MEL (BUSH PILOT) 

THIS STORY I WOULD LIKE TO TELL

ABOUT OUR FRIEND MEL.

HE HAD SMART BRAINS

‘CAUSE HE FLEW BUSH PLANES.

MEL WAS HIS OWN MECHANIC

BUT HE MADE SOME PEOPLE PANIC.

HE FIXED THEM WITH HIS TOOLS

AN’ I THINK HE BROKE SOME RULES.

I DON’T KNOW IF IT’S TRUE

BUT HE USED SKIS FROM A SKI-DOO.

MEL TRAINED IN WORLD WAR TWO

AND IN HIS AIRCRAFT WE FLEW.

IN THE AIR HE WOULD SOMETIMES STOP

AN’ HE START THE ENGINE BY THE PROP.

MEL FLEW IFR (I FOLLOW RIVER)

AND HE WOULD GIVE US THE SHIVER.

HE CAN LAND JUST ABOUT ANYWHERE

IF HE HAS THE RIGHT LANDING GEAR.

I THINK MEL MADE ME A BRAVE PERSON

WHEN HE FLEW ME OVER TO FT. McPHERSON.

BUT WE KNEW WE’D ALWAYS BE WELL

WHEN WE FLEW WITH OUR FRIEND MEL.