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Song Parodies -> "Felixstowe"

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Original Performer:

Glen Campbell

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Parody Written by:

John Davison

The Lyrics

Felixstowe is a cargo-handling port in the County of Suffolk on England's east coast. Once known as the first resort to erect beach huts, it is now recognised as the busiest container-handling port in the United Kingdom. Protests by employees over low pay and job insecurity impeded the port's operations during the autumn and winter of 2022.
Felixstowe, oh Felixstowe
I still see containers rusting
Dock workers find pay rates disgusting
They were bleak and feeling low,
When I passed Felixstowe.

Felixstowe, oh Felixstowe
Looks as though your cranes are idle
Laid-off workers suicidal,
They're wond'ring where the ships now go
Instead of Felixstowe.

I see wagons stranded in their sidings,
Shunted there, just metres from the quay
When will their loads move across the sea
Casting sharp shadows from the sun?

Felixstowe, oh Felixstowe
Am I witnessing your dying?
Once proud labourers are crying
As the paint peels from containers in the yards
Of Felixstowe, of Felixstowe.

Felixstowe, oh Felixstowe
You were once my favourite seaport
Perhaps one day you’ll be a Freeport?
Then countless trucks will surely go
To Felixstowe, to Felixstowe.

I fear the sea-lanes losing traffic,
Perhaps some freight will now reach us by plane?
But shall we see you rise again,
Shipping products by the tonne?

Felixstowe, oh Felixstowe
I don’t blame Grant Shapps or Grayling,
But it hurts to see you failing,
We just want to help you grow
The trade through Felixstowe.
Christopher Grayling and Grant Shapps were Secretaries of State for Transport who served under Theresa May and Boris Johnson's UK governments.

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Tim Harrison - January 03, 2023 - Report this comment
Another excellent parody from the master!

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