The Ballad Of Ol' Roy


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So, while digging out the various souvenirs of my adventures with the rangers, I came across this little ditty that I wrote before we got word the show was canceled. In each of my Old Roy episodes I wrote a song, an old mining song for Roy to sing, just a few lines. But after the second one (Boomtown) I started to think in terms of what Roy would sing down the road. So I wrote the rest of Oh, Tortuna.

Anyway, since this never got used, I guess it makes it glorified fanfic. Hope you like it.


The Ballad of Ol' Roy

by Dan Fiorella

(to the tune of "Oh, Susanna.")

Entered a space contest and
much to my surprise
won a trip to see the stars,
The constellation prize.

The sun shone bright the day we left
and everything got hot
but that's the way it's always been;
A sun can't change its spots.

Oh Tortuna
Oh don't you cry for us.
We're gonna make our fortune soon,
Utopia or bust.

The Red giants did light our way
and white dwarves made our trail
Tightened up our as'troid belt
Caught a comet by the tail.

The cosmic dust, it made us sneeze,
The Big Bang made us cringe
Got wet in mete-or showers
And dried in solar winds,


The Milky Way was curdled
and the Big Dipper got bent
Flew into a black hole and
returned before we went.

Gonna travel to the sun
for a historic flight
We'll be okay, we won't burn up,
We're going there at night.


Ran rings 'round Saturn but
Jumping' Jupiter took thrust
The planet Mars made us see red
and Uranus made us blush.

We're gonna take a lunar trip
in our big fancy jet
Come along and join us
and be a space cadet.


...not that I'm not miffed that the audio clips don't include roy's tunes or anything...

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