Phish.net > Charts > Narration Chart: "Mockingbird", 1992-03-19

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TREY: Right now, you see Colonel Forbin climbing up the side of the mountain, and as he climbs up the whole mountain, the sun is setting behind him, little stars are starting to come out, twinkle, as he gets up to the top and as most of you know, and some of you don’t, Colonel Forbin right now is climbing up the mountain to try and find the Great and Knowledgeable Icculus.

Because, he wants to get The Helping Friendly Book, and the Great and Knowledgeable Icculus, he’s calling up it’s his last chance, to climb up the mountain, the Great and Knowledgeable Icculus to help him get The Helping Friendly Book back from the evil King Wilson. And the evil King Wilson he’s not from around here but off in the distance you can see the lights of Prussia, as the evil King Wilson’s castle rising out, this dark castle rising out of the clearing over there, and in the highest tower The Helping Friendly Book is being held.

So he climbs up, and as he climbs up the mountain starts to quake and crumble, boulders come tumbling down, rocks falling by him and he hangs on, and as it tumbles apart the rocks are falling apart till ahead of him he starts to see the mountain take the shape of the Great and Knowledgeable Icculus, its eyes start to come out, its nose, and Icculus looks downs and he speaks to him, and he says:

“Colonel Forbin, Colonel Forbin I’m gonna help you,” he says, “I’m going to call on the Famous Mockingbird, to fly out of the sky.”

And, the Famous Mockingbird comes down... [musical interlude]

And, finally he lands on Icculus’ shoulder, and Icculus whispers into the Famous Mockingbird’s ear. He says, “Fly to the castle of evil, King Wilson, and steal the Helping Friendly Book and bring it back to the people of Gamehendge,” thereby freeing them, once more, from tyranny, and ugliness

Here he comes, the Famous Mockingbird...
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