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Song Parodies -> "Early Morning Pain"

Original Song Title:

"Early Morning Rain"

Original Performer:

Gordon Lightfoot

Parody Song Title:

"Early Morning Pain"

Parody Written by:

Michael McVey

The Lyrics

Peter, Paul and Mary have an excellent recording of this song on their 10 Years Together album. Note to one interested reader: that also is where you can find their recordings of other songs I've parodied like "Stewball", "Lemon Tree" and "I Dig Rock and Roll Music".
Oh, the early morning pain
Makes me holler, groan and whine.
Have an achin' in my head,
And I don't wanna see the time.
Don't know how I made it home,
Was I driving through the snow?
Oh, the early morning pain,
This headache just won't go.

Have to be at work at nine,
Says 7:07 on my clock.
Guess I'll have to come in late
Even though I will get docked.
Well, the whiskey tasted good,
It did its work awful fast.
It's still workin' on me now,
I don't think I'm gonna last!

Hear the mad commuters roar,
Must be doing 85.
They're away and goin' uptown,
Down the interstates they fly.
But the morning hit me hard
Though last night I felt so fine.
My Tylenol will start to work
In about three hours time.

This hangover's got me down,
It's gonna be the death of me,
'Cause I'm stuck here lyin' down,
When I stand, I cannot see.
I can't shake this migraine,
Feels like I got hit by a train,
So I'd better hit the hay
With this early morning pain.
I can't shake this migraine,
Feels like I got hit by a train,
So I'd better hit the hay
With this early morning pain.
2005 Michael W. McVey


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Michael McVey - January 04, 2005 - Report this comment
According to Gordon Lightfoot's website, it was on Lightfoot's 1965 album: -- MM

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