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Song Parodies -> "If The Beach Boys Sang 'Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald'"

Original Song Title:

"Sloop John B"

Original Performer:

Beach Boys

Parody Song Title:

"If The Beach Boys Sang 'Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald'"

Parody Written by:

Patrick McWilliams

The Lyrics

Another song of maritime mishap rewritten. I'm surprised no one else got to this one before me. Most people are familiar with the Beach Boys arrangement. It can also be sung as a calypso song. If you go with the Beach Boys, you'll have to supply your own echo effects.
We sailed on the Edmund Fitz
With tons of taconite bits
Routine trip, only take a couple of days
That November night
With safety in sight
The big ship broke up
A parting of ways

Down goes the Edmund Fitz
She's taken some powerful hits
Waves broke over the rails as we plowed through the foam
The lightning is bright
The cold starts to bite
The Fitz is listing
We'll never get home

The hull was splitting in two
And when our supper was due
Cook told the sailors that food would just have to wait
Too nervous to eat
Deck tilts neath our feet
Can't launch the lifeboat
We've waited too late

Send out the S.O.S.
The Edmund Fitz in distress
Metal fatigue has weakened the welds down below
A hurricane force
That knows no remorse
The hatches rupture
The flood waters flow

A crew of twenty-nine men
Will never see home again
Their families and friends all pause at the chapel to grieve
They sleep 'neath the waves
No stones for their graves
Their lives still mattered
This much we believe

Their lives still mattered
This much we believe

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Pacing: 3.9
How Funny: 3.6
Overall Rating: 3.8

Total Votes: 16

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Michael Pacholek - January 17, 2012 - Report this comment
I don't know how I, of all people, missed this one, but it works very well within a considerably shorter song structure. Good work.
michael - January 17, 2012 - Report this comment
very interesting idea.
Wake Up Call - January 17, 2012 - Report this comment
How come nobody's done "The Wreck of the Costa Concordia" yet - to the Gordon Lightfoot OS?

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