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Song Parodies -> "El Crapo"

Original Song Title:

"El Paso"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Marty Robbins

Parody Song Title:

"El Crapo"

Parody Written by:

Mick Terry

The Lyrics

Out in the West Texas town of El Crapo,
they've got a song 'bout some Mexican girl:
shameless young hussy, the name of Felina.
Give her a buck and she'd give you a whirl.

Give her five more and she'd leave the cantina,
take you upstairs in that flea-bag hotel.
Why I would fall for this faithless young maiden,
I'm at a loss and in vain, I could tell.

One night a bunch of old truckers came in,
horny and drunker than sin----,
starting to grope her, but then, I was sober
and there was no virtue for me to defend.

So in anger I
ended this story right at the beginning,
walking straight out the cantina’s front door.
I hope she's happy with her mother truckers.
What could I expect from the town's fav'rite whore?

Out in the West Texas town of El Crapo,
they've got a song there that just will not die,
telling a story for over nine verses.
Maybe it's true, but for sure, it ain't I.
Copyright © 2009 Mick Terry
MickTerry.com
El Crapo
Parody of El Paso by Marty Robbins,
original words & music © 1961 by Marty Robbins

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Pacing: 4.6
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Michael Pacholek - September 14, 2010 - Report this comment
I think it was a stroke of genius to cut the song off where you did. After all, if Marty had, there wouldn't be much of a story... but his character would probably have lived a lot longer. So I don't want to see anybody hit your score on the pacing because it was shorter.
Old Man Ribber - September 14, 2010 - Report this comment
I concur with Michael. This abbreviated version does the job nicely. Have you ever heard the shortest blues song in history? It goes "I didn't wake up this mornin'......"! ;D
UnKnownDiva - September 14, 2010 - Report this comment
yes, it's true, Sir ! Nothing worse than a tribe of oldHornedTruckers ! ! !
John Barry - September 14, 2010 - Report this comment
Que bueno.
Patrick - September 14, 2010 - Report this comment
At least the story had a happy ending for the singer. And if Felina made some bucks, I suppose she was happy, too. Nobody got shot. Maybe somebody got shots. You could take that both ways. Maybe they did. Since this site would not post my renditions of "The Shortest Song in the World" or "The Ballad of Spiro Agnew", I'll just have to do my version of "Ringo" right here in the comments section. "He lay face down in the desert sand, clutching a six-gun in his hand. Shot from behind, I hoped he was dead, 'cause I'd just plugged him with an ounce of lead. But a spark stilled burned, so I used my knife. And late that night I took the life of Ringo". Apologies to Lorne Greene. And, I did love your French version of "Ringo".
Tommy Turtle - September 14, 2010 - Report this comment
If you do that (truncation) to "American Pie", you'll be hung in effigy, a small town outside Baton Rouge, Louisiana.... Funny concept, lazy writer. 2-5-2.

Pick a shorter OS next time, if you've not got nine verses of creativity in you, says the writer of six consecutive parodies of "Major-General" -- tomorrow's *will* be truncated, but filled in with other equally-amusing (one hopes) original material, and fitted in with the theme. Cheers.
Patrick - September 15, 2010 - Report this comment
Tommy, There was a truncated "airplay" version of "American Pie" for radio stations that couldn't abide a 7 minute song. I wouldn't want to be hung in Effigy. Much better to be well-hung in Intercourse, a small town near Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Michael Pacholek - September 15, 2010 - Report this comment
Ah, but Patrick, Intercourse is but 4 miles from Paradise! But the town of Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania is 240 miles from Penn State Forest, which is just off the Jersey shore.
TT @ Patrick and Michael - September 15, 2010 - Report this comment
Yes, Intercourse was the subject of a TT parody, (s)'natch:

http://www.amiright.com/parody/70s/alberthammond17.shtml

And Michael: Paradise, Blueball, Virginville, and other "related' towns were included there. Patrick: Of course there was the shortened airplay version of AP. But those who parody it don't get much respect around here, with more than 170 full-length spins and growing. Somebody got away with one saying "short version" in the title, but that was five years ago. ..

Besides, there is *not*, to my knowledge, a shortened version of "El Paso". Please correct me if I'm mistaken.

Parody submission form: "You must parody an ENTIRE song." (ChuckyG's caps, not mine.) Right below the "Parody Lyrics box -- check it out.
Overs Palmeras - October 12, 2010 - Report this comment
I've heard it said that those who quibble about size usually are the ones with something to hide. This looks & sounds good to me.

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