Sigma Terra Corps
JOPHAN'S JOURNEY
Based on "The Enchanted Duplicator" by Walt Willis
Provided by Sf-lovers Archives at Rutgers University
Trad.Music: Johnnie Cope
Words: Wolf von Witting 970324


As Jophan left the land Mundane
The people thought he was insane
He crossed the mountains, then a plain
When he left Mundane in the morning.

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   Ay, Jophan are you writing yet?
   And are your stencils ready yet?
   If you're printing I will wait
   And read your Ish in the morning.

He had his bundle and his shield
No need for sword that he could wield
To obstacles he would not yield
When he left Mundane in the morning.

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He would not fall for Leth R.G.
And would not disillusioned be
Was as determined as can be
And he reached fandom in the morning.

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True fandom has no easy road
Which Swift and Kerles could behold
And so the fairy Jophan told
How to reach fandom in the morning.

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He came into a lustrous town
That tried to keep his fanac down
But he dismissed them with a frown
To proceed on his way with a yawning.

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The Desert of Indifference
Where Jophan passed with care and sense
The manna-scripts were fallin' dense
To aid in his journey more, surely.

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The birds support with "Egg'o'Bu"
Helped Jophan pass the canyon too
His dedication, oh so true -
Fandom he reached in the morning.

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This story tells us there should be
As Jophan clearly came to see
The Magic Mimeograph is the
One with a true fan at the handle.

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