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The One-Australia

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The One-Australia

Oh, they built the One-Australia
To sail the ocean blue.
And they thought that they had built a yacht
The water couldn't go through.
Well, the calc's were by some bum
(Must have used a Pentium)
It was sad, when the frail yacht went down.

     It was sad (it was sad),
     It was sad (John was mad),
     It was sad, when the frail yacht went down
     Nobody drowned,
     (Now the designer can't be found).
     It was sad, when the frail yacht went down

Well, the skipper said: "Me buckos,
We cannot be afraid.
The wind is over fifteen knots,
But the sandwiches are made. "
Then they hit that two-foot chop
And the keel just would not stop.
It was sad, when the frail yacht went down.

     It was sad (it was sad),
     It was sad (John was mad),
     It was sad when the frail yacht went down
     Three million bucks
     (Now it's gone, but what the f*ck;
     It was sad, when the frail yacht went down.

They spent twenty million dollars,
To bring the Cup to Oz.
And whenever people asked them why
They could only say "because. "
Now the crew must taste defeat,
Their boat's down twelve hundred feet.
It was sad, when the frail yacht went down

     It was sad (it was sad)
     It was sad (John was mad),
     It was sad, when the frail yacht went down
     Filled up, and sank
     (Along with three Australian banks).
     It was sad when the frail yacht went down.

You can't blanme the Race Committee,
They only did what's rlght.
A wind that only blows force five
Should not be such a fright.
If your hull is paper thin,
No-one says you have to win.
It was sad, when the frail yacht went down

     It was sad (it was sad),
     It was sad (John was mad),
     It was sad, when the frail yacht went down
     Broke clean in two
     (All they salvaged was the crew)
     It was sad, when the frail yacht went down.

Now, they tell this tragic story
In yacht clubs 'round the world.
'Bout how the fearless Aussie crew.
Could not sail like the girls.
While the Sheilas beat DC,
They were sinking on TV.
It was sad, when the frail yacht went down

     It was sad (it was sad),
     It was sad (John was mad),
     It was sad, when the frail yacht went down
     Total disgrace
     (Auckland's ready for this race)
     It was sad. when the frail yacht went down.

Note: One-Australia, an Austrialian contender for the America's
   Cup, broke in half and sank in relatively light winds and
   gentle seas off San Diego. This song (by anon.) was posted to
   the Internet two days later. RG







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