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Original Song Title:


Original Performer:

Kenny Rogers

Parody Song Title:

"The Canoe Guide's Lament"

Parody Written by:

Peter Moberg

The Lyrics

For as much as a canoe guide loves being out in the wilderness, there are those times . . .
The portage was long and was muddy and sloppy
From rain pouring hard through the week.
I stalked off in silence. My thoughts were of violence.
I just was too ornery to speak.
Then I started weavin', my steps were uneven.
I stumbled and thought I would die.
I threw down my canoe and I yanked off my shoe
And I hung my head down and I cried.

You picked a fine time to leave me loose heal
With eight feeble campers and a rain that won't yield
From the cold I am twitchin', and my poor back is itchin'
From a sunburn that's startin' to peal.
You picked a fine time to leave me, loose heal.
I wrote these lyrics in the summer of 1980 for a staff variety show while I was a canoe guide at Camp Vermilion in northern Minnesota.

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