#01832
The 12 Elan (Buddy Wasisname) video
#1948 YouTube video by lawnboy7260G
©2009 ~ Used with permission ~

Oh, the 12 Elan goes bang, bang, bang,
Oh, the 12 Elan goes bump!
Oh, the 12 Elan goes tumpity, tumpity,
But most times she goes clunk!

Snowmobiles are made in many
sizes and colours, too,
Bombardier's Elan is best,
it's a twelve horsepower Skidoo;
Mine cost six hundred dollars in 1982,
It's easy to fix and the parts are cheap
and it doesn't burn much fuel!

Oh, the 12 Elan goes bang, bang, bang,
Oh, the 12 Elan goes bump!
Oh, the 12 Elan goes tumpity, tumpity,
B'fang, b'fang, d' habber d' habber d',
But most times she goes clunk!

Her hood is stitched with wire,
and her windshield is tied on,
Her spark plug runs on the lighting coil,
she's wired up all wrong!
I taped a flashlight on her hood
because the headlight's gone,
And the muffler bolts are all stripped out,
And the track is stretched too long!

Oh, the 12 Elan goes bang, bang, bang,
Oh, the 12 Elan goes bump!
Oh, the 12 Elan goes tumpity, tumpity,
B'fang, b'fang, d' habber d' habber d',
Toppity bim, toppity bim, topp, topp, topp,
But most times she goes clunk!

She's welded, bolted, grinded,
modified and changed,
Scarce a thing that's on her
is original or the same;
Her 12 horsepower motor got
new bearings, seals, and rings,
And her bogey wheel suspension got
at least three brand new springs.

Oh, the 12 Elan goes bang, bang, bang,
Oh, the 12 Elan goes bump!
Oh, the 12 Elan goes tumpity, tumpity,
B'fang, b'fang, d' habber d' habber d',
Toppity bim, toppity bim, topp, topp, topp,
T't't'tump, t't't'tump,
But most times she goes clunk!

I use her gettin' firewood,
she hauls some awful loads,
And when them big machines bog down
she gives them all a tow;
I can lift her, she don't need reverse,
there's no place she can't go,
She's been shot, mistaken for a moose
because she was so slow.

Oh, the 12 Elan goes bang, bang, bang,
Oh, the 12 Elan goes bump!
Oh, the 12 Elan goes tumpity, tumpity,
B'fang, b'fang, d' habber d' habber d',
Toppity bim, toppity bim, topp, topp, topp,
T't't'tump, t't't'tump,
Bzzzzzzz, cough, cough, cough!
But most times she goes clunk!

So I brought her down for a trade-in
on a big new sleek Skidoo,
"An even swap," I told them,
"My old one for your new."
They said, "Ten thousand dollars."
Say's I, "B'ys, have a clue!"
"You'll have to offer more than that
for the 12 Elan Skidoo."

Oh, the 12 Elan goes bang, bang, bang,
Oh, the 12 Elan goes bump!
Oh, the 12 Elan goes tumpity, tumpity,
B'fang, b'fang, d' habber d' habber d',
Toppity bim, toppity bim, topp, topp, topp,
T't't'tump, t't't'tump,
Bzzzzzzz, cough, cough, cough!
Ging ga ging ga ging, Ging ga ging ga ging,
Ging ga ging ga ging, ging....
But most times she goes....
Ninety mile an hour - yeah right!

####....Kevin Blackmore of Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers ....####
Recorded by Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers (Up Boot, trk#3, 2002, Third Wave Productions, Gander, NL).

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