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Song Parodies -> "The Night I Drove 'Bout Sixty-Nine"

Original Song Title:

"The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down"

Original Performer:

The Band

Parody Song Title:

"The Night I Drove 'Bout Sixty-Nine"

Parody Written by:

Michael Pacholek

The Lyrics

No, this is not about what you think it's about. "Sixty-nine" just sounded more like the original title than, say, "sixty-four."
Virgil Caine is the name
and I drove faster than the train
'til so much police cars came
and pulled me over again.
Thought I was driving sixty-five
but that Smokey said that was just jive.
My tailpipe, man, it sure did smell.
Backwards alphabet, the cops want me to spell!

The night I drove 'bout sixty-nine
and all the lights were flashing!
The night I drove 'bout sixty-nine
and all the drivers were crashing!
They went... "Slow down, you maniac!
You're gonna crash, and break your back!"

Back with my wife in Tennessee
and one day, she said to me:
"Virgil, quick, come see!
There goes black Number 3!"
Now, I don't mind, it's understood
for most drivers, the money's no good.
And Dale Earnhardt, that guy was the best
'til we found out he would die like all of the rest!

The night I drove 'bout sixty-nine
and all the lights were flashing!
The night I drove 'bout sixty-nine
and all the drivers were crashing!
They went... "Slow down, you maniac!
You're gonna crash, and break your back!"

Like my father before me, I'm a trucking man.
And like my brother before me, I drive across the land.
Oh, he was just 18, proud and brave
but a drunky laid him in his grave.
I swear by the lead that's in my feet
cops can go to hell tomorrow as I repeat...

The night I drove 'bout sixty-nine
and all the lights were flashing!
The night I drove 'bout sixty-nine
and all the drivers were crashing!
They went... "Slow down, you maniac!
You're gonna crash, and break your back!"
"Slow down, you maniac!
You're gonna crash, and break your back!"
"Slow down, you maniac!
You're gonna crash, and break your back!"
(repeat 'til fade)

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Pacing: 4.9
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Overall Rating: 4.8

Total Votes: 12

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Royce Miller - January 21, 2005 - Report this comment
good parody, Michael
martha - January 21, 2005 - Report this comment
fabulous......
Tim Hall - January 21, 2005 - Report this comment
Great job!!
alvin rhodes - January 21, 2005 - Report this comment
i gave ya 'bout 3 fives
John Barry - January 21, 2005 - Report this comment
15 gears on that rig, good buddy.
Scathe - January 22, 2005 - Report this comment
5's for the parody, but your license is revoked.
John Jenkins - January 22, 2005 - Report this comment
Well done, Michael, and thank you for making me aware that the Band recorded this 2 years before Joan Baez.
Stuart McArthur - January 22, 2005 - Report this comment
well, that's serendipity, Michael - I just downloaded the lyrics to this OS after watching "The Last Waltz" again last week, and it was gonna be next up for me when I thought of an idea for it - your idea was excellent, and great execution - well done - 555

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