Digger
August 21st, 2007

Digger

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  1. Leela says:

    Hahaha, that song is still great.

  2. Tindi says:

    /facepalm by Murai :P

  3. Jeanette says:

    I love how it’s the one word, ‘lied’, that ends up being echoed. I dunno why, but that word always strikes me. Probably because of a scene in The Amber Spyglass (third book in the His Dark Materials trilogy).

  4. This is one of the reasons I love Digger so much, she (and the wombat culture in general) has such a rich history that really comes through in everything she says and does without being forced.

  5. Fixer-Wolfie says:

    Sounds like some tunnels flooded when crooked higher-ups went with a cheaper mortar of inadequate strength so they could pad their salaries… Of course, in the spirit of ‘can’t take it with you’ or even ‘can’t enjoy’, revenge was meted out with the shovels and pickaxes of the oppressed. A nice rousing song to teach the little ones so they can learn the consequences of using poor materials… and so the have something violent to sing about when bored. XD

  6. Tamfang says:

    I wish I knew enough German to make a good joke about this jolly Lied.

  7. BunnyRock says:

    @Fixer-Wolfie : I particularly miss on the old digger website, the bit where Digger first meets the Shadowchild: as Digger is singing about mining at that point, Ursula asked friends if they knew any traditional miners songs she could use, and was apparently swapped with violently bloodthirsty songs about the evils of the shift-supervisor, the injustice of the company store, cave-ins caused by mine owners cutting costs and corners, and the evils of working for The Man in general. Ursula declined to put any of the songs up, but did gift us the last line of one ” ..and we’ll damm that capitalist system straight to hell!” Ursula decided, tactfully, to make up a less politically polarising song for Digger to sing. However it seems that Wombats also take the idea of mine-owners cutting corners quite personally, and what good is a strong workers rights movement if you don’t have a bloodthirsty off-kea song to sing after a few pints and the Working Man’s Club.. errr… working marsupials club.

    Interestingly living in south Wales, and having spent my first year in University at Senghenydd Court, Cardiff Uni, I heard a fair few songs of a similar nature, including at least two relating to the Senghenydd Colliery Disaster

  8. Kass says:

    I always imagine that song in the voice of Johnny Cash.

  9. Silver Guardian says:

    @Kass: I probably would, too, if I knew his voice better.

  10. Draco Dei says:

    Which order are the bubbles in the first panel in? Braining people who have just sat down to cry doesn’t seem in keeping with wombat virtues.

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