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Song Parodies -> "Burl (Ives)"

Original Song Title:

"Girl"

Original Performer:

The Beatles

Parody Song Title:

"Burl (Ives)"

Parody Written by:

Alvin Rhodes

The Lyrics

yes, twas everyone who came to listen to his stories
they would shout, "hey burl, what will ya play ?"
and ol' kindly burl sure had the touch with range a-soarin'
fingers on the frets while singin' lays
ah, burl
burl

twas the wizard, so sublime, all time applause receiver
croonin' tenderly, he'd make ya cry
astonishin' in girth, indeed, a folk tale weaver
laughter mixed with rhyme, with grin so sly
ah, burl
burl

he was such a pearl
cause he could clown with such a flair
he broke the rules
songs he played would sound so good
he acted too, when ere he could
twas cool...ooh...ooh...ooh
burl
burl

loved by old ones and the young alike, he gave us pleasure
legendary gent, it must be said
yes, the man sure had the knack, he earned his pay, this treasure
i still can't believe that he is dead
ah, burl
burl

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MasonR - March 17, 2008 - Report this comment
Thanks for giving this a whirl. I didn't hurl. I'ves given this fives.
John Barry - March 17, 2008 - Report this comment
Nice tribute. I liked the "weaver" double entendre.
littleCupCakes - March 17, 2008 - Report this comment
My folkds always played his Christmas Album, now we listen to his CD. Thanks for giving him the credit he so aptly deserves!
Stan Hall - March 17, 2008 - Report this comment
A nice not to Big Daddy.
Invisible Boy - March 17, 2008 - Report this comment
A fine tribute to the Burlster. Every year we hear "Holly Jolly" and "Silver and Gold" without remembering who recorded those tunes. And, as Stan mentioned, his performance in "Cat On A Hot Tin Roof" is a must see.
AFW - March 17, 2008 - Report this comment
Always liked ol Burl, his songs and movies..excellent tributing
2Eagle - March 17, 2008 - Report this comment
Nice tribute put to rhyme. I still remember OK Crackerby.
Jason - March 17, 2008 - Report this comment
Very good. 555
alvin - March 17, 2008 - Report this comment
thanks mason...glad ya didn't hurl...thanks john...entirely unintentional...thanks littleCupCakes...thanks stan...thanks IB...thanks AFW...thanks 2eagle...thanks jason.....glad to see everybody digs burl as i do
PMS - March 17, 2008 - Report this comment
Three f-IVES
Guy - March 17, 2008 - Report this comment
Very Burly indeed sir Alvin. Well done. Totally enjoyed this.
alvin - March 17, 2008 - Report this comment
thanks PMS and guy
Peregrin - March 23, 2008 - Report this comment
Perfecto with one of my favourite lesser-known Beatles tracks!
alvin - March 25, 2008 - Report this comment
thanks peregrin

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