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Song Parodies -> "The Captain Of The Row"

Original Song Title:

"The Captain Of Her Heart"

Original Performer:


Parody Song Title:

"The Captain Of The Row"

Parody Written by:

Phil Scopes

The Lyrics

This song is dedicated to Frank Perry, former English teacher at Lane Tech High School in Chicago, IL. He used to have a habit of calling on students in class in order starting in the front of the room and working backwards through the "rows." Each row had a number, with "Row 1" being the desks closest to the door, "Row 2" being the next one to the left, etc. up to "Row 6" which were the desks closest to the windows. The students at the front of the room were always called by their "row" numbers to start answering questrions, then Mr. Perry commanded "Continue!" and the student behind would respond. This song shows how I feel about this ritual.
It is now 5th Period, and I'm going to my English class.
That class is the toughest in the school. I really hope I pass.
That teacher is so impersonal. He doesn't call me by name.
But the way he calls me is always the same.

When he calls "Row 5," I always know
that he's calling on me 'cause I am... the Captain Of The Row.
When you're in his class, that's how it'll go.
He'll call you by number... if you're Captain Of The Row.

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Christie Marie M - September 22, 2009 - Report this comment
One of my professors call me, and some of the students by their last names and I always hated it! So annoying. In Rutgers near where I live, they treat students like numbers and I can relate to your parody very well! Referring students to "rows" don't help much! Anyways, you are now moved to Row 555!!

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