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Song Parodies -> "If Billy Joel Wrote 'Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald'"

Original Song Title:

"She's Always A Woman"

Original Performer:

Billy Joel

Parody Song Title:

"If Billy Joel Wrote 'Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald'"

Parody Written by:

Patrick McWilliams

The Lyrics

Another contribution to the genre. We need more of these.
She can stir up a breeze, she can summon a wave
She'll send a great ship to a watery grave
Though she can't be predicted with accuracy
There's death in the air when the Witch of November breaks free

She can lead you to doom, she will shake you and heave you
She will fling you aside, then she'll callously leave you
And she'll take all you have if you sail on her sea
A lifeboat's no use when the Witch of November runs free

Oh, she has only a month
She can't wait patiently, she is too pressed for time
So, she can never slow down
While she briefly holds sway, in this northerly clime

Well, the storm clouds have passed, that is what you are thinking
Then she crushes your hull and she laughs while you're sinking
Though you've sailed through the worst that the weather can be
It was all a spring day when the Witch of November flies free

Oh, she is fickle and cruel
She will lurk in the dark, she can strike any time
Oh, and she thrives on your fear
And she always returns to the scene of her crime

Does she ride on a broom? Does she leap forth from Hell?
Not one man who has seen her has come back to tell
No prayer will appease her, she'll just scoff at your plea
She'll insist on her toll, you will barter your soul
As the Witch of November soars free

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Pacing: 5.0
How Funny: 4.8
Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 6

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Wendy Christopher - September 19, 2012 - Report this comment
Really, really well done - probably my favourite of this genre so far. Absolutely 555 :)
Callmelennie - September 19, 2012 - Report this comment
I agree Patrick, there's great comedic potential here. Already some wheels are turning in my head. And hey, Robert, I'm wondering how Screaming Jay Hawkins would render this tune
Peregrin - September 19, 2012 - Report this comment
Agreed, Patrick, really well done! Great stuff :)
Meriadoc - September 19, 2012 - Report this comment
This sang as smoothly as an unruffled sea! "Crushes your hull and laughs while you're sinking" was may favorite line.
Susanna Viljanen - September 20, 2012 - Report this comment
I don't know the original song, so I read this as pure poetry, But I liked it, and you told it very well how it is at seas. Or Great Lakes. There is no reason to underestimate the freshwater sailors in this respect. Fives.
Patrick - September 20, 2012 - Report this comment
Susanna, saw your sailing song yesterday. Sounds like the voice of experience. Thanks to everyone who commented. Security code for this comment "DRY".
Glen S - October 04, 2012 - Report this comment
Lots of great wordplay and an excellent rhyme scheme here Patrick. I loved the imagery through this. Well done. I loved the 'laughs while you're sinking' line as well.

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