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Song Parodies -> "Fulton Of Steam"

Original Song Title:

"Sultans Of Swing"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Dire Straits

Parody Song Title:

"Fulton Of Steam"

Parody Written by:

Alvin Rhodes

The Lyrics

i'm on the river for a lark
in my brain, an image, stark...idea time
i get a shiver...and stop and say..."hold everything"
a man who's rowin' briskly...don't make much time
but if i'm right...well, i can make a boat just zing

just place a wheel outside
and attach some paddles...to grace it
greater speed you can attain...when that wheel goes 'round
condensation...put through its paces
oh what a joy...when off, we will bound
way on down south...with whistle sounds

yeah, with the pipes engorged...i won't...be ignored
with a stately rhythm...it wouldn't need a sail to forward, spring
yes, you'd need no oars... to pull you...ever forward
we'd just glide with all of our might...as straight as string

a maritime delight...it will surely..make a scene
though not an easy job...i'll do it...just right
i can make that engine rock...and make it sing
i'll rev it right up...and hit the heights
i'm bob fulton...robert fulton..of steam !

got a bellow of noise...a stunning machine...made to order
vapors pressed...which is sent unflagging...till the proud ship moves
the paddlewheel slams...about with glee...thumping waves so grand
i'm famous...hey ! ...i've notched my goal
i'm bob fulton...this fulton's...a hero !...( hero ! )

i am a man...who stepped right up...it was me, alone
i'm set at last...because i've done...this thing
good times now...quick times...with this boat
yeah, i made it fast....this gift...i bring
i'm robert fulton...i'm robert fulton...of steam !


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Pacing: 4.8
How Funny: 4.8
Overall Rating: 4.8

Total Votes: 12

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Dobbs - September 11, 2008 - Report this comment
Hey this was good. I don't know who gave you 2's, but I'm going to give you 5s and hope that makes up for it cuz this is a good parody.
alvin - September 11, 2008 - Report this comment
thanks dobbs...glad ya enjoyed
Andy Primus - September 11, 2008 - Report this comment
Another good one - I'm guessing the person who gave you two's has never heard of the song or perhaps they're just in dire straits.
John Barry - September 11, 2008 - Report this comment
Fulsome praise for "Fulton."
alvin - September 11, 2008 - Report this comment
thanks andy.....guess they musta been "steamed" over SOMETHING...heh heh heh....thanks john....good word !
AFW - September 11, 2008 - Report this comment
Mighty fine parody inventing
alvin - September 11, 2008 - Report this comment
thanks AFW
Agrimorfee - September 11, 2008 - Report this comment
Inspired!
2Eagle - September 11, 2008 - Report this comment
Good history lesson. Maybe the troll who gave you 2's is a high school dropout.
alvin - September 11, 2008 - Report this comment
thanks agri and 2eagle....or perhaps a descendent of john fitch who was in competition against fulton for steamboat honors
Tommy Turtle - September 11, 2008 - Report this comment
DKTOS, but 555 for lauding what skeptics called "Fulton's Folly" -- a reminder that for every great advance, there've always been those who said, "It can't be done".

ps: theTwos must have come from someone who thinks that when God placed Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, He gave them cell phones and HDTV.
alvin - September 11, 2008 - Report this comment
thanks tommy...lol
PMS - September 13, 2008 - Report this comment
Your wheel turns at 555 RPM
alvin - September 13, 2008 - Report this comment
thanks PMS
Timmy1000 - December 05, 2008 - Report this comment
Always like Dire Straits and thought about Sultan rhymes and came up with Fulton and steam. So I looked on the site and saw you have already done it - well done!
alvin - December 05, 2008 - Report this comment
thanks timmy

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