The Song of Quid
“And now if I may I’ll play a little banjo tune,” Paul says pluckily. He plays the “Beverly Hillbillies” theme song and sings:
Let me tell yawl a story about Captain Quid,
how he went to sea, and all the things he did.
Writing in his log as he was leaning on the rail
A train came along and when he saw it he fail
(Overboard, that is.)
(In the sink, and in the drink.)
He hadn’t finished writing up the day’s overview,
And so the crafty Quid had a backlog, too.
He tied his logs together with six foot notes
That he got by playing a tune on his float.
(Cut them to size by playing sharp.)
Quid was wet and tired and about half beat.
He peered through his telescope for critters fit to eat.
He looked toward an island and said “Son of a gun!
I think I just …
… spied a robin, son!”
“Haw, haw, haw!”
**Smashes the banjo and jumps on it.**
(Well, it worked for The Who.)
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