10/14/17 - Ocean Classroom 2017: Song Parody about Cape Hatteras

Ocean Classroom 2017: Song Parody about Cape Hatteras

Cape Hatteras

Captain Flansburg

October 14, 2017:

I hear the thunder in the night,

‘Guess i’ll have to out my foulies on,

I’ve got the middle watch tonight,

Can't steer by the stars when it’s cloudy out,

Talked to the captain along the way,

Hoping for the chart to Hatteras,

He turned to me as if to say,

“Hurry up the other watch is waiting there for you.”


It’s gonna take a lot to get me up on deck,

There’s nothing that a hundred deckhands couldn’t do,

I felt the rain around Hatteras,

Gonna take some time to learn the things I've never done.


The other watch cried in the night,

They grow pissed of longing for some needed sleep,

I know I must do what is right,

As sure as supper rises from my stomach,

I see the cure that’s deep inside,

Frightened of this thing I've become.


It’s gonna take a lot to get me up on deck,

There’s nothing that a hundred deckhands couldn’t do,

I felt the rain around Hatteras,

Gonna take some time to learn the things I've never done.


Hurry up the other watch is waiting there for you,

It’s gonna take a lot to drag me from my rack,

There’s nothing that a hundred deckhands could ever do,

I curse the rain around Hatteras,

Curse the rain.


A song by Captain Flansburg

Copied by Will Burke

To the tune of “Africa” by Toto

Left: Charlotte takes the helm! Right: Cooper and Ian relax right before our nightly 1700 Almanac.

Left: Deckhand Jamee works with Connor on navigation and how to properly use the radar. Right: Ben intently works on his scrimshaw project!