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Just sit right back
And you'll hear a tale
A tale of a fateful trip,
That started from this tropic port,
Aboard this tiny ship.
The mate was a mighty sailin' man,
The Skipper brave and sure,
Five passengers set sail that day,
For a three hour tour,
A three hour tour.

The weather started getting rough,
The tiny ship was tossed.
If not for the courage of the fearless crew
The Minnow would be lost.
The Minnow would be lost.

The ship set ground on the shore
Of this uncharted desert isle
With Gilligan,
The Skipper too.
The millionaire
And his wife,
The movie star,
The professor and Mary Ann,
Here on Gilligan's Isle.

(Ending verse)

So this is the tale of our castaways,
They're here for a long long time.
They'll have to make the best of things,
It's an uphill climb.

The first mate and his Skipper too
Will do their very best,
To make the others comf'terble
In their tropic island nest.

No phone, no lights, no motor car,
Not a single luxury
Like Robinson Crusoe
It's primitive as can be.

So join us here each week my friends,
You're sure to get a smile,
From seven stranded castaways
Here on Gilligan's Isle!

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    Jennefer PearceAug 27, 2013 at 2:12 am
    Gilligan's Island is coming to Direct tv on September 2, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. Central Time on channel 49 also known as KMYA. I am very happy that they are bringing the oldies but goodies back on. I loved watching Gilligan's Island when I was younger and have kinda missed all of a sudden when the theme song popped into my head. I looked up on my search and there it was coming back on September 2nd.
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    UnregisteredJun 14, 2012 at 1:11 pm
    Five tourists from different walks of life decided to sail the high seas for adventure, photography, umbrella drinks, suntan, salty air, dolphin sightings and the wind in their face. Well, they got all that and more. They were all enjoying the cruise and when winds driffed in creating high swells of water, the party was over. At once they sheltered themselves with what little they could find, said their prayers and kissed their butts goodbye. On the other hand, the skipper being the salty dog that he was, somehow kept his vessle afloat till it crashed on a rather large bogg. You know the rest of the story. Or, you could simply sum it all up and say "never head out without asking the captain what the weather radar said"

    Rob s.
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    UnregisteredMar 21, 2014 at 7:21 pm
    This brings back many happy memories of my childhood. I always looked forward to each episode! My wife and I are leaving for Hawaii soon and the flight is 3 hours so this song popped into my head and I had to look up the lyrics. Thanks for having this song!
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    UnregisteredMay 17, 2012 at 7:57 pm
    It meant mental escape for millions of americans in the early years following the cuban missile crisis when no one thought there'd be a future, let alone an idyllic one; namely, on an unmapped, self-sufficient tropical island with good friends and a sense of hope. Too bad there were no studly, shirtless deck-hands in the cast...
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    UnregisteredJan 12, 2012 at 4:26 pm
    I think that this song is being interpreted by seven swans. That have to grow up and encourage each other through hard times in life. Because swan moms leave when that baby swan is at a very young age. Just like some people who get put in foster care. That's what this song means.

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