- to the tune of "Paperback Writer" by The Beatles
- by Mandisa Washington
Details: I might have tried too hard on this Bastard!! filk, but the campy lyrics seem to fit the tongue-in-cheek atmosphere of the original story. The original song is one of my favorites from the Fab Four. It describes a plaintive appeal to an editor from a young writer trying to sell his dimestore novel. This song is a plaintive appeal to readers, especially women, to check out the story of Bastard!! and its main character, Rushe/Dark Schneider. The series is full of lowbrow humor, sex, violence, and crude language, just like a stereotypical paperback, so I thought the cross would be pretty good. You can judge for yourself, though. | More Story Info | Original Song Lyrics
[The Beatles version includes a weird, accordion-like background sound that's actually the words, "FrÍre Jacques", recorded separately and mixed in. For total authenticity, I suppose here you could sing "baka yarou" instead...]
Rushe-Dark Schneider ...
Listen up ladies, have you met this guy?
Meet Rushe-Dark Schneider
The Four Lords of Havoc he has sworn to fight.
Poor Rushe-Dark Schneider
He will do the laundry, and make up your bed,
Hire Rushe-Dark Schneider
If you want him 'round, he'll be there in a flash,
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