The Wreck of the Minnow

Parody of “The Wreck of the Lark”, words and music by Alexandre Muñiz

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Parody lyrics ©11/10/2013 by Bob Kanefsky. All rights reserved. The copyright of the original lyrics and music remain with the holder(s) of the original copyright.

Chorus: There’s many a passenger perished at sea,
Which thanks to the skipper, did not befall me.
Shipwrecked and stranded for seasons and years.
Oh pity the passengers here!

Our ship from Hawaii had just sailed from shore
When winds whipped the waves up, our weakest to winnow.
Now little is left of the wreck of the Minnow.
And all for a three-hour tour!

They struggled to save her but ran her aground.
At least we found coconuts, eating our fill again.
The island was nameless.  The mate’s name was Gilligan.
Oh, that I had not met than clown!

Chorus: There’s many a passenger perished at sea,
Which no thanks to Gilligan, won’t befall me.
Shipwrecked and stranded for seasons and years.
Oh pity the passengers here.
Oh pity, oh pity, the passengers here!