-> "The Wreck of Edmund Fitzgerald"
Original Song Title:
"The Girl I Left Behind Me"
Parody Song Title:
"The Wreck of Edmund Fitzgerald"
A giant freighter sailed one day
To transit "Gitche-Gumee"
The captain in defiance roared
And dared the Witch, "Come chew me"!
The Witch would not be trifled with
And soon the waves were swelling
We learn about what happened next
From Gordon Lightfoot's telling
She was launched in Nineteen Fifty Eight
Built for speed, size and endurance
And christened "Ed Fitzgerald"
For some guy who sold insurance
She was the pride of the U.S. side
But the Chippewa were thinking
"Beware ye host who vainly boast.
Pride goes before the sinking".
The lightning flashed, the thunder crashed
The waves broke o'er the railing
And somewhere, unseen, down below
An old repair was failing
The cook could not perform his job
And began apologizing
But they only would have lost their lunch
As the storm surge started rising
The captain sent an S.O.S.
"My ship and crew in peril"
The Anderson on its radar screen
Lost sight of Ed Fitzgerald
What happened to the vessel next
Would leave the Coast Guard guessin'
While Gordon Lightfoot strays off course
For a ge-o-gra-phy lesson
And so, each fall, at the Sailor's Hall
The next of kin, now graying
"Oh, grant them, Lord, eternal rest"
The families are praying
In Gordon Lightfoot's famous song
The legend goes on living
While sailors there must still beware
For the Lake is unforgiving
A troubadour sat down one day
To pen a lively ballad
A topic he was looking for
He posted it online and soon
The comments he was reaping
"This story he has told before.
He could write it while he's sleeping".
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