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Song Parodies -> "The Ballad of Weeki Wachee Springs"

Original Song Title:

"Zoot Suit Riot"

Original Performer:

The Cherry Poppin' Daddies

Parody Song Title:

"The Ballad of Weeki Wachee Springs"

Parody Written by:

Iludium Phosdex

The Lyrics

Weeki Wachee Springs, some 50 mile north of Tampa, Florida, was, in its time, one of the more popular Florida tourist attractions thanks to the quasi-cheesecake corniness of the Weeki Wachee Mermaids--the world's only underwater acting company. Currently under threat of closure because of legal action, Weeki Wachee continues to attract its share of tourists as are fond of the tackier specimens of Roadside Americana.
Long before Walt Disney World
And the theme parks down Orlando way,
Florida vacations would often include
A stop at Weeki Wachee Springs!
All because of bathing beauts
Who wore corny-looking mermaid's tails,
Performed underwater and
Took air from the hose!

CHORUS:
Weeki Wachee--(WACHEE!)
The Spring of Live Mermaids!
Weeki Wachee--(WACHEE!!)
No wonder people still visit the place!

The Orlando parks may now have the crowds
That Weeki Wachee would once attract a lot,
And in the years since, so it seems,
Weeki Wachee's gone to seed.
With deferred maintenance
Wholesale threatening its presence,
Some have been wondering if
Weeki Wachee can still hold on!

(repeat CHORUSx2)

(jungle drum rhythyms)

Down Florida way---
Yes, Florida way--
Weeki Wachee way--
Weeki Wachee Springs way--
Remember the Mermaids?
Remember their magic?
Remember their presence?
But it's now all under threat--

Some think Weeki Wachee Springs
Is playing stalling games
Just to get attention and
Distract the powers-that-be--

(repeat CHORUSx2)

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Below Average Dave (badave.com) - November 01, 2007 - Report this comment
Being that I am familiar with Tampa, I had heard of "Weeki Wachee Springs" I think the idea is solid, the pacing was a bit loose and the rhyme scheme was too, but good job nonetheless

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