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Pierce playing guitar

  
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  ♫Come Take A Trip On My Airship  
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◄  Album : Community soundtrack  -  Performed by: Pierce Hawthorne  ►
  Composed by: George "Honey Boy" Evans  -  First heard: "The Art of Discourse"



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EXCUSE ME!!! But it's Spring time and I thought I might woo a few chicks.
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— Pierce Hawthorne



Abed critiques Pierce's performance
Abed critiques Pierces performance
In the study group's first year at Greendale, Pierce was annoyingly strumming his guitar in the study. Jeff was particularly irritated due to a recent encounter he had with some obnoxious teens. After Pierce got yelled at by Jeff, he explained since it was Spring time he was practicing his musical skills in order to romance the ladies. He then started playing the song "Come Take A Trip On My Airship". Abed suddenly grabbed his guitar and repeatedly smashed it against the study table. Jeff told Abed he appreciated his movie homage since it saved them from hearing Pierce sing. "Come Take A Trip On My Airship" was first heard in the Season One episode "The Art of Discourse." It is track 15 on the official Community soundtrack.

The song with lyricsEdit

Pierce's versionEdit

Abed Smashes Pierce's Guitar00:50

Abed Smashes Pierce's Guitar

No one to watch while we're kissing.
No one to see while we spoon.
Come take a trip in my airship,
And we'll visit the man in the moon.

Original songEdit

The original song as sung by Welsh-born baritone singer J. W. Myers

Come Take a Trip in my Airship, Victor II Gramophone02:09

Come Take a Trip in my Airship, Victor II Gramophone


Lyrics:

I love a sailor,
The sailor loves me,
And sails every night to my home.
He's not a sailor that sails on the sea,
Or over the wild briny foam.
For he owns an airship and sails upon high.
He's just like a bird on the wind.
And when the shadows of evening grow nigh,
He'll sail to my window and sing,

Come take a trip in my airship.
Come take a sail 'mong the stars.
Come have a ride around Venus.
Come have a spin around Mars.
No one to watch while we're kissing.
No one to see while we spoon.
Come take a trip in my airship,
And we'll visit the man in the moon.

One night while sailing away from the crowd,
We passed through the milky white way.
Just idly sailing and watching the clouds,
He asked me if I'd name the day.
And right near the dipper,
I gave him my heart.
The sun shines on our honey moon.
We swore from each other we never would part,
And teach all the babies this tune.

Come take a trip in my airship.
Come take a sail 'mong the stars.
Come have a ride around Venus.
Come have a spin around Mars.
No one to watch while we're kissing.
No one to see while we spoon.
Come take a trip in my airship,
And we'll visit the man in the moon.


TriviaEdit

Song originEdit

The song " Come Take A Trip On My Airship" was composed in 1904 by a Welsh singer, song writer, and comedian named George “Honey Boy” Evans and written by an American folk musician named Ren Shields. The song would go on to be recorded by modern musicians such as Jonny Cash and Natalie Merchant.
Johnny Cash - America 19 - Come Take A Trip In My Airship01:07

Johnny Cash - America 19 - Come Take A Trip In My Airship

HomageEdit

  • Abed smashing Pierce's guitar is a direct reference to a sequence in the 1978 film "National Lampoons Animal House". In that scene the character of "Bluto" (as portrayed by comedian John Belushi) smashed the guitar of a fellow college student trying to impress some coeds by playing the English folk song "I Gave My Love A Cherry".
  • Actor Chevy Chase (who plays Pierce Hawthorne) was offered the lead role of "Eric "Otter" Stratton" in "Animal House" but turned it down to star in the film "Foul Play".
Animal House Guitar Scene00:47

Animal House Guitar Scene

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