I trust it was with crazed delight,
and not filled with gastly fright,
as you tore off down the trail.
Ghastly fright is right !!
When that hound pulls the cord tight
you're skiing for your life while you madly flail
Our dog does not bite
But flies 'Bent like a kite
If I were the skier, I'd bail
Maybe BGY will post his original poem here?
With all his might
Down the trail he takes flight
With me right on his tail.
Skijoring is an offer that can´t be passed
But if the journey on the trails is too fast
Maybe the skier ends up in a cast...
The Ballad of Brody.
There are strange things done in the midnight sun,
by the men who run so bold.
The Palgrave trails have their secret tales,
that would make your blood run cold.
The Caledon nights have seen queer sights,
but the queerest they ever do see...
Is when in a blaze of light... rushing thru the night,
Is a man and the dog they call Brody.
Now young Brody runs wild and free,
across ice and winter snow.
Why he pulls that man at break neck speeds
down the trails... God only knows.
As they run thru the cold the man can barely hold,
and hopes he lives to tell,
when Brody would say, in his silent way...
Is that a deer I smell?
With crazed delight, they make a ghastly sight,
as they tear off down the trails.
Past trees and rocks, the man's only thoughts
were that the harness would not fail.
So if your're out one night and become fraught with fright,
and you are not sure of what you see...
In a blaze of light, rushing thru the night,
It's the man and the dog they call...
Those were great lyrics - now when we get to hear the music?
Bubo, this is a parody of one of the best known Canadian poems,The Cremation of Sam McGee by Robert Service. Probably someone has set it to music but I'd guess that most of us studied it in school or had it read to us as children.
Johnny Cash has made a version
but no music...
And finally one other version with music
sung by Johnny Horton (there are also a few "home made" ones).
Thanks - I guess that never caught on!
Wow, look at bubo schooling the Canadians about The Cremation of Sam McGee!
Well, we´ve got Google in Sweden too ;)
Haha! I knew about those versions (thank you, Google) but they don't count. The Cremation of Sam McGee is famous as a poem, not a song. Although if Bubo makes a Youtube video of himself singing it, I will officially change my stance on that...