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Song Parodies -> "Down Goes a Show Plane"

Original Song Title:

"On the Road Again"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Willie Nelson

Parody Song Title:

"Down Goes a Show Plane"

Parody Written by:

Robert D. Arndt Jr.

The Lyrics

At the Vectren Air Show near Dayton a pilot Charles Schwenker and female wing-walker Jane Wicker lost their lives in front of a horrified crowd when their Stearman failed to recover from an inverted position and instead tilted and then nose-dived into the ground. Both were killed instantly upon impact as the aircraft erupted in flames. Wing-walking was made popular in the years after WW1, usually with a J4N “Jenny” and both male and female stunt people. It used to be a crowd favorite along with Barnstorming in the 1920s-30s using biplanes. But post-WW2 people wanted to see jet aircraft acrobatics instead and the FAA required a long list of added safety precautions when performing wing-walking. Still, Jane Wicker died sitting on a wing inverted- no recovery.
Down goes a show plane
Wing-walker and pilot go down in flames
Jane Wicker and Charles Schwenker will never fly again
Inverted Stearman tilted, shocking Dayton

Down goes a show plane
With one of the worst deaths ever seen
Female wing-walker attracted attention
Inverted Stearman tilted, shocking Dayton

Down goes a show plane
Dreaded wing-walking is inherently risky
Spectators defend
Insisting it’s worth the admissions they pay
The display, cause for jubilation

[Only this time, was devastation]

Wing-walker and pilot go down in flames
Jane Wicker and Charles Schwenker will never fly again
Inverted Stearman tilted, shocking Dayton

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Rob Arndt - June 24, 2013 - Report this comment
Jane Wicker:
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7265/7437046546_e6834e09b7_z.jpg
Zen Adam B. - June 24, 2013 - Report this comment
Bob, not one of your funnier ones, but still well done. Those airshows are dangerous.
Rob Arndt - June 25, 2013 - Report this comment
Again, not meant to be funny but informative based on current events. The trick is to work the facts into the lyrics of the OS.
John Litel - June 25, 2013 - Report this comment
You want "informative"? All you have to do is read the newspapers or watch the news on TV. You don't have to wait for Robbie boy to squeeze the facts into the form of a tired OS. There's no value added.

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