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Song Parodies -> "Riffin' Old Refrains"

Original Song Title:

"Rhythm Of The Rain"

Original Performer:

The Cascades

Parody Song Title:

"Riffin' Old Refrains"

Parody Written by:

Kristof Robertson

The Lyrics

Despite what most parents would like to believe, not every kid has musical talent...
Listen to him riffin' on that old refrain
"Stairway" by Led Zeppelinagain
It's loud and out of tune and jeez it hurts my brain
A-when he cranks it up to ten

The only song he's ever learnt, he overplays
Each bum note he knows by heart
I've had to put up with this crap for seven days
No wonder I've a dicky heart

Can't fit round peg in a hole that's square
You cannot teach ju-jitsu to a grizzly bear
He may think he's Jimmy Page but LORD, that kid just can't play

He said "Hey dad, a guitar's what I want today"
We went to a music shop
Although two hundred bucks is what I had to pay
I'd spend that much to make him stop


Wayne, can't you learn a diff'rent chord or two?
Please find another hobby to pursue
Wayne, I've been told that Fender are threat-en-ing to sue

Listen to him riffin'; a new old refrain
It's "Smoke On The Water": should've guessed!
And his inability to entertain
Is making me goddamn depressed

Oh listen to me throttlin' Wayne
(Nutter pater*, nutter pater)
Oh oh oh listen to me throttlin' Wayne
(Nutter pater, nutter pater)

* pater = father

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Jack Wilson - October 26, 2006 - Report this comment
Is this about James Blunt when he started playing guitar? Anywas that was awesome,555!
Matthias - October 26, 2006 - Report this comment
Why is only the people who can't play an insturment well only play "Iron Man", and "Smoke on the Water"? Too bad that "Unexplainable Mysteries" Decathalon isn't still going on, Heh... 5's my Musical Friend
John Barry - October 26, 2006 - Report this comment
In spite of a total lack of talent, I just started guitar lessons. My wife will identify with this.
alvin rhodes - October 26, 2006 - Report this comment
best of the day in my book.....beautifully done
TJC - October 26, 2006 - Report this comment
I can but vote you fives... but you're well up several flights on your stairway to sevens!
Peter Andersson a.k.a Richie Nomore - October 26, 2006 - Report this comment
Amen to that...
AFW - October 26, 2006 - Report this comment
Tops in story content and funniness
Dee Range - October 26, 2006 - Report this comment
If I had a dime for every time I waaked into a guitar shop and heard 'Stairway' being butchered, I could buy some solid gold, diamond encrusted ear muffs to block the sound on my next visit. You nailed this great old OS perfectly, Kristof.
Yoidy - October 26, 2006 - Report this comment
There's hope. Someday that kid might grow up to become a great parody writer! 5s, guy.
Red Ant - October 26, 2006 - Report this comment
Yep, tortured the parents with horrendous instrument playing on many occasions, including "Stairway". "Fender are threat-en-ing to sue" and "I'd spend that much to make him stop" were my faves. Don't fret over this power chord of 5s.
Stuart McArthur - October 26, 2006 - Report this comment
ah, as soon as I saw the OS, and realised the subject matter you were (re)visiting, I KNEW this was gonna be good, and sure enough, a comic delight, KR, and "I'd spend that much to make him stop" is one of the best lines I've read - you're a miracle of consistency - 555

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