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Song Parodies -> "Lucky In Kentucky"

Original Song Title:

"Okie From Muskogee"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Merle Haggard

Parody Song Title:

"Lucky In Kentucky"

Parody Written by:

Old Man Ribber

The Lyrics

OK...readers can interpret this parody two different ways. First, it can be read in the spirit of the original as a plaudit to home and beliefs. Also, some can interpret this as a scathing putdown of the last state to which stereotyping is accepted and political correctness doesn't apply. Take it either way...I'm just a parodist! ;D


We don't hate the U.S. in Kentucky.
We don't hip-hop rap dance on the flag.
We don't trash our country in all the classrooms,
And on our playgrounds our kids still play tag.

"Cause we know we're very lucky in Kentucky.
We would rather work than take the dole.
We enjoy our bourbon and love our horses,
And hope the E.P.A. won't outlaw coal.

We don't wear our pants with butt cheeks showing.
Calling women "hos" is not our way.
We treat others as we would be treated,
And "race" is what we watch on Derby Day.

For it's certainly not yucky in Kentucky.
If you're in trouble we won't run and hide.
Late-term unborns we respect as living,
And marriage means male groom and female bride.

We don't see the help in useless regulations.
We're upset by governmental fraud.
Law-abiding sane folks can have firearms,
And we don't spit on those who worship God.

All we folks are downright plucky in Kentucky.
We're always in the game for the long haul.
'Though we're scorned by the pop culture elitists
We don't care. We have U.K. basketball.
Perhaps that's why they're jealous of us all.
In Kentucky U.S.A. we have a ball.



Note: This of course does NOT apply to Louisville, which actually may be a part of Illinois. ;D

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Rob Arndt - July 26, 2013 - Report this comment
Hey OMR, glad to see ya back- 555! Hey, I'm gonna have to sit down and write about them Kentucky Rifles someday ;-)
Old Man Ribber - July 26, 2013 - Report this comment
Hiya Rob! I've missed much, including JAB's 4000th (9 was enough for Beethoven...hehe). As for the rifle, I believe the tale of "our" famous weapon begins in Pennsylvania. I hope everything is going as well as can be expected. Peace be with you. ;D
Patrick - July 26, 2013 - Report this comment
Glad to see there is still a sane place left in this country, and someone to celebrate it. The folks in 1861 were not all wrong. Dump slavery and try again. Maybe this time we will secede. JAB surely had a spectacular farewell--98 in one day, is what I counted. Check out my most recent "If Gordon Lightfoot Sang 'Mary Had a Little Lamb'", I think you're in it.
Old Man Ribber - July 26, 2013 - Report this comment
I missed the cut, Patrick. It's all right though...out of sight out of mind and all that stuff. Great to see you again. ;D
Dave W. - July 26, 2013 - Report this comment
I could have guessed you wrote this.... Have you done a take on your state song ? - *My Old Kentucky Home * ...Here's a crazy idea...how 'bout * Old Man Ribber Days * down there, where parodists can converge and do their stuff, meet ..and have some fun...I think it would be an event to remember and write about...And Who wouldn't want to visit Kentucky anyway?..YEEEEHHHAAWW
Lifeliver - July 26, 2013 - Report this comment
Just dropped in to welcome you back. As a diehard bluegrass/mountain soul fan (y'all got BOTH kines), I salute your salute to your home state. Makes me want to try something for mine (Victoria, Australia) some time. We all got both kines - and bovines.
giorgio coniglio - July 27, 2013 - Report this comment
A hearty welcome back, and thanks for this down-home chef d'oeuvre.
WarrenB - July 27, 2013 - Report this comment
Was wondering where you might be. Enjoyed your ode to your old Kentucky home, and am hopeful you're back on track to contribute some more.
Rob Arndt - July 28, 2013 - Report this comment
OMR, the "Kentucky" Rifle parody has been written- look for it on Monday :)
Patrick - July 28, 2013 - Report this comment
I think you're in there. "she heeded her 'old man's' reminder"
Old Man Ribber - July 28, 2013 - Report this comment
Patrick - Indeed! Thank you. ;D

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