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Song Parodies -> "Shoeless Joe Jackson"

Original Song Title:

"Jackson"

Original Performer:

Johnny Cash And June Carter

Parody Song Title:

"Shoeless Joe Jackson"

Parody Written by:

Airfarcewon

The Lyrics

To the stocking footed batter,
"Hit a homer," crowds would shout
Yeah, I'm talkin' 'bout Jackson,
Shoeless Joe could bang 'em out
That's Shoeless Joe Jackson,
Stretchin' the baseball seams
Count on him to smack one
In that field a' dreams...

High praises came to Jackson,
He could win a game, himself
Makin' the stance,
Waitin' for his chance
To wake up that upper shelf..
Shoeless Joe Jackson
Gave truth for dare
Curve, or a fast, or slow ball, Jackson
He'd send it there..

Fans would go wild at his ball games
When he'd swing and show 'em how (how!)
He made pitchers tense and shaky
Fake 'em out and smack one, Pow!
That was Joe Jackson,
He'd hit 'em high and they'd float
One great player, Jackson..
Of him, sports writers wrote..

No one laughed at Shoeless Jackson
Or if they did - they'd take it back with begs
Always showed a town, he's no strike out hound
He'd hit home runs to save his legs
Soft talk had Jackson,
No loud talkin' man
Let his bat do the talkin'
To win the game, his plan..

To the stocking footed batter,
"Hit a homer," crowds would shout
Yeah, I'm talkin' 'bout Jackson,
Shoeless Joe could bang 'em out
Yeah, Shoeless Joe Jackson,
He'd stretch those baseball seams
And he'd always smack one
Out in that field a' dreams

To the stocking footed batter,
"Hit a homer," crowds would shout
Yeah, I'm talkin' 'bout Jackson,
Shoeless Joe could bang 'em out......

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Max Power - September 14, 2012 - Report this comment
Then comes Comisky being the cheap bastard he is, stiffed the players, leading them to throw the games in 1919 WS. The players were banned while Comisky gets to go into the HOF. I know two wrongs don't make a right but had Comisky paid the players what they worth, one can wonder if it could ahve been prevented. Granted the only one who deserves to be reinstated (although they're all dead) was Buck Weaver.
AFW - September 14, 2012 - Report this comment
Thanks for your comment and vote, Max...yeah, I kept the parody in the lighter vein, and chose not to include the darker days....Although he was accused and banned from baseball, there's always been many, who believe he was innocent of the charges....The following was printed in Wikipedia..............Jackson spent most of the last 30 years of his life proclaiming his innocence, and evidence has surfaced which casts doubt on his involvement in the fix. Jackson reportedly refused the $5000 bribe on two separate occasions—despite the fact that it would effectively double his salary—only to have teammate Lefty Williams toss the cash on the floor of his hotel room. Jackson then reportedly tried to tell White Sox owner Charles Comiskey about the fix, but Comiskey refused to meet with him.[22] Unable to afford legal counsel, Jackson was represented by team attorney Alfred Austrian—a clear conflict of interest. Before Jackson's grand jury testimony, Austrian allegedly elicited Jackson's admission of his supposed role in the fix by plying him with whiskey.[13] Austrian was also able to persuade the nearly illiterate Jackson to sign a waiver of immunity from prosecution.[22] Years later, the other seven players implicated in the scandal confirmed that Jackson was never at any of the meetings. Williams said that they only mentioned Jackson's name to give their plot more credibility. Jackson's performance during the series further suggests his innocence.
Peregrin - September 14, 2012 - Report this comment
Hi AFW, I really enjoyed this.A good tribute. I saw the movie "Eight Men Out" recently. Although I had known about Shoeless Joe, I was unaware of the broader issues surrounding what had happened. Certainly, what I saw in the movie supports yours and Max's comments above. Good parody.
AFW - September 14, 2012 - Report this comment
Thanks, Peregrin...never saw the movie you mention...I saw "Field Of Dreams"..but of course, that was fantasy fiction
Rob Arndt - September 14, 2012 - Report this comment
Not into baseball (NFL diehard) but it looks like you knocked this one outta the ballpark-555!!!
Meriadoc - September 14, 2012 - Report this comment
Not familiar with the subject, but great pacing and many good lines.
AFW - September 14, 2012 - Report this comment
Thanks, Rob, I don't catch baseball much, anymore..enjoy golf tournaments when Tiger's on the prowl....and thanks, Meri,
Lifeliver - September 15, 2012 - Report this comment
Neither do I know baseball, at least not Major League heroes, but I know the song and I know a well-crafted parody when I see it. Well done -555s.
AFW - September 15, 2012 - Report this comment
Thanks there, LL
John Jenkins - September 15, 2012 - Report this comment
Very good tribute, with maybe a misplaced emphasis on home runs. Jackson played in baseball's "dead ball era," and only had 54 home runs in his careeer.
AFW - September 15, 2012 - Report this comment
Thanks to John

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