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Song Parodies -> "Man Who Likes to Borrow"

Original Song Title:

"Man of Constant Sorrow"

Original Performer:

Union Station / Oh, Brother Soundtrack

Parody Song Title:

"Man Who Likes to Borrow"

Parody Written by:

Laura Allen Sandage

The Lyrics

I wrote this in 2003; the third verse requires updating every year. Could change it now to "...can't stay alive/ two-thousand-five."
I am a man who likes to borrow
I'll be in debt for all my days
Why must I be so darned unlucky?
My interest rates have just been raised
(His interest rates have just been raised)

For six long years I've had a mortgage
My Realtor claimed I could pay
I've been buying food with cash advances
My cards maxed out just yesterday
(His cards maxed out just yesterday)

Now what will I do without my Visas
And Mastercards? I'm so house poor.
Think I'll go and buy a couch from Levitz
No payments till two-thousand-four!
(No payments till two-thousand-four!)

You can visit me on my new website
I'm askin' for donations, please
You can help me pay the collection agents
Or else my assets they will freeze
(Or else his assets they will freeze)

Maybe your friends think I'm just a beggar
Knockin' at your virtual door
But there is one promise that is given
I'll see you at the discount store
(He'll see you at the discount store)

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Adagio - April 30, 2004 - Report this comment
I was glad to see this soundtrack. There are many songs in there that I would like to parody, but I don't know how well-known it is. You did a good job. As long as you have the song stuck in your brain, check mine out...I'd probably redo it now, though.
mike - November 25, 2010 - Report this comment

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