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Song Parodies -> "On The Nina, And The Pinta, And The Santa Marie"

Original Song Title:

"On The Achison, Topeka, And The Santa Fe"

Original Performer:

Johnny Mercer

Parody Song Title:

"On The Nina, And The Pinta, And The Santa Marie"

Parody Written by:

Airfarcewon

The Lyrics

I know, it was "Santa Maria"...but, for pacing, we had to rewrite history, and drop the "Ah"
Christopher Columbus sailed from Spain
And after thirty four days on the bounding main
Landed at what's now, the USA
On The Nina, And The Pinta, The Santa Marie

Oh, the crew all thought the world was flat
They'd just fall off the edge, and then, that would be that
But Old Chris, he calmed all their mutiny
On The Nina, And The Pinta, The Santa Marie

Set the sails, woo-oo-woo-oo-woo-oo-woo-oo woo-woo
The wind has gotta move this rig, woo-oo-woo-oo-woo-oo
Woo-oo woo-woo
Discoverin' America's a job real big

On that trip, ate hardtack, lots of beans
Molasses, ocean fish, and plenty salt sardines
Pulled each other's fingers constantly
On The Nina, And The Pinta, The Santa Marie

...........Instrumental break...........

Wooden bowls were used, morning, night and noon
Just grabbed their grub with fingers, never had a spoon
Drank red wine and water, constantly
On The Nina, And The Pinta, The Santa Marie

Stopped at the Bahamas for a stay
The same as some Americans still do today
Indian corn they were a-maized to see
On The Nina, And The Pinta, The Santa Marie...

Set the sails, woo-oo-woo-oo-woo-oo-woo-oo woo woo
The wind has gotta' move this rig, woo-oo-woo-oo-woo-oo
Woo-oo woo woo
The First mate got too drunk, he's locked up in the brig!

Gotta' thank Old Chris and all the crew
Without 'em who knows were we'd be or what we'd do
They discovered us, made history
On The Nina, And The Pinta, The Santa Marie

On The Nina, And The Pinta, The Santa Marie
On The Nina, And The Pinta, The Santa Marie
On The Nina, And The Pinta, The Santa Marie.
Doo-doo-da, The good old N. P. and the Santa Marie...

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Pacing: 5.0
How Funny: 4.8
Overall Rating: 4.8

Total Votes: 6

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Lionel Mertens - September 18, 2006 - Report this comment
5's
alvin rhodes - September 18, 2006 - Report this comment
great twist...i love it
DD - September 18, 2006 - Report this comment
I like "a-maized," but have two questions:

Even if you change Maria to Marie, doesn't "Marie" still have more syllables than "Fe?"

Do you have a map that shows San Salvador (in the Bahamas) as part of the USA?
PMS - September 18, 2006 - Report this comment
Historically funny even if not 100% accurate. Pacing is dead on too. The OS reads "and the Santa Fe" "The Santa Marie" has the same number and pacing of syllables. They're just once removed. I love it.
AFW - September 18, 2006 - Report this comment
Thanks, Lionel, alvin, and PMS...special thanks for answering DD's questions...
2Eagle - September 18, 2006 - Report this comment
Did you remember that Columbus day is next month? Good use of that old song.
AFW - September 19, 2006 - Report this comment
Thanks, 2Eag
TJC - September 19, 2006 - Report this comment
Very nice and I echo PMS's comments... a-maize-ing!

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