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Song Parodies -> "Spruce Goose"

Original Song Title:


Original Performer:

Kenny Loggins

Parody Song Title:

"Spruce Goose"

Parody Written by:

Robert D. Arndt Jr.

The Lyrics

Story of the Hughes-Kaiser HK-1 (aka, the Spruce Goose), a very famous and world's largest aircraft for several decades with the longest wingspan. But to me it looks remarkably similar to the German Bv-222 only larger and with greater span. During WW2 it was the Germans that had the largest a/c with the Bv-238 that was strafed by marauding P-51s. Hughes missed WW2 with the HK-1 but flew it only once in 1947 to demonstrate that the beast could fly if for 1 minute, covering less than 1 mile at 93 mph at 80 feet altitude...
He’s working so hard
On a flying boat so large
Three years, on what?
Oh, tell me what he’s got
He’s got this feeling
That time's just holding him down
HK’s building it
A transport that was Pacific bound
Gotta tell ya ’bout

Howard Hughes, his Spruce Goose
Mostly made out of cheap wood
Eight Pratt & Whitneys
Needed to lift the 200 ton beast
320 foot, wingspan
Troop transport against Japan
Sorry, bad news
War ends for the Spruce Goose

Hughes played it so cool
Obeyin’ harbor rules
Then he gave the engines a start
He was yearning, burning for some
Somebody dare tell him
That beast ain’t gonna fly
He started to taxi though
Nov 2, 1947 he’s gonna try
It could fly- if just for 1 minute

Howard Hughes, his Spruce Goose
Mostly made out of cheap wood
Oh gee, dear me
Flying low, at barely 80 ft
Whoa, way to go
93 mph, that’s way slow
Hey, Howard Hughes
Land the Spruce Goose
Officials gotta turn you around
Put that plane in storage on the ground
Tourist attraction on the West Coast
It’s an exhibit


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Wild Child JIN - May 19, 2011 - Report this comment
It'll never fly, or will it? ;-D Think I saw one just like it in a hobby shop somewhere. ;-) Great job! 555!
Rob Arndt - May 19, 2011 - Report this comment
Thanks WCJ, here's a pic of the HK-1 (aka Spruce Goose, H-4, HFB-1): Compare to German WW2 Bv-222 Wiking: Which was then surpassed by the Bv-238: The P&W 3000 hp engines for the HK-1 were also not THAT impressive since German flying boat projects would have taken the Deutz DZ 710 3100 hp motors or twinned DZ 720 at 6200 hp!!!

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