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Song Parodies -> "They Keep a-Twangin' On"

Original Song Title:

"You Keep Me Hangin' On"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Supremes

Parody Song Title:

"They Keep a-Twangin' On"

Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics

When I hit 300, I planned to slacken the posting pace. At 500 I think I will.
Country is an aural pain.
I don't like the lame refrains.
Guys and gals who sing country,
They just keep a-twangin' on.
And when they aren't keening,
They just keep a-twangin' on.

And the songs all have the same sound,
About achin' hearts,
And family squabbles and strife,
And horses that are smart.
They're always getting' stewed
And half the time they sing off key--hay!

Country is an aural pain.
I don't like the lame refrains.
Guys and gals who sing country,
They just keep a-twangin' on.
And when they aren't keening,
They just keep a-twangin' on.

These singers get all broke up
And then try to make amends
But how can they make amends?
Because before long they start drinking again.
SPOKEN: And then they go out to their horse and mount it.

Whoa-oh-oh!

Country is an aural pain.
I don't like the lame refrains.
Country is an aural pain.
I don't like the lame refrains.

They bare their souls, sing their hearts out,
But it still sounds like a screech.
I do not want to listen--
I'd rather be sucked by a leech,
Which just might destroy my health,
At least, I'm not in aural hell. No way!

If I were a spy and they grabbed me, then tortured me
To get me to bare my soul, they could simply play country.
Please don't go on,
Throw out, throw out those songs about strife
So I can sleep at night.

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Voting Results

 
Pacing: 4.6
How Funny: 4.6
Overall Rating: 4.6

Total Votes: 10

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Johnny D - February 02, 2005 - Report this comment
JB won't stop posting - he'll just keep re-wangin' songs!
AFW - February 02, 2005 - Report this comment
I partly agree with this message..I don't care much for current country...but still like lots of the good old classic kind....roping fives
alvin rhodes - February 02, 2005 - Report this comment
i'm with AFW...old country is good but new country sounds like lame 70's rock...with a twang...fives for this
Ravyn Rant - February 02, 2005 - Report this comment
If you're still going this strong when you hit 500, don't EVER slow down. :)
Johnny D - February 02, 2005 - Report this comment
Congratulations on the big 500, JB.
Jeff Reuben - February 02, 2005 - Report this comment
Love the song, even though I'm a country fan (Blake Shelton's good right now..."Some Beach"). And, of course, Cledus
John Barry - February 02, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks, AFW, JD, Alvin, Ravyn (thanks for the encouragement), Jeff.
Stuart McArthur - February 02, 2005 - Report this comment
I'm a count-count-count-count-count-count-count-count-count-count-country fan
well, I'm not really - I just did it for the gag - yeah, country music -I don't get it either John - 555
Meriadoc - February 02, 2005 - Report this comment
Why same on you John! May your trailer run over your pickup truck and your porch collapse on your houn'dog... ;-)
Kristof "Jolene" Robertson - February 03, 2005 - Report this comment
Boy howdy! I done showed this to mah sister/wife Dwaynetta, and she luurved it! And mah sow/wife, who cain't read, done enjoyed it as well! Stand by your man, John....5

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