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Song Parodies -> "Okie from Muskogee Revisited"

Original Song Title:

"Okie from Muskogee"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Merle Haggard

Parody Song Title:

"Okie from Muskogee Revisited"

Parody Written by:

Bill Klein

The Lyrics

For reasons I won't get into, the old Merle Haggard song “Okie from Muskogee” popped into my head and wouldn't go away. I also realized the lyrics were hopelessly outdated...which, naturally, challenged me. Now, there is some question as to whether the original was a genuinely sincere statement or a snarky bit of irony. Haggard himself seems to change his story depending on the national mood. However, taking into account that he also wrote "The Fightin' Side of Me", I tend to believe it is the former, but it is to Haggard's credit (or detriment) that "Okie" is bad enough to be taken either way, depending on the number of digits in your IQ. More likely, Haggard wrote it for a simpler reason: to make money. Catering to your base's worst extincts has almost always proven to be a gold mine. That being said - irony or no - "Okie" was in serious need of updating. I thereby submit for your approval:
We all smoke marijuana in Muskogee
We don't care at all for Ecstasy
We don't go get tattoos on our peckers
We like livin' high
And pain-free

We still wear our rubbers when we're lovin'
Don't want no STDs from just a screw
We don't wear our jeans all low and baggy
Like the kids down at the local meth lab do

And I'm proud to be an Okie from Muskogee
Where all us geezers go to get fucked up
We still dip our willies down at the whorehouse
And drink white lightning from our red Solo cups

Chinese Nikes are still stylin' for manly footwear
Crocs and Birkenstocks are not allowed
Sex is still the roughest thing on campus
So son, get yourself laid, make me proud!

And I'm proud to be an Okie from Muskogee
Where all us geezers go to get fucked up
We still dip our willies down at the whorehouse
And drink white lightning from our red Solo cups

In Muskogee, Oklahoma, USA...
Copyright 2012 Bill Klein

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Meriadoc - October 02, 2012 - Report this comment
Love it! Excellent update on a fun old song. Especially liked the line where the dad tells the son to go out and get laid.

I had some friends who wanted to be rock and rollers, but in their town you could only get gigs doing country. The band would wait until the third set, when the crowd was pretty drunk and then play 'Okie" with acid-guitar licks thrown in. Confused the hell out of the audience.

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