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Song Parodies -> "Sixteen Songs"

Original Song Title:

"Sixteen Tons"

Original Performer:

Tennesee Ernie Ford

Parody Song Title:

"Sixteen Songs"

Parody Written by:

sloatead

The Lyrics

Some people say the prices are out of control
A poor man can't afford his rock n' roll
Country or soul or rhythm n' blues
But the feds just say give the bands their due

Download sixteen songs, and what do ya get?
Another step closer to jailtime, you bet
Now Peter, don't ya do it, 'cause you could go
Just buy your songs from the old record sto'

I was bored one mornin', I was surfin' online
I heard me some music, and it sure sounded fine
Downloaded sixteen songs by Natalie Cole
And the feds just said, well, bless my soul

Download sixteen songs, and what do ya get?
Another step closer to jailtime, you bet
Now Peter, don't ya do it, 'cause you could go
Just buy your songs from the old record sto'

I was bored one mornin', yes I'll say it again
I downloaded more songs, 'bout a hunnerd n' ten
Dowload a thousand more, add thousands to that
And the feds just said, now that is that

Download sixteen songs, and what do ya get?
Another step closer to jailtime, you bet
Now Peter, don't ya do it, 'cause you could go
Just buy your songs from the old record sto'

If ya see the feds comin', better try ta hide
Your downloaded music, or ya could go inside
For stealing Iron Maiden and Alice Cooper
And Metallica, Lars, that party pooper

Download sixteen songs, and what do ya get?
Another step closer to jailtime, you bet
Now Peter, don't ya do it, 'cause you could go

Just buuuuyyyy yoooouuuurrrr soooonnnngs...from the old record sto'

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Paul Wooten - February 26, 2004 - Report this comment
Great commentary on the times! 555
Adagio - February 26, 2004 - Report this comment
Great parody! And timely! 5's
alvin rhodes - February 26, 2004 - Report this comment
LOVE IT.....5s.....i'm an old fahsioned kind of guy, i still steal my music from the library
Johnny D - February 26, 2004 - Report this comment
The whole thing reminds me of those tags on mattresses that say "Do Not Remove Under Penalty Of Law". 5's
Martha - February 26, 2004 - Report this comment
Brilliant!
mac - February 26, 2004 - Report this comment
Well done, Sloat. I always liked the original, and this is an excellent parody of it.
Meriadoc - February 27, 2004 - Report this comment
Good one Sloat!

Now can anyone tell me - what's the difference:

Download a song - artist doesn't get the royalties

or

Buy the record used at a perfectly legal 'used record store' - artist doesn't get the royalties... ???
Guy - February 27, 2004 - Report this comment
Where can I get a download of this? ;-) I just downloaded you five more. Well done!
Chris - February 27, 2004 - Report this comment
Great job on the parody! I read your parody, now how bout you read mine? "Come On Over" to the Shania Twain section and "Check It Out"
Paul Robinson - February 28, 2004 - Report this comment
sloatead - Superb, download yourself 16 tons of hearty applause and side of "five's".
Mamasan - October 20, 2006 - Report this comment
It's definitely FUNNY, and ain't it the TRUTH.

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