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Song Parodies -> "One Up On Ruth"

Original Song Title:

"Up On The Roof"

Original Performer:

The Drifters

Parody Song Title:

"One Up On Ruth"

Parody Written by:

Alvin Rhodes

The Lyrics

...dedicated to roger maris...who still holds the season record for home runs in my book...
when that ol' baseball season went down
the tension was just too much...for folks to take
he climbed right up to the top of the stats
so many clouts he ripped...right into space

only ruth had matched this pace, you know
in twenty-seven he had hit six-oh

one up on ruth

a game at admired his feat
a ball hit in the air...went in the seats
a big hooray from the yankee's large crowd
a record breaking noise...reaching the streets

this baseball star put on a show, you see
and at that point, went down in history

a quite compelling dude

his big bat slammed and he whittled it down
the city tell the truth
he showed the world how records went down
the babe was number up on ruth

one up on ruth...(one up on ruth)
one up on ruth...(one up on ruth)

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Pacing: 5.0
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Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 12

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Mark Scotti - March 02, 2009 - Report this comment
Get's me VERY psyched for opening day!!! Great title sub and commentary on the days of clean records. Good job, Alvin!
Andy Primus - March 02, 2009 - Report this comment
Parody flowed well against the original song. Don't know anything about baseball but at least I've heard of Babe Ruth (although I would have to wiki him to even know his real first name)
TJC - March 02, 2009 - Report this comment
Marisvolus! [This was the Ruth, the whole Ruth and nuttin' but the Ruth!]
Leo Keough - March 02, 2009 - Report this comment
5 Baby Ruth bars, 5 Mar*s bars and 5 steroid injections for this nostalgic play-by-play!
AFW - March 02, 2009 - Report this comment
You're hitting a home run with this... Always enjoy tributes to celebrities, past and present..
Invisible Boy - March 02, 2009 - Report this comment
I thought this was going to be about "Dr. Ruth"
A fine tribute here alvin. Well done.
Reminds me of the (very old) joke...
"Did you hear they stopped serving beer at Fenway Park ?
The Red Sox lost the opener"
2Eagle - March 02, 2009 - Report this comment
Ballpark figure - 5's.
alvin - March 02, 2009 - Report this comment
thanks mark...horray for clean records...thanks herman "babe" ruth...thanks leo...i'll take the candy but you can keep the injections...thanks AFW..glad ya enjoyed...thanks IB...that would have been a good concept...good red sox gag...thanks 2eagle
Jeff Reuben - March 02, 2009 - Report this comment
Good tribute to a great clean player. Actually just got one of his old cards (1968)
Christie Marie M - March 02, 2009 - Report this comment
I echo all comments above!! Great job as always, Alvin! You scored 555 home runs with this song!!
Peregrin - March 03, 2009 - Report this comment
Excellent alvin, and a wonderful and fitting tribute.
alvin - March 03, 2009 - Report this comment
thanks jeff...very cool !....thanks christie...glad ya dug it....thanks peregrine

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