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Song Parodies -> "Hey, Mr. Tan Marine Man"

Original Song Title:

"Hey, Mr. Tambourine Man"

Original Performer:

Bob Dylan

Parody Song Title:

"Hey, Mr. Tan Marine Man"

Parody Written by:

Rick Duncan

The Lyrics

My war protest song.
Hey Mr. Tan Marine Man, go to war for me
It's so creepy, and it's no fun place you're going to
Hey Mr. Tan Marine Man, go to war for me
In the godforsaken desert, with the rest of your crew

Though I know that "evil" empire is one big pile of sand
Leaders have been canned
Left my platoon here to stand, where danger's creeping
The weariness my country shares of losing men each day
And the people have no say
And the families hear the news and they are weeping


Went and joined the corps because I wanted to protect
But here I can't connect, our prez I did not elect
We don't know the next step
And all those guys in boot camp are still wondering
I wanted to go anywhere, I'm ready for a fight
Not this hot and blazing plight
Where it doesn't feel quite right
I promised to just do my bit


Though I might hear bombin' shootin' screamin' "U.S.A. go home!"
And the desert we may comb, it's like the final days of Rome
And but for the G.I.'s there is no freedom havin'
And if you hear vague statements from our fine president
You can bet the facts are bent, for the money has been spent
And the reason we've been sent, is to insure a place in hist'ry
That he's chasin'


So take me from this hellhole, want to leave this place behind
It's been way too long a time, for I've served my country's needs
Hear my fellow soldiers pleas, I'm tired of this beach
With no water within reach and no tomorrow
Yes, to go back to my homeland, see my wife and my small son
For this job is never done, and no end to miles of sand
And this memory won't fade, how it was a big charade
Let me forget about today and all this sorrow


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Pacing: 4.8
How Funny: 4.3
Overall Rating: 4.6

Total Votes: 16

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Phil Alexander - July 06, 2005 - Report this comment
Brilliant, Rick - are you going to record this? I could almost hear you singing this one. Or maybe it was Dylan's voice I could hear...
Agrimorfee - July 06, 2005 - Report this comment
Or Barry McGuire, in the eve of this destruction. 555
Paul Robinson - July 06, 2005 - Report this comment
Well done, Rick...made it worth looking in today even though I am DKTOS on about 95% of today's entries...Not DKTOS on this OS, though...5's ~ ~ ~
Johnny D - July 06, 2005 - Report this comment
Well done, Parody Commander Duncan, well done indeed.
Rick C - July 06, 2005 - Report this comment
Excellent, Rick! Let's record this puppy??
Michael Pacholek - July 06, 2005 - Report this comment
"Like the final days of Rome"? Please, the Empire lasted for 400 years after George W. Nero.
Dominic L. - July 06, 2005 - Report this comment
Good pacing, not TOO funny, but funny enough. 545... They Might be Giants found that tambourine could be separated into tambo and urine
Dr. McCoy - July 06, 2005 - Report this comment
I'm a musician, not a historian!
leo jay - July 06, 2005 - Report this comment
Olvan The Terrible - July 06, 2005 - Report this comment
I'm speechless. This is just like something Dylan would've written in his prime. 555
Michael Pacholek - July 07, 2005 - Report this comment
Dominic: If you ever meet Jason Alexander (the guy who played George Costanza, not the first Mr. Britney Spears), ask him about "manure."
Phil & Anne - July 12, 2005 - Report this comment
Good job Rick! I would suggest that they add another category. How about "sad but true" in place of funny?

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