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Song Parodies -> "The Ballad of Sam & Frodo"

Original Song Title:

"The Ballad of John & Yoko"

Original Performer:

The Beatles

Parody Song Title:

"The Ballad of Sam & Frodo"

Parody Written by:

Arwen

The Lyrics

I have been killing myself over this one for a while...trying to make it better...but I finally decided to just submit it and get it over with.
Running to the dock at the Ferry,
Trying to get our asses to Bree
The Riders in Black they were hot on our tracks
And on the way we grabbed Pippin and Merry

Oh, you know it ain't easy
Who knew how hard it would be?
The way things are going
I wish somebody'd kill me!

Joined a Fellowship due to Elrond
Ditched the greater part by the end
But Sam's on my ass just like a love smitten lass
Sometimes I wonder if he's "more than a friend"

Oh, you know it ain't easy
Who knew how hard it would be?
The way things are going
I wish somebody'd kill me!

Oh, we met a creepy creature named Gollum
Talking to himself like a freak
Conversations a snore, he knows the way to Mordor
I said, "We'll follow for a couple weeks"

Oh, you know it ain't easy
Who knew how hard it would be?
The way things are going
I wish somebody'd kill me!

Saving up our Lembas for the journey home
Rationing for him and for me
Last night dear Sam said,
"Wish Gollum were dead
He just wants to kill you 'Cause he's SO-OH sick!"

Flew out of Mordor on an eagle
Less a finger and half my mind
What Aragorn said...went to Pippin's head
He only said it so he'd look kind

Oh, you know it ain't easy
Who knew how hard it would be?
The way things are going
I wish somebody'd kill me!

Caught a stocky horse to Hobbiton
All in all it wasn't so bad
The guys at the pub said, "We thought you were dead,
We sold your house to Peregrin's dad"

Oh, you know it ain't easy
Who knew how hard it would be?
The way things are going
I wish somebody'd kill me!

The way things are going
I wish somebody'd kill me!

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Phil Alexander - June 09, 2004 - Report this comment
Extremely good, Arwen - but I thought Bag End went to the Sackville-Bagginses, not the Tooks. Could easily be wrong, though
Arwen - June 09, 2004 - Report this comment
I'm sure you're right, Phil...I honestly have no clue...I just thought the Pippin thing was funny. =) Thanks for the vote!!!
Agrimorfee - June 09, 2004 - Report this comment
It seems you did work hard on this. 445. Here's what I would have done with the chorus: "Yikes! This trip wasn't easy Who knew how hard it would be? When I carried that damned ring You know it almost killed me!"
Johnny D - June 09, 2004 - Report this comment
Rock on, pointy-eared one! 555
Arwen - June 09, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks, Agri and Johnny!! =)
Stray Pooch - June 09, 2004 - Report this comment
555 Arwen! FTR, the S-Bs did buy the house at Bag End from Frodo before he left (ostensibly to move to Buckland) and actually, when the hobbits returned to the Shire it had been taken over and much-damaged by a fellow named "Sharky" who turned out to be none other than an escaped Saruman. The hobbits, having dealt already with a Dark Lord in full strength, wasted little time in rousing their fellow hobbits, dispatching this broken wizards forces and restoring the Shire. Those who only watch the movies miss a whole lot (WHY, Oh WHY did they leave out Tom Bombadill????) But this is parody and you are allowed to use, umm, parodic license! Great job!!
Arwen - June 09, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks so much, Stray Pooch!! I haven't read the books in full...but I'm working my way through them...so...I appreciate the little lesson! And the vote!!! =)
Ashkicksass - June 09, 2004 - Report this comment
Well, you ruined ROTK for me because I haven't seen it yet. But I still love you. And your parody. 555
Agrimorfee - June 09, 2004 - Report this comment
my mind has been screwed up as of late. 555 is my proper rating.
Arwen - June 09, 2004 - Report this comment
Ashkicksass...I'm sorry! I should have put a spoiler warning...but...really...I didn't give away that much, did I? Eeeek! And Agri...thanks!
alvin rhodes - June 09, 2004 - Report this comment
a masterpiece....funniest one i read today by far....bravissimo !
Arwen - June 09, 2004 - Report this comment
ALVIN!!! Thank you sooo much! I really can't say how tickled I am with the response to this parody...as I said, I was so unsure of it...but I never dreamed it would get a "funniest of the day" comment from anyone!! You (along with everyone who's voted) have totally made my day!! =)
Michael Pacholek - June 09, 2004 - Report this comment
Lord, oh, Lord, why must this site be Ringed with this Tolkeinian twaddle? OK, it was funny, but still...
Arwen - June 09, 2004 - Report this comment
Michael...It's not going to stop...you know you want to...just...just embrace it. =)
Arwen - June 09, 2004 - Report this comment
ASHKICKSASS...I was just checking the old comments one last time before I went to bed, and I re-read this and how I spoiled ROTK for you. I really am sorry. I'm reminded of a time...quite a while ago, when I was in the middle of reading Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban for the first time. I had a HORRIBLE nightmare that Sirius Black was chasing me all over Salt Lake City (where I used to live) and that he was trying to kill me. I was telling one of my dearest friends about said dream...and she basically told me the end of the book. She didn't mean to...and she felt bad...but the damage had been done. It was a dark day for both of us...this kind of reminds me of that time. I really feel for you...So Sorry...
Meriadoc - June 11, 2004 - Report this comment
Well, Even tho' you mentioned that 'fool of a Took' three times and me only once - I'll still give you fives, hee hee... ;-)
Arwen - June 11, 2004 - Report this comment
Ah Merry...so generous! I'm sorry if you feel slighted...you kick ass just as much as Pippin does...really...; )...Thanks!
Meriadoc - June 12, 2004 - Report this comment
And I'm much cuter than Pippin too, heh heh... ;-D
Arwen - June 12, 2004 - Report this comment
That's the spirit, Merry!
Adagio - October 12, 2004 - Report this comment
(Fantasy/Sci-Fi) DKTOS, but good.
Jake A Ralphing (Luke Brattoni) - October 13, 2004 - Report this comment
(SCI-FI) They gave the horse to Sauron?! (See Phil's parody) Nice work, Arwen.
Arwen - October 13, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks so much, Adagio and Luke!
Phil Alexander - October 14, 2004 - Report this comment
Must have already re-cast my vote... this one definitely improves on re-reading: a sure sign of a good parody :-)
Arwen - October 14, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks, Phil!
Johnny D - October 16, 2004 - Report this comment
(Sci-Fi/Fantasy) See above.
Guy - October 17, 2004 - Report this comment
(SCI-FI) Follows the original perfectly. Well done Arwen. Love most Beatles parodies even when I'm not familiar with the subject matter of the parody.
Paul Robinson - October 19, 2004 - Report this comment
(Sci-Fi) Oh, I should have waited for a contest about "Thumbs" (inside joke)...there's too much "Rings" for me here to really get into it fully. sorry....it reads well except I get no imagery from the character references...
2nz - October 20, 2004 - Report this comment
Oh, I coulda sworn I commented on this already. Very nice job here, Arwen. "Sam's on my ass like a love smitten lass" heh, heh.
Arwen - October 20, 2004 - Report this comment
Johnny...thanks for stopping by again!

Guy...glad to hear your approval. As my little intro states, I stressed about this one for quite a while...(relatively)...and wasn't prepared for the warm welcome it received. Thanks!

Paul...you should know that we're still in a fight re: anything LOTR...just watch your step! ; )

2nz...it's okay! Better now than never, sweetie!! Thanks!
martha - October 20, 2004 - Report this comment
slighlty lost with the niceties of the plot .. but it reads very well! must get more into LOTR!

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