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Song Parodies -> "Miner, That's Me"

Original Song Title:


Original Performer:

Green Day

Parody Song Title:

"Miner, That's Me"

Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics

Thanks to Below Average Dave for pointing me to the OS.
It's coal I seek; a miner, that's me;
Wife's thirteen, a minor, that's she.
Some view such knot's tied abhorrently,
But it's West Virginia, so fine with me.

I spend my whole week in the underworld,
Location under bogs.
Air is thin in this dank zone;
We face a dust cloud.
This job will make you old.
Without a doubt,
I'd get out,
But this is all I know.

It's coal I seek; a miner, that's me;
I can't breathe with authority.
It's oxygen that's restorin' me
After each day of a mine-borin' spree.

Shlepped out of the mine
Shiny heap o' blackest dirt.
Marching all in line,
We're feelin' beat now. . .
Sing "Hi, ho, off we go."
No light in mine,
Gas-suffused and dark.
We're findin' pre-diamonds,
Might get blown up from a spark.
The mine-owner crowd don't care about me.
If walls should fall. . .
"Tough luck, y'all,
You're on your own--right."

It's coal I seek; a miner, that's me;
I gotta view things relatively.
Worse if in Chinese mine I should be:
Sino mines show signs quite malign to me.

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Pacing: 4.9
How Funny: 5.0
Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 8

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Matthias - October 02, 2007 - Report this comment
I loved the "Miner"/ "Minor" contrast!!! Another brilliant Green Day parody by J.A.B, which still amazes me
alvin - October 02, 2007 - Report this comment
i can't imagine a worse summed it up brilliantly
AFW - October 02, 2007 - Report this comment
This was deep...I dug it
Below Average Dave ( - October 02, 2007 - Report this comment
I too can't imagine a worse job:) I'm glad to have pointed this song to you, it was of their Warning album that got largely overlooked because their previous album (Nimrod) overshadowed it. . .I always loved the song, Absolutely awesome, thank you:)
John Barry - October 02, 2007 - Report this comment
Thanks, Matthias (yes, I'm kinda stuck in the 60s), Alvin, AFW, Dave.
MrMacphisto - October 02, 2007 - Report this comment
Interesting song choice... good job... 5-5-5
Tommy Turtle - October 02, 2007 - Report this comment
Load sixteen tons, and what do you get? Another day older, and three more Fives, yet.

Super sneak-in of Disney! ... and the 60s were all s*x, drugs, and rock n' roll... b/c pill and no STD that couldn't be cured with a shot of penicillin... is there a better place to be stuck?

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