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Song Parodies -> "Fellows Submarined"

Original Song Title:

"Yellow Submarine"

Original Performer:


Parody Song Title:

"Fellows Submarined"

Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics

If the Beatles wrote "Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald"
All around, there was a storm
on the vast Gitche Gumee.
The wind told tales in the wires
as the fellows’ tub careened.

It had sailed from Wisconsin;
to the Cleveland shore it steamed.
Soon beneath would be the graves. . . .
crew of fellows submarined.

They all died, marine fellows submarined,
fellows submarined. . . .
They all died in a freighter submarined,
freighter submarined. . . .

And a chef was one aboard,
came on deck from where grub was stored;
then the man had this to say:

“Fellas, too rough to feed ya grub o’ beans,
feed ya grub o’ beans. . . .
Fellas, good to know all you mugs it’s been,
all you mugs it’s been. . . .”

[Big waves ahead, Mr. Bosun, big waves ahead!
Color of lead is the water.
Cut, the radio. Say “Mayday”? No!
Bye-bye. Dirge. Die, die.
Capsize, capsize!]

They all died despite the pleas
of their loved ones dropped down to their knees
(love ones dropped down to their knees).
Feeling blue, prayers they keened
(feeling blue, prayers keened)
for the fellows submarined
(for their fellows submarined—Wah-wah!).

Twenty-nine died, the fellows submarined,
fellows submarined. . . .
Twenty-nine chimes the bell tolled; stunned, they keened,
bell tolled; stunned, they keened. . . .

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Patrick - October 25, 2012 - Report this comment
Another addition to this fleet of story songs. Liked the line "as the fellows' tub careened". Someone reminded me that November 10 will be the 35th anniversary of the sinking. Can we expect an all-out effort?
Callmelennie - October 25, 2012 - Report this comment
Big Fitz sank November 10, 1975 Patrick. Which means I'm only obligated to give a half assed TWOEF effort, right? ... And to JAB; I can see how this song allows you to get really creative with the voice over. Makes it a good song to parody
AFW - October 25, 2012 - Report this comment
Another tricky addition to the TW---file
Meriadoc - October 26, 2012 - Report this comment
Love the switchover on the title word! :)

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