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Song Parodies -> "If John Denver Wrote "Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald""

Original Song Title:


Original Performer:

John Denver

Parody Song Title:

"If John Denver Wrote "Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald""

Parody Written by:

Patrick McWilliams

The Lyrics

I've had this one in storage for quite a while. Looks like a good time to send it on its way.
She sailed from the bay in the month of November
A load of iron ore would mean cash in the bank
At work in the service of mining and commerce
She encountered a storm and too quickly she sank
Now she's part of the lake, part of the folklore
Part of a quest to understand

Ed Fitzgerald, the cargo you carried
The terrible fate of your captain and crew
On the bottom your remnants lie buried
But we who remember still sing about you

A disaster titanic, just think of the panic
In the midst of the darkness with waves crashing in
And though we are strangers, we grieve for the sailors
Widows and children and all of their kin
A memorial prayer, the ringing of church bells
Mournful in sorrow, in dread of the deep

Ed Fitzgerald, you set sail that autumn
Transporting iron ore for the Michigan* mills
You've been missing for thirty five winters
It's through songs like this we remember you still

Ed Fitzgerald, you set sail that autumn
Now you've been missing for thirty five years
Ed Fitzgerald, that dreadful November
The people who loved you remember with tears
* The Edmund Fitzgerald was scheduled to deliver its cargo to Zug Island, near Detroit. Cleveland, mentioned in the Gordon Lightfoot song, was where the ship was to spend the winter.

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Old Man Ribber - August 19, 2011 - Report this comment
Patrick - In John Denver's words (and almost falsetto voice)..."Far Out!". ;D
Red Rider - August 19, 2011 - Report this comment
Give it a well-deserved rest, four verse Man.
Michael Pacholek - August 22, 2011 - Report this comment
I think you've pushed the envelope over the edge here.
Patrick - August 22, 2011 - Report this comment
Such a challenge. Ain't done quite yet. May have to rest a "Spell" or maybe not, depending on how desperate I get for material. Go check out Robert Arndt today, if you dare, for some N-velope pushing.

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