Phish.net > Charts > Narration Chart: "Mockingbird", 1994-06-16

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TREY: So this is it here. As I was saying a couple of minutes ago about the Great and Knowledgeable Icculus and The Helping Friendly Book, I just want you all to know that if you did happen to read The Helping Friendly Book, you would have learned a lot of these things. But, unfortunately, at one point in time, before Wilson got ahold of the Helping Friendly Book, there was a lot of stuff in the book itself that when Wilson did get ahold of the book, he wanted erased because these were sort of some magical words.

For those of you that don’t know about the Helping Friendly Book, Gamehendge, what we’re talking about here, was a beautiful and peaceful [crowd roars]... Some of you have been there I see, visited Gamehendge. It used to be a beautiful and peaceful place, with green trees and mountains rising above it, until the evil King Wilson came along and stole The Helping Friendly Book. The Helping Friendly Book was the book that these people used to sort of guide their life.

Since we’re all kind of here in this little theater here, and we’ve got to get to Gamehendge somehow, I will now read to you, recite to you, some words from The Helping Friendly Book. Now, these are magical words and anytime you’re in a bind and you’re feeling out of it and you wanna get out of wherever you are and visit Gamehendge, all you have to do is click your heels together three times and say these mystical words, and you will find yourself transformed to the beautiful, peaceful land of Gamehendge.

I don’t really consciously know what the words are, but unconsciously and in a spiritual sense, when I call on the spirit of Icculus, he will fill my mind with the words from the Helping Friendly Book. This is the old version of The Helping Friendly Book, mind you. Version 1. The Lost words. Let’s see if we can conjure up the spirit of Icculus. Here it comes… here it comes… I have a feeling…

[Band performs “Kung,” and the narration continues during a falsetto portion at the end]

The hills. The hills. The hills. And, if you look over there to the hills, the mountains, rising up you’ll see this little guy climbing up the mountain. That little guy is none other than Colonel Forbin. Colonel Forbin on his way up the mountain right now, and we’ve landed, transformed to Gamehendge. We’ve imagined the words of the old book of The Helping Friendly Book, and as we look over, there’s Colonel Forbin climbing up. You can see the spirit of Icculus transforming himself out of the actual rock of the mountain. Turning into the face of Icculus. Rocks falling away and leaving sockets which are his eyes. His teeth, his beard, trees that are growing out of the mountain.

He looks down at Colonel Forbin, and he says, “I’m gonna send the Helping Friendly Book… I mean, excuse me, I’m gonna send The Famous Mockingbird. He is gonna go to the Evil King Wilson and steal the book back and give it back to all the people in Gamehendge so they can live in peace and tranquility forever.”

So here he comes now, The Famous Mockingbird flying out of the sky, here in Gamehendge with us. There he is, right over there now. There he is. See him? Right there. The Famous Mockingbird. Woop! There he is...
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