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Song Parodies -> "If Kate Smith Sang 'Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald'"

Original Song Title:

"God Bless America"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Kate Smith

Parody Song Title:

"If Kate Smith Sang 'Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald'"

Parody Written by:

Patrick McWilliams

The Lyrics

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water.
As the storm clouds gather, far across the lake, let us pray to Heaven, for the sailors' sake

God bless the Edmund Fitz
Freighter so grand
Twenty-nine able seamen
Ne'er was vessel so valiantly manned
From the iron mines, to the steel mills
O'er the Great Lakes, autumn morn
Sail on, oh Edmund Fitz, a legend born
Sail on, oh Edmund Fitz, a legend born

Down went the Edmund Fitz
So close to land
Storm surprising, waves rising
A disaster for which no one planned
Ship was rolling, bells were tolling
For Fitzgerald, and her crew
God bless the Edmund Fitz and heroes true
God bless the Edmund Fitz and heroes true

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Voting Results

 
Pacing: 3.8
How Funny: 3.8
Overall Rating: 3.8

Total Votes: 9

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Patrick - September 07, 2011 - Report this comment
Looks like I got "unobombed". Where is the "En-cinco-rater" when you need him?
Old Man Ribber - September 07, 2011 - Report this comment
Patrick - And his not quite as bad brother...Il Deuce! ;D
John Barry - September 07, 2011 - Report this comment
Kate weighed nearly as much as the Fitz fully loaded.
2Eagle - September 08, 2011 - Report this comment
Short and less depressing than the OS.
Barry J. Mitchel - September 08, 2011 - Report this comment
I commend you for including the oft-omitted intro to set the stage. Perfect pacing except for having to pause in "a-ble". Let's hope that America has a better future than the Edmund Fitzgerald, or we'll be singing a dirge to TOS.

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