Friday, 20 December 2013

Homage to Pierre Berton: CANOEING LESSON

POST #10
PARODY-LYRICS
ORIGINAL SONG: "I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do", ABBA, 1975.
PARODY COMPOSED:  Giorgio Coniglio, March 2013.

KEYWORDS: Canada, goldenoldy, environment


"A Canadian is someone who knows how to make love in a canoe", Pierre Berton, eminent Canadian historian and journalist.


CANOEING LESSON

(to the tune of "I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do")

Intro: 

Need a location, eh? Lakeside assignation?
Space for two:
Canoe, canoe, canoe, canoe, canoe.

You’ll use the J-stroke, to steer straight; and for gay-folk
Take a crew;
Canoe, canoe, canoe, canoe, canoe.

Best pick a partner like Twiggy, but short;
Bow to discomfort if trapped ’neath the thwart.

Put down your paddle, when you climb in the saddle.
’musez-vous !

Canoe, canoe, canoe, canoe, canoe.

Wear your preserver, ’cause things might get rude,
If Mounties spot-check, and you’re in the nude.

Don’t lean on the gunwale, should you enter a tunnel;
This tip’s true:
Canoe, canoe, canoe, canoe, canoe.

Pierre Berton coined it our iconic boat,
Control paroxysms, you’re certain to float.

Get with your tête-à-tête, and not get quite soaking wet,
C’est beau !
Canot, canot, canot, canot, canot.

One final pointer:  l’avant-canotage –
Don’t flirt with fore-play pendant le portage.

There’s no better bateau built for Anglo- or Franco –
Vous et nous;
Canoe, canot, Canuck, canot, canoe.

Outro: 







HOTLINKS TO OTHER CANADIAN-THEMED SONG-POSTINGS
Canoeing Lesson (see below)
..AND A FEW LIMERICK-BASED SONGS

UKULELE-FRIENDLY FORMAT
(Click on any chord-chart slide to move to 'song-presentation mode'; then navigate through thumbnails at bottom of page.)
























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