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Song Parodies -> "Drums And One Bassoon"

Original Song Title:

"Sunny Afternoon"

Original Performer:

The Kinks

Parody Song Title:

"Drums And One Bassoon"

Parody Written by:

David Chrenko

The Lyrics

This one takes place in the late 1940's, when Petrillo was head of the Musician's Union - not that this sheds any significant light on the parody itself.
The sax man's left the band, you know.
I'm stranded here in Kokomo.
All I've got are drums and one bassoon.

And I can't use the brass.
They heard he quit, and left en mass.
All I've got are drums and one bassoon.

Help me, help me, find a swing band, please.
Petrillo's big bad union's - trying to shake me.
And I'd love to play Schenectady,
Friday night I'm gonna be -
Playing songs with drums that just go boom . . .
In three-quarter time . . .

Piano man won't play for free.
He's gone back to the symphony.
Telling tales of bad hotels and cruelty.
Now I'm deep in debt - But this ol' band ain't washed up yet,
Long as I have drums and one bassoon.

Help me, help me find an upright bass.
Who'll give me bluesy trumpets when I'm up onstage?
And I'd love to hear a slide trombone,
Alto sax to bring it home -
All I've got are drums and one bassoon . . .
In three-quarter time . . . In three-quarter time . . .
The bassoon is mine . . .

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Rick D - November 17, 2003 - Report this comment
I was wondering when you were going to do this one. I remember it as one of the first songs we ever played together. I must say that the story is not one I'm familiar with. Anyway, welcome back, keep talking to me, and feel free to borrow from me anytime. It's all in the ether.
Meriadoc - November 17, 2003 - Report this comment
This one was great! very original. "Schenectady" was priceless! (Too bad you couldn't have worked in Punxsutawney too! )
Rick D - November 17, 2003 - Report this comment
I was born in that town. I was 12 before I could spell it.
Michael Pacholek - November 17, 2003 - Report this comment
The piano man won't play for free? Of course not! You've got to sit at the bar and put bread in his jar! And considering what Mike Love said about him at the Hall of Fame in '88, I don't think BJ will be going down to Kokomo. Oh, yeah, I really liked this one.
David Chrenko - November 17, 2003 - Report this comment
You were BORN there, Rick?! And ya think you know a person. I always thought you were a native Californicator.
MarthaDTox - February 02, 2004 - Report this comment
Good to see more Kinks parodies .. love it!

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