"Whale Surfing"

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    "Whale Surfing"

    "Whale Surfing"
    Captain Ahab got nothing on me
    not on land or below the sea
    could anyone match the speed or the beauty
    of hitching a board to the tail of a whale
    for sure it was a most fortunate day
    when first Big Yellar came my way 
    no one could imagine what friendship
    means when first we tied a rope to Yellar's tail
    what a way to befriend a whale
    but let me try to finish my tale
    twarn't too long afore fast friends we were
    and I would tie my board to Yellar's tail
    across the seas we would fly
    I watched the oceans glide on by
    as I arode his surf  
    first it was a friendly thing
    just us 2 having a fling
    across the waters wide
    then I began to tell tall tales
    of a boy who could tail a whale
    twarn't too long fore this boy was known
    as a liar around the world
    and people came to see this thing
    or more likely win their fortunes
    betting against such an unlikely fling
    fore too long the purse was set 
    and time came to sport the bet
    I called Big Yellar into port
    he was wild while I attached the rope
    and climbed aboard my whale surf board
    win the bet I surely did and could have
    even collected on it
    if during our practices I had thought
    of a way to say "Whoa Big Yellar"
    there is a legend of a Whale Surfer
    that on the surface sounds absurd
    but it is the truth just take my word
    for years of spray have kept me alert
    now if I but only had the words
    to get Big Yellar to slow down
    just a little bit
    Please!!!!
    © Sam Hyde
       05-05-13 
     
    "Whale Surfing"
    Captain Ahab got nothing on me
    not on land or below the sea
    could anyone match the speed or the beauty
    of hitching a board to the tail of a whale
    for sure it was a most fortunate day
    when first Big Yellar came my way 
    no one could imagine what friendship
    means when first we tied a rope to Yellar's tail
    what a way to befriend a whale
    but let me try to finish my tale
    twarn't too long afore fast friends we were
    and I would tie my board to Yellar's tail
    across the seas we would fly
    I watched the oceans glide on by
    as I arode his surf  
    first it was a friendly thing
    just us 2 having a fling
    across the waters wide
    then I began to tell tall tales
    of a boy who could tail a whale
    twarn't too long fore this boy was known
    as a liar around the world
    and people came to see this thing
    or more likely win their fortunes
    betting against such an unlikely fling
    fore too long the purse was set 
    and time came to sport the bet
    I called Big Yellar into port
    he was wild while I attached the rope
    and climbed aboard my whale surf board
    win the bet I surely did and could have
    even collected on it
    if during our practices I had thought
    of a way to say "Whoa Big Yellar"
    there is a legend of a Whale Surfer
    that on the surface sounds absurd
    but it is the truth just take my word
    for years of spray have kept me alert
    now if I but only had the words
    to get Big Yellar to slow down
    just a little bit
    Please!!!!
    © Sam Hyde
       05-05-13 
     

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