Don't Worry, Be Happy - Peppy McFerdilans

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Don't Worry, Be Happy - Peppy McFerdilans

Post by SteveKing » Tue Aug 04, 2015 7:13 am

This is the Milky Way Kid, back with you for another session of the late shift, broadcasting live, even as far as Oresrati, on Lave’s favourite sub-aether comms station ‘Jameson 2084.oo4’. Don’t forget, if you’re in it for the long haul, you can’t go past Galactic SatNav, the must-have software upgrade for the Advanced Navigation Array.

All the eight is saddened by the recent death of a venerable Old Worlds Soul Singer and Galactic Showbiz Great, Cilla Blackstar. Born in New Liverpool on Zaonce and championed to fame by the Bootles, Cilla’s career spanned 50 years with such chart hits as “Alien who had a heart” and “You’re my OldWorld”.

Well, there are a few things out there in the Ooniverse that can get you down. Trumbles gnawing on your electrical circuits, a badly prepared edible poet, a dozen pirates on your Asp. However, here’s a song making a comeback up the charts after its release late last century. Originally released for the Holovid ‘Cocktail’; starring MajorTom Cruise and Brian Browndwarf as space-barmen famous for mixing gargleblasters. Its re-release is unusual in that it’s actually a promotional jingle for a vigilante group slowly making its mark in the northeast quadrant of Chart1.

So here it is; a simple philosophy for a harsh Ooniverse. The re-release of an instant classic…


"Don't Worry, Be Happy" – Peppy McFerdilans

Here's a little song I wrote
Flying a Moray Medical Boat
Don't worry, be happy
If you face some pirate trouble
When you worry you make it double
Don't worry, be happy

[Chorus]
Oo oo oo oo-o’-oo oo o’-oo o’-oo o’-ooo
(Don't worry)
Oo o’-oo o'-oo o’-ooo
(Be happy)
Oo o’-oo o’-ooo
Don't worry, be happy
[Chorus]
Don't worry, be happy

Ain't got no place to run and hide
No holding back the rising tide
Don't worry, be happy
The pirate say you cannot pass
He may have to burn yo’ ass
Don't worry, be happy
(Look at me I'm happy)

[Chorus]
Here I give you my comm frequency
When you worry call me, I make you happy
[Chorus]

Ain't got no shields, ain't got no gun
Ain't got injectors to help you run
But don't worry, be happy
'Cause when you worry your face will frown
And that will bring everybody down
So don't worry, be happy
Don't worry, be happy now

[Chorus]
Don't worry, be happy
[Chorus]
Don't worry, be happy

(Now) Here is this song I wrote
I hope you learn it note for note
(Like good little space pilots)
Don't worry, be happy (Listen to what I say)
When you might expect some trouble
Call a Claymore on the double
Don't worry, be happy, be happy now

[Chorus]
Don't worry, be happy
[Chorus]
Put a smile on your face, your escort service will be right there
And your problems will soon be space dust, whoever they are
[Chorus]
The Private Marauder Termination Service
Making the spacelanes safe for everyone
[Chorus]
Secure comm channel IV13-MCRA
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Re: Don't Worry, Be Happy - Peppy McFerdilans

Post by Diziet Sma » Tue Aug 04, 2015 11:42 am

Nicely done! 8)
Most games have some sort of paddling-pool-and-water-wings beginning to ease you in: Oolite takes the rather more Darwinian approach of heaving you straight into the ocean, often with a brick or two in your pockets for luck. ~ Disembodied

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