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Song Parodies -> "In The Snort of The Jimson Weed"

Original Song Title:

"In The Court of The Crimson King"

Original Performer:

King Crimson

Parody Song Title:

"In The Snort of The Jimson Weed"

Parody Written by:

The Comedian

The Lyrics

Jimson weed is a poisonous hallucinogenic plant in the nightshade family. This parody neither advocates nor condones the consumption of Jimson weed. For more information about Jimson weed: http://www.maripoisoncenter.com/ctr/9512jimsonweed.html ............ For a free audio sample of "In The Court of The Crimson King": http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000003S09/102-3325867-0904119?v=glance ........... Here is a MIDI sound file of "In The Court of The Crimson King": http://www.nicolarandone.com/midipage/crimson.htm ......... And here is another MIDI sound file of "In The Court of The Crimson King": http://www.davidyounker.com/midi/courtofk.mid
(eerie psychedelic organ music introduction)

Ahhhhhhhhhhh
Ahhh--Ah--Ahhhhh
Ahhhh
Ah--Ahhh

The crusted grains of Jimson fruits
Are shattered one by one
I lick a toad, I rise and change
The acid trip's begun
The purple pipe'll flame its fuel
Then higher shall I be
Free herbal highs from a nightshade come
In the snort of the Jimson weed

Weeeeee-eeeee-eeeeeed
Ahhhh
Ah--Ahhh

(eerie psychedelic organ music interlude)

Ahhhhhhhhhhh
Ahhh--Ah--Ahhhhh
Ahhhh
Ah--Ahhh

The keeper of the garden gates
Puts warnings on nightshades
I wait outside the garden's door
With sharpened pruning blades
Attack green plants when moon is dark
The stacked grass smells indeed
I come and hack desires which
Take the form of the Jimson weed

Weeeeee-eeeee-eeeeeed
Ahhhh
Ah--Ahhh

(eerie psychedelic organ music interlude)

Ahhhhhhhhhhh
Ahhh--Ah--Ahhhhh
Ahhhh
Ah--Ahhh

The gardener's plants I've never seen
Whilst stumbling through his flowers
Displace the skin of a Jimson-tip
To taste the weed's mad power
The planter's smuggler-gift is grand
The orchid petals bleed
As slowly burns my mind--it reels,
From the snort of the Jimson weed

Weeeeee-eeeee-eeeeeed
Ahhhh
Ah--Ahhh

(eerie psychedelic organ music interlude)

Ahhhhhhhhhhh
Ahhh--Ah--Ahhhhh
Ahhhh
Ah--Ahhh

My soft gray brain cells Jimson fries
It fries them with a croak
I run and gasp in whining sighs
And that is why I choke
The mellowness sweeps me away
With madness and with speed
I smile stupidly and dance
After snorting the Jimson weed

Weeeeee-eeeee-eeeeeed
Ahhhh
Ah--Ahhh

(eerie psychedelic organ music fade-out)

Ahhhhhhhhhhh
Ahhh--Ah--Ahhhhh
Ahhhh
Ah--Ahhh
Jimson weed is a poisonous hallucinogenic plant in the nightshade family. This parody neither advocates nor condones the consumption of Jimson weed. For more information about Jimson weed: http://www.maripoisoncenter.com/ctr/9512jimsonweed.html

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Jack Wilson - May 31, 2004 - Report this comment
Great job! 555!
Rick D - May 31, 2004 - Report this comment
I have this album, and I always felt some of that music required a little herbal assistance to appreciate. The new lyrics suit it.
pickle - May 31, 2004 - Report this comment
I have the version on Steve Hackett's 'Tokyo Tapes' CD, where Greg Lake's successor in King Crimson, John Wetton sings lead. Don't try this at home (snorting Jimson weed, not playing bass in King Crimson)!
alvin rhodes - May 31, 2004 - Report this comment
ahhhhh.....king crimson...a very unappreciated band...this is a sweet parody...thanks for the herbology lesson...5s
Adagio - May 31, 2004 - Report this comment
Whoa! Really good...weird and psychodelic...I know a CD I want to get now. Thanks for pointing it out. 5's
John Barry - May 31, 2004 - Report this comment
Excellent. Reminds me of a limerick: "Cowboys liketh girls? Now thou jokst. Methinks ’tis jimson weed thou smokst. Thou art way beyond dense; Lookst thou beyond yon fence: Why dost thou think they’re called ‘cowpokes’?"
Johnny D - May 31, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks Jack, Rick D, pickle, Alvin, Adagio, and John. I wrote this parody in response to a challenge Agrimorfee posted in a comment on Phil Alexander's parody "Parody Writers' Photo Thread", Philbo's parody of King Crimson's song "21st Century Schizoid Man":

http://www.amiright.com/parody/60s/kingcrimson4.shtml
I think King Crimson has a humorously pompous psychedelic sound, reminiscient of the early Moody Blues....some might call it "elevator music for the insane".
Peter Sinfield - June 29, 2004 - Report this comment
I needed a good laugh. Well done its very funny. Not as funny as the original though; but that was written on red afghani... ;[)
Johnny D - June 29, 2004 - Report this comment
Thank you, Peter! I was beginning to wonder if anybody else at all out there has ever even heard of "In The Court Of The Crimson King" !
Agrimorfee - July 07, 2004 - Report this comment
I surfed around to find this one (finally!). You took my challenge head-on, and succeeded. Great job! (And on side 1, "Confusion...will be the aftermath/of snorting too much/Of crack and Jimson's wrath" :):D:D 555
Johnny D - July 07, 2004 - Report this comment
Agrimorfee, glad you found it! Thanks very much --- and since you are the occasional unofficial Amiright-Simon-Cowell, your fives have an extra-special edge to them - thanks again!
Vlad - June 13, 2006 - Report this comment
hilarious I may do this in a band someday, do you mind?
Adagio - June 13, 2006 - Report this comment
I guess my votes was one which was lost here...replacing it, and Weeeeeeeeee! One of the best CDs I ever bought. 5's (at least)
Johnny D - June 20, 2006 - Report this comment
Thanks Vlad --- if you plan to perform this parody in a band, please contact me first over on the www.inthe00s.com messageboard --- you can send me a "Private Message" or "PM" to " Johnny_D ", and we will talk about it, thanks!

Thanks again, Adagio! I'm going to get that album, too!

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