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Song Parodies -> "Leaving on a Sail Boat"

Original Song Title:

"Leaving on a Jet Plane"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

John Denver

Parody Song Title:

"Leaving on a Sail Boat"

Parody Written by:

Susanna Viljanen

The Lyrics

All our gear is packed, we are ready to go
The "P" flag is up and we check the hoists
Already we're so lonely we could cry
We detach the spring lines and moorings too
The diesel is running and now we're loose
All people ashore, it's time to say good bye

So whisk me, as we are now on go
Call me by using radio
I'm heading out to sea of wild and blue
Cause I'm leaving on a sail boat
my home, is now afloat
I'll be spending there a year or two

I'll untie the clips and get the main sail loose
I'll hoist it up and it flies like goose
The jib and rolling furler, I'll let go
Now the sails are up, and we're doing fine
I put diesel stop and sun will shine
We're doing five or six of knots, you know -

So whisk me, as we are now on go
Call me by using radio
I'm heading out to sea of wild and blue
Cause I'm leaving on a sail boat
my home, is now afloat
I'll be spending there a year or two

Now the evening has come and stars have lit
I'll check the compass and the course is fit
I'm heading to wild blue yonder, yes for sure
In the night the moon will shine along
and slight vibration of the helm, like song
Now that is life I've meant to live, that's true

So whisk me, as we are now on go
Call me by using radio
I'm heading out to sea of wild and blue
Cause I'm leaving on a sail boat
my home, is now afloat
I'll be spending there a year or two

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Patrick - January 31, 2014 - Report this comment
As long as you have the internet, you can stay in touch with your fellow parody writers. Good luck and bon voyage.
Jonathan - January 31, 2014 - Report this comment
not bad I think the pacing may have been off though maybe it's just me? 434
Rob Arndt - February 03, 2014 - Report this comment
Susanna, your nautical themes are interesting-555! But if I did this OS the parody would be "Leaving on a U-boat!" ;-)
Susanna Viljanen - February 04, 2014 - Report this comment
Thanks, Rob, for a good idea ;-)
Rob Arndt - February 04, 2014 - Report this comment
Better yet would be "Living on a U-boat" per "Das Boot!"

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