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Song Parodies -> "Hey Trombonist!"

Original Song Title:

"Hey Big Spender"

Original Performer:

Shirley Bassey

Parody Song Title:

"Hey Trombonist!"

Parody Written by:

Old Man Ribber

The Lyrics

Having done more "sit-ins" than Jerry Rubin and Abbie Hoffman (famous 1960s protestors...not musicians!), I am usually welcome to join in on a band's job when they recognize me in the house. My dream scenario is to be spotted and invited to the stand when the players don't know me. NOTE: To make the meter flow, pronounce the word "player" as a single syllable. ;D



(Rah - da da dah - da dat! Ting.
Rah - da da dah - da dat!)

The moment you walked in the bar
We could see you were a trained lower brass man,
A real trombone player.
'Though you seem far from hip,
You wear a mustache to cover up the scars on your lip.
So go get your horn from the car.
You're the kind of guy this band could really use.
Hey trombone player!
Come - up here and lay down some blues.

Give us some twelves on your slide. Ride. Glide.
Can you play in our key? "E".
What a man! You play - in sharps.
That's the same as our - blues harps.

Just come right up here. Join the band.
We can see you know the rules when you sit in.
You've paid your dues, man.
We mean it. It's no joke.
There's plenty of room so bring your drink and light up a smoke.
The very best jams are not planned.
We'll learn on the next break what's your name and tale.
Hey trombonist!
Dude, come moan this.
Give your own twist.
Play - that horn. Let's all really wail.



For the record, my playing is much like my parody writing - not much virtuosity or technical "chops" but interesting and full of instrumental puns/inside jokes. Whether it's rock, jazz, blues, or country music, I'm usually welcome and enjoyed - just like here on amiright. ;D

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John Barry - February 22, 2013 - Report this comment
Music to my ears.
Rob Arndt - February 22, 2013 - Report this comment
Musical splendor-555!
John Lomain - February 22, 2013 - Report this comment
This sounded good
AFW - February 23, 2013 - Report this comment
In my high school sophmore year..I took band, and decided to take up the clarinet, cause it was easy to carry when marching...after the frustration of trying to make sounds, split reeds, etc..so I bowed out...all I learned to do was the marching...have to admire anyone who can master a musical instrument...but don't sell yourself short on parody writing..you're up at the top..
Dave W. - February 24, 2013 - Report this comment
Hey man, The sharkskin jacket and bone tie you wore was a dead giveaway.....

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