The Pegasus Awards

Tim Griffin IF


Pegasus Awards

Award Year Category Song
2019 Best Filk Song Lucy on the Line
2018 Best Roadtrip Song Oregon Trail
2014 Best Writer/Composer  

Pegasus Nominations

Year Category Song Sample
2022 Best Performer   mp3
2019 Best Performer  
2017 Best Performer    
2016 Best Performer    
2014 Best Performer    

Tim Griffin is a retired STEM teacher; an award-winning writer and performer of geeky educational music; a lifelong filker; and the founding director of Griffin Education (GriffinEd), a 501c3 nonprofit raising academic achievement in STEM and other subjects through fun, peer-reviewed songs about science, history, math, taxidermy, and other great stuff kids need to know about. Tim's recorded work is all available free at:

Representative Work for the 2022 Pegasus Awards

This song is part of an upcoming project called "Read Me," a collection of songs by Tim and others about our favorite books for young readers. Of course, the movie is wonderful too; but if you have not yet read the book The Princess Bride by William Goldman you really should go do that right now.

Prepare To Die (mp3)

Copyright ©2021 by Tim Griffin- All rights Reserved
Used by Permission

I know a man who needs killing
We fought once before near Toledo in Spain
My hand and my heart were both willing
But my body and mind were untrained
His only mistake was to leave me alive
The next time we meet, only one will survive
If you fear me, it's not paranoia
If you think you can take me, you're welcome to try
For my name is Inigo Montoya
You killed my father, prepare to die

I spent the next decade in training
Dedicating my heart to the art of the blade
To keep the fight fair, began feigning
From the right to the left hand I'd trade
In my left hand are one thousand ways I can kill
I'll show you the right one is deadlier still
In a fencing match I will destroy ya
You're not really left-handed, well neither am I
For my name is Inigo Montoya
You killed my father, prepare to die

There is only one man who is faster
Only one who can beat me with left hand or right
Now the man in the mask is my master
And I'll follow him into the fight
He has offered his help in my quest if he can
If only to find me a six-fingered man
From the land of Velazquez and Goya
I will shout in your face as I spit your eye
That my name is Inigo Montoya
You killed my father, prepare to die.

You'll recall, you once bested a boy-a
Well, you now face the man and your death is now nigh
For my name is Inigo Montoya
You killed my father
Prepare to die!


[OVFF]     Contact