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Song Parodies -> "If Johnny Cash Wrote "The Wreck of Edmund Fitzgerald""

Original Song Title:

"Folsom Prison Blues"

Original Performer:

Johnny Cash

Parody Song Title:

"If Johnny Cash Wrote "The Wreck of Edmund Fitzgerald""

Parody Written by:

Susanna Viljanen

The Lyrics

I see a storm a-coming
it's coming on our way
and I ain't seen the sunshine
since the previous day
I'm stuck in Ed Fitzgerald
and waves keep passing on
But the ship keeps a-steaming
on down to Whitefish Point

We loaded at Wisconsin
Twenty thousand tons of ore
We left at 9th November
as we ever did before
We're heading down to Detroit
but murky clouds I see
When I hear that wind a-howling
I'm scared as I can be

I bet there's wind a-blowing
with sixty knots or so
The waves strike over the gunwale
it's eleven Beaufort storm
I know we'll have it coming
I hope the hatches are on
Another boat's ahead us
that "Arthur M. Anderson"

If I'd ever find a life vest
or a lifeboat of my own
I'd bet I'd be much safer -
I really fear this storm
But our Skipper Ed McSorley
sure knows what can be done
He's confident and radioed:
"We're holding on our own"

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Pacing: 3.6
How Funny: 3.7
Overall Rating: 3.6

Total Votes: 7

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Michael Pacholek - August 29, 2011 - Report this comment
I'll tell ya, life wasn't easy for a boat named Edmund.
Susanna Viljanen - August 29, 2011 - Report this comment
Yup. Her last 25 minutes to go were true walk on the line. She would have fared better if she had sailed the big river.
Patrick - August 29, 2011 - Report this comment
You took one of the songs I was planning to use. Oh well, there are plenty more fish in the sea. Or maybe I'll rest a "Spell". You did a good job with this Johnny Cash classic. I wonder who else is going to take the plunge with this "contest"?
Old Man Ribber - August 29, 2011 - Report this comment
Susanna - Nicely done indeed. ;D
SamuraiMaster - August 30, 2011 - Report this comment
A little issues on pacing, but other than that, great job.

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