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Song Parodies -> "Wooden Ships Are Nice"

Original Song Title:

"Wouldn't It Be Nice?"

Original Performer:

Beach Boys

Parody Song Title:

"Wooden Ships Are Nice"

Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics

Wooden ships are nice, although they're older,
And wood's more weight than fiber carbon.
And wooden ships don't hold too well together.
When unkind waves bash, the masts are gone.

Whenever there is some inclement weather,
You know your vestments will be getting wetter.

Wooden ships are nice, although they break up
When it's storming--swept away, some crew.
To the main deck I have got myself tethered
With a shredded sail's frayed, lashing clew.

The crappy pine of which it's built is bending.
The kippered herring for lunch is upending.
Oh, wood ship--bad advice.

Maybe if we sink some fish we'll rope to pull us through the blue,
Making friends with sharks and skates and rays and whales and lingcod too.
We could be carried (we could be carried)
To land, with waves lapping (land with waves lapping).

Wouldn't that be nice?

It blows and screams, the storm; a rock is this ship,
This cursed voyage started with just a little drip.
It's too late to caulk it.
Wooden ships aren't nice.

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Pacing: 4.8
How Funny: 4.7
Overall Rating: 4.7

Total Votes: 6

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Johnny D - May 03, 2005 - Report this comment
Barry +1
Pacholek +0
alvin rhodes - May 03, 2005 - Report this comment
a MASTerful job...what workmanSHIP...5s
Rick C - May 03, 2005 - Report this comment
Favorite line: The kippered herring for lunch is upending. HAH! I wood give you fives.
Serafina - May 03, 2005 - Report this comment
Not too bad...5-5-5 "wood" be my vote too!
Larry Hensley - May 04, 2005 - Report this comment
Funny stuff! I was watching an episode of Home Improvement recently where they were talking about Beach Boys songs with wood in the title, and this came up! Good job, 5's

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