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Song Parodies -> "Donny's Pet Kangaroo"

Original Song Title:

"Johnny Get Angry"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Joanie Sommers

Parody Song Title:

"Donny's Pet Kangaroo"

Parody Written by:

Stan Hall

The Lyrics

This only works, of course, if, like Joanie, you interpolate an extra syllable into the "angry" beats: "Johnny get an-ga-ree ..." :-)
"Donny’s Pet Kangaroo"

Donny’s notion’s nothing new,
just a boxing kangaroo,
and Ron, his ’roo, to fight’s not bred
a wallaby could knock him dead, but …

Donny’s pet kangaroo’s donning some plaid
skivvies, you dig? He is on deck to box “Bad
Ivan, The Caveman.” The man’s depraved, and
Donny knows it is unfair. Does he care? Not he!

How bad can Ron’s chances be?
As his foe advances he
hides behind his paws and shrieks
ev’ry time he takes a peek, oh …

Donny’s pet kangaroo’s donning some plaid
skivvies, you dig? He is on deck to box “Bad
Ivan, The Caveman.” The man’s depraved, and
Donny knows it is unfair. Does he care? Not he!

Match promoters with a clue
won’t engage Don’s kangaroo
in the ring, but on turf course
will pit him against any horse, oh ..

Donny’s pet kangaroo’s donning some plaid
liv’ry, you dig? He’ll neck and neck run with “Mad
Ivan,” the bay, man. The nag is lame, and
Donny knows it is unfair. Does he care? Not he!

Donny’s pet kagaroo, Ronnie,
tawny Ronnie's runnin’ in the money ...
(Fade)

© Stan Hall ... nothing to do with the Buckwheat-headed Don King here, tho' the sort of sideshows he was putting on by the time Mike Tyson bouts were what passed for boxing were about on a par with 4th-rate carnival kangaroos taking on all comers in the sweet science. :-).

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alvin - March 26, 2008 - Report this comment
wonderfully goofy concept....as to the OS or even the artist, i have not a clue
2Eagle - March 26, 2008 - Report this comment
Donny's pet kangaroo in Michael's zoo?
John Barry - March 26, 2008 - Report this comment
Wow! There a jog to the old memory. Got a good wallabeat, easy to dance to.
littleCupCakes - March 26, 2008 - Report this comment
Sir . . . I want a brave man, I want a Caveman; Barry show me how you cared, really cared for me . . . .
AFW - March 26, 2008 - Report this comment
Good old Happy Days...I never watched 'em all...my kids did, tho...funny idea and write, here
Stan - March 26, 2008 - Report this comment
Thanks all, for votes and comments.
Alvin -- Hard to have missed this OS's incessant airing in '62, but it's afterlife on oldies stations has been (deservedly) limited. I don' remember Joanie charting with anything else, but she may have done. I don know she duetted with 77 Sunset Strip's Edd "Kookie" Byrnes one of the songs ("Kookie's Love Song") on an album he did to capitalize on that character's popularity. :-)
Jason - March 26, 2008 - Report this comment
Sorry im late. The battery on my Blackberry died so was unable to leave a comment at work. Nice job Stan. 555

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