The Flight

Story Behind The Song

Back in 1975 I was reading a book on the Donner Party. Somehow this tune came.

Song Description

Sometimes necessity requires drastic measures.

Song Length 3:55 Genre Rock - Easy Listening, Rock - Easy Listening
Tempo Medium Slow (91 - 110) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood Composed Subject Airplanes, Existence
Language English Era 1970 - 1979



Music and Lyrics by: Bill Dake
Copywrite: 1975 billdakemusic ASCAP

It was a routine flight for Dan
A decorated veteran of Viet Nam
But things were soon to get scary
And just a little bit hairy
Yes they were

On this particular excursion it seems
There was a girl named Shirl
Who wore the tightest blue jeans
Our Dan was duly impressed
With the denim and all the rest
Yes he was

About an hour or so into the flight
The plane lost power,
Began to sink in the night
Dan said, "Don't you worry"
"I'm gonna save us Shirley"

Well, in a stirring exhibition of skill
Dan deftly planted the nose
Into the side of a hill
And in a crash like thunder
The plane was smashed asunder
Yes it was

When Dan finally opened his eyes
He had two busted legs,
But he was still alive
Our girl Shirl, she didn't make it
It seems her ticker couldn't take it
No, no

On the ninety-eighth day Dan was found
But our girl Shirl,
She was nowhere around
She hadn't paid for her ride
Dan took it out of her hide
Yes he did

Lyrics Bill Dake Music Bill Dake
Producer Bill Dake Publisher billdakemusic
Performance Bill Dake
This track is on 6 Member Playlists
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Abram Band Unique Work 1/29/2015
Abram Band Got To Have Blue's! Outstanding! 1/29/2015
Abram Band Vocals Are Outstanding! 1/29/2015
Abram Band Lyrics Outstanding 1/29/2015
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