Computer Filk on the Web
Last updated December 9, 2001
by Tom Digby, the oldest computer filk known.
15 Bugs by Joel Polowin
16 Bits by Tony Williams and Bill Mulert
- A Is For Apple by Douglas Spencer
The ABCs of UNIX by Duane Bailey and Al Hough.
version 1.1 with John Hagerman
Retry, Ignore by G. Gallent, 1993. Also at
The Internet Songbook as written by Cool4u2view, and at
- After Dark by Bob Kanefsky. Flying toasters!
Alice's PDP-10 by Rob Austein. Also at
Always Look on the Bright Side of DrOsS by MaJoC (Martin J. Carter).
American Pie -- Hacker Style Author unknown.
Annie by Bob Kanefsky
Glitch in the Call by Knappy 8350438 @ UWAVM (Sarah Hartwell). Also at
Melissa Binde's and
Uncredited. A LISP song.
- APL by Richard
Stallman. Scroll down.
of the Y2K Author unknown. (One site noted that RJB sent it to
Joke of the Day.com, another thanked Colleen Cameron.)Also at
County Computer Club,
John Mark Ministries and
The Year 2000
- Batch Up Your
Shellscripts by Daniel P. Dern
BeOS Talking Blues by Rich Popovic. MP3.
Berkeley, California by David Barr and Ken Hornstein with Greg Nagy
Bits by Bob Kanefsky
Blowin' in the Window by Dave Aronson
Bohemian Rhapsody (Object Oriented) by John K. Stevenson
Bohemian Warranty by MaJoC (Martin J. Carter).
The Bored Programmer by Merav B. Hoffman
- Breaking Up Is
Hard to Do (Microsoft Ode v3.0) by Terence Chua
Bring Back My Dump Tape to Me by MaJoC (Martin J. Carter)
The Bug Came Back by Joel Polowin
Jove by Dan Bennett
- Bye, Bye, Packard
Bell by Roach
- Calm Down
by Kathy Mar, also at Maggi Rohde's
Can't Parse This by Patrick Widener. Also at
Castle Wolfenstein in 3-D by Edward Goldstein
Code by Bob Kanefsky. Also at
Bob's Filk Lyrics
The Computer Hillbillies by Gina Lofaro. Also at
Washington Apple Pi
Computer: The Ancient Myth by Jean Ann Donnel
The Computer User's Grace by Chris Rolleston
Cracking Computers by Peter da Silva
The Criminal by Steve Brinich
- Daddy's Other Little Girl by Bob Kanefsky
Datawocky by Jack Stack. Also at
Allegedly Funny, uncredited.
The Day the Old PC Died by H.R. Taffs (?)
The Day SunOS Died by N.R. "Norm" Lunde
by Richard Stallman.
Disobedience, or The Advanced Player, by MaJoC (Martin J. Carter)
- Two sequels to Bill Sutton's "Do It Yourself":
Yourself (Win95 Version) by Sherman Dorn, and
Do It Yourself patch level 3 by Steve Savitzky. Also
Do You Love an Apple/IBM? by Laramie Sasseville
- Documentation by Dave Weingart, also
at Dave's page.
- DOOM.WAD Ditty by Dave Aronson
Down Again by Anitra L. Freeman
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Snide by Steve Brinich.
Seuss Comes to Your Computer Author unknown.
Eleanor Rigby -- Hacker Style. Author unknown.
Eleanor Rigby with computer filk lyrics by Robert Munafo and anon.
Emacs the Elephant by MaJoC (Martin J. Carter)
- The Eternal Flame by Bob Kanefsky. To Lisp with love.
singing a Real Audio version. (1.5MB)
Fifty Ways to Hose Your Code by Al Pena. Also at
Also at SWIL,
- A Filename of 8+3 by Roger Burton-West
The First GNU by MaJoC (Martin J. Carter)
- Fooropa by
For Auld Free Time by MaJoC (Martin J. Carter)
FORTRAN by Thomas Koenig
Fractals by Avram Grumer
Free Software Song by Richard Stallman. An .au file is also available.
Shock by Darren Zieger
- GDB by Deanna Rubin
- A Geek's Drinking Song by Dave Weingart
- The Ghost in the Machine by Dave Weingart, also at
Gigabytes Song (Song of Failing Disks) Author unknown.
The Girl Who Dreams in ADA by MaJoC (Martin J. Carter). May offend....
Goodbye, Billy Gates by Terence Chua
The Grey Flannel Lion by Melissa Pinol
Great PEXpectations by Dan Bennett
- GUI Man by Deanna
Hack at the Opera, the LP filk by MaJoC (Martin J. Carter)
The Hacker Came Back by Jacob Sommer
Jack and the Y2K by Minstrel (Chris Malme)
Hacker's American Pie Author unknown.
- A Hacker's Lot by Brad Needham
Hacker's Revenge by Dave Weingart
- Hacking Song
by Peter da Silva
Hacking the Tivo by Dave Aronson
Hackingham Palace by MaJoC (Martin J. Carter). AKA "They've
Changed the Passwords at Buckingham Palace".
Heart of the Apple Lisa by Jordin Kare
Hewlett Packard Blues by Anita W. Cantor
- Hot Rod Cray
by Rich Brown
- I Am the Very Model of a Modern Teenage
Cyberpunk by Margo Lynn Hablutzel
I Am a Super Micro by MaJoC (Martin J. Carter)
- I Gave My Love an Apple (Computer)
by Stan Kelly-Bootes
If I Only Had a Cray by Dave Aronson
- I'm Looking Over a Key Named Clover by
I've Got a Brand New Server Binary by MaJoC (Martin J. Carter)
If I Had a SCSI by MaJoC (Martin J. Carter)
If I Only Had a Cray by Dave Aronson
- I Should Have Been a
Dance Major by Demosthenez. The horror.
- In Bleakest Mordor by Bob Kanefsky
- The Irish CPU by Sarah Elizabeth Miller. Also at
- It's Still
Hackin' Perl to Me by Deanna Stephanie Rubin
It's the End of Our DOS As We Know It by Matthew S. Huber.
The Last Silicon Valley Pirate by Astrid Sigurdsdottir
- Macintosh Town by Bob Kanefsky. Also at
Bob's Filk Lyrics
- Mamas, Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be
Hackers by Mike Van Pelt
- Mark's $2000 A/V
by Epsilon (Aaron Peori)
- The Maven
Microserf by Kristil Tillman
- A Microsoft
Christmas by Jean Komatsu
- Microsoft Pie by
Cujo the Wonder Puppy
- Mr. Burch by
Deanna Stephanie Rubin
Motherboard Running by Mole (Paul Smith). Scroll on down.
by Tom Smith
NetBIOS Lite by Martin J. Carter
The New Computer Blues by Arlene "Callie" Hills
- Newton PIE
by Avi Drissman
- Not a Boolean by Joerg Anslik
- Nut Works
#16: Song parody issue
O Modem Lights by Illiad
- Ode to the
Pr1me by Jed Hartman
Around the Universe by Dan Bennett
- Old FORTH
Religion by Len Zettel. Yup, Sarah Zettel's father.
- On the
PC by Tom Smith, and its upgrade,
- One for the 'Puters by Susie Lee
Perl White by Martin J. Carter
- PC99 by
- PGP by
Leslie Fish.(Real Audio file, 520K)
- PGP by Lee
Song 2.1 by Isaac Bonewits
Piece of Code by You by Gail Rosen
- Pirate Jenny's Granddaughter by Bob Kanefsky.
Bob's Filk Lyrics.
The Pointy-Haired Man by Steve Brinich. A tribute to Dilbert's
manager. Scroll down to the end.
Pop Goes the Stack Frame by Jim Jordan
- Prince of
Clusters by Deanna Stephanie Rubin
Product Deadline in the Valley by Jed Hartman
- The Programmer's Alphabet by Steve Savitzky. Also at
Programmer's Plight by Steven Chai
Programmers' Waltz by Dave Weingart, also at
Melissa Binde's page.
- Puff the
Fractal Dragon and at SWIL. Author unknown.
Purple Hacks by MaJoC (Martin J. Carter)
- The Ravenous Mac by Arne C. Knudson. Also at
The Ravin' by Joe Kesselman
- RTFM by
- Recursive Memory Allocation by Bob Kanefsky
The S-100 Bus by Frank Hayes, with MIDI of its tune "The Bonny Ship
the Diamond". The spelling is unreliable.
- The Saucy Programmer by Bob Kanefsky. Also at
Bob's Filk Lyrics
in the Clusters by Jason Riek
- The Software Hacker's Prayer by Dave Weingart, also at
- Searching for Rules to the Game by Bob
The Software Blues by Fred Barrett
- Song 586 by
Spellchecker Song Author unknown.
Stuck in the Microlab Queue by Jed
The Sun'll Come Up Tomorrow by Jim Cordy
The Sysadmin Blues by Julian Anderson, aka "Core Dumped Blues".
- The System Engineer's Anthem by Dave Weingart, also at
Dave's page. Scroll on down.
- The System Is Going to Crash.
Author unknown. Also at
- Teach Your Users by Dave Weingart. Also at
Tech Support by Jeffrey Hitchin. MP3. Also at
- Tech Support by Maureen S. O'Brien
- The Tech Support
Crew by Mephron (Geoffrey Depew)
- Tech Support Hold
Blues by Rachel S. Silverman
Tech Support Lament by Illiad
TechnoNerdboy by Debbie Ridpath Ohi
The TeddyClones Picnic by MaJoC (Martin J. Carter)
Terminally Ill by Scott "Cosmo" Snyder, also
at Maggi Rohde's.
The Texture-Map Song by Dan Bennett
Guilty! by Terence Chua
Threes: Rev. 1.1 by Duane Elms. Also at
at Digital Tradition with MIDI.
Threes Rev. 3.11 by Geoffrey Avalon. At Digital Tradition, with MIDI.
- Till Daddy Takes
Her Keyboard Away by Rachel S. Silverman
- The Times
They Are A-Changin' Author unknown.
Tommix by Timotej Ecimovic
Trufflehunter by Dan Bennett. Debugging.
the Cyber Night Before Christmas Uncredited.
the Night Before Implementation Author unknown.
Twelve Bugs of Christmas by Derek Cashman
Unix Wizard by Jamie Mason with additions by Wayne Throop. Also at:
- Upgrade to
10 Blues by Dan Bennett
VAXamaniacs by Jenn Scott, aka Mindwarp
VAXymandias by Dave Weingart
- Virtual Monday by Dave Aronson
- A Virtual World
Web Surfin' by Allison Durno
What If Dr. Seuss Did Technical Writing? Uncredited. Also at
Windows Dies by Sneakers
Windows Hang Since Yesterday Author unknown.
MS-Windows by Nicholas Petreley
Windows on My Mind by Tom Holt (also
here) and its sequel
Windows Upgraded by Tom Holt (also
World Inside the Crystal by Steve Savitzky. 1997 Pegasus Award, best
- The Worm Before
Christmas by "by Clement C. Morris", a.k.a. David Bradley, Betty
Cheng, Hal Render, Greg Rogers, and Dan LaLiberte
- The Worm of
Love by Terence Chua
Write in C by Donna at nic.csu.net. Also at
The Y2K Song: The Day the Software Died by Dr. Chordate
- Haiku Error
Messages with credits.