"Filk" is a term used to cover altered versions of folk music. This page serves as an index to various pieces of filk written in connection with, or set in, the world of the White City LARP. We welcome all submissions - if you'd like to see one of your own pieces included on this site, then please email the White City webmeister. Note that none of the information contained here should be considered "official source material", irrefutable history or objective reportage; it's all just a bit of fun and each piece may or may not contain grains of truth...
The Ballad of Bill & Carmina - by James W & Vicky, February '05
Sung to the tune of "The Wild Rover". A popular ballad circulating in certain taverns of the White City concerning "Ripper" Bill McKenzie's pursuit of Carmina Curiana.
The Twelve Weeks of LARPing - by Helen W, February '05
Sung to an approximation of the tune of "The Twelve Days of Christmas". The twelve lines reference twelve of the thirteen LARPs run in the period starting with "Ashen Memorial" and ending with "The Hunt for Radjic Tobarr".
The Ballad of Sir Thomas Wollesley - by Chris N, February '05
A ballad about the notorious bandit Sir Thomas Wollesley. Sung to the tune of "The Smugglers" (variously "Smugglers Theme" or "Ailsa Craig").
Mercenaries - by Chris N, February '05
Sung to the tune of "Johnny I Hardly Knew Ye" (better known nowadays as "Three German Officers", "Three Gothling Wannabes" or almost anything else derogatory that comes in threes).
Play With The Centaurs - by Chris N, February '05
Sung to the tune of "The Wild Rover".
Think You Not Of Milk Or Bread - by Dom, September '05
A popular folk song amongst the Children of the Vine.
The Reach Of Three Rivers - by Joff, December '05
An old campfire song, sung by soldiers and mercenaries, about the terrors of undeath.
The Pirate Ship Inferno - by Helen W & Chris N, February '06
A song well-known amongst sailors in the South. The original version was apparently written by a minstrel who spent some time with the crew of the Inferno, the ship from the "Death & The Maiden" LARP, but it's since become a popular tavern song. Sung to the tune of "The Mary Ellen Carter", which can be found in mp3 format here.
Sirius Panastra - by Helen W & Chris N, February '06
A White City song which very few people will admit to knowing, since the Low Guard generally don't look kindly on it. However, if one were to sing the first line in the Black Griffin late at night, one might be surprised by how many will join in on the chorus. Sung to the tune of "General Taylor".
The Ballad of Sir Dominic the Knight Error - by Joff, February '07
Recently heard in taverns.
D'Artois Girl - by Xan , Oct '07
Sung to the tune of "Uptown Girl" by Billy Joel.
White City Fiction
An index to various pieces of fiction written in connection with, or set in, the world of the White City LARP.
All the filk linked from this page remains copyright of the original authors.
This page last updated: 2nd October 2007
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