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Buddy Davis – A Whale Of A Tale lyrics

[Spoken]
Ahoy, mates!
Ahoy, captain!

[Verse 1]
Gather round, swabbies,
And ye shall hear
The story of a man
That we all hold dear.
Jonah was a preacher,
And he preached real good!
Everybody knew him
In the neighborhood.

Well, there's this town
Where the dudes were bad.
That's not cool
And it made God sad.
God is love,
But God is just,
And he had it up to here
With Nineveh.

[Chorus]
It's a whale of a story,
Yo ho ho!
Jonah didn't swim,
And Jonah didn't row.
God prepared that fish, you see.
Gulp, gulp, gulp, gulp!
Jonah made history!

[Verse 3]
God told Jonah,
"Go preach to that town.
They must repent,
Or I'll tear it down. "
Jonah said, "Lord,
Don't send me! "
So he boarded a ship,
And he tried to flee.

Steady as she goes!
Sailors, man them oars!
Or ye shal perish
In this treacherous storm.
The ship was tossed,
And the wind blew hard.
Jonah's overboard!
And the captain said, "Arr"

[Chorus]
It's a whale of a story,
Yo ho ho!
Jonah didn't swim,
And Jonah didn't row.
God prepared that fish, you see.
Gulp, gulp, gulp, gulp!
Jonah made history!

[Verse 4]
Well, the crew was saved,
And the sea grew calm.
Jonah sank deep
And his breath was gone!
But a big old fish
That God prepared
Swallowed Jonah
And his life was spared.

In the belly of the whale
He spent three days
It was dark, it stunk
And he was afraid.
He said, "Lord,
I'll prophesy to that town! "
So the fish spit him out
On solid ground.

[Chorus]
It's a whale of a story,
Yo ho ho!
Jonah spun gravel,
For a mile or so.
He preached, they listened, and repented, you see.
Gulp, gulp, gulp, gulp!
Jonah made history!

[Spoken]
Ahoy mates!
Ahoy captain!
Shiver my timbers, thar she blows!
Arrr...



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