Doctor of Gallifrey

from Sci Fi Drinking Songs by Marc Gunn

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After one of my concerts, a fan there mentioned the Scottish song "Donald McGillavry" and then said, "three words Doctor. Of. Gallifrey". I was floored. What an awesome sounding song! I love Doctor Who, but I don't know enough Who-lore. So I emailed the first person I thought of who I knew was a HUGE Whovian and brilliant lyricist--Tom Rockwell, aka Devo Spice. I sent him the idea. A month later, he sent the lyrics. This has become one of my most-popular live songs.

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1.
Doctor went back in time, confident and clever
Doctor went where he planned, well hardly ever
Doctor goes off with his new gal today
Strictly platonic, Doctor of Gallifrey
Face all the dangers, Doctor of Gallifrey
Don’t blink at Angels, Doctor of Gallifrey
Dress like a Cricket man, and don some celery
Who’s your designer, Doctor of Gallifrey?

2.
Doctor wears jackets, colored like toucans
Doctor wears bow ties, he says they’re cool man
Flies a police box, Time Lords get in the way
Play your recorder, Doctor of Gallifrey
You see the Master, Doctor of Gallifrey
Run a bit faster, Doctor of Gallifrey
The honeymoon suite, made Amy and Rory’s day
Check out his UNIT, Doctor of Gallifrey

3.
Doctor has fought with Daleks and Autons
Doctor has saved all the worlds that he’s fought on
Except for the one, he screwed up royally
Tell me now Doctor, what happened to Gallifrey?
Travels through time and space, Doctor of Gallifrey
Sometimes regenerates, Doctor of Gallifrey
Doesn’t that scarf get hot or in the way?
Have a Jelly Baby, Doctor of Gallifrey

4.
Take on the Cybermen, and be not afraid
And as with Microsoft, avoid the upgrade
They will delete, or possibly something worse
Just like the Borg from that other universe
The Silence attack again, Doctor of Gallifrey
Daleks are back again, Doctor of Gallifrey
If there’s no handicapped ramp they will exterminate
Wipe them from time itself, Doctor of Gallifrey

5.
Rose is the bad wolf, Susan will keep her wits
K-9’s a robot, Peri has big… eyes
River’s reversed, Captain Jack goes every way
Here’s to companions of Doctor of Gallifrey
Martha’s a doctor too, Doctor of Gallifrey
Zoe’s as smart as you, Doctor of Gallifrey
Jaime where’s your trousers, I think they went that-a-way
Please take me with you, Doctor of Gallifrey

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from Sci Fi Drinking Songs, released September 18, 2014
lyrics by Tom Rockwell aka Devo Spice, music “Donald McGillavry"

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Marc Gunn Atlanta, Georgia

Marc Gunn is a rhythm and folk musician inspired by Celtic culture, science fiction, fantasy, and cats--Sci F'Irish music.

He breathes new life into the autoharp, which continues to surprise musical veterans and fans alike for its unique sound and spirited energy. It’s like a satirical jam session between The Clancy Brothers and Weird Al Yankovic.
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