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Words by S. J. Tucker, to the tune of "The Napoli" by Mr. Steve Knightley of British band Show of Hands; used by permission. This is S. J.'s first recorded parody.

S. J. says: I owe thanks for the inspiration for this parody to Mr. Knightley, but also to my friends and bandmates Vixy & Tony, who first introduced me to the music of Show of Hands, most especially "The Napoli". Get to know the music of Show of Hands & check out their 2009 release Arrogance, Ignorance & Greed: www.showofhands.co.uk/2009/09/26/arrogance-ignorance-and-greed-2/

Special thanks are also due Vaughan Pearce, Show of Hands' manager.

Lastly, I wish to thank Ben Dobyns and Dead Gentlemen Productions, for deciding that there simply *must* be a music video (my first ever) for this song, and for making it happen! The video for "D & D" appears as a special feature on the new DVD release of The Gamers: Dorkness Rising, set for release in April 2011. That story is here: deadgentlemen.com/news/2010/11/08/dorkness-returns/

To those of you who are only just discovering my music through this track, welcome! Have a look around! I hope you like what you hear and will come back often.

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It started long years ago
weekends, weeknights, when the lights are low
the word goes round to those in the know:
the D&D game is going down
Time set aside to play it hook or crook
millions of gamers a-heading for their books
Gather round lads, forget the funny looks
everyone's dungeon bound
Come bards from the north, elves off the moor,
Gamers off work get down to the store
Scratch your neighbor, what's underneath?
A wizard or a cleric or a thief!

Generations since Gygax
rolling their initiative and scarfing down a snack
it's fun to fill the form in if you roll some awesome stats
you can always earn a couple more
next week comin' back for more
Come gnomes from the north, orcs off the moor
Freaks and geeks get down to the store
Scratch your neighbor, what's underneath?
A paladin, a fighter, or a thief!

Five and twenty halflings
silent in the field
never held for ransom
never made to yield
half-elven lady
known to be a spy
rollin' her charisma
while the gentlemen go by

Come bards from the north, elves off the moor
Gamers off work get down to the store
Scratch your neighbor what's underneath?
A wizard or a cleric or a thief!

Human, half-orc, play the one you like
bust a couple heads instead of studying for psych
long sword, short sword, scimitar, or bow
Everyone's a gamer, don't you know!
Come bards from the north, elves off the moor
Freaks and geeks get down to the store
Scratch your neighbor, what's underneath?
A wizard or a cleric or a thief!
A paladin, a fighter, or a thief!
A wizard or a cleric or a thief
Playing D&D!

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from Mischief, track released February 8, 2011
Lyrics, guitar, and vocals by S. J. Tucker; music - "The Napoli" by Steve Knightley, used by permission. Recorded & mixed by Tony Fabris, Monkey Brains Studios, Seattle.

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