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Song Parodies -> "The Wild Sailor"

Original Song Title:

"The Wild Rover"

Original Performer:

Traditional

Parody Song Title:

"The Wild Sailor"

Parody Written by:

Susanna Viljanen

The Lyrics

I've been a wild sailor for many a year
I've spent all my money on my yacht and the gear
I'm returning from oceans, I am sun-struck and sore
and I swear I will never go sailing no more

And it's no, nay, never
No, nay never no more
Will I be a wild sailor
No, never, no more

I've sailed at the Baltic, and Atlantic too
I've cruised at the Islands of Pacific blue
Been stuck at the doldrums, I've followed the trades
Survived many storms, and been scared of freak waves

And it's...

I have been dismasted, I've torn all my sails
Been hit by the boom and collided with whales
I've sweated in tropics, I've frozen at South
And had my skin burnt and sun-struck and dried mouth

And it's...

With my cabin in mildew I'm heading for home
We broke up at Florida, so I'm sailing alone
As I head to the Gulfstream I ask if I'm sane
And If I'll get home, I won't do this again!

And it's...

When I'm finally home I am sore with my head,
I'm feeling exhausted, I wish I was dead!
It soon will be winter, with snow everywhere -
And I can't wait till next sailing season is here!

And it's no, nay never
No nay never no more -
Will I be a wild sailor...
Oh, perhaps once more!

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Barry J. Mitchel - July 19, 2010 - Report this comment
A fine update to an old shanty, showing much seafaring and geographic (e.g., doldrums) knowledge. This landlubber would feel safe with you at the helm, replacing the guy who bailed at Florida. 555
Susanna Viljanen - July 19, 2010 - Report this comment
Actually all that has happened to my colleague. She and her hubby took a year off, and decided to circumnavigate the world. They were seasoned sailors, but about anything which could go wrong, did. And yes, they came home separately. Still she said it was a lifetime experience, she would do it all again and she told me that if I'd ever get a chance, to go for it.
Ed Bulmer - July 20, 2010 - Report this comment
Love it. I'm a sailor.
Susanna Viljanen - July 20, 2010 - Report this comment
Ed, me too - though not as seasoned as my colleague.

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