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Song Parodies -> "For Banjo"

Original Song Title:

"Fernando"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

ABBA

Parody Song Title:

"For Banjo"

Parody Written by:

Kristof Robertson

The Lyrics

Most parents try to get their kids to learn a musical instrument, in the hope that their lives will be enriched, or that they will become rich and famous...but the TYPE of instrument is very important....
Does your group have room for banjo?
I'm a little down at heel and desp'rate for a paying gig
What you really need's a banjo!
I can guarantee with me on board, your band will make it big
I can also play kazoo and comb, and I'll provide my own hay bale and pig

Tell me, where's the love for banjo?
All I have to do is whip it out and I can clear a room
Gals ain't getting' hot for banjo.
Little chance of getting laid by making nubile cuties swoon
Not unless they're from Kentucky, own a still and use "unleaded" for perfume

Seems that if you're into Rock 'n' Roll
There's not much call.for banjo
If you wanna be hip-hop or punk
You're gonna flunkwith banjo
Wondrin' why that Dave Grohl from the Foos
Hasn't called yet
I've ignored all music fads and trends
Gave up my friendsfor banjo

Why'd my parents pay for banjo?
When I wanted to be Jimmy Hendrix or perhaps Keith Moon?
"Happy Birthday! Here's your banjo!"
Danga-dang dang dang dang dang dangwell at least it's not bassoon
I'll play weddings, wakes, bar mitzvahs: anywhere that you might need a pluckin' tune

If you're grooving to live RnB
You won't see meno banjo!
And if dancehall reggae floats you boat
For sure, I won'twith banjo!
Though I'm sad, I cannot play the blues;
It sounds like s**t.
I remind folks of Deliverance
And they can't danceto banjo

Frank Sinatra, Cher and Springsteen (Bruce)
They had no usefor banjo
It's an instrument you will not see
On MTVno banjo!
Though I'm sad, I cannot play the blues;
It sounds like s**t.
For this racket I can't make amends
My "axe" offendsoh banjo!



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Jack Wilson - December 21, 2006 - Report this comment
LOL was this intended as a white trash themed parody? It COULD be one, anyways awesome job! 555!
Steve K. - December 21, 2006 - Report this comment
The perfect antidote for that "I Play the Banjo" song and video on Country Music TV, in which the lead singer plays not a banko but a mandolin.
alvin rhodes - December 21, 2006 - Report this comment
banjos are just automatically funny...5s plus
Ravyn Rant - December 21, 2006 - Report this comment
Wonderful! 555
Matthias - December 21, 2006 - Report this comment
This was a plucking good parody!
Johnny D - December 21, 2006 - Report this comment
Been smokin' that thar Blue Grass, eh, KR? 555

He is the Kristof King
Old is he
More than seventeen
Kristof King
Steals the meat of the SPAM-toureen, oh, yeah!
Huge clown pants!
Huge clown eyes!
Flashing the polka-dot-smile!
Wooo-ooo-ooo!
Pizza-girls ... love his thing ... diggin' the Kristof King!
Phil Alexander - December 21, 2006 - Report this comment
I was looking at a banjo in a second-hand shop yesterday... I was tempted, but after reading this, maybe not ;-)
PMS - December 21, 2006 - Report this comment
What Matthias said!
Meriadoc - December 21, 2006 - Report this comment
Hee Haw! ;-)
Below Average Dave - December 21, 2006 - Report this comment
As usual-555-perfect perfect perfect
Ann Hammond - December 21, 2006 - Report this comment
I have a harmonica and I usually sound like s**t
AFW - December 21, 2006 - Report this comment
unique, funny and profound..top shelf work
Stuart McArthur - December 22, 2006 - Report this comment
lovely funny stuff, KR - loved the dang a dang bit - reminds me of Steve Martin's gag that instead of unemployment benefits they should give each unemployed a banjo, because you just cannot be unhappy and strum a banjo at the same time - and as for the bassoon, I've always wondered how sad it would be if someone's natural gift was a talent for the bassoon (or oboe) and he hated classical music - 555

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