3 (or other audio or video file) - or both - of a parody song "The Three Minute Ring of the Nibelung", or a similar name. It's a parody of Stan Rodger's 1984 song, Barrett's Privateers.

Google has failed me on this one. The single link that Google found was to a 2004 message on www.mudcat.org. I've tried contacting the author of that message, but to no avail. The only thing that the link had was the text of the chorus used in the parody:

"Gotterdammerung, I was told,
the Nibelung made a ring of gold,
You'll feel the Fire,
Shed some tears,
when the Valkyries ride in their steel Braziers,
and the voice of Siegfried fills your ears!"

Any assistance you could provide would be gratefully accepted.


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Subject: RE: Who'll come a-Volsung Brunhilde with me?
From: katlaughing
Date: 26 Sep 10 - 11:27 PM

Welcome to the Mudcat, the_elkhorn. It may take a day or two, but Micca is still a member here and will probably be able to help out. I know he has rather a busy few days coming up, so it might take a bit, unless, of course, someone else comes along in the meantime. I am sure someone will be able to help, regardless.

All the best,

kat


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Subject: RE: Who'll come a-Volsung Brunhilde with me?
From: Edthefolkie
Date: 27 Sep 10 - 06:45 AM

Valkyries riding in steel braziers sounds like the cover of a Terry Pratchett novel, or alternatively a pinup in the Roadmender's Gazette!


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Subject: RE: Who'll come a-Volsung Brunhilde with me?
From: Snuffy
Date: 28 Sep 10 - 09:09 AM

As Micca stated above "The Ring of the Nieblung" was written by the late, and much-missed, Mary LaMarca.

Mary was quite insistent that she did not wish the words to be placed online, but was happy for them to be passed from person to person on a one-to-one basis: she wanted it to be spread "in the wild".

I am fortunate to have a copy which she sent me in the form of an illuminated scroll. If you send me a PM, Elkhorn, I will be happy to supply you with the words, subject to the conditions Mary requested.


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Subject: RE: Who'll come a-Volsung Brunhilde with me?
From: Anglo
Date: 28 Sep 10 - 12:12 PM

It's a matter of pronunciation. I don't think anyone uses the proper "brassière" any more. I'm afraid a brazier is a completely different kettle of fish.


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Subject: RE: Who'll come a-Volsung Brunhilde with me?
From: ranger1
Date: 28 Sep 10 - 04:14 PM

Or a bra of a different color, John?


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Subject: RE: Who'll come a-Volsung Brunhilde with me?
From: Anglo
Date: 28 Sep 10 - 04:52 PM

Well, I suppose it's what you might use to cook a kettle of fish.


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Subject: RE: Who'll come a-Volsung Brunhilde with me?
From: Bill D
Date: 28 Sep 10 - 07:45 PM

Thanks, Snuffy, for continuing Mary's wishes.... it is a treasure of a song.


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Subject: RE: Who'll come a-Volsung Brunhilde with me?
From: GUEST,Annewiseowl
Date: 23 Aug 13 - 06:16 PM

Hi Snuffy,
I've been looking for Mary LaMarca's words for a long time! Could you email me a copy too? Please? yz.owl@virginmedia.com

Thanks,
Anne


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Subject: RE: Who'll come a-Volsung Brunhilde with me?
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 23 Aug 13 - 08:35 PM

Casting an eye back to the initial post of nine years ago - "Volsung Brunhilde" sounds too good as a bit of wordplay to be abandoned. If the song doesn't in fact exist it surely deserves to.


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Subject: RE: Who'll come a-Volsung Brunhilde with me?
From: Jeri
Date: 23 Aug 13 - 10:15 PM

I don't know if Snuffy's still around, but Micca is. I had the words at one time, but not anymore. I remember Mary singing it for Nathan Rogers who rather liked it.

For some reason "brassière" was Americanized to sound like "braZEER". At least that was the proper way of saying it when I was younger, and the pedants frowned on "bra".


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Subject: RE: Who'll come a-Volsung Brunhilde with me?
From: Jeri
Date: 23 Aug 13 - 10:17 PM

I also wonder if that particular time Mary sang it wasn't recorded by someone.


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Subject: RE: Who'll come a-Volsung Brunhilde with me?
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 24 Aug 13 - 10:01 AM

That's a "sounds like" that is ambiguous, since there would be several ways to pronounce a word spelt like that. That often happens, thanks to the idiosyncracies of English orhography and pronunciation.


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Subject: RE: Who'll come a-Volsung Brunhilde with me?
From: Lighter
Date: 24 Aug 13 - 11:37 AM

Shouldn't that be ""mit" me?


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