David Hines (hradzka) wrote,
David Hines
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APED: "not 'marching through nostor' "

dine requested a poem about H. Beam Piper's LORD KALVAN OF OTHERWHEN.

You mustn't sing "Marching through Nostor!"
For Kalvan has made a decree.
You mustn't sing "Marching through Nostor!"
So make sure you listen to me.
Don't sing of our prowess in battles we fought
Don't sing of the carnage and havoc we wrought
Don't sing of the plunder and glory we sought
while we were marching through Nostor!

You mustn't hum "Marching through Nostor!"
The officer's always on guard.
You mustn't hum "Marching through Nostor!"
The punishment's certain and hard.
The pleasure you feel won't be worth all the pains!
Hum something else that you've got in your brains!
We hummed us a passel of naughty refrains
while we were marching through Nostor!

Don't whistle "Marching through Nostor!"
For Queen Rylla wouldn't be pleased.
Don't whistle "Marching through Nostor!"
For the conquered would suffer unease!
Don't whistle the tune that has brought us such cheer.
Don't whistle the song of our joy and their fear.
We whistled at all of the ladies and leered,
while we were marching through Nostor!

Don't recite "Marching through Nostor!"
For Kalvan won't tolerate verse.
Don't recite "Marching through Nostor!"
The punishments only get worse.
They'll make you march back and clean up where we've been!
You'll see and you'll smell things best not smelled or seen!
For we dug a hell of a lot of latrines
while we were marching through Nostor!
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