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Co-Pilot's Lament (Capt. A. Keith Murray) I'm the co-pilot, I sit on the right It's up to me to be quick and bright I never talk back or I'll have regrets And I must remember what the captain forgets. I make out the flight plan and study the weather Pull up the gear and stand by to feather Make out the mail forms and do the reporting And fly the old craft when the captain is snoring. I take the readings and adjust the power Put on the heaters when we're in a shower Tell where we are on the darkest night And do all the book work without any light. I call for my captain and buy him Cokes I always laugh at his corny jokes And once in a while when his landings are rusty I come through with "Gawd, but it's gusty!" All in all, I'm a general stooge As I sit to the right of this overall Scrooge But maybe some day with great understanding He'll soften a bit and give me a landing. (Tune: The Cowboy's Lament) from There I Was... Flat on my Back, Stevens RG
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