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Song Parodies -> "Vasco da Gama"

Original Song Title:

"Copacabana"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Barry Manilow

Parody Song Title:

"Vasco da Gama"

Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics

He was a boatman, went ’round the Old World.
He sported loads of facial hair; the First Count of Vidigueir’.
Mr. Maritime, he traveled far, far.
Much of his life under the spars;
he sometimes steered by the stars
when he’d run under nighttime cover,
but not in the morn.

He was Vasco (co), Vasco da Gama (Vasco da Gama)—
place he found was not Indiana (here).
He was Vasco (go!), Vasco da Gama.
Cruising, his passion; topsails they were lashin’,
all for Vasco, way up above.

Vasco, Vasco da Gama.
Country was rico [rich],
had gold and diamonds
to dispatch voyagers out there to explore in the salty air—
those such as Vasco, who was a rover,
far away from any sandbar,
sailing far across the mar [sea]
till the day he came to a land so very new,
where the women don dots and dāo [give] dots
after mates woo.

Thanks to Vasco (co), Vasco da Gama…
found A-N cut from IndiANa (sheared).
That was Vasco (go!), Vasco da Gama,
Cruising, his passion; on this trip he’d cash in
brought a cash route to Lisbon’s gov.
Vasco, Vasco da Gama’s
cash cow’s not Indiana.
(Vasco da Gama;
sheared Indiana.)

Cruising his passion…worth all the teeth gnashin’.
He was a boatman, went ’round most of world.
His inspiration was to go way across the ocean’s flow.
It was a vict’ry for Senhor Gama,
Because the trade winds had been fair,
and they took him over there.
He opened up a line to the East, maritime.
And he was in the first rank of boating,
there’s no denyin’.

He was Vasco (co), Vasco da Gama (Vasco da Gama)—
leader of Portuguese armadas.
He was Vasco (co), Vasco da Gama.
Cruising, his passion; on that trip he cashed in.
The armadas financed by gov.
Gov. showed it’s love…
dubbed “Dom da Gama”;
got much riqueza [wealth].

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