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Song Parodies -> "Go Ask Dallas"

Original Song Title:

"White Rabbit"

Original Performer:

Jefferson Airplane

Parody Song Title:

"Go Ask Dallas"

Parody Written by:

Alvin Rhodes

The Lyrics

one killed...he was slaughtered
yes, one killed...that was all
slain by brother's preview
can't do anything but bawl
go ask dallas
why he had to fall

he caught cuba...raisin' missles
they were told...they're goin' to fall
tell 'em to cool it...spoke our chief and leader
ain't givin' all
in dallas
he made his last call

why that man in the bookstore
got up and felled him, i don't know
oh, they picked him up in the darkness
of the local movie show
go ask dallas
why did he go ?
no logic...all distortion
as far as i have read
and that film shows his neck snapped backwards
could that shot could have come from ahead ?
remember what walt cronkite said
he's shot dead
he's shot dead

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Pacing: 5.0
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Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 7

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Johnny D - August 31, 2004 - Report this comment
5-5-5, great job, Alvin, and I'm giving you ''5" for "How Funny" because there's definitely lots of things that are funny-strange about that historical event.
Ashkicksass - August 31, 2004 - Report this comment
I also gave you a 5 for funny, for the sheer intelligence of this piece. You never disappoint, Al.
Paul Robinson - August 31, 2004 - Report this comment
WOW! Fantastic job, alvin. Brought me back to when I first heard the news...Audubon Jr. High School, 3rd period Science class, Mr. Holly was late getting there after the "Nutrition" break, something that never happened before. He was even paler than usual...stunned disbelief when he told us the news...
alvin rhodes - August 31, 2004 - Report this comment
thanks johnny, ash and paul
Guy - August 31, 2004 - Report this comment
Strange, I have been thinking of doing something on this historic event myself. I was just thinking the other day about it. Last May I had a business trip to Dallas and I stayed in a hotel about four blocks from where this incident took place. I stood on the grassy knoll and visited the book repository. You get a whole different slant on things when you see this place up close and personal. The shots could have only come from the direction of the railroad tracks on the bridge that the road he was shot on goes under about 100 yards ahead. But I am sure others would disagree.

Anyway, Alvin, great parody. I was in 7th grade 6th period history class when I heard the news. So counting backwards 7, 6, and the next number is guess what? 5!
Dee Range - August 31, 2004 - Report this comment
Alvin, it doesn't ever matter what you write about, it's always great. This is no exception. 5's
alvin rhodes - August 31, 2004 - Report this comment
thanks guy and dee...i was 8 when it happened...first news event i really remember
Meriadoc - August 31, 2004 - Report this comment
Excellent job Alvin. I was 4 when Kennedy was shot and the only thing I remember was that I was upset for days 'cus I couldn't find any cartoons on TV.... I do remember the photo in Look Magazine of Oswald being shot by Ruby tho'.
alvin rhodes - September 01, 2004 - Report this comment
thanks merry
Michael Pacholek - September 01, 2004 - Report this comment
As Presidents go, the grandson of John F. Fitzgerald was better than most. What he would have thought of psychedelic music had he lived four more years would be something I'd like to know. Paul: Would that have been Audubon, New Jersey? I had a Mr. Holly for science in 7th grade in East Brunswick, 20 years later, it could've been the same guy. His wife taught home ec: "My husband takes sugar and water and turns it into carbon. I turn it into brownies."
alvin rhodes - September 02, 2004 - Report this comment
thanks michael

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