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Song Parodies -> ""If Gordon Lightfoot Wrote 'Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald'""

Original Song Title:

"Carefree Highway"

Original Performer:

Gordon Lightfoot

Parody Song Title:

""If Gordon Lightfoot Wrote 'Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald'""

Parody Written by:

Patrick McWilliams

The Lyrics

About a year ago, Michael Pacholek started a brief craze for retelling the classic story of the 1975 sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald to the tunes of other songwriters. I figured I would mark this significant anniversary with another contribution to the genre.
Sailing on a freighter was my sweet childhood dream
I'd think about it every single night
Though raised on land, I had it planned
When I became of age
Left home knowin' just what I would do

Ed Fitzgerald, let me sail away on you
Ed Fitzgerald, I'm no runaway
Please let me join your crew, I'll show you what I can do
Ed Fitzgerald, wanna sail away, sail away on you

Looking back a lifetime to my first day aboard
I wonder how I made it all these years
It's the way I've earned a living
I'm completely satisfied
Though knowing I left Mama home in tears

Ed Fitzgerald, I loved you almost like a dame
Ed Fitzgerald, seen a lot of days
Our twenty-nine man crew, there's not much that we can't do
Ed Fitzgerald, I'm delivering, hauling ore with you

Searching for the wreckage of your storm shattered hull
I wonder if they'll ever find a trace
The legend of the Chippewa, they say the lake won't yield
This is going to be our final resting place

Ed Fitzgerald, weather overpowered you
Ed Fitzgerald, folks are gonna view
The morning TV news, of our final, fatal cruise
Ed Fitzgerald, will they put the blame, put the blame on you

Ed Fitzgerald, you were the greatest ship afloat
Ed Fitzgerald, we've seen heady days
You live the life you choose, there's a chance that you might lose
Ed Fitzgerald, gonna slip away, slip a way with you

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Meriadoc - September 18, 2012 - Report this comment
Hate both of the OS's - this was much more palatable. Especially enjoyed the third to last stanza. Excellent job!

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