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Song Parodies -> "I Dig Really Old Music"

Original Song Title:

"I Dig Rock And Roll Music"

Original Performer:

Peter Paul And Mary

Parody Song Title:

"I Dig Really Old Music"

Parody Written by:

Alvin Rhodes

The Lyrics

i dig...really old music
like my gramp's victrola used to play...(you'd crank it)
i think...it has got a snappier sound, than what's 'round today
the big bands really move me
they've got a great feel, truly
and hey..they're still so moving to play

i dig...the sound of guy lombardo
i just flip...he's so hip, i must say
when shaw starts...his cool horn blowin'
you know words just get in the way
when benny goodman's wailin'
when tommy dorsey's sailin'
hey...they really nail...every last song

i dig...berrigan...in a trance-like reverent way
and sir duke...ellington...writes music with a lot to say
and when ol' ted weems greets you
"is everybody happy ?"
he's really asking..."shall we play?"

i dig...really old music
though the bands i love, i've never seen
i bet..it was sure something...big ol' music machine
the modern times can't slay it
though radio may "nay" it
i still will play it...all of the time

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Rex - November 04, 2005 - Report this comment
What, no Glen Miller? Or Artie Shaw? Or Cab Calloway? Or.... oh, there weren't enough lyrics. For all fans of the big bands, John Williams and the Boston Pops issued a phenomenal CD in 1984 called "Swing Swing Swing" - Philips 412 626-2. BTW, really enjoyed this trip down memory lane.
AFW - November 04, 2005 - Report this comment
Great diggin'...I'm with you...YCBBB..You can't beat big bands...five toots, here
PMS - November 04, 2005 - Report this comment
This is the bees knees!
alvin rhodes - November 04, 2005 - Report this comment
thanks rex AFW and PMS....shaw's in there (last name only)..and yes, a lot of good folks were left out
stuart mcarthur - November 04, 2005 - Report this comment
I also love those old tunes, esp Benny Goodman, but gee they're hard to parody - 555
Red Ant - November 05, 2005 - Report this comment
dktos but I know what you mean. Even when I was 10 or so I used to listen to my grandfather's big band era music (mostly Benny Goodman but a few others as well). I do miss that and him. How many of your 14,000 records are of that era anyway?
Rick C - November 05, 2005 - Report this comment
That does sound like it must have been a fun era, doesn't it? Nice job alvin. 555
carol - November 05, 2005 - Report this comment
well done 5's
Michael Pacholek - November 05, 2005 - Report this comment
No mention of Count Basie, but like a trombone I'll let that slide.
alvin rhodes - November 06, 2005 - Report this comment
thanks stuart, red ant (maybe 500) rick, carol and michael
Peregrin - November 07, 2005 - Report this comment
I digged, reading this one Alvin :)
alvin rhodes - November 07, 2005 - Report this comment
thanks peregrin

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