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Song Parodies -> "Frank Robinson"

Original Song Title:

"Mrs. Robinson"

Original Performer:

Simon & Garfunkel

Parody Song Title:

"Frank Robinson"

Parody Written by:

Steve Kalafut

The Lyrics

A tribute to the man who just stepped down from managing the Washington Nationals, and who has given 50 years to major league baseball. Only trouble is that I had to stretch his first name to cover syllables. On the other hand, since this is baseball-related, I get to keep Joe DiMaggio.
We'd like to take a look
At all you have done for the game
We're glad to be here when
You say goodbye
Look around you, all you see
Are crowds of greatful fans
Stroll around the park
Until you stand at home

And here's to you, Mr. Robinson
Baseball loves you more than you will know
Wo wo wo
For all you've done, Fra-ank Robinson,
Hall Of Fame is there for those who played
Hey hey hey, hey hey hey

Back in fifty-six you were
The rookie of the year
Later you were MVP in both leagues
Then in nineteen-sixty-six
You won the triple crown
Best of all, you've won those
Two World Series rings

And here's to you, Mr. Robinson
Baseball loves you more than you will know
Wo wo wo

You've done quite well, Fra-ank Robinson,
Hall Of Fame is there for those who played
Hey hey hey, hey hey hey

You were the first black man
Who would manage in the bigs
Paved the way for others later on
Then you had to deal with all the
Players you must choose
Everyone knows how you hate to lose

You must have watched Joe DiMaggio
I'll bet you learned from him a thing or two
Ooo ooo ooo

So fair thee well, Mr. Robinson
Now has come your time to fade away
Hey hey hey, hey hey hey

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Pacing: 5.0
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Overall Rating: 4.8

Total Votes: 6

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alvin rhodes - October 04, 2006 - Report this comment
frank rocks...great job
PMS - October 04, 2006 - Report this comment
I don't know from baseball, but I don't have to to know this is a great tribute.
Michael Pacholek - October 04, 2006 - Report this comment
Frank revived one franchise (Cincinnati), made another (Baltimore), briefly uplifted another (Cleveland), and first tried and failed to revive, then rebuilt another (Montreal/Washington). He played with passion, always spread the credit when he won, and never made excuses when he lost. He is one of the few people who gave more to baseball than what he got back. I just wish he'd gotten 57 more hits, so he'd have 3000 to go with his 586 home runs. Somebody noticed that he hit very well against the usually unhittable Sandy Koufax, and was asked, "How do you hit Koufax?" He said, "Right-handed."
Steve K. - October 04, 2006 - Report this comment
The one time I saw Frank in person is when he played for LA against Philly. After LA, he went to Cal and then Cleveland, where he was both player and manager. I remember he was criticized for, of all things, not playing himself more often. Let me salute Frank for one more thing. Those 586 HRs Michael points out were real ones, not steroid-aided.
DD - October 04, 2006 - Report this comment
Somewhat forced, but a fitting tribute. Baseball is "grateful" that Mr. Robinson gave his life to the game.
Stuart McArthur - October 04, 2006 - Report this comment
don't know the guy, but obviously he's respected too much for "Frankie" to have solved your pacing problem - btw "Fra-ank" is just fine by me - lovely pacing generally, Steve - 555

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