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Song Parodies -> "Famous Black Writers / Fighters"

Original Song Title:

"Paperback Writer"

Original Performer:

The Beatles

Parody Song Title:

"Famous Black Writers / Fighters"

Parody Written by:

Alvin Rhodes

The Lyrics

famous black writers...famous black writers

there's alex haley....many read his "roots"
as for alice walker..."purple" was a beaut
then there's frederick douglass...who his fans hold dear
august wilson's tops
all were lauded as a famous black writer
famous black writers

well, there's michael tyson..who's a dirty man
as the brownish bomber, louis ruled the land
there's sonny liston and there's larry holmes
lennox lewis rocked
all were lauded as a famous black fighter
famous black fighters

famous black fighters....famous black fighters

there was marcus garvey...maya angelou
toni morrison...also langston hughes
and there's no denying derek walcott's style
richard wright's renowned
all were lauded as a famous black writer
famous black writers

was ali the greatest ?...most would say that's right
he was beat by foreman...at the latter's height
there was ezzard charles...mister holyfield
loved that jersey joe
all were lauded as a famous black fighter
famous black fighter

famous black fighters...famous black writers

famous black fighters
famous black writers
famous black fighters
famous black writers

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Guy - November 13, 2008 - Report this comment
Fine tribute to many successful Black Americans. And yes I have a Foreman grill. It's great and I think he made more cash from his food preparation enterprises than he ever did from boxing. So this can either fight about writing or write about fighting. Works good fer me. Fine write Alvin.
Stan Hall - November 13, 2008 - Report this comment
No fight required to write "555" for this one, about which my only whine is Archie Moore's absence--he's the only one of the great black fighters I actually saw fight in person, tho' I did collect Joe Louis's autograph at a Pirates game at Forbes Field back in the early '50s. Very nice man: some men -- ushers or body guards, I guess -- tried to shoo me away as I approached, but Joe said, "C'mon, now, let th' kid thru' ... " and signed my program with a big smile and a handshake.BR>BR> BTW, I see we did the same song today, but without much thematic overlap. :-)
Doppelbock - November 13, 2008 - Report this comment
Very, very nicely done. Great concept.
alvin - November 13, 2008 - Report this comment
thanks guy...glad ya enjoyed...thanks stan...song was too short to include everyone...i was going to write two songs but i got lazy and combined them...thanks doppelbock...appreciate it
Agrimorfee - November 13, 2008 - Report this comment
Aw Alvin, you should have done both...John Barry would have done four of them. ;) 555
alvin - November 13, 2008 - Report this comment
thanks agri...lol...good point, and they all would have been to the tune of 'i put a spell on you"
AFW - November 13, 2008 - Report this comment
Great idea for a tribute, and you worked it out the same way...
Tim Mayfield - November 14, 2008 - Report this comment
You could have done one on Famous Black Fivers too. Then you'd have three... er, you do have three. Fivers, I mean.
Christie Marie M - November 14, 2008 - Report this comment
I was going to read this for Black History Month, but oh, well. I enjoyed it a lot. I loved the way you interchanged the black writers/fighters in this parody. Yep, I used to watch boxing a while back, esp. when Tyson bit off Holyfield's ear. Can't seem to forget about that. Great read, great write....and great fight! 555.
alvin - November 14, 2008 - Report this comment
thanks AFW, tim and christie....glad ya enjoyed
Jason - November 14, 2008 - Report this comment
Great effort. Sorry I have been away for some time.
alvin - November 14, 2008 - Report this comment
thanks jason...welcome back
NorCALCakes - November 14, 2008 - Report this comment
Sir Alvin, ~ Mighty duke 0'Dice ~ let's not forget Eldridge Cleaver, a loca(L) NorCAL author of SOUL ON ICE; it's only 100 pages, but a very powerful read , indeed !
alvin - November 14, 2008 - Report this comment
thanks NorCALCakes....absolutely

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