The Ballad of Joss

I don’t usually post song lyrics, but this was played on my Irish music podcast, and I knew that there would be people who would be interested in it for a variety of reasons.

Filk goes meta —

The Ballad of Joss
By the Bedlam Bards
(sung to the tune of “The Ballad of Jane” )

Joss…the man they call Joss…

Chorus
He wrote about spaceships and shepherds and whores,
Stood up to the networks and gave ‘em what for,
Fox cancelled his program but that was their loss,
The creator of Firefly, the man they call Joss.

1.
Now Joss saw the viewers hearts breakin’,
He heard the Browncoats lament,
He saw Fox management takin’
His show in a way that made no sense.
He said, “You can’t do that to my program,
Can’t grind it under your heel,”
So he took all his cast
And, well, now at last
They’ve landed a Big Damn Movie Deal.

Chorus

2.
Now, here is what separates Firefly
From other shows you’re likely to see:
It’s meaningful and witty,
And the setting’s really gritty,
And the theme song’s about Serenity.
It’s a little like a Western (hyeah!).
It’s a little like X-Files.
It’s better than Trek,
And it’s funnier than Shreck,
And it beats out Andromeda by miles.

Chorus

Dong ma?

(Music Break)

Shiny.

(More Music Break)

Chorus

3.
Now here is what separates Whedon
From writers who slave in the corps [or Core…double entendre]
The man they call Joss,
Well, he said to Fox,
“I’m going where no show has gone before”,
He told us about Reavers.
He told us about Sin.
He took us to the Black,
And we ain’t comin’ back
‘Til all those crazy Browncoats rise again.

Ch.
He wrote about spaceships and shepherds and whores,
Stood up to the networks and gave ‘em what for,
Fox cancelled his program but that was their loss,
The creator of Firefly, the man they call Joss.

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