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Song Parodies -> "If Charles Baudelaire Wrote Edmund Fitzgerald"

Original Song Title:


Original Performer:

Charles Baudelaire

Parody Song Title:

"If Charles Baudelaire Wrote Edmund Fitzgerald"

Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics

Original here: It would probably take a year, but I might try to tackle "Le Bateau Ivre."
La nature est une tempête, où les grands piliers
Peuvent parfois sortir sous la surface de l’eau.
Les hommes passent à travers du lac dans un bateau
Mais le vent fait un son qui n’est pas familier,
Comme un long écho en les fils, qui correspondent
Avec la pluie qui vient sans pitié,
Vaste comme les nuits et jours. . .Noah quantité.
Le chef apparaît aux hommes marins et repond:
“Suis enchanté d’avoir fait votre conaissance,
Mais je pense, malheureusementment, que nous sommes finis!”
Et le mugissement n’est pas un de consonance,
Beaucoup comme le schlock soufflé par Kenny G.
Après çela, l’eau agité entre là dedans;
Le bateau va rester au fond pendant les ans.


Nature is a storm, where great masts
Can sometimes vanish under the water’s surface.
Men cross the lake in a shipshape craft,
But the wind makes a sound fore and aft; in the past, they ain’t heard it—
Like a long echo in the wires that communicates
With the pitiless rain,
As vast as the quantities endured by Noah, god’s mate.
The cook appears to the seamen with this refrain:
“It’s been good to know you,
But, unfortunately, I think we’re screwed!”
The howl of the squall yowls discordantly—
A lot like the schlock blown by Kenny G.
After that, the turbulent water pours in through side shears;
The ship will rest on the bottom throughout the years.

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Patrick - September 01, 2011 - Report this comment
Merveilleuse adaptation! Je suis en train de méditer sur la possibilité de regarder ce poem comme défi.
John Barry - September 01, 2011 - Report this comment
Merçi, Patrick. Go for it!

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