These Are A Few Of Our Fav Moby Things

As October approaches, we are gearing up for Jake Heggie’s Moby-Dick. But we can’t help hearing the joyous music coming from The Ahmanson Theatre across the street, currently presenting Center Theatre Group’s The Sound of Music. It got us thinking – what would happen if Maria’s “My Favorite Things” met Moby-Dick?

San Francisco Opera, Moby Dick,

Jay Hunter Morris as Captain Ahab in San Francisco Opera’s 2013 production of Moby-Dick

Here’s what we came up with:

These Are A Few of Our Fav Moby Things

Pequod on High Seas and Queequeg on deck
Peg-legged Cap Ahab and cold rough crew neck
Whales, wealth, and home journeys, everyone sings
These are a few of my fav Moby things

Gigantic ship mast and white cotton sails
Mad ‘hab and tall ‘hab and ocean white whale
Wild Pip that flies with the moon on his wings
These are a few of my fav Moby things

Pods of white whales with barrels of oil
Sailors that climb ropes that remain uncoiled
Dirty old clothing we turn into strings
These are a few of my fav Moby things

When the whale leaves
When the crew flees
When I’m feeling sad
I simply remember my fav Moby things
And then I don’t feel so bad.

Pequod on High Seas and Queequeg on deck
Peg-legged captain and cold rough crew neck
White whales, wealth, home journeys, everyone sings
These are a few of my fav Moby things

Extra-large mast and white cotton sail
Mad ‘hab and tall ‘hab and an ocean with whale
Wild Pip that flies with the moon on his wings
These are a few of my fav Moby things

Pods of white whales with barrels of oil
Sailors that climb ropes that remain uncoiled
Dirty old clothing we turn into strings
These are a few of my fav Moby things

When the whale escapes
When the crew mutinies
When I’m feeling sad
I simply remember my fav Moby things
And then I don’t feel so bad.

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