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Song Parodies -> "The Eastenders Fishing Trip"

Original Song Title:

"Paddy McGinty's Goat"

Original Performer:

Val Doonigan

Parody Song Title:

"The Eastenders Fishing Trip"

Parody Written by:

Parody Potter

The Lyrics

I am a big fan of the British soap opera 'The Eastenders' which was cancelled six months ago by BBCAmerica. For any Easties here who are missing this award winning soap opera, I give you 'Patrick Truman's Boat' or 'The Eastenders Fishing Trip'.
Mis-ter Pa-trick Truman, a Londoner of note,
Came into a fortune and he bought himself a boat
Said he, "With this boat here, I'm gonna have some fun"
But when he tried to tow it home, he found it weighed a ton .
So all of his mates who lived in Albert Square
Borrowed Charley's Taxi cab and towed it out of there
They all wore their long johns, beneath their over coat
All ready for a fishing trip on Patrick Trumans boat

His good friend Jim Branning, was captain for the day
He brought some Johnny Walkers to keep the cold at bay
A large keg of ale and a quart of Black and White
Donated from their local pub, to last them through the night
"Just drink up ya' muppet," Alfie shouted out to Pat
"We've gotta set this boat a sail, before the beer goes flat"
They pushed it in the water Patrick ready for to gloat
But when they finally got it in, the bugger wouldn't float

Now all the local plonkers were laughing at their plight
Just seeing Patricks fishing boat go sinking out of sight
But just then Jim Branning shouted out "Good Gord!
Someone hold me long johns, the booze is still on board"
He dived in the water as naked as a whale
Swam around the sinking boat, looking for the ale
He splashed and he spluttered but he never gave up hope
And he finally got the barrel out of Patrick Trumans boat.

Now right there in Southend a crowd had gathered round
They thought that Survivor, had finally come to town
They laughed and they cheered as Jim retreaved the beer
Standing in his birthday suite they watched him from the pier
There won't be tribal council for the Walford tribe that night
Seeing Jim in all his glory, was not a pretty sight
And all of his team mates sent Jim a little note
Said "Thank you for your bravery now, PLEASE PUT ON YOUR COAT"

Now all over Walford, some tales are often told
Of certain local hero's and people brave and bold
But one in particular, will never go away
It's the one about Jim Branning and his big catch of the day
You'll find him in the Queen Vic, along with his mate Pat
Still talking 'bout that fishing trip with Alfie Moon & Kat
And if you're ever in Southend, you can bet a five pound note
Beneath that mud are Jim's long johns, and Patrick's Truman's boat.

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Agrimorfee - March 15, 2004 - Report this comment
DKTOS (Don't Know The Original Song), mate, but that was obviously quite a bit of work...very clever story, I liked it a lot. 555 . I only know of Val Doonigan as referenced in the Bonzo Dog Band's "Intro & The Outro"---perhaps you would care to comment for more of us Yanks here on who he is and what the original song was?
Parody Potter - March 15, 2004 - Report this comment
Agrimorfee...Val Doonigan was an Irish singer very popular in England with his own TV show on BBC in the 60's and 70's. He was on the lines of an Irish Perry Como and had several hit records like 'Walk Tall' and 'Elusive Butterfly' that you probably wouldn't have heard of in the states and unless you're as ancient as me. He often sang humorous traditional irish ditties like Paddy McGinty's Goat.
joshua - October 08, 2004 - Report this comment

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