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Song Parodies -> "Johnny"

Original Song Title:


Original Performer:

Johnny Cash

Parody Song Title:


Parody Written by:

Michael McVey

The Lyrics

I dedicate this song to the workin' manFor every man that puts inEight or ten hard hours a day of work and toil and sweatat some place where the radio always plays the same old songs....
After twenty-nine long years of workin'
In this shop with Johnny on the radio
Today when that old buzzer sounds
I'll check in all my gear and I'll retire ...

The superintendent just walked by and said
They'd planned to have my little get together ...
Then he said that in my honor,
my foreman would sing the "Ring of Fire. "

I've heard Johnny in my dreams at night
And woke up to the Folsom Prison Blues ...
Then I'd eat my lunch in haste
while the dusty radio blared "A Boy Named Sue."
And if it plays "The Legend of John Henry's Hammer"
while we are on break
then you might as well sit and relax
'cause you know the line will start five minutes late.

But today they'll gather 'round me
Like I've seen 'em do when anyone retires
And they'll tell me from now on
I'm free to listen to whatever I desire ...

They'll present me with that gold-electroplated watch
They give at times like this ...
But there's one thing they're not countin' on
Today's the day I give old Johnny his.

Now, please don't get me wrong,
I like what Johnny's contributed to society....
As you can see, I'm wearing black,
and I've got half his songs on mp3's.
But some people are too old to sing,
in a few hours I'm gonna that point across
With a right hand full of microphone
'Cause tonight I show Bruce Springsteen who's the boss!

Hmmmm! What time is it? Seven-thirty?
Hey, Johnny? Johnny??? Ha ha ha ha!
2003 Michael W. McVeySpoofs and Parodies Yahoo Group

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Pacing: 4.8
How Funny: 5.0
Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 9

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Agrimorfee - October 26, 2006 - Report this comment
(ABC3) A very nice tribute, Mike.
Matthias - October 27, 2006 - Report this comment
How much Cash do I owe you for this?
The Charnstar - October 28, 2006 - Report this comment
(ABC3) Ooh, Oney... Weird name for an OS I must say... Great tribute parody here, 5-5-5
Red Ant - November 05, 2006 - Report this comment
(ABC3J) A lot of lines too similar to TOS, but indeed a good tribute and a GREAT ending with last verse.
Jack Wilson - November 05, 2006 - Report this comment
Good job here 555
Rick C - November 07, 2006 - Report this comment
(ABC3-J) Good tribute to both the working man and to Johnny C. 555
Kristof Robertson - November 08, 2006 - Report this comment
(ABC3J) DKTOS, Michael...but a fitting tribute to the great man. I'll trust you on pacing, so it's 555
Johnny D - November 08, 2006 - Report this comment
(ABC) What Kristof said -- well done, MM.
Jeff Reuben - November 09, 2006 - Report this comment
Great tribute to a great song for a great man.

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