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    Default Random Question: D&D Banana Boat Song Parody?

    My dad vaguely remembers a parody of the Banana Boat Song (Day-O), in the sense that he remembers a couple lines from it:

    Six foot, seven foot, eight foot orc!
    Dark Lord come and me wanna go home.
    Five hundred pounds of pissed-off pork!
    Dark Lord come and me wanna go home.


    Does anyone else recognize these lyrics, or know the rest of them?
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    Default Re: Random Question: D&D Banana Boat Song Parody?

    Quote Originally Posted by GreatWyrmGold View Post
    Does anyone else recognize these lyrics, or know the rest of them?
    Nope. After a quick google, the closest I've found is this:

    https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthrea...ne-print/page2

    Wyyyyy-Oh! Wyyy-eee-eee-Ohhh!

    Instead of questing, shoulda drink a'rum
    (Got another rez and now she wan' go home)

    Hit one orc, then the rest of 'em come!
    (Got another rez and now she wan' go home)

    There was a six foot, seven foot, eight foot, BUNCH!
    (Got another rez and now she wan' go home)

    Took a big swing when she shoulda RUN!!!
    (Got another rez and now she wan' go home)

    Come, Mr. Tally Mon, tally me death count
    (Got another rez and now she wan' go home)

    Dying with all me spell points is just no fun!
    (Got another rez and now she wan' go home)

    Daylight come, and she wannn' go home...
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    Default Re: Random Question: D&D Banana Boat Song Parody?

    Do you have any idea of the era or context of when he heard it? That might help with searching.

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    Default Re: Random Question: D&D Banana Boat Song Parody?

    Probably with his gaming buddies or something? I don't think it was at a concert or anything like that.
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    Default Re: Random Question: D&D Banana Boat Song Parody?

    I guess I was just wondering if it was likely to be something more likely to have been printed in an old gaming zine or in an old filk zine to help think of new places to search. I have some ideas of where to look for indexes to old filk zines, less for old gaming ones, but someone else on this board probably has a better idea about old gaming zines than I would. Knowing roughly what decade, and which country and region he was living in at the time, might also help if it was something he picked up at a con or through the local geek scene generally.

    (I spend a lot of time listening to and archiving recordings of filk at cons. My focus is mostly the Pacific Northwest with occasional excursions to California. I don't happen to know this particular song, though. I'll keep an ear out.)

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