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Song Parodies -> "Lyin' Time...a Fisherman's Tale"

Original Song Title:

"Crying Time"

Original Performer:

Ray Charles

Parody Song Title:

"Lyin' Time...a Fisherman's Tale"

Parody Written by:

Dee Range

The Lyrics

Absinthe is a green, bitter, toxic liqueur, I believe Greek in origin
Oh, it's lyin' time again, 'cause I've been fishin'
I can see you don't believe me in your eyes
I did not catch the one that I was wishin'
So it won't be long before I'm tellin' lies

Yes they say that Absinthe makes a drink that's stronger (stronger)
And you'll need one as you hear my tale of woe
Think of great white sharks but just a whole lot longer (longer)
It sank my boat and ate my partner Joe

Yes it's lyin' time again, but please believe me
'Cause the one that got away still makes me cry
So big that years from now I'll still be grieving
'Bout the fish, not Joe, though he was quite a guy

Now I never hooked a fish that fought me harder (harder)
And I've never lost a partner once before
I'm boat-less now, and Joe became a martyr (martyr)
Though I thank the stars I out-swam him to shore

Oh, it's lyin' time again, yes I'm a con-ster
But the re-al story makes me look insane
'Cause Joe got ate by that old Loch Ness Monster, oh yeah now
And I just got married to his widow Jane
(Yes I just got married to his widow Jane)
This is dedicated to my good friends Mike and Linda Paul in Colorado, who share their home with me when I come down out of the mountains to clean up a little and re-stock. I am typing this at the library, so I need to thank anyone who reads this, and comments, in advance, since I will be back up in the mountains, fishing, when this is posted. Hi to everyone, and I hope to be back in civilization by the time it gets to cold to camp up high, probably about the end of August. At 10,000 feet, it gets cold early, and quickly. The fishing, as you can tell, has been spotty enough to enable me to write one parody, although the ones that get away grow bigger every year. Take care, and see ya soon.

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Pacing: 5.0
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Total Votes: 6

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alvin rhodes - July 17, 2006 - Report this comment
its good to hear from know i'm a sucker for the fishin' parodies
AFW - July 17, 2006 - Report this comment
This one wasssss, ( holds hands far apart) thisssss funny)..and that's no fish tale
PMS - July 17, 2006 - Report this comment
I fell for this hook line and sinker. How wonderful to see your work again. I have missed you.
Stuart McArthur - July 17, 2006 - Report this comment
nice way to keep in touch Dee - and speaking of absinthe, absinthe makes the heart grow fonder (or it does in your case!) - looking forward to the next instalment - (and it confirms my belief that noone's ever "fallen" from a boat or cliff) - 555

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