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Song Parodies -> "Those Were the A's"

Original Song Title:

"Those Were the Days"

Original Performer:

Mary Hopkin

Parody Song Title:

"Those Were the A's"

Parody Written by:

Michael Pacholek

The Lyrics

The Oakland Athletics, more often than not, are a Western Division and American League Pennant contender. They are again this year. But they're just not as much fun as they were in 1972-74, or in 1988-90, or even in the last three years.
Once upon a time there was a ballpark
where we used to raise a flag or two.
Remember how we beat the Yanks and Red Sox.
We'd wear the green and gold and make them blue.

Those were the A's, my friend, on them we could depend.
We'd swing and hit, and balls would fly away.
We'd pitch and bring the news, our team would never lose.
For we were young, and sure to have our way.

Da da da da, da da, da da da da, da da
da da da da, da da da da da da.

Years went by and then we lost free agents.
We lost a lot of games along the way.
Then came all those speeders and Bash Brothers.
We'd smile at one another and we'd say:

Those were the A's, my friend, on them we could depend.
We'd swing and hit, and balls would fly away.
We'd pitch and bring the news, our team would never lose.
Those were the A's, oh yes, those were the A's.

Da da da da, da da, da da da da, da da
da da da da, da da da da da da.

Yesterday, I'm at the Coliseum.
Nothing seems to be the same old way.
We don't have no Reggie and no Catfish.
No Rickey, Eck, Big Mac, and no Jose.

Those were the A's, my friend, on them we could depend.
We'd swing and hit, and balls would fly away.
We'd pitch and bring the news, our team would never lose.
Those were the A's, oh yes, those were the A's.

Da da da da, da da, da da da da, da da
da da da da, da da da da da da.

On the field, there came familiar laughter.
Zito said, "Hey, you came here, dude, thanks."
Oh, my team, we're older, but no wiser
for Jason Giambi is on the Yanks.

Those were the A's, my friend, on them we could depend.
We'd swing and hit, and balls would fly away.
We'd pitch and bring the news, our team would never lose.
Those were the A's, oh yes, those were the A's.

Da da da da, da da, da da da da, da da
da da da da, da da da da da da
da da da da, da da, da da da da, da da
da da da dahhhh, da da da da da dahhhh
la la, la la la la la la, la la la la la lahhhh...

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Tim Hall - September 15, 2003 - Report this comment
Great except for one thing: you forgot the illustrious Charles O.Finley
Michael Pacholek - September 15, 2003 - Report this comment
Then I've done something those old A's have been trying to do for 30 years.

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