Making fun of music, one song at a time. Since the year 2000.
Check out the two amIright misheard lyrics books including one book devoted to misheard lyrics of the 1980s.
(Toggle Right Side Navigation)

Song Parodies -> "The Ballad of Sarah the Gov"

Original Song Title:

"The Ballad of Billy the Kid"

Original Performer:

Billy Joel

Parody Song Title:

"The Ballad of Sarah the Gov"

Parody Written by:

Melanie Lee

The Lyrics

Possible entry in Amiright Idol "Epic" round.
(instrumental introduction)

From a town known as Wasilla, Alaska,
Rode a girl with a 12-gauge in her hand.
With her daring hunting skill,
She found some caribou to kill
East and west in the tundra land

Well, she started in a pageant: Miss Alaska,
And her talent: shoot and skin a polar cub.
Well, she made the Top Three,
So they put her on TV:
Starts the legend of Sarah the Gov.

Well, she starred in high school b-ball,
And she rose in politics,
And she said she put corrupted pols to shame,
Found a snowmobilin’ sweetheart,
Caught some fish and raised some kids,
But in town, she earned her Barracuda name.

Well, she scrapped her way from sportscasts to City Council,
Then as Mayor of Wasilla she was crowned.
Now she rules the state regime,
And the moose and reindeer scream
Whenever Sarah the Gov comes to town.

(instrumental break)

Then one hot day McCain, he called on Sarah,
Saying, “Lady, give my prez campaign a shove!”
So the pundits at Saint Paul
And reporters heard it all.
They watched the veeping of Sarah the Gov.

Well, she calls herself a pit bull,
And she says she’s for reforms,
And she longs for more Alaskan oil rigs,
But to paste a pretty lady
On Republican platforms
Is the same as putting lipstick on a pig!

From a nabe called the South Side of Chicago
Rode a boy with some changes in his head.
Might the land’s electorate
Make the neocons upset
If we vote for Barack instead?

(instrumental finish)

Your Vote & Comment Counts

The parody authors spend a lot of time writing parodies for the website and they appreciate feedback in the form of votes and comments. Please take some time to leave a comment below about this parody.

Place Your Vote

Matches Pace of
Original Song: 
How Funny: 
Overall Score: 

In order for your vote to count, you need to hit the 'Place Your Vote' button.

Voting Results

Pacing: 5.0
How Funny: 5.0
Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 6

Voting Breakdown

The following represent how many people voted for each category.

    Pacing How Funny Overall Rating
 1   0
 2   0
 3   0
 4   0
 5   6

User Comments

Comments are subject to review, and can be removed by the administration of the site at any time and for any reason.

alvin - September 25, 2008 - Report this comment
nicely done
John Barry - September 25, 2008 - Report this comment
Melanie Lee - September 25, 2008 - Report this comment
Thanks for the comments; hope to hear from more! Forgot to include the OS:
Michael Pacholek - September 25, 2008 - Report this comment
Ma'am, I reckon ya done right with that varmint -- or would that be "varmintess"?

The author of the parody has authorized comments, and wants YOUR feedback.

Link To This Page

The address of this page is: For help, see the examples of how to link to this page.

This is view # 755