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Song Parodies -> "Mariano, Man"

Original Song Title:

"Piano Man"

Original Performer:

Billy Joel

Parody Song Title:

"Mariano, Man"

Parody Written by:

Michael Pacholek

The Lyrics

June 23, 1990: Yankee Stadium is sold out. Not for the Yankees, who stink at the moment. For Billy Joel. Who knew then that, at that moment, there was a 20-year-old kid in Panama who would one day become the linchpin of a new Yankee Dynasty.
(instrumental opening)

It's 1:00 on a Saturday.
The regular crowd shuffles in.
There's an old man sitting next to me
who once shared with Babe Ruth some gin.

He says, "Son, this new park has no memories.
Back there, I sure knew how it goes.
But it's going to be sweet when the game is complete
all because of the man who will close."

La, da-da, da-de-da...
La-da, da-de-da, da-dum...

Close out the game, Mariano, man.
Close out the game tonight.
Well, we're all in the mood for a victory.
And he'll get us feeling all right.

Now John in the press box, a friend of mine.
He says, "Yankees win!" with such glee.
And he's quick with a quip about Jeter's big flip
and there's no place that he'd rather be.

I hear, "Bill, I believe this is killing me."
It's from Mantle with his ghostly face.
"Well, I'm sure that I would be more comfortable
if we were still at the old place."

Oh, la, da-da, da-de-da...
La-da, da-de-da, da-dum...

Now, Paul was a right-fielding warrior
who helped lift Yanks out of their strife.
And he's talking with Whitey, a lefty not righty.
In October he showed lots of life.

Reggie Jackson is talking with Bucky Dent.
They both made Red Sox fans go get stoned.
Yes, they shared them a drink they call champagne and
I think it was Dom Perignon!

(instrumental break)

Close out the game, Mariano, man.
Close out the game tonight.
Well, we're all in the mood for a victory.
And he'll get us feeling all right.

It's a pretty good crowd for a recession
and the manager, Girardi will smile.
'Cause he knows as he'll go he can always trust Mo
and forget about life for a while.

And the organ, it sounds like a carnival
as the Bleacher Creatures finish their beer.
Twenty-six World Series, new park, new memories?
They say, Mo, you gotta finish one here!

Oh, la,da-da, da-de-da...
La-da, da-de-da, da-dum!

Closed out the game, Mariano, man!
Closed out the game tonight!
We were all in the mood for a victory!
And he's got us feeling all right!

(instrumental close)
Here's a clip of Billy singing "Piano Man" on the night in question at the old ballyard in The Bronx:

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Mark Scotti - July 21, 2009 - Report this comment
it's not a "hit"(Mariano would not allow that!), But it is a great tribute to a sure Hall Of Famer!!! Should be sung at the stadium!!
Cody Slusher - July 21, 2009 - Report this comment
Old Man Ribber - July 21, 2009 - Report this comment
Not only nicely done, but amazing in your knowledge of the Yankees. I'm sure that "The House That Ruth Built" (and the Yankees remodeled) will be greatly missed. Yet you are still focusing on the present. Good job! ;D
Fiddlegirl - July 21, 2009 - Report this comment
All-star parody-- Wow!
alvin - July 21, 2009 - Report this comment
wonderfully nostalgic...brought a tear to my eye
Johnny Pyro - July 21, 2009 - Report this comment
I'm from Boston, and a diehard Red Sox fan. But even I can't strike this one out. all 5's.

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