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Every year, I write a filk song in remembrance of Joe Hill. This year, it concerns Oracle.

I dreamed last night of Oracle
Her sitting next to me
Says I, But Babs, you're Batgirl now
I never quit, says she
I never quit, says she


The Killing Joke, says I to her
Her watching like a seer
They shot and raped and left you, Babs
Says Babs, But I'm still here
Says Babs, But I'm still here

The DC bosses wrote you out,
They turned you into grist
Takes more than pens to unwrite me
Says Babs, And I persist
Says Babs, And I persist

And sitting there as real as life
And smiling with her eyes
Babs says, What they can not erase
My life that I devise
My life that I devise

Oracle's here, she says to me
Oracle still abides
Where girls are fridg’d and written out
Oracle’s at their sides
Oracle’s at their sides

In songs and films and comic books
The valley and the hill
Where women build their life anew
You’ll find Oracle still
You’ll find Oracle still

I dreamed last night of Oracle
Her sitting next to me
Says I, But Babs, you're Batgirl now
I never quit, says she
I never quit, says she

To the tune of “I Dreamed I Saw Joe Hill Last Night”. There are lots of great versions of the original song. My favourite is the driving anger of Luke Kelly's version, but this one needed a woman's voice, thus Joan Baez's take on it.

Date: 2018-11-21 10:06 pm (UTC)
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I think the late Kim Yale would have been amused and gratified to see this filk.

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