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Song Parodies -> "Mister Bass Man"

Original Song Title:

"Mister Bass Man"

Original Performer:

Johnny Cymbal

Parody Song Title:

"Mister Bass Man"

Parody Written by:

Rex Ungericht

The Lyrics

I doubt many will know or remember the OS, so I've posted it on http://rungericht.googlepages.com/contests. The title has shifted from the original (where "bass" was like bass drum) to bass like the fish. Also, note that I have converted many of the "bom-bom-da-da-dom" lyrics into real words. For the bass singer, I converted his vocals when they were in the foreground. Lastly, I never do "innuendo" parodies - this started out as a "fish pun" parody and took on a life of its own. My theory is that the spirit of Johnny D took me over to write this :-).
Mister bass man, there's been nobody greater
Mister bass man, you are a master baiter

I really squir-irm
When you pull out your worm
Put it there on the hook
(You mean when I give all my GROUPERS a look – yeah, baby)
Yeah!

Mister bass man, you fish with your fly
All the men are so jealous, and the ladies say "what a guy!"
Hey mister bass man, why you always showing off your rod
And it's longer than mine
(You know, it's the floaters that make it all work so very fine)

(Chorus)
You whip out your pole when you go out trolling
And you cast it here, there, everywhere yeah
Hey mister bass man, you have an awesome lure
When you use it, you're never premature
And when you clean it, you've always got an audience
Everyone wants a peek
(I know, every gal, every guy, they're spying on my technique)
Hey mister bass man, I wanna use my tackle
But I've just got a sinker, and it makes all the mermaids cackle
C'mon mister bass man, show me the expert way
That you do what you do
(No no, that's a family secret and it's worth years of pay)

[Break while Mister Bass Man makes music by squeezing his eel, then repeat the chorus]
Lyrics copyright 2006 Rex Ungericht. All rights reserved.

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Pacing: 4.9
How Funny: 5.0
Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 16

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Tommy Turtle - March 13, 2006 - Report this comment
KTOS very well and love it... I'll bet other AIRs besides myself would have figured "bass" switch without notes... nice play...and BTW, what's wrong with innuendo??
Very Johnny D-ish indeed... where is he? Did you eat him??
John Barry - March 13, 2006 - Report this comment
You hooked 5s with this fish story.
Rick C - March 13, 2006 - Report this comment
I thought this was going to be about music but, you got me with the old bait and switch trick. Great job! 555
alvin rhodes - March 13, 2006 - Report this comment
glad you " tackled" this one..."catchy"
AFW - March 13, 2006 - Report this comment
This is the reel deal..fives
Red Ant - March 14, 2006 - Report this comment
I tried for the better part of 30 minutes to get this song to download from your site; it kept stopping at 10-20% downloaded. It would a-pier the pacing is good, so 5s all the same, very funny stuff. Congrats on the first submission of this group..er, artist.
Rex - March 14, 2006 - Report this comment
Many thanks to all. Tommy, I have enjoyed my share of innuendo parodies, I just never had any inclination to write one - and then this popped out (so to speak). Red, I didn't have any trouble downloading it, so I'm not sure what was going on. Sorry about that.
Peter Andersson a.k.a K1chyd - April 08, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) - This juror dots down "swaying status" for now and puts this parody on his shortlist.
Chris Bodily TM - April 08, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) At first I thought it was "bayss" instead of "bass" (misspelled only to clarify pronunciation), and then I thought the recording was "Blue Moon," so that threw me off a bit. And another thing that threw me off every time was his Eddie Van Halen-esque shred-speed-singing that is so fast that it's almost impossible to catch up until he gets to a "Hey Mr. Bass Man" line. The pacing was too confusing to me, so I had to 4 it, but you hooked fives for everything else. And even if you don't win, I give you credit for goofiness (Silly lyrics and a silly OS). 455
Cat - April 08, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) A very "hooky" parody. And you were dirty in just the right places.
Agrimorfee - April 10, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Sometimes --no A LOT OF TIMES, unexpected whims are the best when it comes to parody writing. Very, very funny!!
Adagio - April 12, 2006 - Report this comment
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Scathe - April 13, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Nice work here, Rex.
bobpiecheese - April 16, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Gotta agree with Chris on this one. The pacing for TOS completely loses me until it gets to 'Mister Bass Man". Stupid Johnny Cymbal.
Rick C - April 19, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Original, funny and clever.
Max Power - April 20, 2006 - Report this comment
SOTM-Alright
2nz - April 28, 2006 - Report this comment
I'd say your line got double entendre-d in those rocks over there. Never heard the OS before this. Nice work with it, Rex.
Jeff Reuben - April 28, 2006 - Report this comment
SOTM: There's something fishy about this song but I can't fathom what it might be? Well done!
Red Ant - April 29, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) "Pacing is good"; that may be the understatement of the month. Considering close to half the lyrics aren't even words (and sung quite fast at that), this was awesome. Wish you'd done more with the last chorus, but you fished out more puns than I ever could have. Great work.
Stuart McArthur - April 29, 2006 - Report this comment
(sotm) nice expression the "innuendo parody" Rex, and an excellent job channelling the innuendo master Johnny D, as you said
Phil Alexander - April 30, 2006 - Report this comment
Excellent, Rex. About as many double entendres per line as any I've come across...
Confission - April 30, 2006 - Report this comment
(sotm) beautiful
Arwen - April 30, 2006 - Report this comment
SOTM--At first I thought it wasn't what I thought it was going to be...and then...OH YES...it WAS what I thought it was going to be...; ) Nice job...
wannabemustangjockey - April 30, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) This is one of those songs where it's about either fishing or sex, depending on whether your audience is younger or older than 12. Great job on the wordplay! Sick but funny.
Johnny D - May 01, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Excellent, my young padawan. Your powers are increasing. Feel THE LIVING FARCE.
Larry Hensley - May 01, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Not bad

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