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Song Parodies -> "He Played the Cowbell (The Gene Frenkle Story)"

Original Song Title:

"Don't Fear the Reaper"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Blue Oyster Cult

Parody Song Title:

"He Played the Cowbell (The Gene Frenkle Story)"

Parody Written by:

Warren Baker

The Lyrics

Back in 2000, Saturday Night Live aired the classic 'Cowbell' skit featuring Will Ferrell as the cow bell master (link at the bottom) from the BOC song "Don't Fear the Reaper." So I'm compounding their fictional account with a fictional back/end story of the equally fictional Gene Frenkle.
Oh when I was young
All those bells I rung

Strongly I struck the cowbell
All to the beat, the thrill of the clang
(want to be bright, big star)
Lights on Frenkle
(“Let’s hear the cowbell!”)
Cheers, adored by fans
(“Let’s hear the cowbell!”)
I’d be rocking all night
(“Let’s hear the cowbell!”)
Frenkle, cowbell man…

Poor, back then, but fun
Bell was my best chum

Then I met the Oyster Cult
Sang together in fraternity
(When I met the Oyster Cult)
Very rarely played and hoped for merry day
(Want to play with Oyster Cult)
Very rarely played and prayed for any day
(Longed to find cow bell bliss)
A wonder, hook infested tuneage came our way
(Bless-ed thing, I’m cow czar)
My name’s Frenkle
(They heard the cowbell)
Frenkle man can jam
(They thrilled to cowbell)
Beating, banging to time
(I ruled the cowbell)
Frenkle, I’m your man.

Fate one night did come
Course of fame had run

In a field out in Kansas
And after cheers, we heard a new song
Heard a roar of heifers and a herd appeared
A cattle call of horny steers
The moment came to end career
(final night I had played)
Bovine payday
(for they came to hear)
Saw bell trampled thin
(then I started to fly)
No look backwards and no goodbyes…
(I had enough, goodbye star)
That was end of the band
(it was a ride, my fable)
Lights out, Frenkle
(goodbye to cowbell)

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AFW - April 16, 2012 - Report this comment
Love SNL skits...think I missed this one...funny write
Porfle Popnecker - April 16, 2012 - Report this comment
Hmm, this parody needs something...I've got it--more cowbell! Otherwise, it's awesome!
WarrenB - April 19, 2012 - Report this comment
Thanks, AFW and Porf. Glad ya'll enjoyed it.

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