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My Babbage Sweetheart

One of the barroom songs has been running around and around within my head for days….  But I can only remember the first few verses…

 

A fortune made in the mountain, a train south I did take.

I met her at the Central Station, my legs she made pure quake!

I’d look fine with you, said she to me, wrapped in a stoat fur stole,

I pulled out my fat pocketbook, to Wheatstone we did stroll!

 

O, she was so delicate,

like an iron fist in a glove!

O, my Babbage sweetheart,

won’t you be my love?

 

We danced all the way to the Palisades, my sweetheart draped in mink,

her beauty was so baffling, I hardly noticed the stink!

I’d look fine with pale pearls, she said to me, draped on me delicate neck,

a purchase was made in Clockhaven, we toasted with triple sec!

 

O, she was so delicate,

like an iron fist in a glove!

O, my Babbage sweetheart,

won’t you be my love?

 

 

….does anyone remember any more?

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10 Comments

  1. Bookworm Hienrichs Bookworm Hienrichs January 10, 2013

    I’m afraid I only remember the next verse:

    We skated the Canals, pearls shining round her neck,
    Her beauty so alluring, I was at her beck.
    I’d look fine in green, she said to me, with emeralds round my wrist,
    My pocketbook was lighter in Port, but it was there we kissed.

    O, she was so delicate,
    like an iron fist in a glove!
    O, my Babbage sweetheart,
    won’t you be my love?

  2. Junie Ginsburg Junie Ginsburg January 10, 2013

    This part stands out in my memory:

     

    My darling pulled me northward on our promenade through town,

    I followed her so sick with love, to lay my money down.

    I’d look fine in gold, she said to me, with a diamond on my hand,

    In Babbage Square at City Hall, I put her finger in a band.

      

    O, she was so delicate,

    like an iron fist in a glove!

    O, my Babbage sweetheart,

    won’t you be my love? 

    • Junie Ginsburg Junie Ginsburg January 13, 2013

      Mr. Culdesac, that is amazing!  What a credit you do to New Babbage by recollecting this catchy melody!

      I’m going to be humming this for the rest of the day.

      • Emperor Crumb Emperor Crumb January 14, 2013

        By Jove, that’s it – you’ve all brought it all back to me!  MrMacKnight, you make my heart sing!

         

  3. Garnet Psaltery Garnet Psaltery January 14, 2013

    I have made this known in Plurkiana and in our common chat.  Well done everyone!

  4. Clara Corryong Clara Corryong January 14, 2013

    Clara has her own theme song. It’s normally sung by opera singers and an orchestra hired by Clara to sing at oppertune moments in her adventures. The song is in in latin. (please excuse my poor latin) but translated here for you convenience. Some of teh opera singers tend to practice it while plastered….

    The theme of Clara Tryggvassen

    Tenebrosus umbra cecidit,
    super dormientis et civitatem
    Puellam parvam in vitra apparuerat
    Ipsa est cantantes hilarem carmen

    (A dark shadow falls
    over the sleeping sooty city
    The bespeckled maiden appears
    singing a cheerful song)

    Illa induta ferro arma
    Vapor ignis in pectore virtus
    Illa pugnat malum in ex eo omnes, est scriptor formis,
    Et repraesentat iustitia

    (Clothing herself in armor of iron
    Powered by steam and the fire in her heart
    Fighting evil in all of it’s forms
    and representing Justice!)

    Mee citus! Ut velox ut vos can
    Clarabelle Danger Adventure Tryggvassen!
    Audiant vestra sclopeta rugiet!
    Clarabelle Danger Adventure Tryggvassen!

    (Run fast! Fast as you can
    Clarabelle Danger Adventure Tryggvassen!
    Let them hear your guns roar!
    Clarabelle Danger Adventure Tryggvassen! )

    Lumen est mortuus
    Urbem in tenebris latent;
    Nocturno penetrat spem
    portantes pacem et amor in et eius excitate

    (The light has died
    The city is shrouded in darkness
    A ray of hope pierces the night
    bringing peace and love in it’s wake)

    Surgivit ex nocte
    Picta in candida puniceo
    Cordis & Gear simul
    Clarabelle est pervenire

    (Emerging from the night
    Painted in bright pink
    The Heart and Gear together
    Clarabelle has arrived)

    Mee citus! Ut velox ut vos can
    Clarabelle Danger Adventure Tryggvassen!
    Audiant vestra sclopeta rugiet!
    Clarabelle Danger Adventure Tryggvassen!

    (Run fast! Fast as you can
    Clarabelle Danger Adventure Tryggvassen!
    Let them hear your guns roar!
    Clarabelle Danger Adventure Tryggvassen! )

    Vade nunc. Salvum fac ones diligatis
    Clarabelle Tryggvassen Adventure Danger!
    Manus meas et ego multa mihi
    Clarabelle Tryggvassen Adventure Danger!

    (Go now. Save the ones you love
    Clarabelle Tryggvassen Adventure Danger!
    Take my hand, and tell me I will be fine
    Clarabelle Tryggvassen Adventure Danger!)

    • Mr Tenk Mr Tenk January 14, 2013

      there are medications to help with this, dearie.

  5. Sheryl Skytower Sheryl Skytower January 15, 2013

    *wanders by, humming to herself*

    Coal, glorious coal!
    We loves to eatz it!

    *wanders off again*

    ;)

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