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.
In tropical sea is a tropic port,
Vacation fun is the favorite sport.
This is the place where the tourists flock,
Renting the boats at the busy dock.
Two secretaries from the U-S-A,
Sail on the Minnow this lovely day.
A high school teacher is next aboard,
All taking trip that they can not afford.
The next two people are millionaires,
They got no worries, they got no cares.
They climb aboard and they step inside,
With just enough bags for a six-hour ride.
Tourists come, tourists go,
Tourists touring to and fro.
These five nice tourists, they take this trip,
Relaxing on deck on this little ship.
The weather is clear and the sun is hot,
(Spoken) The weather is clear? I think it is not!
Tourists come, tourists go,
Tourists tossing to and fro.
The captain is brave, he's Carrrrumba! What a storm!
The captain is brave, he's a fearless man,
And Gilligan helps him all that he can.
The wheel, she break and lose all control,
S.S. Minnow do the rock-and-roll.
The sea is now calm and the weather grand,
Where is the Minnow upon the sand?
What happen now will bring you a smile,
The adventures of Gilligan,
And the Skipper,
And the Millionaire,
And Mrs. Millionaire,
And the other tourists,
On Gilligan's Isle!
Closing credits song (Same tune),
We leave all our friends on this tropic shore,
Perhaps they will be here forevermore.
Maybe a rescue will set them free,
Tune in next week and then you will see.
THE BALLAD OF GILLIGAN'S ISLE
Words and Music by SHERWOOD SCHWARTZ and GEORGE WYLE
© 1964, 1966 EMI U CATALOG INC.
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