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Song Parodies -> "Mr. Foldin' Chair"

Original Song Title:

"Sister Golden Hair"

Original Performer:


Parody Song Title:

"Mr. Foldin' Chair"

Parody Written by:

Guy DiRito

The Lyrics

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Well I had a real nice birthday,
Fish I caught I mount wood pressed.
Will I get some bites at Bass Bay?
Got a fold chair, new ice chest.
I already know I'll falter,
I can't work assembly line,
Buildin' wooden chair can take the end of time.

Well I keep on readin' 'bout you,
Mister Foldin' Chair device.
It's a nice one given out to,
I can't see how it's devised.
Snap the A-4 correspondin',
To the A-2 of same kind.
It's that "Do-nut" ring,
I just can't seem to find.

Should the seat be left of middle,
With my feet up in the air?
They just love to make a riddle,
Of assembling a chair.

As I try to make it,
Maligned I'm sayin',
I'd just might break it.

------ Guitars Instrumental ------

Junked in heap this thing's about due,
Mr. Foldin' Chair demise.
What I tell the giver 'bout you?
Can't let see I so despise.
I'll try once more though despondant,
snap in one-two by design,
But I'm just not keen,
Not of that sort of mind.

See it beat me as I fiddle,
I've conceded to a chair.
I'm a toss this thing in middle,
Off the bluff at Lake St. Claire.

Catch a fish. I'll bake it
My lure's delayin',
Think chair did take it.

Do wah a do wah
a do wah a do wah
a do wah a do wah
a do wah a do wah wah wah

Do wah a do wah
a do wah a do wah
a do wah a do wah
a do wah a do wah wah wah

------ FADE ------

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Pacing: 5.0
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Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 17

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Jeff Reuben - February 18, 2008 - Report this comment
Sounds like a nice birthday...and I'd have as much luck as you trying to put the dang thing together :) Fun song.
Guy - February 18, 2008 - Report this comment
Jeff - This parody is really about me. I tend to have 10 thumbs when it comes to this sort of thing. Thanks for expressing your views on it.
John Barry - February 18, 2008 - Report this comment
Nearly fell out of my folding chair chuckling. And, thanks for an idea.
Agrimorfee - February 18, 2008 - Report this comment
I picture Snoopy dealing with the evil lounge-chair before the Thanksgiving feast with this one. Nice stuff.
alvin - February 18, 2008 - Report this comment
paints a wonderfully amusing mental picture...reminded me of the a cartoon i saw once where some character fights a folding chair
2Eagle - February 18, 2008 - Report this comment
I had the same thought as Agrimorfee wrile I read this. An ode to one of life's aggrivations.
Patrick - February 18, 2008 - Report this comment
I like this a lot better than the original song. You incorporated a lot of the phrasing too. Well done.
AFW - February 18, 2008 - Report this comment
Funny write...folding chairs are difficult enough to open and set up, even without trying to assemble one
LadyCupCakes - February 19, 2008 - Report this comment
The Age of Aquarius: Let the sun shine in . . . Open up your heart, and let it shine in . . .
Guy - February 20, 2008 - Report this comment
Sir John - I'm jealous - you get to enjoy your chair, mine just snags my lures. Glad to have given you an idea, as if you don't have enough already. Thanks!

Ag - Ah yeah, something like that. heh heh. I got the mental image projected I see. Much appreciate your comment.

Alvin - Ditto on what I said to Ag. I seem to have remembered that same cartoon while writing this. Glad you weighed in my friend.

2Eagle - Aggrivating themes usually work well for satire. People identify with it and thanks for your identity revelation.

Patrick, really? That is quite a compliment. The OS is no dog in my book. Thank-you!

AFW - AMEN - I knew you would like this one. It is kind of your style. I learn stuff from you, Alvin and guys like Spaff. Wish Spaff would have weighed in - he did a really good parody on this song for Thanksgiving. It is memorable. Thanks good buddy.

LCC - Whatever got you into your current mood, I want some. I like your comment M'lady, methinks. I wouldst have the wence prepare me catch, but alas the seat taketh my bait.
Peregrin - March 02, 2008 - Report this comment
Ah, Guy, sounds like you got the chair that Merry and I previously sang about! What a good job you did (with the song, not with the chair, heh heh...)
Agrimorfee - March 11, 2008 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Time to chaise that lounger again!
Max Power - March 15, 2008 - Report this comment
Beaten with a folding chair
Peter Andersson - March 17, 2008 - Report this comment
Round 1: IKEA - Guy, 1 - 0.
Round 2: IKEA - Guy, 0 - 555.
Matthias - March 18, 2008 - Report this comment
I was about to say, "I wonder what Merry and Pippin" feel about this parody when I saw Peregrin's comment. Well.... This certainly recollected their parody in my mind, although you had different ideas with the song than they did.
Michael E Cormier - March 24, 2008 - Report this comment
I actually had a parody in mind last year of the same song with the same title, but didn't pursue it. Gonna abandon that idea now, as this parody far surpasses any attempt that I made on it. Good job 555
Peregrin - March 24, 2008 - Report this comment
Clarification! I have no problem at all with you having re-done the same idea, Guy. My last comment is the one that matters. I enjoyed your parody!

Yours was about how you couldn't put it together, ours was about how it attacked. Not the same in my book :)
little-CHAIR-cakes - March 24, 2008 - Report this comment
Sir Guy, Please don't take this down . . . as i do enjoy reading it; . . . You see, I ' m a "Foldin' Chair" myself . . .
bobpiecheese - March 30, 2008 - Report this comment
(SOTM) I've yet to do a DIY thing, though I have this hunch I'd be good at it, as I'm good at following step-by-step instructions (Transformers help with that). Nice little tale you got going here. Me likey.
Red Ant - March 30, 2008 - Report this comment
"They just love to make a riddle of assembling a chair": no kidding. I spent 30 minutes tonight on a light fixture just to change the bulb. A chair might take me days. I liked these lyrics better than the original's. Tossing the chair into a lake made for some great visuals.
wannabemustangjockey - March 31, 2008 - Report this comment
(SOTM) I read this one when it had just been posted and liked it quite a bit.
Below Average Dave - March 31, 2008 - Report this comment
(SOTM) I will say this one had some grammar sacrifices for pacing as well, but they were a bit subtle. It was a cute parody, and reminds me of Merry & Pippin's parody of ironically the same song. . .
Jeff Reuben - March 31, 2008 - Report this comment
See above! Good to read again
Phil Alexander - March 31, 2008 - Report this comment
I've never understood how people have problems with folding deckchairs, but I have watched those who have (with some amusement... a bit like reading this song)
Jack Wilson - March 31, 2008 - Report this comment
Loved it! 5s
Invisible Boy - March 31, 2008 - Report this comment
Great job here Guy. I reminds me of many a Christmas Eve attempting to assemble a wide array of unfamilar parts into a ...wait a minute...what was I trying to make anyway ?
Mikey Squirrel - April 01, 2008 - Report this comment
SOTM- Reminds me of my parody 'Did not get the instructions'. I hate assembling or fixing things. Very well done, Guy.

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