Wikipedia Editor's Song

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The Wikipedia Editor's Song (sung to the tune of the w:Major General's Song). See also the RfA Candidate's Song, which is somewhat similar (and admittedly, better...) Some of the rhymes betwixt the two are also similar, but this is original... honest.  :)

I am the very model of a Wikipedia editor
I spend my waking hours hunched afore my trusty computer
Editing the entries on Enlightenment and Equator
I don't know much 'bout either one, but neither did the guy before
I watch the Recent changes for IP's I've not seen before
Reverting vandal edits just as fast as I can click "restore"
I also watch for patent nonsense, hoaxes, spam, and vanity
Although some folks don't like it when I send their stuff to AfD
Although some folks don't like it when he sends their stuff to AfD
Although some folks don't like it when he sends their stuff to AfD
Although some folks don't like it when he sends their stuff to AfD
The evening hour's getting late, but I'm still typing words galore
My wife is yelling, "come to bed!"; her words I cleverly ignore
Although I know my penance is a night spent sleeping on the floor
I am the very model of a Wikipedia editor
Although he knows his penance is a night spent sleeping on the floor
He is the very model of a Wikipedia editor


I am the very model of a Wikipedia editor
I'm in a dozen WikiProjects, or is it thirteen? I'm not sure
I look for speling errors, stale clichés, and other bummery
I usually remember to write a thorough edit summary
I have a load of barnstars which decorate my User page
(I pass them out like candy, other editors to encourage)
And a set of Userboxes, documenting trivia
Like fluency in Leetspeak and my travels to Bolivia
Like fluency in Leetspeak and his travels to Bolivia
Like fluency in Leetspeak and his travels to Bolivia
Like fluency in Leetspeak and his travels to Bolivia
I'm intimate with each and every guideline, rule, and policy
My sources are reliable and my writing is NPOV
Unless I cite a reference, I won't claim that two plus two is four[citation needed]
I am the very model of a Wikipedia editor
Unless he cites a reference, he won't claim that two plus two is four[citation needed]
He is the very model of a Wikipedia editor


I am the very model of a Wikipedia editor
I'm well-versed on the days events, like Israel and the terror war
I often write upon these topics, reverting other's POV
(I also edit tamer stuff, on topics such as irony)
I always manage to restrain my opinions political
It's the others who are biased, making edits hypocritical
I usually assume good faith, and don't get into edit wars
I count my reverts carefully, three times per day and never more
He counts his reverts carefully, three times per day and never more
He counts his reverts carefully, three times per day and never more
He counts his reverts carefully, three times per day and never more
In short, I am addicted to this demon 'cyclopedia
It's like 'lectronic crack, moreso than any other media
Dammit, Jimbo Wales, you have laid me low like none before
I am the very model of a Wikipedia editor
Dammit, Jimbo Wales, you have laid him low like none before
He is the very model of a Wikipedia editor