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Song Parodies -> "The Sailor"

Original Song Title:

"The Boxer"

Original Performer:

Simon & Garfunkel

Parody Song Title:

"The Sailor"

Parody Written by:

Susanna Viljanen

The Lyrics

I am just a woman
with a blood type full of salt
I have sail-ed all the oceans
on boats and yachts and vessels going open seas
All storms and calms -
and I recognize the weathers
by just looking at the clouds
la la la...

When I boarded boat on first time
I was no more than a child
in the company of parents
I learned the ropes and knots and sails and navigate
and all the stars -
they taught me how to read the charts
and calculate my place
and how avoid to run aground

Lay la lay...

I first soloed, I was fifteen
I felt I was grown-up now
in the company of sailors,
they considered me as budding skipper, promising
I do declare,
there was times when I did hate the sea
and long to be ashore
la la la...

Then I'm lying out my oilskins
and wishing I was going
homeward bound
where the Baltic chilly weathers aren't freezing me
Bleeding me, homeward bound...

In the cockpit sits the sailor
and a captain by her trade
and she holds the shaft of tiller
for every squall and weather,
every storm and wind on sails
She's homeward bound
but the sailor still remains

Lay la lay...

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Callmelennie - April 09, 2014 - Report this comment
Very sweet, Susanna. I know this song very well, so I recognized something wrong with the ending in an instant. You missed the third to the last line in the OS, "In his anger and his shame" Also, "I am leaving" in the second to last line is repeated.
Patrick - April 09, 2014 - Report this comment
Been a while since I've seen your work here. Now I know what you've been doing. If I had your resources I think I would seek a warm Mediterranean or Caribbean climate.
Susanna Viljanen - April 09, 2014 - Report this comment
Patrick, I can suggest you Croatia. If you know how to handle a sailboat and if you can get up a crew of 3-6, why not rent a boat for a week or two and do island hopping in the Croatian archipelago? It is lovely.
Patrick - April 10, 2014 - Report this comment
Kansas City, Kansas is as far from the ocean as one can get in the United States. About half the population are descended from immigrants from Croatia. Some recent refugees from that part of the world, too. During WWII many landing barges for the invasions of France and the Japanese-held islands of the Pacific were built in KCK and floated down the Missouri River to the Mississippi and hence to the Gulf. I once saw an ocean-going sized vessel in someone's yard. A newspaper story said the man had built it with plans to sail it out of town into the ocean. Don't know if he ever succeeded. In reference to sailing, have you ever viewed this "masterpiece"? http://www.amiright.com/parody/70s/gordonlightfoot183.shtml
Patrick - April 10, 2014 - Report this comment
Kansas City, Kansas is as far from the ocean as one can get in the United States. About half the population are descended from immigrants from Croatia. Some recent refugees from that part of the world, too. During WWII many landing barges for the invasions of France and the Japanese-held islands of the Pacific were built in KCK and floated down the Missouri River to the Mississippi and hence to the Gulf. I once saw an ocean-going sized vessel in someone's yard. A newspaper story said the man had built it with plans to sail it out of town into the ocean. Don't know if he ever succeeded. In reference to sailing, have you ever viewed this "masterpiece"? http://www.amiright.com/parody/70s/gordonlightfoot183.shtml
Susanna Viljanen - April 11, 2014 - Report this comment
Patrick, I loved that one :)

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