Author's note: I can't claim authorship of this last filk. This one was written by General George Patton in the Christmas season of 1944, some time during the Battle of the Bulge. As some may know, Patton had a Hammelburg connection, as he sent Task Force Baum to attempt to rescue the POWs, including his son-in-law, Lt. Colonel John K. Waters, at Oflag VIII-B in Hammelburg. Unfortunately, the mission was a failure, and the POWs had to wait a bit longer for liberation.

Warning to those offended by a particular word in this filk. I included it to remain true to Patton's version of this song.


O Little Town of Houffalize
(O Little town of Bethlehem)

O little town of Houffalize,
How still we see thee lie;
Above they steep and battered streets
The aeroplanes sail by.

Yet in thy dark streets shineth
Not any Goddamned light;
The hopes and fears of all thy years
Were blown to hell last night.