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Monday, December 12, 2005

Because I could not stop for Gilligan

via Ticklish Ideas:

    Start your humming:

      Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale,
      a tale of a fateful trip.
      That started from this tropic port,
      aboard this tiny ship.

      The mate was a mighty sailin' man,
      the skipper brave and sure.
      Five passengers set sail that day,
      for a three hour tour,
      a three hour tour

    Now, switch lyrics but keep the same tune:

      Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound
      That saved a wretch like me
      I once was lost but now am found,
      Was blind but now I see
      Was blind but now I see

      T'was Grace that taught...
      my heart to fear.
      And Grace, my fears relieved.
      How precious did that Grace appear...
      the hour I first believed.

    It works on hymn-influenced verse too, see:

      Because I could not stop for Death—
      He kindly stopped for me—
      The Carriage held but just Ourselves—
      And Immortality.
      We slowly drove—He knew no haste
      And I had put away
      My labor and my leisure too,
      For His Civility—
      -Emily Dickenson

Oh how I love me some Gilligan's Island.

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