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Song Parodies -> "The Ditty of You or Me"

Original Song Title:

"The City of New Orleans"

Original Performer:

Arlo Guthrie

Parody Song Title:

"The Ditty of You or Me"

Parody Written by:

The Comedian

The Lyrics

Steve Goodman wrote "The City of New Orleans". I am basing this parody on Arlo Guthrie's performance. This parody, "The Ditty of You or Me", is my 500th parody on AmiRight.
Writing up The Ditty of You or Me
Silly boy's mental fun way for some fame
Twisting bars of pristine breathless rhymers
Freakin' duct-work, of funny jive-stacks so lame

Scrawl a song without sound-modesty
The brain puts out a skanky key
Tolls a gong past mouse-alarms and peals

Sassin' flames that have no names
Great bards full of acumen
And depraved bards of the WhatFreaks pornomobiles


Good morning, oh AmiRight, how are ya?
Say, don't you know me?
I'm your J.D. son

And
This lay, is called,
The Ditty of You or Me

I'll begin five hundred more when this lay is done


Playin' bard games with the bold men on the board now
Song Of The Month, and Claude Prez keepin' score
Vote your favorites and behold the battle
Parodies, rumblin' as they roar

And the buns of J-Lo's bottom
And the "Sun" of Janet's teat
Ride the writers' magic carpets made of words

Readers laugh and tap their feet
They're rockin' to the mockin' beat
As the rhythm of surreal satire's heard


Good morning, oh AmiRight, how are ya?
Say, don't you know me?
I'm your J.D. son

And
This lay, is called,
The Ditty of You or Me

I'll begin five hundred more when this lay is done


Morning on the website of AmiRight
Eager bards log on and check to see
If their songs, will appear this morning
Through the music-posting software
Coded by Chucky G

And all the pounding parodies
Displayed in tubes of PC's
Come from all those
Willing to abuse

A songwriter's stinking lyric-mash
The parodiers will please now trash
Re-frains and whatever lyr-ics they may choose


Good site, oh AmiRight, how are ya?
Say, don't you know me?
I'm your J.D. son

And
This lay, is called,
The Ditty of You or Me

I'll begin five hundred smiles when this lay is done

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Pacing: 5.0
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Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 11

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Peter Andersson a.k.a K1chyd - April 09, 2005 - Report this comment
DKTOS but allow my to be the fist to congratulate you for reaching 500 (pun in the middle intended). I would also like to be the fist to use the pun Johnnyadaptolis 500. Wrooom....
Red Ant - April 09, 2005 - Report this comment
Same as K1chyd. Gratz on 500. PS--( plug warning ) look closely at todays submissions ( 2 of them ) about what we talked about yesterday ( or the day before ). :) Since K1chyd took my racing pun, I'll say gratz on being the 8th Amirighter to break the 500 club ( now if you could break the 700 club ( pun intended there ), THAT would be great )!!
Adagio - April 09, 2005 - Report this comment
DKTOS, but 5's based on your reputation (ah, for pacing that is) ;) Congratulations on 500!!
alvin rhodes - April 09, 2005 - Report this comment
nice job and congrats on 500...and to anybody who is unfamiliar with the work of the late steve goodman oughta check him out...he is brilliant
Ralph Waldo Emerson - April 09, 2005 - Report this comment
Well Done! I see you have tapped into my cosmic roots and produced a bounty of laughter. 5's (Lionel)
Johnny D - April 09, 2005 - Report this comment
Thank you, Peter, Red Ant, Pat, Alvin, and RWE! (P.S. - RWE - my girlfriend in my senior year of high school is one of your direct descendants)
Ralp Waldo Emerson - April 09, 2005 - Report this comment
Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet.
Kim West - April 10, 2005 - Report this comment
500 hundred songs, now that is an accomplishment. I can not fathom how many hours you must have spent in order to achieve such a goal. Your latest song reflects the craftsmanship of a true professional.
Rick D - April 10, 2005 - Report this comment
There was trouble with the site earlier. Couldn't get in, but now I say it. Welcome to the club, Johnny.
AFW - April 10, 2005 - Report this comment
Good job, Johnny....but how did you ever dig up this lyric to pattern...You know what they say...A Goodman nowadays is hard to find..
Rick Cormier - April 10, 2005 - Report this comment
Congratulations on 500, Johnny! This is a gem. 555
Johnny D - April 10, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks Kim, Highlander, AFW, and Rick Cormier.
Michael Pacholek - April 10, 2005 - Report this comment
A worthy composition to serve as a magic milestone. Absolutely fantastic. Congratulations on the Half Grand, Johnny, if I may be the one to swear you into the club. Do you solemnly swear that you will well and hilariously discharge... (Mike pauses, hoping the word might give Johnny an idea)... the duties of the club on which you are about to enter, so help you Allan Sherman?
Johnny D - April 10, 2005 - Report this comment
Thank you, Michael. I do solemnly swear that I will well and hilariously discharge from the creative juices of my fertile imagination more seminal works that shall come forth in gushing spasms of aphroparodysiacal delight.
Phil Alexander - April 11, 2005 - Report this comment
Congrats, JD - be with ya in the not too distant future ;-)
Johnny D - April 11, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks, Philbo - lookin' forward to havin' ya join the party. ;-)
Johnny D - August 01, 2005 - Report this comment
DKTOS ? Listen to temporary MP3 of "The City of New Orleans", here:

http://mysite.verizon.net/vze42dj2/smallworld/id1.html
Rick C - August 20, 2005 - Report this comment
(Ego Parody Contest) Superbly crafted parody of a wonderful OS. (IMHO) 555
Scathe - August 25, 2005 - Report this comment
(EGO) Very artistic.
Stuart McArthur - August 25, 2005 - Report this comment
(EGO) cleverly done, JD - although a little more outrageously unabashed ego-stroking would have been nice ;-)
Claude Prez - August 25, 2005 - Report this comment
Wow, lots of clever matches to the original; the whole thing is practically one big misheard lyric. Very impressive and congrats on the 500 (though I'm guessing it's up to 6 or 7 hundred by now; you'll catch Hank Aaron yet.) And thanks for the mention, too.
Johnny D - August 26, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks Rick C, Scathe, Stuart, and Claude!
Kristof Robertson - August 27, 2005 - Report this comment
(EGO) SDorry I missed your 500 celebrations, JD....Claude's right, this matches the OS incredibly well. 555
Mikey Squirrel - August 27, 2005 - Report this comment
EGO-- Great job, Johnny. And on Arlo Guthrie!! Congrats on your half-a-grand milestone. I only hope that one day I can acheive that greatness.
Arwen - August 28, 2005 - Report this comment
EGO--very good, Johnny...paces perfectly!
Jeff Reuben - August 29, 2005 - Report this comment
EGO: Well done!

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