Heron Idol – 61st Nationals Lake Cootharaba 2020

Here are videos of Heron Idol performances at the 61st Nationals – Lake Cootharaba. Thanks to Neil Burford for the footage

Jemima and Harriet
Harriet and Brett
Charlie and Aidan
Owen and Miles
The Dads
Olivia
Owen and Joss
Xavier
John

Here are the lyrics for the parody songs from Firsty and Flaw Show’s item at the 61st Nats Heron Idol and a link to the performance

Tune: Riptide/Vance Joy

I was scared of gybing at the mark
I was scared of 20 knots and capsize situations
Now my crew is turning green
We’re in the biggest seas that I’ve ever seen
Oh oh oh oh…..oh oh oh
And we came unstuck….

Choctop, capsized right at the wing mark
Top of the sail’s real dark
We’ll have to scrub it out tonight
Boats are passing, we’re going out the back door
Should’ve grannied, then we’d have kept our perfect score……..

Transition to Stuck In The Middle With You/Stealer’s Wheel

We were doing all right at the start, when a gust pushed the fleet apart
There were plenty out there on the right, on the left they were out of sight
Now they’re lifting on starboard, lifting on port
Here I am stuck in the middle with my crew

Yes I’m stuck in the middle with my crew and I’m wondering what to do
A hail Mary might be the best, only way to catch up with the rest
Pressure to the left of us, lifting on the right
Here I am stuck in the middle with my crew Yes I’m stuck in the middle with my crew

Transition to Am I Ever Going To See Your Face Aagin/The Angels

We’re off to a good start, the wind was starting to blow
Got down to the wing mark but we had no place to go
Am I ever going to win a race again
Am I ever going to win a race again

Headin’ down to the leeward mark, we hit another boat
Did our 720 and lost first place oh no
Am I ever going to win a race again
Am I ever going to win a race again

Transition to The Kids Are Coming/Tones and I

No-one wants to listen to the skips these days
Yeah the crews these days yep they think we’re all the same
But they’re the ones to blame
So we got all our sails set and we planed along
And we caught the front, we were busy down the run
Trying to get in front

Our Heron’s coming, our Heron’s coming
We are coming, our Heron’s coming….for you

Transition to Hey Jude/The Beatles

Hey crew, don’t be so sad
Pull your vang on and let’s get flatter
Remember….if we lose it’s coz of you
But if we win it’s because I’m better better better better better better woh!
Na na na na nana na na nana na na hey crew
Na na na na nana na na nana na na hey crew
Na na na na nana na na nana na na hey crew
Na na na na nana na na nana na na hey crew !!!!!!!!