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Song Parodies -> "Gamblin' Rose"

Original Song Title:

"Ramblin' Rose"

Original Performer:

Nat King Cole

Parody Song Title:

"Gamblin' Rose"

Parody Written by:


The Lyrics

Gamblin' Rose
Gamblin' Rose,
Why you gambled,
No one knows
Have your sins blown,
Greatness you've shown?
Should fans cling to,
A Gamblin' Rose?

(You) Gambled on, Gambled on
Games of baseball, now you're gone
Will they vote to,
Re-instate you,
Or forever, are you gone?

Gamblin' Rose,
Gamblin' Rose,
Charlie Hustle,
In repose
You were uncool,
Broke the gold rule
Should we forgive
A Gamblin' Rose?

Gamblin' Rose,
Gamblin' Rose,
Does admittance,
Soften blows?
Will fate shame you,
(Or) Hall of Fame you?
Only God knows, I suppose,
Only God knows, I suppose

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Pacing: 4.9
How Funny: 4.9
Overall Rating: 4.9

Total Votes: 14

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Ingeborg S. Nordén - November 10, 2004 - Report this comment
Only vaguely familiar with the Pete Rose scandal that inspired this, but you certainly picked the perfect "original" for your topic and paced things beautifully. 5-5-5.
Tim Hall - November 10, 2004 - Report this comment AKA the Original
Paul Robinson - November 10, 2004 - Report this comment
Reminds me of a Pete Rose joke - He's giving a clinic to youngsters and a Little League asks if he has any tips about hitting - "Never hit on 16, kid"...I hit you with three 5's here. Hey, if you hit on "16" and get a "5" you've got "21"...
alvin rhodes - November 10, 2004 - Report this comment
great concept....fives..i say put pete in the hall of fame...the day after he croaks
AFW - November 10, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanx for all comments and votes...good joke, Paul
Stuart McArthur - November 10, 2004 - Report this comment
DKTOS and DK Pete Rose - but if either it would get 5s from what I've picked up from comments, so I'm giving them to you anyway :-)
Jeff Reuben - November 11, 2004 - Report this comment
Not bad at all
AFW - April 03, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks to Stuart and Jeff
C - June 16, 2011 - Report this comment
Was this the same version played on the Jim Healy Radio Show?
AFW - June 18, 2011 - Report this comment
I reside in Ohio..Had to research the web about Jim Healy...I see that he had a radio show in LA..but web info states that he died in 1994...I wrote this parody in 2004...the same year Pete Rose admitted to gambling on baseball..I assume the radio show is/ or was being continued by others after his demise...if they played a parody relating to PR's may have been another version...there were others written to the same or similiar title..No one ever asked permission to use mine....but thanks for your interest and comment
Wild Child JIN - June 18, 2011 - Report this comment
Well Hello fellow Ohioan! I live in Ohio too! It may be a small world, but the stakes are always BIG!! So here are three 5 of heart cards for this jackpot of a parody! :-)
AFW - June 18, 2011 - Report this comment
Thanks, WC...yes, dug up from the dusty archives...but always nice to see new comments
Christopher - April 24, 2018 - Report this comment
I remember this parody being played on the Jim Healy Show on KMPC 710AM during the scandal and years after. Everytime Pete Rose's name was mentioned, Healy would play this song. Not sure where Healy got the song from but it was definitely funny.
Jeff Saad - July 21, 2019 - Report this comment
This is not the Gamblin Rose that Jim Healy played. His was written and sung by Mark Bradford of Denver.

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