ALL AROUND MY CON Trad.melody: All Around My Hat Words: Wolf von Witting 970315 Chorus: All around my con, there are roaming strange fellows And all around my con, for a weekend and a day! And if any one will ask me the reason for them being here They all like conventions, let'em be and have no fear! Down in the darkest corner there lurks a peevish old fan And nothing has he gained, but his own trufandom he lost No friends to sing and be merry with, perchance occasion would arise He's a false deluding old fan, let him go! Farewell be! The young are ambitious, the young are full of energy And many newfound fan, may not be everyones cup of tea Wait and see them unfold, because - we don't have much prejudice May be false deluding young fans, let them go! Farewell be! Beware - a fan with beanie and badges of the most Perhaps he's gone to outer space, and sense of reality lost Dictating all that fannish is, well friends as far as I can see He's a false deluding young fan, let him go! Farewell be! Some fans go to Worldcons and some fans make fanmagazines And some just really want to meet the hero of their dreams And some pretend to be psychics too, but they're not very sensible They're false deluding young fans, let them go! Farewell be! Science Fiction is our passion, conventions are for everyone And a lot of them I've been to, and many fanzines I've done Fans can seem very reasonable, and some are inconspicuous But they're false deluding young slans, let them go! Farewell be! Dedicated to an old friend of mine whose benevolence I've lost.