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Song Parodies -> "The Jet Set Song"

Original Song Title:

"The Jet Song"

Original Performer:

The "Jets" from West Side Story

Parody Song Title:

"The Jet Set Song"

Parody Written by:

Glynn Leaney

The Lyrics

As an ex RAF man, I wrote this many years ago (along with "The Flying Instructor", after Bob Newhart's "Driving Instructor"). And don't you just love "Top Gun"?

Opt for fast jets, you’re fast jets all the way
From your first solo trip to your last flying pay.
When you fly jets the whole world’s at your feet,
You’re forever well dressed and you hair’s always neat.
You fly in the air, and everything’s appealing.
Things happen up there, it’s such a lovely feeling
To reach the ceiling.

Flying on high is a wonderful thing,
Little boy you’re a man, little man you’re a king.
Flying on high with the greatest of ease,
You can do what you like and can go where you please.
Instructors all fight to teach the art of flying.
The students take fright, but though they feel like dying,
They keep on trying.

Here come the pilots like bats out of hell,
People get in their way, people don’t feel too well.
Here come the navs with their pencils and maps,
Though they often get lost they’re still jolly good chaps!
They sit in the rear, but never seem protected.
The pilot is near, but if the plane’s subjected,
Then he’s ejected!

Let’s get this aircraft up into the sky,
And in no time at all we’ll be all flying high,
We will all be flying high!

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Rob Arndt - February 06, 2015 - Report this comment
Nice parody-555, but my only nitpick is lack of detail about any RAF jet fighter. The fastest remains the Tornado ADV at Mach 2.2 and then Eurofighter at Mach 2.1. The Lightning was your fastest at Mach 2.7...
Leftard Billionares - February 06, 2015 - Report this comment
We flew 1700 of these jets down to Davos... to get together to decide how to lecture the rest of you peons on the evils of carbon dioxide and need for massive government intervention in your life to keep you from being greedy and wasteful.
Doc - February 06, 2015 - Report this comment
Take a chill pill, LB. The black helicopters aren't going to get you, really.
Rob Arndt - February 06, 2015 - Report this comment
Yes, it's the WHAWKs you have to be afraid of ☺
John Lomain - February 07, 2015 - Report this comment
well written

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