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Song Parodies -> "Ravelin’ Man"

Original Song Title:

"Traveling Man"

Original Performer:

Rick Nelson

Parody Song Title:

"Ravelin’ Man"

Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics

I’m ravelin’ man; I’ve made a lot of socks
for boy and for girls.
And as soon as I start, I won’t depart
from non-mainline needle world.

I’ll knit you a pretty sweater if you ask me…
could be gold-flecked, you know.
But if plainer’s what you’re after, I’ll retreat
from fabric El Dorado.

Continental kind of stitches, I’ve found,
are easier to turn.
I don’t need to purl; that approach: long gone:
Purling, I have spurned.

I use polyester skeins when I want to see
something that’s shiny bright.
There are times when I don’t want things wooly,
but those times are pretty slight.

When I’m feelin’ kind o’ like makin’ gowns—
that’s an urge I must spurn.
And a tuxedo, that would be so wrong—
away I will turn.

I use polyester skeins when I want to see
something that’s shiny bright.
There are times when it looks like wool to me…
it can really fool my sight.

Yo, I’m a ravelin’ man,
yes, I’m a ravelin’ man….

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