“The Plum Island National Anthem”


Lyrics from Reed Savory

Come all ye Newb’ryporters,
and listen to my song.
If you’ve a short attention span
I shall not make it long.
I am a Plum Islander; Plum Island is my home
When greenhead flies
fill the skies,
no man walks alone.
CHORUS:
To me way, hey, Plum Island,
the only home for me
Sinking as the sun sets
into Atlantic Sea.
We cannot drink the water here;
we truck it in from town.
We cannot flush our toilets
when the water table’s down.
We cannot drink the water,
so all we drink is beer.
And when the tides are running high
the roads all disappear!
CHORUS:
To me way, hey, Plum Island,
the only home for me
Sinking as the sun sets
into Atlantic Sea.
In my front yard there’s naught but sand
where once I had a lawn,
And my whole house sits on the beach
now that the dunes are gone.
And on that beach in summertime,
a horde of tourists lie,
And when you hear the screams you know
it’s lunchtime for the flies.
CHORUS:
To me way, hey, Plum Island,
the only home for me
Sinking as the sun sets
into Atlantic Sea.
Someday Plum Island we shall make
an independent nation.
Protected by our green head flies,
lying in formation.
And when the storms are raging,
and snow is coming down,
thank God we’ve got a bar out here
since we can’t get to town.
CHORUS:
To me way, hey, Plum Island,
the only home for me
Sinking as the sun sets
into Atlantic Sea.
FINALE:
To me way, hey, Plum Island,
the only home for me
Sinking as the sun sets
into At-lan-tic Sea.

2 responses to ““The Plum Island National Anthem””

    • Hi,Susan!

      I wish I was there. I will try to find who was the artist/group. Any information would be appreciated. Thanks for the comment!

      Happy Holidays!

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