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Song Parodies -> "Me And My Bobsled, You See"

Original Song Title:

"Me And My Bobby McGee"

Original Performer:

Janis Joplin

Parody Song Title:

"Me And My Bobsled, You See"

Parody Written by:

Larry Hensley

The Lyrics

Hit the wall in Torino
Bumpin' far and wide
And I'm feelin' near as beat up as it, no
Bobsled is just jumpin' 'round
I could feel it slide
But rode it all the way at Torino

Yeah, it was slippin'
Goin' zig zaggy and crazy, aaah
The three others in the bobsled sang the blues, yeah
They were holdin' on for life
This was while the bobsled went through strife
And we almost fell out, that's rough too

4th place is another word for "You're the first to lose"
Nothin', don't get nothin', because we messed up, no no
And drivin' good ain't easy, no, it's worse than the luge
You know, feelin' bad was good enough for me
Good enough for me and my bobsled, you see

From Salt Lake City gold time
To the bad Torino run
The bobsled shared all the times with the group
Now we all are weathered
I don't think this was fun
The bobsled was just scarin' us 'round loops

One day up in Italy, yeah
I let it slip away
Was lookin' for more golds, I hope we find them
But now all we have is our sorrows
For what happened yesterday
We'll get a new bobsled, oh yeah, for next time

4th place is another word for "You're the first to lose"
Nothin', that's all that bobsled left me, yeah
But drivin' good ain't easy, no, it's worse than the luge
Hey, feelin' bad was good enough for me, brrrrr! brrrrr!
Good enough for me and my bobsled, you see

Aaaah! ow ow
Aaaah! ow ow ow
Aaaah! ow ow ow ow ow ow ow
Aaaah! ow ow ow ow ow ow ow Bobsled's bumpin', yeah
Aaaah! ow ow ow ow ow ow
Aaaah! ow ow ow ow ow ow
Aaaah! ow ow ow ow ow ow Bobsled's slippin', yeah

Aaaah! ow Aaaah! Aaaah! ow ow Aaaah! ow ow Aaaah! ow ow
Aaaah! ow ow ow ow ow ow ow ow
Hey, my bobsled, oh my bobsled's bumpin', yeah
Brrrrr! brrrrr! brrrrr! brrrrr! brrrrr! brrrrr! brrrrr! brrrrr!
Oh no Oh no Oh no Oh no Oh no Oh no Oh no no
Hey, my bobsled, oh my bobsled's slippin', yeah

Well, I called it my bobsled
They're still my team
And we used to be the best team you ever had seen, y'know
Want a bobsled now
A new bobsled, you see, yeah

Whooooooooa
Brrrrr! no brrrrr! no brrrrr! no brrrrr! no brrrrr! no brrrrr! no brrrrr! no Brrrrr! brrrrr!
Hey, hey, hey Bobsled's bumpin', yeah
Brrrrr! no brrrrr! no brrrrr! no brrrrr! no brrrrr! no brrrrr! no brrrrr! no Brrrrr!
Hey, hey, hey Bobsled's slippin', yeah

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Pacing: 4.9
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Total Votes: 17

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Stephen Harrington - March 07, 2006 - Report this comment
555, very good.
alvin rhodes - March 07, 2006 - Report this comment
nice job on a tough song
Rick C - March 07, 2006 - Report this comment
This was great and, it got funnier as it went along. 555
John Barry - March 07, 2006 - Report this comment
Cinques, signore.
Tommy Turtel - March 07, 2006 - Report this comment
An OS that richly deserved what it got. 5s
Larry Hensley - March 08, 2006 - Report this comment
Thanks Stephen, Alvin, Rick, John, and Tommy.
Peter Andersson a.k.a K1chyd - April 02, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) - Is it because of lingering olympic spirit that we have two parodies about going downhill in this comp, or is it just another accidental crash? ;-)

A question from curiosity though: Why'd you go with "4th place is another word for 'You're the first to lose'."? Why not 2nd place? Did someone locally famous actually finish 4th or was it for the pacing?
Larry Hensley - April 02, 2006 - Report this comment
Thanks Peter. As to your question- it paced better than second, and thought it'd fit better into the song if the bobsledders just missed a medal.
Chris Bodily TM - April 06, 2006 - Report this comment
I have never heard of Torino, let alone how it's pronounced, so I had to take points off for that, and you could have mixed it up a littel with the Aaaah ow ow ow's and give them more of a variety. This parody was great. 444
Cat - April 08, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Nice job. And I'm glad to see I wasn't the only parodist to do an Olympic-themed spoof, even if it was a little late. =)
Chris Bodily TM - April 08, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) See above This one's pretty funny. Good luck to you.
Larry Hensley - April 08, 2006 - Report this comment
Thanks Chris and Cat. I just got back from vacation, which is why I haven't been around the site in recent days.
Matthias - April 08, 2006 - Report this comment
I loved the line "Worse than the luge"... man you miss one season of the Olympics you miss a lot... 5-5-5...
Rex - April 09, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Love the "4th place is another word for "You're the first to lose"" line. Good job.
Larry Hensley - April 10, 2006 - Report this comment
Thanks Matthias and Rex.
Agrimorfee - April 10, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Clever how you aped Janis' adlibs to convey bobsled butt realignment.
Larry Hensley - April 11, 2006 - Report this comment
Thanks Agri.
Adagio - April 11, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) DKTOS but a good parody!
Max Power - April 11, 2006 - Report this comment
SOTM-Painfully funny.
Larry Hensley - April 11, 2006 - Report this comment
Thanks Pat and Max.
2nz - April 12, 2006 - Report this comment
DKTOS, but has a country feel from the free-read. And the 'Aaaah! ow ' stanza is funny even without knowing the song.
Larry Hensley - April 13, 2006 - Report this comment
Thanks 2nz. It's actually an old rock song. I haven't heard it much myself, but thought of this one for bobsledding.
Scathe - April 13, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) High speed spoofin'.
Larry Hensley - April 13, 2006 - Report this comment
Thanks Scathe.
bobpiecheese - April 16, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Wow. Just a bummer I DKTOS. Too bad. Nice work anyway, Larry.
Larry Hensley - April 17, 2006 - Report this comment
Thanks Bob.
Rick C - April 18, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) What I said earlier still stands. Funny and, got funnier as is slid on down.
Larry Hensley - April 19, 2006 - Report this comment
Thanks Rick.
Jeff Reuben - April 28, 2006 - Report this comment
SOTM: Creative and original. I really enjoyed this, best bobsled song on the site =)
Larry Hensley - April 28, 2006 - Report this comment
Thanks Jeff.
Stuart McArthur - April 28, 2006 - Report this comment
(sotm) loved the "4th place is just another word for..." and good song to choose for a rare song about "bobby"sledding - nice work Larry
Larry Hensley - April 29, 2006 - Report this comment
Thanks Stu.
Red Ant - April 30, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Cool running here, Larry. Very creative work with the ad-libbed parts. Agree with Alvin too. 5s.
Phil Alexander - April 30, 2006 - Report this comment
Nice job, Larry. Trouble with bobsledding is it looks OK to start with, but tends to go downhill from there...
Confission - April 30, 2006 - Report this comment
(sotm) hmm, maybe you're more cut out for writing parodies about olympic bobsledding than olympic bobsledding
Arwen - April 30, 2006 - Report this comment
SOTM--hee! I really enjoyed this...I'm starting to think I need to pay more attention to the Olympics next time...=)
wannabemustangjockey - April 30, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Not bad. Not as painful to read as the last bit must have been for the athlete... sadly I can actually imagine Janis Joplin singing this in a bobsled...I'm not sure why.
Johnny D - April 30, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Now THAT'S pretty funny !!! :-D
Larry Hensley - May 01, 2006 - Report this comment
Thanks Jack, Phil, Conf, Arwen, Mustang, and Johnny.

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