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Song Parodies -> "If George Lucas Wrote the Wreck of the SS Edmund Fitzgerald"

Original Song Title:

"Opening Crawl"

Original Performer:

John Williams

Parody Song Title:

"If George Lucas Wrote the Wreck of the SS Edmund Fitzgerald"

Parody Written by:

Robert D. Arndt Jr.

The Lyrics

Again, couldn't help myself!!!
Thirty-six years ago, on a lake not so far away…



It is her route like ever before. The “Mighty Fitz“, rendezvousing with the freighter Arthur M. Anderson, sets a course down Lake Superior unaware if an impending storm.

They took a downbound route, even as the sinister storm began to hit with 60 mph winds and ten foot waves. Fitz pulls away ahead 16 miles with low visibility due to snow as Anderson slows.

Assaulted by 67 mph winds and 25 foot waves, Fitz loses both her radars and starts to list. Frantically the USCG is called, but it is too late. By 7:10 pm the following day her last words were, “We are holding our own.” She sinks just minutes later….


(Gloomy picture of a watery grave)


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Patrick - September 19, 2011 - Report this comment
"Gerald, Edmund Fitzgerald! Edmund Fitzgerald! Watch as she goes. Gerald! Edmund Fitzgerald! Roguish wave flows! Icy waves threaten to to take the Fitzgerald down As the twenty-nine brave mariners slowly drown
John Barry - September 19, 2011 - Report this comment
Clever, very clever.
Rob Arndt - September 20, 2011 - Report this comment
TY JAB, just being silly ;-D
Michael Pacholek - September 20, 2011 - Report this comment
I've got a good feeling about this!

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