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Discussion: The dog they call...

in: 'Bent; 'Bent > 2016-02-14

Feb 15, 2016 1:40 AM # 
I trust it was with crazed delight,
and not filled with gastly fright,
as you tore off down the trail.
Feb 15, 2016 4:21 AM # 
coach ld:
Ghastly fright is right !!
When that hound pulls the cord tight
you're skiing for your life while you madly flail
Feb 15, 2016 4:28 AM # 
Our dog does not bite
But flies 'Bent like a kite
If I were the skier, I'd bail
Feb 15, 2016 12:41 PM # 
Maybe BGY will post his original poem here?
Feb 15, 2016 12:45 PM # 
With all his might
Down the trail he takes flight
With me right on his tail.
Feb 15, 2016 6:39 PM # 
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...
Feb 16, 2016 2:38 AM # 
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...
(true story)
Feb 16, 2016 5:10 AM # 
Brilliant. :)
Feb 16, 2016 9:01 AM # 
Those were great lyrics - now when we get to hear the music?
Feb 16, 2016 1:54 PM # 
Feb 16, 2016 2:41 PM # 
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.

The poem:
Feb 16, 2016 5:05 PM # 
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).
Feb 16, 2016 6:13 PM # 
Thanks - I guess that never caught on!
Feb 16, 2016 11:18 PM # 
Carbon's Offset:
Wow, look at bubo schooling the Canadians about The Cremation of Sam McGee!
Feb 16, 2016 11:21 PM # 
Well, we´ve got Google in Sweden too ;)
Feb 17, 2016 1:40 AM # 
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...

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