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Song Parodies -> "Canoeing Lesson"

Original Song Title:

"I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do"

Original Performer:


Parody Song Title:

"Canoeing Lesson"

Parody Written by:

Giorgio Coniglio

The Lyrics

“ A Canadian is someone who knows how to make love in a canoe ”, Pierre Berton, eminent journalist and historian.
Need a location, eh? lakeside assignation?
Just for two:
Canoe, canoe, canoe, canoe, canoe.

You’ll need the J-stroke, to steer straight; and for gay-folk
Take a crew,
Canoe, canoe, canoe, canoe, canoe.

Best pick a partner like Twiggy, but short;
Bow to discomfort if trapped ‘neath the thwart.

Put down your paddle, when you climb in the saddle.
‘musez-vous !
Canoe, canoe, canoe, canoe, canoe.

Wear your preserver, ‘cos it might get rude,
If Mounties spot-check, and you’re in the nude.

Don’t lean on the gunwhale, should you enter a tunnel;
This tip’s true:
Canoe, canoe, canoe, canoe, canoe.

P. Berton coined it our iconic boat,
Control paroxysms, you’re certain to float.

Get with your tête-à-tête, and not get quite soaking wet,
C’est beau !
Canot, canot, canot, canot, canot *.

* A nod to Canada’s other national language: “canot” rhymes with beau, “t” not pronounced.

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Old Man Ribber - March 18, 2013 - Report this comment
Don Giorgio - I should be "paddled" for this pun, but I was laughing so much that I almost had a "stroke". ;D
Giorgio Coniglio - May 05, 2015 - Report this comment
Since initial submission, the song acquired a few more lines......... / One final pointer - l'avant-canotage / Don't flirt with foreplay pendant le portage/ There's no better bateau built for Anglo- or Franco- / Vous et nous / Canoe, canot, Canuck, canot, canoe. /

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