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Thread #71738   Message #1231462
Posted By: Schantieman
22-Jul-04 - 12:32 PM
Thread Name: Req: Miner's Lifeguard Parody (Shanty Singers)
Subject: RE: Req: Miner's Lifeguard Parody (Shanty Singers)
Why do lots of people not sing the third verse? Or at least, the one that goes, Soon this trouble will be over etc. ? Was it, perhaps, not original?   But then, if the whole thing is a parody anyway....???

I'd've said a parody is a version in which the words are changed, keeping close(ish) to the original, usually with humorous intent. So, is "Miners' Lifeguard" a parody or is it just another set of words to the tune?

See you (some of you) at Warwick/Sidmouth/Dartmoor