It is interesting to note that significant discrepancies exist between the notation published in the songbook and the orchestrations with embellishments which were recorded for the album. Although I've attempted to be faithful to the lyric and note as written, several songs are extended by my orchestrations and lyrics oft recalled from my childhood while seated in LASFSFilk circles. One particular favorite of mine is not represented here, which is Don't Sugar Me embedded within Whence That Wince?. but my performance of the mash-up can be found on YouTube.
One such delightful inclusion was at the end of "Wry Song" just because "the maid was on the clothesline, hanging by her toes - Along came the North-wind, and thar's the way she blows." that I heard sung by Walt Kelly in person in such a filk circle (but not LASFS, it was an ASCAP after-party at William Rotsler's place (many of the same folk - fewer Sci-Fi, more cartoonists.)((Bill, what a guy! yay! and thanks for dying on MY bed.))
And speaking of YouTube, several covers have been made of Songs of the Pogo as seen on YouTube, Most are by amateurs such as myself and notably They Might Be Giants (I wouldn't sound so amateurish if I had my own trumpet [Olds Ambassador Ser # 983983 ] which was stolen along with my magic act by the gardener, instead of the almost toy if it weren't made of brass 43 rupee Indian student model which leaks at every valve (including spit) giving it a breathy/airy sound and shipped to ding in the tube at the back bend giving it a built-in pinch mute and the rounded rim mouthpiece unworthy of a beginner, not to mention the ineffective valve pads causing end of stroke clicks. That's right, I blame the instrument, and given that P.O.S. (for my birthday as a replacement so I could practice) the technique and musicianship is notched-up to compensate, but the singing is professional quality and my whistling is world-class.)
The MIDIs (Multiple Instrument Digital Interface (via Wikipedia),) or actually the SMFs (Standard MIDI Files,) featured on this website have been modified from others I've found on the net, or sequenced myself to prevent copyright infringement and constitute arrangements by myself. You can find some gathered here:
* Track #s, which were not included on the vinyl album, yet exist in the song book, also show lyric lines which link back here. However ALL lyrics can be seen as karaoke when using Winamp or other player superior to Windows Media Player (nearly all are superior) to playback the downloadable .mid file.
Deck Us All with Boston Charlie **BOSTNCHR.midDeck us all with Boston Charlie** Deck Us All with Boston Charlie exists in the song book was not included on the vinyl album, but it SHOULD have been. 'round these parts (as we sing it in the round) it's a common Carol, which is to say that here in suburbia many children were named Carol resulting from the adulation of the great comedienne Carol Burnett hoping their children would follow in her path and were subsequently brain-washed by their parents by spinning vinyl of novelty albums and party records hoping their offspring could support them in old age after becoming world renown comics. So, having heard Deck Us All With Boston Charlie subliminally in their sleep as children, many nearby residents of this bedroom community are unable to distinguish the x-mass tune from those heard on, say, Sing Along With Mitch. So this community's carolers equip their wandering groups with a string of jingle bells and a galvanized pail for which to Walla Walla, Wash.. However ALL lyrics can be seen as karaoke when using Winamp or other player superior to Windows Media Player (nearly all are superior) to playback the downloadable .mid file.