The Mechanicsburg Tourism Song

from by Tom Smith



Another Girl Genius song, about the ancestral home of the Heterodynes. As creator Phil Foglio describes it:

"These days Mechanicsburg is a major tourist trap. It's a destination because of the Great Hospital, which handles unusual ailments, and it is, of course, the home of the Heterodyne Boys. As the latter, it's almost a pilgrimage thing to some people, who desperately hope that someday the Heterodynes will return.... [T]he song would be the kind of thing that adorable children would sing on street corners for the tourists, welcoming them to town and inveigling them to buy the local cheese and souvenirs."

But you want to know the best part for me about this song?

This ain't all of it.

Heh heh heh.


Mechanicsburg, Mechanicsburg,
Welcome to Mechanicsburg!
There's no finer city from
St. Petersburg to Rome.

Mechanicsburg, Mechanicsburg,
The loveliest we've ever heard of,
Jewel of Europa and
The place where we call home.

How mighty are her mighty walls,
How shiny are her clanks,
How beautiful her dairy farms,
And for her cheese we all give thanks.

How glorious her Hospital
Which helps folk far and near,
Bill and Barry Heterodyne
Built it for us here.

Mechanicsburg, Mechanicsburg,
Welcome to Mechanicsburg,
We thank you so for visiting,
With every erg and ohm.

Mechanicsburg, Mechanicsburg,
The greatest burg we've ever heard of,
Jewel of Europa and
The place where we call home.


from iTom 3​.​0: True Love Waits, released May 11, 2007
Girl Genius is a registered trademark of Studio Foglio, LLC. Agatha Heterodyne, Transylvania Polygnostic and all Girl Genius art, characters, design elements and logos ™ & © 2000-2006 Studio Foglio, LLC., All rights reserved. Used with permission.




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