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The Ballad of Gilligan's Island
George Wyle & Sherwood Schwartz

Professor: Gilligan, Benjamin Franklin is dead.
Skipper: Exactly.
Gilligan: He's dead? I didn't even know he was sick!
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     Dm                        C
Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale
  Dm                C
A tale of a fateful trip
     Dm                C            Bm         C    Dm
That started from this tropic port aboard this tiny ship
    Dm                C                Dm                C
The mate was a mighty sailing man, the skipper brave and sure,
     Dm             C                   Bb    C    Dm
Five passengers set sail that day for a three hour tour,
  Bb    C    Dm
A three hour tour

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

    Fm                    Eb              Fm             Eb
The ship's aground 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 are
Fm      Eb         Fm
Here on Gilligan's Island.

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 comfortable,
in the tropic island nest.
No phones, no lights, no motor cars,
not a single luxury.
Like Robinson Crusoe,
it's primitive as can be.
So join us here each week my friend,
you're sure to get a smile.
From seven stranded Castaways,
Here on Gilligan's Isle.
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