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Song Parodies -> "Hats Off to Syracuse"

Original Song Title:

"Hats Off to Larry"

Original Performer:

Del Shannon

Parody Song Title:

"Hats Off to Syracuse"

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The Lyrics

For those of you who are not college basketball fans, the four Big-XII teams that Syracuse plowed under to win the 2003 NCAA Championship were the Oklahoma State Cowboys, Oklahoma Sooners, Texas Longhorns and Kansas Jayhawks. Impressive.
I've always been a Sooner fan,
And Big-XII when they're idle.
With three teams in the Super Eight,
Surely one would win the title.

Hats off to Syracuse!
Man, what a run.
They beat our four best teams and
Made it look fun.
We were flying high. Now it's
Our turn to cry, cry, cry
Now that Syracuse is Number One.

Now this line, it may sound strange,
But nothing rhymes with "Men of O-range."
So there's just one thing I've gotta say...

Hats off to Syracuse!
It sure feels cruel,
But you made mince meat of my
Favorite school.
We were flying high. Now it's
Our turn to cry, cry, cry
Now that Syracuse is Champ-i-on.

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Pacing: 4.0
How Funny: 4.0
Overall Rating: 4.0

Total Votes: 5

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Tone-Def - April 09, 2003 - Report this comment
I've been in Syracuse's study abroad program for the past year so I'm pretty happy they won. I think the pacing was a little off though so i gave all 4's
Michael Pacholek - April 09, 2003 - Report this comment
Hats off to you for remembering Del Shannon. The school that produces broadcasters like the Naval Academy produces astronauts (Marty Glickman, Marv and the rest of the Albert family, Bob Costas, Len Berman, etc.) has finally done it. "Sorry Excuse" no more. Don't worry, Sooner or later, your school will win. Of course, here in New Jersey, Rutgers has been saying that since General Knight derailed our previously undefeated team in the '76 Final Four...

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