The Ballad of Dennis Conner (Paul Kamen) Born in a condo by the deep blue sea Yacht club carpet has stains from his pee Favorite toy was a code flag B And charged at the bar, when he was only three Dennis, Dennis Conner They call him the Comeback Kid Raced doublehanded 'cause he was so poor 'Till the fleet was licked, and fame was in store But while he was handling this risky chore He made some people angry forever more Dennis, Dennis Conner They call him the Comeback Kid He went off to Newport to raise some hell Messin' up the starts, the way he could yell Drove every Twelve, so we hear tell, Too bad he couldn't win with Liberty as well. Dennis, Dennis Conner Head in the trophy case When he lost the Cup, his grief was tall There were times he wanted to end it all And sail right over a waterfall But he answered instead, his yacht club's call Dennis, Dennis Conner They call him the Comeback Kid When he come home, the Cup soundly won The fundraising drive had just begun He completely forgot it was 'sposed to be fun And pasted a logo on his number one Dennis, Dennis Conner Grovelling for corporate bucks His boat is fastest, and his boat is best But he's giving the old Stars and Stripes a rest Can another hull meet the Kiwi test? I'll bet the Cup goes to the south and the west! Dennis, Dennis Conner We'll see you in Aukland soon See you in Aukland soon.... (to the tune of "The Ballad of Davey Crockett" PK
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