The Pegasus Awards

Gone Filkin'

Tom Jeffers

Pegasus Awards

Award Year Category
2019 Best Sing-Along Song

Pegasus Nominations

Year Category
2018 Best Song About Community  
2012 Best Classic Filk Song  
2011 Best Classic Filk Song  
2008 Best Classic Filk Song  
1996 Best Filk Song  

Gone Filkin'

Words: ©1995 Tom Jeffers
Music: Bill Bourne- All Rights Reserved
Lyrics posted with permission of the author

Gone filkin’ it’s a sunny day
Gone filkin’ in the Milky Way
Gone filkin’ in the key of E
A filk circle is the place I want to be

Gone filkin’ on a distant star
Gone filkin’ never been so far
Gone filkin’ it’s a simple fact
Gone filkin’ never comin’ back

Oh, when the sky falls in
Oh, when your ship’s singin’
Oh, when your mind grows dim
Don’t you just want to go filkin`?

Gone filkin’ peace is hard to find
Gone filkin’ leave this world behind
Captain Jack’s sailin’ out to sea
Erica Neeley won’t you sing a song for me
Who dies? Everyone dies. Oh everyone dies.
Who dies? Everyone dies. Oh everyone dies.

Gone filkin’ with Tom and Dave
We’re Dandelion Wine and we hate to shave
Gone filkin’ with Urban Tapestry
Debbie Ohi won’t you sing a song for me?
Where is your heart? Where is your heart Debbie O?
Where is your heart? Where is your heart Debbie O?
Oh Debbie O.


Gone filkin’ just relax your mind
Gone filkin’ with that girl of mine
A hundred verses laid out on the floor
Bill & Gretchen won’t you sing us just one more?
This mouse is a very, very, very dead mouse
The cat found it in the yard
Now it’s stiff and hard
I think he brought it as a gift for you.

Gone filkin’ it’s a bardic ring
All the others they`ve had their chance to sing
Will I get to sing this filkin’ song
These filk circles just go on and on
Will that circle be unbroken
By and by Lord, by and by
There’s a better home a’waitin’
In the sky Lord in the sky.


Gone filkin’ with the Great Frank Hayes
dum de dum de dum de dum
Gone filkin’ singin’ harmonies
Leslie Fish won’t you sing a song for me
And we’re banned from Argo everyone
Yes we’re banned from Argo for just havin’ a little fun.

Gone filkin’ with the British crew
Gone filkin’ with the Germans too
World’s too big, say can’t you see
Many songs, one voice, one big family.

Chorus 2X


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