Thursday, 24 May 2018

A Kayaker's Sea-Shanty: MY BLUE SIT-ON


POST #177
PARODY-LYRICS
ORIGINAL SONG"My Blue Heaven", W. Donaldson (music), G.A.Whiting (lyrics), 1928. Performed originally by Gene Austin, covered by almost 100 other bands and soloists, from Marlene Dietrich to Norah Jones.
PARODY COMPOSED: Giorgio Coniglio, May 2015, post updated May 2018.
WORDPLAY LINK: And, for something completely different, see our current blogpost  on Edifying Nonsense  - "More Fun with Impeachment" 

KEYWORDS: classicsong, environment, Carolinas




MY BLUE SIT-ON

(to the tune of "My Blue Heaven")

When scupper-holes bail
No fear to capsize!
I’m stable in my new sit-on.

She’s plump but petite,
Just measures nine feet
I’ve christened her My Blue Heaven.

I'’ll need a saddle-seat, a paddle, some repellent (-bug)
A type III vest to keep each vessel-rider snug.

Self-draining kayak,
Swift lift to roof-rack
Where I strap on My Blue Heaven.


A dolly to haul,
Don’t bring alcohol (chmmh!)
Boat-ramp to launch My Blue Heaven.

Could have a fishin’-pole, small ice-chest on a tidal ‘crick’
And she won’t swamp in wake or surf – that’s quite a trick.
Shem Creek, SC
sit-on kayak

Where scupper-holes drain
Skip’s feeling no pain
Secure in his new blue sit-on.

I’ve got my cellphone in a baggy, I’m not gab-repressed
So while I’m damp and floating, I’ll 'yak-yack or text.

When my darling calls
That evening is nigh
I’ll be docking My Blue Heaven.

A neat gift for me
Just turned seventy.
I’m happy with My Blue Heaven,

Just so happy in My Blue Heaven




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