SCA Rhapsody

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SCA Rhapsody is an example of a filk song from outside the SCA set to the tune of Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody.

It portrays the SCA in a negative light and is based (rightly or wrongly) on the perceptions of a few Australian reenactors. It is a good example of the (oft good natured) satire and rivalry between the SCA and other groups.

It was sung at the Brisbane Medieval Fayre and Tournament circa 2003. Author unknown.


  • SCAdian
  • Chorus
  • Reenactor

SCA Rhapsody

Is this a real life?
Is this just fantasy?
I am a lord knight with a
Name of verbosity

Plastic on my thighs,
My tabard disguises me.
I'm just a shy boy shy boy
But I'll go to Rowany,
Because it's
Easy come, easy go,
Anachronisms all on show.
Don't matter who I sleep with,
Doesn't really matter to me.
To me.

Marshal, I just killed a man.
Put a sword up to his head.
Did a flick shot, now he's dead.
Marshal, I've fought well and won,
But now the crowd just laughs
And walks away.

Marshal, oo oo oo oo.
Got a splinter in my thigh,
With combat morris dancing
On the morrow,
Carry on, party on,
As if hist'ry never happened.

But wait,
I am undone.
The pol'tics aren't fine,
Belly aching all the time.
Goodbye everybody,
I've got to go.
Gotta leave you all behind,
Join a real group.

Marshall, oo oo oo oo
Join a real group
The egos make me cry,
Sometimes wish I'd never had joined
At all.


I've done a little heraldry
On the side.
Scarlet moose, scarlet moose.
Let us call the costume Nazi's.
With wooden swords we're fighting,
Cause metal ones are fright'ning me.

Wear some camo Wear some camo
Wear some camo Wear some camo
Wear some camo have a Coke.
A can of coke co oh oh oh coke

I'm just a SCAdian,
Nobody loves me.
He's just a Scadian
With no authenticity.
Look at his armour,
A monstrosity!
Now I'm ready for the show,
Will you let me go-oh?
No way mate!
No! We will not let you go!
Let him go!
No way mate!
We will not let you go!
Let him go!
No way mate!
We will not let you go! Never!
Not with that Velcro Never!
You'll jeopardise the show.
Oh let him go oh oh oh oh
No, no, no, Velcro!
Armour failure. Armour failure!
Armour failure with Velcro.
But Mitre 10 has duct tape,
Put aside for me.
For me! For me!


So you think you can make fun of me on the fly?
So you think you can mock me and laugh at my thighs?
Ohh maybe!
If you'd made your gear maybe,
Then you find out
Your armour would be just as real
Oo yeah. Tupperware
It's the thought that matters.
Not the history.
It's the thought that matters.
Hist'ry the way it should be.


We still don't like Velcro