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Song Parodies -> "Ol' Bowlin' Granny"

Original Song Title:

"Polk Salad Annie"

Original Performer:

Tony Joe White

Parody Song Title:

"Ol' Bowlin' Granny"

Parody Written by:

Alvin Rhodes

The Lyrics

if some of y'all never been bowlin'
i'm gonna tell ya a little bit about it
so that you'll understand what i'm talkin' about
down here, lots of old folks think bowlin' has appeal
its something of a senior scene
especially, my ol' granny........ol'......granny
the bowlin' alley ?...she lived down there
and she wouldn't be home evenings
grandpa made a stink about it...all alone
cooked his own supper if he wanted something to eat
it sure caused a fight

my grandma's name is hannah
she went and joined the bowlin' team
she's an ol' girl but i swear to the world
she has seemed to master this game
ol' bowlin' granny...ol' bowlin' granny
everybody said it was a shame
that grandma threw gutters in the beer frame
(a hard throwin' woman)

ev-er-y was bowlin' time
twas an itch she had to scratch
she picked fights down at the bowlin' alley
and challenge them broads to a grudge match
ol' bowlin' granny...her bowlin' skill's uncanny
everybody's takin' up the game
but nobody does it better than this old dame
(a wrinkled, gray-haired, bowlin'-bag-totin' woman)
(lord have mercy...she always makes her splits)

my grandpa is lazy and don't bowl
claims he has a bad back
my grandmother won't quit, though
she don't give a damn about grand-pap
ol' bowlin' granny...she bowls with blanche and frannie
everybody loves this sweet ol' dame
but nobody can beat her at her own game
(but she's still just ol' grandma to me)
(just likes to bowl a bit)

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Pacing: 5.0
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Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 1

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Paul Robinson - May 18, 2004 - Report this comment
Alvin, I'll have to refresh myself on this song. I know it but I can't remember much of how it goes.
Adagio - May 18, 2004 - Report this comment
Difficult one to do, but you did. I had run across the music before and saved the lyrics for the beat me to it...:D 5's
alvin rhodes - May 19, 2004 - Report this comment
thank you paul and adagio....
Guy - July 15, 2018 - Report this comment
Alvin, Long overdue looking at this one, but it bowled me over. I know this song well and you did it perfectly. Esp. liked:

(lord have mercy...she always makes her splits)

If this parody were a bowling match you have a 300. Instead you get 5's

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