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Song Parodies -> "The Ballad Of Jed The Yokel"

Original Song Title:

"The Ballad Of John And Yoko"

Original Performer:

Beatles

Parody Song Title:

"The Ballad Of Jed The Yokel"

Parody Written by:

Alvin Rhodes

The Lyrics

standin' in the creek when it happened
didn't understand at first glance
my gun caused a crack...and the oil gushed out black
you know i fell back on the seat of my pants
christ, you know life's now easy
it once was hard as can be
now off we are goin'...we're goin' to californy

though we thought big cities might scare us
the kin said not to go was insane
auntie pearl called to say...you can make it OK
you would be crazy if you faltered, its plain
christ, you know life's now easy
it once was hard as can be
now off we are goin'...we're goin' to californy

drove from podunk to a place that's more fittin'
livin' in that shed was so bleek
a new fangled spread...is where we'll live at instead
and it is waitin' down the road just a piece
christ, you know life's now easy
it once was hard as can be
now off we are goin'...we're goin' to californy

never had no money till that lucky day
sinkin' awful near to charity
poor lives, we once lead...whoa boy, near half dead
but now a change of venue's set to roll... dig ?

got a chandelier and "pianna"
big ol' cement pond's pretty swank
the bankerman said...you got a whole lotta bread
and its so good to have it all in my bank
christ, you know life's now easy
it once was hard as can be
now off we are goin'...we're goin' to californy

guess its pretty plain we've been slummin'
daily, we are taken aback
but there's no distress...with money we're blessed
so people tend to give us no flak
christ, you know life's now easy
it once was hard as can be
now off we are goin'...we're goin' to californy

now off we are goin'...we're goin' to californy

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Paul Robinson - December 19, 2006 - Report this comment
This was absolutely BRILLIANT, alvin. This is a tricky OS to work with and you nailed it perfectly and told the full "Jed Clampett" story wonderfully. And the image I pictured of Jed, Granny and the whole clan jamming this song out in a video was absolutely priceless. This one might end up on a recording somewhere. 5's ~ ~ ~
carol - December 19, 2006 - Report this comment
outstanding! 5's
Ravyn Rant - December 19, 2006 - Report this comment
What Paul said. Really first-rate stuff, Alvin! 555
John Barry - December 19, 2006 - Report this comment
What Paul, Carol, and Ravyn said!
PMS - December 19, 2006 - Report this comment
Fabulous!!! 555
AFW - December 19, 2006 - Report this comment
Good and tricky mixing..555
alvin rhodes - December 19, 2006 - Report this comment
thanks paul carol ravyn john PMS and AFW
Yoidy - December 19, 2006 - Report this comment
Neat parody! Love your spelling of pianna! 555
alvin rhodes - December 19, 2006 - Report this comment
thanks yoidy
Meriadoc - December 19, 2006 - Report this comment
Glad you mentioned the cement pond! :-)
alvin rhodes - December 20, 2006 - Report this comment
thanks merrychristmas
Spoof-Man - December 26, 2006 - Report this comment
To Paul Robinson, Isn't brilliant just a bit to mutch..
Spoof-Man - December 26, 2006 - Report this comment
To Paul Robinson, Isn't brilliant just a bit to mutch..

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