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The Darling Of The "Red Tide"

Discussion in 'Scuba Poetry' started by Fish_Whisperer, Apr 5, 2006.

  1. Fish_Whisperer

    Fish_Whisperer Solo Diver

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    To the tune of, "The Streets Of Laredo"
    (With apologies to the incomparable Arlo Guthrie)

    There was a crusty ol' maiden named Gertie McLou
    And she dived like a dolphin and swam through the blue.
    Her BC was ancient and patched up with duct tape
    Her regs dark and tarnished and spotted with glue.

    Her skin was like leather and tougher than rawhide
    She'd cuss out new divers and make them all cry.
    Her logbook was ragged and blackened with mildew
    But she was the darling of our dive boat "Red Tide."

    She swore and she growled and she guzzled her brew
    She outdrank the captain, the deckhands, and crew
    She stared down great whites and rode on their backs
    She was the darling of "Red Tide," that Gertie McLou.

    One blustery day the wind howled and blew
    The waves crashed like thunder and sickened the crew
    Gertie strapped on her BC and dived off of the platform
    While the rest of us fell down and heaved gagged and spewed

    We watched and we waited while the fuel did burn
    We barfed off the rear and we peed off the stern
    The gray waves they tossed us all over the sea
    While we waited for hours for Gertie's return

    Off in the distance we heard a cry of, "YAHOO!"
    And saw Gertie astride the back of a Blue.
    She'd lassoed that whale with the loop of her crotchstrap
    And that's the last that we saw of ol' Gertie McLou.

    Yes, that was the end of our darling, that Gertie McLou....


    -Frank
     
  2. mikerault

    mikerault Photographer

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Alpharetta, GA
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    Great! I think I dove with her in Grand Turk once...:)

    Mike
     
  3. Fish_Whisperer

    Fish_Whisperer Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
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    So THAT'S where she's gone off to, is it? :D
     
  4. greengullypony

    greengullypony Nassau Grouper

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    Did u get a sore finger typing all that. I had a bit of trouble remembering the music to streets of laredo Frankie Lane was it, think my dad has, but only on an old record.
     
  5. Fish_Whisperer

    Fish_Whisperer Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: In a car underwater with time to kill....
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    I'm pretty sure it was Arlo Guthrie. It's always fun coming up with alternative lyrics. LOL
     
  6. greengullypony

    greengullypony Nassau Grouper

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    mmm your probably write never heard of him but
     

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