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Song Parodies -> "In The Sailboat"

Original Song Title:

"In The Navy"

Original Performer:

Villahe People

Parody Song Title:

"In The Sailboat"

Parody Written by:

Susanna Viljanen

The Lyrics

(We want you! We want you! We want you as a deckhand too!)

Where you find little pleasure
stand the mental pressure
learn the blind obedience?
Bunk with six of shipmates
listen squeal of chainplates
get sleep with expedience?

Where you learn the ropes and
knots and work as deckhand
where your right side is "starborard"?
Do the navigation
and the sanitation
but be unsure where is "port"?

In the sailboat!
Yes, survive the calms and storms
In the sailboat!
that's where the sunburns are a norm
in the sailboat!
yes, go, hoist the spinnaker
in the sailboat
and watch for floating containers!

In the sailboat
where locomotion is by sails
in the sailboat
where you may collide with whales
in the sailboat
where freshwater's ration-ed
in the sailboat
where you eat the hardtack bread

In the sailboat,
in the sailboat,
in the sailboat (in the sailboat)

They want you, they want you
They want you as a deckhand new!

If you like adventure
'n' don't mind going mental
like to wear red overalls?
Work around the clock and
hurricanes you withstand
work like slave when duty calls?

If you're geek and brainy
don't mind if weather's rainy
and you know the trigonometry
do the calculations
and the navigation
find your bearing at the sea?

In the sailboat!
Yes, you can sail the seven seas
In the sailboat
Yes, you can cruise with full hull speed
In the sailboat
where the stars are brigt at night
In the sailboat
learn the navigation lights!
In the sailboat!
Come on, and cruise around the world
In the sailboat
shortwave radio is heard
In the sailboat
you have the mainsail and the jib
in the sailboat
your're on a lifetime trip!
In the sailboat!
in the sailboat!
in the sailboat!
(in the sailboat!)

They want you, they want you
They want you as a deckhand too!

Who, me?

They want you, they want you
They want you as a deckhand new!

But, but but, it's stormy out there?
Hey, hey look
Man, I ain't going nowhere!

They want you, they want you in the sailboat

Oh my goodness.
What am I gonna do with all these ropes?

They want you, they want you in the sailboat

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Patrick - May 01, 2014 - Report this comment
I think the US Navy actually used the original as a recruiting video. My brother had 3 sons and one daughter, and all served in the Navy. Not bad for a family from Kansas, about as far away from the ocean as one can be. For a moment, I was trying to sing your parody to "Y.M.C.A.". Not good. My singing, that is.
Rob Arndt - May 01, 2014 - Report this comment
Nice one Susanna, I think I will do my version soon!!! 5s
Ex-Navy - May 01, 2014 - Report this comment
No, the US Navy was going to use this song and video for recruiting. A video was made with the Village People on a battleship but the Navy brass didn't use any of this stuff, possibly because the Village People are (ahem) *coff coff*, uh.... Anyway, near the end of our boot camp training we were treated to a performance by the Chicago Honey Bears NFL cheerleader team. One of those babes put on a Dixie cup (white sailor hat, it's slang) and strutted her stuff to "In The Navy". Gays weren't officially allowed in the service but they were in it and they served as well as the rest of us.
Susanna Viljanen - May 02, 2014 - Report this comment
While I am not an army brat myself, most of the men of my family have served in the Finnish forces and there are several ex-Navy guys too. I once thought about enlisting as well (back in the nineties, when the unemployment in Finland was some 20% - 25%) but then had second thoughts. Fortunately, since INTJs tend to have serious problems with self-important authorities. But my father was a fairly strict skipper yet he taught us all to sail.
Patrick - May 02, 2014 - Report this comment
I remember the video. Not surprised the Navy brass scrapped it as a recruiting tool. I also recall a Cher video filmed on the deck of a battleship. Great costume for those not of the Village People persuasion.
Ex-Navy - May 02, 2014 - Report this comment
The Cher video was "If I Could Turn Back Time" in late 1989. It was filmed on a battleship. Cher was around 45 years old. She would add Richie Sanbora of Bon Jovi to her collection of men. Did any of the battleship crew get on her list too?

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