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Song Parodies -> "We Got Oboe"

Original Song Title:

"I Got You, Babe"

Original Performer:

Sonny & Cher

Parody Song Title:

"We Got Oboe"

Parody Written by:

Mari Aranoff

The Lyrics

In pop music, oboe players did not have anything interesting to play, and with the advent of "I Got You, Babe," nothing changed! (No offense to the oboist, Stella Dickinson...)
HER: We say our song could be a hit
But we know there's something wrong with it.
HIM: Well I know what's missing, duh.
We need someone from the orchestra.
HIM: Boe...
BOTH: We got oboe, We got oboe.

HER: She has such a pretty sound...
I'm not sure that we can hold our ground.
HIM: So that she won't upstage our art
We'll give her a really boring part.
HIM: Boe...
BOTH: We got oboe, We got oboe.

HIM: So this oboe can emote
But in this tune, she plays one note
HER: We'll make her sound like a duck
To hide the fact that our singing sucks

HER: She's wishing that we'd never met
But her solo no one will forget
HIM: No matter how stupid is this stuff
She'll play that part if we pay her enough
HIM: Boe...
BOTH: We got oboe, We got oboe.

HIM: Now I miss the lead guitar
HER: With an oboe we'll go far
HIM: Don't let fame go to your head
HER: Will they miss you when you're dead?
HIM: Hear the way she talks to me? [to oboist]
OBOIST: I wish this was Tchaikovsky
HER: He's such a pain, he drives me nuts [to oboist]
OBOIST: And you both can kiss my butt

BOTH: We got oboe
We got oboe
We got oboe
We got oboe...

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Voting Results

Pacing: 4.2
How Funny: 3.8
Overall Rating: 3.9

Total Votes: 17

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Phil Alexander - October 20, 2003 - Report this comment
I used to play the oboe, too: definitely fitting the description "The ill wind that nobody blows good" :-)
Rick D - October 20, 2003 - Report this comment
I knew you had to be a real musician. It shows. Still can't get onto that MP3 site of yours.
Phil Alexander - October 21, 2003 - Report this comment
Hmm... can't get to or failing to get the mp3s when you click on them? If the latter, check the instructions under the table...
Rick D - October 25, 2003 - Report this comment
My media player gets stuck with " error#cood11cd" . I could play "Are you Lonesome and singing in the wrong key tonight", but I'm still working on the others.
Margaret - December 28, 2003 - Report this comment
Good job! I got a link to this from another oboe site. I play the oboe and will definately pass this on to my band buds. P.S. Where is the mp3 download link. Hmmm. I'll have to keep looking.
Rick D - December 28, 2003 - Report this comment
Margaret---Rad And Mad-- top of mainpage ---recordings
Guy - December 28, 2003 - Report this comment
Oh Bo' was this one good. Nice job Mari.
Mari D - January 03, 2004 - Report this comment
Hey Phil! If you're ever out this way, you can play oboe for us on this! Rick D and I performed it tonight at our favorite open mic with, of course, our oboist friend Audrey. It was fun, and we got a lot of laughs. We've been passing the word about to our buds there. Some have written parodies, so you never know who might show up on this site next!
vixen orlodo - April 12, 2004 - Report this comment
cute and funny i play the oboe and I'll show this to my teacher
Paul Robinson - October 08, 2004 - Report this comment
Well, Mari D - I have no idea who might give you a "5-1-1" here, but I just came over and scored this one "5-5-5" because I missed this one when it came out and it's really very good...
amber lynn - April 19, 2005 - Report this comment
HAHAH!!!! i play oboe!!!! i LOVE THIS ONE!!!! good job!!!!
yoshi - February 15, 2006 - Report this comment
awesome! i can't find the link. anyone got the URL for it?
Adagio - February 15, 2006 - Report this comment
LOLOL! Really good Mari! I used to be an alto in the choir and we were relegated to the same fate....(hide 'em in the background and just let them sing one note all the way through) 5's
Sarah - November 07, 2009 - Report this comment
'I wish this was Tchaikovsky'. I love that, ha.

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