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0 posted 04-01-2010 06:10 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

No, not with a whip, Alison! Here are five songs from the past. I have written a parody on each one. Your assignment, should you choose to accept it, is to select one song and create a parody of it. If you don't know the songs, look them up on YouTube and listen. You will be graded not only on the quality of the parody, but in maintaining the rhythm of the song. Your version, of course, will be a play on words of the original title.

You Picked A Fine Time to Leave Me,Lucille - Kenny Rogers
Paint It Black - Rolling Stones
When I'm 64 - Beatles
I got You, Babe - Sonny & Cher
Yellow Submarine - The Beatles

We will compare yours to mine and the winner will be decided - by you!

Let's see what you've got!
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1 posted 04-01-2010 09:03 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Oh, I could so do the Beatles, but I'm really sad that I can't beat the teacher, even with a wet noodle.

My hands are full right now...but who knows...something may come to mind!

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2 posted 04-07-2010 01:02 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Guess I made this one too difficult. I'll look for something easier next time.....
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3 posted 04-08-2010 10:15 AM       View Profile for Alison   Email Alison   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alison

Oh man, did you have to title it that?  My faith in you has crumbled, but I still respect you.  I am not much into beating people - my normal style is simply fillet them with words.  However, for you - I'll try anything.  I am on this one.  And the last one, believe it or not.  My mind is like a steel trap.  Yep.  Well, not really, but it made me feel good to say that.  Seriously, I have been pretty sick this last week - and just returned to work yesterday.  I haven't been reading much or writing at all.  I guess this cold/flu thing is sweeping the nation and I wore it well.  Oh! and I also am chairing a conference that takes place in 7 days (Oh my God!  Seven days!!!! )  When that is over, life returns to some type of normal.  

But, still I will try to parody with hilarity.  Just for you - because I am not really wanting to beat you.



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4 posted 04-08-2010 02:53 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Don't worry, Alison. There are no "beatings" here. If that choice of words bothered you, I apologize. I didn't know it would be taken that way. I simply meant it as a challenge, a friendly one, to get people thinking.
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5 posted 04-08-2010 04:17 PM       View Profile for Ringo   Email Ringo   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Ringo

Ya know, Mike... I have a beauty started that was inspired by my best friend while we were in Korea... I can warn you that it has to be posted in MC.... As soon as I can get the whole meter thing worked out, I'll place it for you to judge.

Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting, "WHAT A RIDE

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6 posted 04-08-2010 09:59 PM       View Profile for Alison   Email Alison   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alison



I was kidding.  

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I couldn't remember the tune but here's a start off the top of my head:

In a pub in West Houghton, southwest of Bolton
At the bottom of Brandydock lane
thereís a ghost of Estella
and a sad lonely fella
who cries through his beer and pain.

After five pints of bitter
Bill swears he donít miss her
that his life is all roses and cream
but you can tell that heís lying
Cause heís never stopped crying
and sometimes youíll hear him sing a touching refrain.

ďYou would go out dancing Estelle
in big hobnail boots too close to the well,
one trip and a boulder
then arse over shoulder
you plummeted head first and downwards to hell.
You would go out dancing Estelle.Ē



Mike if I get drunk enough I might be tempted to finish it.

Cheers

Craig  

[This message has been edited by Grinch (04-09-2010 07:09 PM).]

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Thanks, grinch! Nice to see you here. I would be interesting in knowing what song it refers to. The first stanza sets a terrific meter. The second one, however, deviates a bit and so does the third. This can happen easily in songs because the singer can make it work so let me know the song when you find out. I'll be happy to send a bottle of your favorite beverage if it gets you drunk enough to finish it!
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9 posted 04-16-2010 06:37 PM       View Profile for kjsd   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for kjsd

for the yellow submarine

do we live in the yellow submarine
i think we dont
i wished we lived in the yellow submarine
it would be so asome in the yellow submarine
the yellow submarine
how about a red submarine
a red submarine
a red submarine
it would be so asome in a red submarine
the red submarine
how about a blue submarine
a blue submarine
a blue submarine
it would be so asome in a blur submarine
the blue submarine
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10 posted 04-16-2010 07:38 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Thank you, kjsd! You made a good effort. I can't, though, see where your second line represents anything in the original lyrics. If you do, please point it out.

I sincerely appreciate your putting in the effort and I thank you.
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11 posted 04-16-2010 08:24 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Actually I came up with a better idea...will post soon.

[This message has been edited by Balladeer (04-17-2010 07:13 AM).]

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12 posted 04-17-2010 06:02 AM       View Profile for Grinch   Email Grinch   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Grinch

I can't remember the tune to this one either.

They say your nose is wet and red
and all you do is lie around in bed..
Well what they say is pretty true
I donít feel good - I think Iíve got the flu

Babe
I got flu babe
I got flu babe

They say you're drinking whisky neat
and arenít too steady when youíre on your feet.
I guess thatís so, Iíve drunk a lot
mixed with honey, it helps with what Iíve got

Babe
I got flu babe
I got flu babe

My poor toes start to freeze
I just shiver and then I start to sneeze
And does your head ache all the way through?
Oh no I think Iíve caught the same from yoooou!

Babe
I got flu babe
I got flu babe

Iím burning up what can I do
quick pass the tissue, oh no this canít be true
Just put your sweaty hand in mine
And drink this whiskey neat and youíll be fine

I got pain from head to hand
I got flu please understand
I got sniffles and I sneeze
I got snuffles and a wheeze
I got the shakes and trembles too
I got a temp of a hundred and two
I got the aches in every bone
I got it too youíre not alone

Babe
I got flu babe
I got achoo babe

  

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13 posted 04-17-2010 07:16 AM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

BRAVO!!!!!

Well done, grinch! You followed the song perfectly and came up with an excellent play on words. That's what I'm talking about!!!

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Ummm....can I get a pass on this one, too? These songs were old before I was born! :")

Goddess grant me the serenity to accept the things that I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference.
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15 posted 05-31-2010 09:47 AM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Rachael, you really know how to hurt a guy!!!

No problem. Since the Constitution was written before I was born (barely) I don't know anything about it, either!
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~tucks tail and slouches away~ No offense was meant, good Sir. Perhaps an assignment of the same sort with a song more recent (bearing in mind I was born in 1985)?

Goddess grant me the serenity to accept the things that I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference.

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and no offense taken, dear miss. I know you better than to take your comments as an insult. I was funnin' ya

I think we better skip this one due to a generation gap. I looked up the top 100 songs of 2000-2002 and didn't recognize any of them!

Hey, don't laugh...LOL! If you don't know any Beatles tunes I don't feel so bad
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Can't use the front door I had better go 'round back,
though I've been here before for seven months I've slacked.
I didn't say my goodbyes I'm not too good at those,
too many things unsaid, by far. Do you suppose
this little class of ours might take the wayward back?
I'd thank the stars above, the sun, the moon, in fact,
I've got this great big bag of meds to give away,
which got me thinking could I still come back and play?
I'll bring the Keebler Elf with cookies by the stack,
so you can all score when it's time to have a snack.
Maybe we'll sing Purple Haze and have a few flashbacks,
though I may be quite mixed up, you might just say I'm whacked!
I'll write some poetry again on pages blue,
if you'll but humor me I'll do likewise for you.
Fun we'll have, sure enough, before this class is done,
The teacher's pretty tough but good grades can be won.
Can't use the front door I had better go 'round back,
though I've been here before for seven months I've slacked.
To make you laugh I'll try and hopefully come close,
half witted funny guy, that's me, and quite verbose.
I wanna make you laugh, cut some slack
laugh outright, that's my goal.
I want us to have fun, getting out of control.
I wanna see you laughing, laughing, laughing ,laughing back.
Ha!
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19 posted 06-08-2010 08:50 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Well, well, well...the wayward chicken, coming home to roost!

You're always welcome here, Doc, and you have been missed. For all of you workshop newcomers who haven't had the pleasure yet, you're in for a treat.

Let the foolishness begin...
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I looked up the lyrics to Paint It Black, and here's my parody:

I see a hot chick and I want to check that rack
No bottoms any more I want to see that rack
I see the girls walk by in hardly any clothes
I have to turn my head before it suffers blows

I see a line of girls and I want to check their racks
Before they turn their backs I want to check their racks
I try to turn my head before they turn away
Like my luck has changed they turn and look my way

No more will I have to dream about seeing those boobs
Nightmares are all I'll have about those tiny boobs
If I look hard enough I might some day see some
Whose cup size is two letters not one

I look around myself and want to see more racks
I see a club dance floor and want to see more racks
Maybe then I'll be amazed and not need to see more racks
It's not easy looking up when all you want is racks


I see a hot chick and I want to check that rack
No bottoms any more I want to see that rack
I see the girls walk by in hardly any clothes
I have to turn my head before it suffers blows

Hmm hmm hmm

I wanna see those racks check that rack
Big as plate or big as bowl
Don't wanna see her buns and I think that you know why
I wanna see them, check that, check that, check that, check that rack
Yeah

Goddess grant me the serenity to accept the things that I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference.

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21 posted 06-09-2010 05:59 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Ladies and gentlemen, we are in the presence of greatness! Absolute fantastic parody, Rachael...you had every beat covered and the topic was unique, to say the least!

It's also amazing that we have the same feelings about certain topics!!!

Thank you, Rachael, for the big smile on my face. This was great....
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~grins all big~ I thought you might find it interesting. I kind of decided to take what seemed to me to be a depressing song, and turn it into something upbeat and silly. I'm glad it worked out!

Goddess grant me the serenity to accept the things that I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference.

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23 posted 06-21-2010 01:04 AM       View Profile for Alison   Email Alison   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alison

Rachael,

I was singing along and laughing.  Good job, girly.

xoxoxo
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24 posted 06-26-2010 08:14 PM       View Profile for Alison   Email Alison   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alison

Moose,

I love yours.  I am still laughing.  Even though I was gone too, I missed you.

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