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BS: Banana Boat parodies

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BANANA BOAT SONG
BELAMENA
CHOUCOUNE
COME BACK, LIZA
EDEN WAS JUST LIKE THIS
JAMAICA FAREWELL
TURN AROUND
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Penny S. 07 Nov 99 - 07:13 AM
Penny S. 07 Nov 99 - 07:15 AM
Micca 07 Nov 99 - 07:39 AM
Penny S. 07 Nov 99 - 08:30 AM
Penny S. 07 Nov 99 - 08:45 AM
Micca 07 Nov 99 - 11:45 AM
wildlone 07 Nov 99 - 04:10 PM
Llanfair 07 Nov 99 - 04:16 PM
Gint 07 Nov 99 - 05:14 PM
Barry Finn 07 Nov 99 - 05:37 PM
roopoo 08 Nov 99 - 02:13 AM
Micca 08 Nov 99 - 04:21 AM
Penny S. 08 Nov 99 - 07:14 AM
08 Nov 99 - 07:15 AM
Micca 08 Nov 99 - 08:23 AM
Roger the skiffler 08 Nov 99 - 08:30 AM
Micca 08 Nov 99 - 09:07 AM
Penny S. 08 Nov 99 - 01:20 PM
Bert 08 Nov 99 - 01:51 PM
MMario 08 Nov 99 - 01:59 PM
wildlone 08 Nov 99 - 02:02 PM
Micca 08 Nov 99 - 02:41 PM
Blackcat2 08 Nov 99 - 04:34 PM
Micca 09 Nov 99 - 06:58 PM
Penny S. 10 Nov 99 - 04:45 PM

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Subject: Banana Boat
From: Penny S.
Date: 07 Nov 99 - 07:13 AM

Day-O, Day-ay-ay-O, Dole Bananas hit a lighthouse in Portsmouth. Day-O, Day-ay-ay O, The boat she's holed and is sittin' on the bottom.

Left hand down a bit, left hand -crunch! Nobody's hurt, but she's blockin' up the harbour. Should have gone right, but we're out to lunch, Pity 'bout the light, it was the oldest in the harbour.

Penny


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Subject: RE: BS: Banana Boat
From: Penny S.
Date: 07 Nov 99 - 07:15 AM

Day-O, Day-ay-ay-O,
Dole Bananas hit a lighthouse in Portsmouth.
Day-O, Day-ay-ay O,
The boat she's holed and is sittin' on the bottom.

Left hand down a bit, left hand -crunch!
Nobody's hurt, but she's blockin' up the harbour.
Should have gone right, but we're out to lunch,
Pity 'bout the light, it was the oldest in the harbour.


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Subject: RE: BS: Banana Boat
From: Micca
Date: 07 Nov 99 - 07:39 AM

Do I detect "Navy Lark" overtones? Quick throw some Ice Cream in and make the BIGGEST banana split in the World!! is that Portsmouth UK or one of the American ones?


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Subject: RE: BS: Banana Boat
From: Penny S.
Date: 07 Nov 99 - 08:30 AM

UK, it's just been on the news again. The boat hit the rocks at the base of the Nab light at the entrance to the Solent, apparently. Dutch salvage experts are on their way. Could we add some Advocaat, do you think?


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Subject: RE: BS: Banana Boat
From: Penny S.
Date: 07 Nov 99 - 08:45 AM

Oh, and Micca, you are quite right, Navy Lark it is. What amazes me about the human brain is that within a few seconds of hearing the words banana, boat and Portsmouth, the Banana Boat song arrived, and by the time I got to the verse, the Navy Lark, which I have neither heard nor thought about for years, had joined it. Watch the headlines tomorrow, I bet I'm not the only one!


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Subject: RE: BS: Banana Boat
From: Micca
Date: 07 Nov 99 - 11:45 AM

I don't know about Advocaat(the drink) I suspect they will need Advocaat( the lawyer) befor long. I know what you mean.tho', a juxtaposition of words/phrases and before your very eyes you jave a song/poem.


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Subject: RE: BS: Banana Boat
From: wildlone
Date: 07 Nov 99 - 04:10 PM

Just seen the news.
Who put that there here
Fancy putting a lighthouse where a ship could hit it
Lighthouse? What lighthouse
Well Officer its like this, I was sailing north when this bloody great lighthouse came from nowhere and hit me.


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Subject: RE: BS: Banana Boat
From: Llanfair
Date: 07 Nov 99 - 04:16 PM

I haven't seen this on the news, yet. How come you folks south of the Wash have all the fun!!!
I think all those bananas will cause problems for "the boy". Hwyl, Bron.


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Subject: RE: BS: Banana Boat
From: Gint
Date: 07 Nov 99 - 05:14 PM

Blows the treat of England as a bannana republic though


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Subject: RE: BS: Banana Boat
From: Barry Finn
Date: 07 Nov 99 - 05:37 PM

Naval situation.
From the bridge of the USS....... The watch sees lights dead ahead & notifies the skipper who hails who ever's ahead on the radio & says "this is the Heavy Cruiser the USS.... you are on a collision course with us so change course or well be forced to run you down, please reply ASAP". "This is the ........ Lighthouse, please alter course directly as we have no power to maneuver or prepare to run down a lighthouse".
Barry


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Subject: RE: BS: Banana Boat
From: roopoo
Date: 08 Nov 99 - 02:13 AM

Did my ears deceive me or has it also got pineapples on board? It also seems that the lighthouse it hit is visible from 14 miles and conditions were clear. "Long range scanners down, cap'n....er, how do you open the viewscreen?"

mouldy


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Subject: RE: BS: Banana Boat
From: Micca
Date: 08 Nov 99 - 04:21 AM

I started to think about adding verseses and strayed in to jamaica farewell which I think is a different song but for what its worth Dole Banana farewell
Portsmouth way where the Seas are grey
And the sun shines rarely on the mountain top
The took a trip on a Banana Ship
And when they reached Nab Tower they made a stop

Chorus
But It's sad to say we're not under way
For us it may be the end of the day
Our head is down we may be sinking down
In the Spithead approaches to Portsmouth town

There'll be bananas everywhere
and the Cowes on the island will have there fill
from Spithead up to Southampton
and Pineapples floating off Portland bill

Chorus
Down on the Solent you can hear
Sirens screaming as the big tugs they toil
Trying to keep that ship afloat
And the thought of the salvage it makes them smile


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Subject: RE: BS: Banana Boat
From: Penny S.
Date: 08 Nov 99 - 07:14 AM

Wasn't that lighthouse joke on the being rude to Americans thread?


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Subject: RE: BS: Banana Boat
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Date: 08 Nov 99 - 07:15 AM

PS. great verses Micca. PS


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Subject: RE: BS: Banana Boat
From: Micca
Date: 08 Nov 99 - 08:23 AM

Yes ,But is it the same bloody song ?, Its been driving me nuts all morning, by the 2 tunes mixing and matching in my head, Oh and BTW for this you are not popular with my colleagues either (You are with me, I think its a hoot)


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Subject: RE: BS: Banana Boat
From: Roger the skiffler
Date: 08 Nov 99 - 08:30 AM

Serious thread creep:The Joe Offer for the People's President campaign must be involved. The ship is called Dole America and was scuppered by a lighthouse!
Strictly speaking, I suppose the Nab Tower isn't a lighthouse but it's a bloody big structure as I remember from my boyhood Sea Cadet days when we had steering practice:
"Aim for the Nab Tower and then turn left"
The Navy Larkwasn't far wrong!
RtS


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Subject: RE: BS: Banana Boat
From: Micca
Date: 08 Nov 99 - 09:07 AM

Hey Rog there was a "story" current when I was at sea that a small (about 800 tons) ship came out of Avonmouth late at night after everyone had been on the p**s except a first trip young sailor, the skipper told him to steer straight for the Runnelstone lighthouse off Cardiff, and went below for a rest. 4 hours later the ship tried to climb the side of the Runnelstone!! It was lost , all hands saved.


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Subject: RE: BS: Banana Boat
From: Penny S.
Date: 08 Nov 99 - 01:20 PM

It isn't the same song. They are different. We had them in Singing Together, or at least Jamaica Farewell was in it.

And I am not responsible for the use people make of my parodic outbursts.

Penny


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Subject: RE: BS: Banana Boat
From: Bert
Date: 08 Nov 99 - 01:51 PM

Here's the report. I couldn't believe it was true. Had to take a look for myself.


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Subject: RE: BS: Banana Boat
From: MMario
Date: 08 Nov 99 - 01:59 PM

"The ship is registered in Monrovia, the capital of Liberia,
and with the Norwegian skipper were Indian officers
and an Oriental crew. The vessel has Costa Rican agents
and is owned by an American bank. "

Wow! mini united nations on board. their simultaneous translation probably broke down.


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Subject: RE: BS: Banana Boat
From: wildlone
Date: 08 Nov 99 - 02:02 PM

Great song Micca.Permission to sing it at the next folk club I go to


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Subject: RE: BS: Banana Boat
From: Micca
Date: 08 Nov 99 - 02:41 PM

Hi, wildlone Yeah go for it, I am flattered you think its good enough, if I add more I'll post it, it begs a verse on the lines of not being nabbed on the dole but Dole on the Nab.


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Subject: RE: BS: Banana Boat
From: Blackcat2
Date: 08 Nov 99 - 04:34 PM

ya know - another execllent possiblity is Harry Chapin's "30,000 pounds of Bananas" . . .


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Subject: RE: BS: Banana Boat
From: Micca
Date: 09 Nov 99 - 06:58 PM

During an idle moment today I thought of the other 2 verses (for the Trans-ponders the dole is the colloquiql UK expression for welfare)
Norwegian skipper is in despair
And the Indian officers stand around
The Chinese crew only stand and stare
As the they watch their ship as it runs aground
chorus
The Dole America was the ship
And it hit the Nab off the shipping lane
Today the crew were all on the Dole
And tomorrow their on the dole again
chorus


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Subject: RE: BS: Banana Boat
From: Penny S.
Date: 10 Nov 99 - 04:45 PM

I'm really glad it wasn't Geest or Fyffes: just been reading about the farmers on the Windwards - they can't take much more. If this free trade business carries on, we may look back on it like the potato blight.

Penny


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