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Song Parodies -> "The Bettor"

Original Song Title:

"The Letter"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

The Box Tops

Parody Song Title:

"The Bettor"

Parody Written by:

Michael Pacholek

The Lyrics

A Rose by any other name, still banned from the Hall of Fame.
Gimme a ticket to the racing course.
Ain't got luck to bet a fast horse.
Baseball days are gone.
Now he's got no home.
Pete Rose is a big compulsive bettor.

I don't know how much money he had to spend.
Got himself banned for life, baby.
Baseball days are gone.
Now he's got no home.
Pete Rose is a big compulsive bettor.

Well, there's proof he's a bettor
and he can't be workin' in baseball no more.
Listen, Mister, can't you see
you can't do no gamblin' on baseball
don't you know
anyway?
Hey!

Gimme a ticket to the racing course.
Ain't got luck to bet a fast horse.
Baseball days are gone.
Now he's got no home.
Pete Rose is a big compulsive bettor.

Well, there's proof he's a bettor
and he can't be workin' in baseball no more.
Listen, Mister, can't you see
you can't do no gamblin' on baseball
don't you know
anyway?
Hey!

Gimme a ticket to the racing course.
Ain't got luck to bet a fast horse.
Baseball days are gone.
Now he's got no home.
Pete Rose is a big compulsive bettor.

Pete Rose is a big compulsive bettor.

And they're off! As they break from the gate...
(racetrack sounds replace the jet-plane sound from the original)

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Pacing: 3.8
How Funny: 3.9
Overall Rating: 3.9

Total Votes: 12

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Red Ant - April 27, 2005 - Report this comment
Very good. PS- The " Wreck " is one of the " Holy Grail " parodies.
Royce Miller - April 27, 2005 - Report this comment
5's from me too
Bette Nibbler - April 27, 2005 - Report this comment
This was not bad, but I've seen better.
Rex - April 27, 2005 - Report this comment
Rose is The One Who Got Caught. (That does not excuse what he did, BTW. But now we are hearing the allegations against Lenny Dykstra, and I think there will be others before it's all done.)
alvin rhodes - April 27, 2005 - Report this comment
love it....i think ol' pete should be inducted into the hall of fame...the day after he dies...5s
Johnny D - April 27, 2005 - Report this comment
As the big compulsive bettors go, Pete is Roser than most.
John Barry - April 27, 2005 - Report this comment
I'll bet 15.
John Jenkins - April 27, 2005 - Report this comment
What's worse - betting on games involving your team or taking steroids? Probably gambling, but we shall see what Hall of Fame voters think. Well done, MP. By the way, what do you think of A-Rod, now?
A-Robbery - April 27, 2005 - Report this comment
One decent game does not a $252M bargain make, John Jenkins.
Rick C - April 27, 2005 - Report this comment
Good job, Michael...5s I can't seem to make up my mind on Pete Rose. I know what he did was wrong but, I always loved to watch him play. He always gave it 100%.
Michael Pacholek - April 27, 2005 - Report this comment
Ant: Thought so, but that still leaves one I don't know (and at least one, "Major General,") that I haven't done. Rex: Lenny's problem isn't gambling, it's the free drinks the casinos offer. Alvin: I agree completely. Of course, if that became Bud Selig's official policy, Rose would probably jump off the Carew Tower tomorrow. (That's the tallest building in Cincinnati, not a reference to Rod the better hitter.) Johnny D: Like Rose to first, this is a running gag. Johnny J: Betting on games involving your team, because the games where you don't bet on your own team are de facto games where you are saying your team WILL lose. What do I think of A-Rod now? Do a search for "Steinbrenner" and "Mr. May" and see what comes up. Rick C: Rose gave baseball 100%, and gambling 100%, and women 100% -- not counting his wives, of course.

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