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Song Parodies -> "The Sweater"

Original Song Title:

"The Letter"

Original Performer:

The Box Tops

Parody Song Title:

"The Sweater"

Parody Written by:

Lionel Mertens

The Lyrics

This parody is an extreme example of why you should plan for parenthood. But you knew that, and I commend you.
Gimmie a jacket for on the tarmac
It ain't that cold to work for Amtrak
Snowy days have come, I've got freezin' bones
Hope my baby will knit me a sweater

I don't care how much cotton she's gotta spin
Got to save bucks for our baby
Snowy day have come, I'm a-callin' home
Please my lady knit me a sweater

Will, she knit me a sweater?,
Said she couldn't sleep and see me not warm
Listen, mister, can't you see I've got to save up
For our baby just born--anyway...

Gimmie a jacket for on the tarmac
It ain't that cold to work for Amtrak
Snowy days have come, I've got freezin' bones
Hope my Lady will knit me a sweater

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Pacing: 5.0
How Funny: 5.0
Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 7

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alvin rhodes - November 16, 2004 - Report this comment
fun to sing along with...5s
Guy - November 16, 2004 - Report this comment
No sweat - here's some 5s.
Meriadoc - November 16, 2004 - Report this comment
Awwwww - cute!
Paul Robinson - November 16, 2004 - Report this comment
Warm AND Fuzzy, too...5's...
John Jenkins - November 17, 2004 - Report this comment
Very good parody, Lionel. Your introductory comment might be too personal to share, but it's on the internet and has aroused our curiosity, so please elaborate.
Lionel Mertens - November 17, 2004 - Report this comment
John Jenkins, I realize a mind can be a terrible thing to taste but some of my thinking is served in this parody. If you gag on what I have to say I understand. But the father character in this figure is trying to save money just for a simple sweater. This means he's really hard up for cash. Anybody who doesnt have a couple of dollars to spend for a thrift store sweater has failed to plan (failing to plan is planning to fail). It's my personal belief that a couple should save up sufficient funds before having a baby. Why should he make his wife spend several hours knitting a sweater when he could buy one cheap at a thrift store. To me this defy's common sense. It lacks proactive thinking. That's what I'm talking about. And as far as saying something to personal I really don't think I stepped over a line. Stories usually have moral to them or lessons to them and my comment tried clue in readers. But that's the way I see it. The moral of this story is: If your raising a child, it's best to squirl some dough away for emergencies. Like having to work in freezing weather. That's all folks. Best Regards, Lionel Mertens

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