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Song Parodies -> "King On The Road"

Original Song Title:

"King Of The Road"

Original Performer:

Roger Miller

Parody Song Title:

"King On The Road"

Parody Written by:

Bob Gomez

The Lyrics

Dedicated to all Shakespeare lovers, especially Johnny D and Michael Pacholek.
Ruler named Lear's so pissed,
Has his panties all a-twist;
Cordelia ass won't kiss--
She lands right on his shit list, and when

Big sisters grab the throne,
Lear goes camping on his own, he's a
Madman seen as so mean--
King on the road!

Earl Gloucester's bastard son
Edmund's a conniving one;
Uncouth, forsooth, this youth;
He plays fast and loose with truth, he tells

Old fogey Edgar's bad--
Fakes a plot to kill their dad, who's a
Man who reels, and so feels:
Sting of the woes!

Now Lear shuffles back and forth between the domains,
Regan and Goneril, makin' big gains,
They're kickin' his knights out from palaces' grounds,
Throw Kent in stocks, the gate's locked, and Lear's goin' down, a king's

Failures more ills portend--
Zounds! At last he'll repent!
No throne, no Fool, no Kent--
Tragedy he can't prevent, after

Two hours upon the stage
Lear begins to show his age, he's a
Man whose spleen was foreseen--
King on the road!

Cordelia's husband's French;
He's a-lookin' for revench--
At Dover lands his troops,
He throws Cornwall for a loop, meanwhile

Edgar's out on the heath,
Fakin' madness, feelin' grief;
He says, "Poor Tom's acold,"
But Lear claims he's good as gold, off to

Dover with Lear gone nuts;
France's army's kickin' butts, it's a
War for England's old king--
Kingdom is blown!

We see bastard Edmund is still up to his tricks,
Spyin' for Cornwall, lyin' for kicks;
And Corny rips out both the eyes of the Earl,
Till Edgar and the audience are ready to hurl, the play's

Grindin' down to a halt;
Lear, get hip, it's all your fault;
France loses, England wins--
But Edmund pays for all his sins, and now

Who's left but Albany,
Kent and Edgar solemnly, they bid
Lear goodbye, no dry eye,
King Lear is prone!
King Lear is prone!
King Lear is prone!

(Fade out)

ęBob Gomez 2004

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Jack Wilson - March 09, 2004 - Report this comment
Great job, Bob! 5's!
Adagio - March 09, 2004 - Report this comment
Good one, Bob. 5's
alvin rhodes - March 09, 2004 - Report this comment
HAHAHA...the thought of roger miller doing shakespeare cracked me up before i even read it....i howled at this one..too funny
Michael Pacholek - March 09, 2004 - Report this comment
Angels and ministers of grace defend us! Fives hast thou earned! Even if I already did a "King On the Road" for Bush last year.
Peregrin - March 09, 2004 - Report this comment
That was great! Wish I could do this sort of thing! I was relieved to see it wasn't about Rodney King, as that is what the title conjured up for me Bob !
Meriadoc - March 09, 2004 - Report this comment
Lear was one of the few major ones I never read. But I know the basic storyline. Good job, Bob!
mac - March 09, 2004 - Report this comment
Some of the best word play I've seen here, 5's.
Mari D - March 10, 2004 - Report this comment
Classic, Bob! Your parody made me laugh as much as the names of Lear's daughters always have, and that's saying something!
Diva - March 10, 2004 - Report this comment
Well read, and well written!
Guy - March 10, 2004 - Report this comment
Thank thee for the funnery. 5s - well done, Bob.
Bob Gomez - March 10, 2004 - Report this comment
I appreciate the comments. I'm pretty sure it was Mad Magazine that taught me how to mix contemporary slang and archaic forms. Pip, how about "The Tempest" to the tune of "Stormy Weather"? By the way, this took me five months to write. Be good to your kin. d;:^)
Peregrin - March 11, 2004 - Report this comment
Bob, the fact it took you 5 months does not surprise me, the quality of the work has shone through!
Alpha Skua - December 07, 2019 - Report this comment
There will never be another Roger Miller

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