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Original song Good King Wenceslas
Original artist Unknown (Christmas)
Filk author MaJoC
Intro Sing-tested while taking my daughter carol-singing, much to her dischuff. For Piglet.

Perl White [ alternatives requested ]

    Good keen hacker Larry Wall
      Did a little thinkin'
    Got it working, called it Perl
      And threw the kitchen sink in
    Loudly hummed the Net that night
      Hacking on this too-el
    Helping Larry get it right
      And work it summat cru-u-el.

    Perl will make each program step

      Longer than you'd credit
    Three lines make a poor-man's grep
      Ten can be an edit
    Seven sides a task can lunch
      Of Titanic order
    For this iceberg packs its punch
      Nine-tenths under wa-a-ter.

    Small-tool bigots will despise

      All they see within her
    But to their outraged surprise
      That's why Perl's a winner
    Gentle syshack, understand
      You too can be that good
    With this chainsaw in your hand
      Every task is ma-atch-wood.

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