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Song Parodies -> "Lisa Went Down to Walmart"

Original Song Title:

"The Devil Went Down to Georgia"

Original Performer:

Charlie Daniels Band

Parody Song Title:

"Lisa Went Down to Walmart"

Parody Written by:


The Lyrics

Written by request of my coworker (Lisa) who complained that she always ends up buying miscellaneous stuff she doesn't need every time she goes to Walmart. She is convinced the "Devil made her do it".
Lisa went down to Wal-Mart, she was looking for a shopping deal.
She was running late 'cause of her dinner date and she was grippin' that steering wheel.
When she came across this young man buying a griddle and six-pack of pop.
Then the Devil jumped up on a cardboard box to reach a rubber dust pan and mop.

He said, "You didn't know it, but I've a shopping habit, too.
And if you'd care to take a dare, I'll make a bet with you.
Now you have pretty good credit girl, but give the Devil his due.
I'll bet a Visa of gold against your soul 'cause I think I shop better than you."

The girl said, "My name's Lisa, and it might be a sin.
But I'll take your bet - your gonna regret 'cause I've the most self-discipline!"

Lisa, better watch your budget and Discover Card.
'Cause Hell's broke loose in Walmart, it's the Devil's own backyard.
And if you win you'll get this shiny Visa made of gold.
Fail and you'll lose your husband's new billfold!

The devil opened his wallet, and he said "I'll start this spree."
And fire flew from his shopping cart as he started up aisle three.
As he pushed the cart across the lane it made an evil hiss.
Then a band of demons joined in, Lisa hadn't seen things like this.

(fiddle music)

When the Devil finished Lisa said, "You're a rookie, Wicked One.
But set right in that bench right there and let me show you how it's done!"

Gerber flannel diapers in aisle one!
Energizer Double-A's, need a ton
A TaylorMade putter and Pillsbury dough.
Hey, why did I buy this, I don't know!

(more fiddle music)

Then Lisa bowed her head, 'cause she knew that she'd been beat.
Randy'd see that Visa invoice the next month and she'd catch heat.
Devil said, "Lisa just come on back if you ever want to try once more.
But every time you step in this store I'll ruin your credit score!"

Then she bought

Star Wars Monopoly, in aisle eight!
Diamond Circle Ring and a child-proof gate.
A Comfort Line hot tub for my patio.
Hey, why did I buy this, I don't know!

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Pacing: 4.8
How Funny: 5.0
Overall Rating: 4.9

Total Votes: 23

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John Barry - March 28, 2007 - Report this comment
Wal-Mart is hell. Devilishly good job.
Michael Pacholek - March 28, 2007 - Report this comment
Well, the Devil did have home-field advantage. But maybe your five-worthy parody can redeem her.
AFW - March 28, 2007 - Report this comment
Very good job, and moral...maybe it will help psychologically rehab some "Spendee" shoppers
Jonathan S. - March 28, 2007 - Report this comment
Hilarious. My only gripe is that in what I believe to be the 1st chorus (Lisa, better watch your budget and discover card...), you tried much too hard to squeeze too many syllables in. Other than that, I think you pulled it off VERY nicely. I give you $455.
Dylan Baranski - March 28, 2007 - Report this comment
Well, it feels good knowing that I can almost always find at least 1 parody of a song that I know each day on this site. Excellent parody. Wal Mart's rolling back all its prices to $555. Hey Mike, it seems your older sister's started writing parodies on this site as well. Guess Weird Al fever's started running through your family, eh? However, I think it might just be you posing as your sister. Are you sure that you're not making your sister up?
Michael Pacholek - March 28, 2007 - Report this comment
Let's just say, Dylan, that my evil twin BROTHER couldn't live without me. Literally. (In real life, do have a sister, but I don't think she even knows this site exists.)
Ann Hammond - March 28, 2007 - Report this comment
Dylan Baranski - March 28, 2007 - Report this comment
Hey Mike, have you heard of a German band named Dschinghis Khan? Bernard says that he's not heard of them, but you may have. In case you haven't, here's a video of their most popular song "Moskau":
Michael Pacholek - March 28, 2007 - Report this comment
I don't know them. Except for Nena's "99 Luftballons" and the collected works of David Hasselhoff, I'm not familiar with modern German music. But Bernard may be lying. (Wouldn't be the first time.) He likes German music, especially from the 1930s and early 1940s. Now, for that video... Oy vey! I recognize the song, it's actually pretty old. I suppose that's like the Swedish group Rednexx redoing "Cotton Eye Joe," which I also despite. (Bernard loves it, though. He can't figure out why my Yankees play it at their games, but his Mets don't.) So what are they, Germany's answer to the Village People? Because if they looked any gayer, Bernard's boy Jerry Falwell would have to raise a protest!
Kristof Robertson - March 28, 2007 - Report this comment
Wonderful reimagining of the original. Shoppers of the world unite. You have nothing to lose but your Gap Loyalty Card! 555
MasonR - March 28, 2007 - Report this comment
What Kristof said...and yes, I've always believed that Walmart is the Devil's own backyard!
Jonathan - March 28, 2007 - Report this comment
I HATE the original I blame it for starting rap music (i friggin hate rap!!!) but this one is pretty good congrats! $ 533
Wolverine - March 28, 2007 - Report this comment
Thank you all! John B, Michael, AFW - I doubt she'll be ever be rehabbed. :-) John S - The original "Johnny, rosin up your bow and play your fiddle hard" had 13 syllables. My new line had the same, if maybe moved around a little. But I didn't add any. But I'll keep an eye on future projects just in case. Dylan - I think I'm in the same boat many days, as I'm not familiar with most of the original songs everyone else knows. But searching out the originals on Youtube has helped. Ann, Kristof, Mason, John (just John) - Not sure if you meant to give me a 533 or not (the vote tally doesn't show it). While I do like Charlie Daniels, and even a little rap (early 80's non-violent stuff), I can't imagine anyone in the rap community ever attributing the birth (or even a contribution) to the birth of their genre to this song. :-)
Jonathan - March 29, 2007 - Report this comment
come to think of it my father blames the original for rap too just because of all the fast paced talking in it however I think disco might have helped start rap too (because of the way the music sounds)
Stuart McArthur - March 29, 2007 - Report this comment
fantastic, Wolverine - this OS is all about the idea, and what a great one - I hope your friend appreciates it - 555
Phil Alexander - March 29, 2007 - Report this comment
:-D First parody of this that I've read where the Devil wins - great concept, very well executed.
Dylan Baranski - March 29, 2007 - Report this comment
In regards to Jonathan: This song had nothing to do with the origins of rap. However, I did read that rap was derived from disco by way of some dudes rapping over disco tracks. James Brown also had a part in the origins of rap.
Wolverine - March 29, 2007 - Report this comment
Thanks Stu and Phil. Stu, she does appreciate it. I've been showing her some songs here on Amiright. Now that she's immortalized in writing in this song, she feels famous.
Dylan Baranski - March 29, 2007 - Report this comment
In regards to Mike: I have no idea who Nena is just as you had no idea about who Dschinghis Khan is. You actually recognize that song? Funny, I didn't expect that. Also, I don't know Rednexx or the song you describe, but if I heard it, I could probably tell you if it's similar to Moskau. As for the whole Village People thing, I do agree that they're pretty similar to the Village People, but I have serious doubts as to whether they're gay or not. Wolfgang Heichel (the guy wearing black with the mop head in the video) was married to Henriette Heichel (the girl wearing red in the video) for about 10 years, so they're disqualified from being gay. Louis Hendrik Potgieter (the lead member, wearing white in the video) died of AIDS in 1996, and there's no mention of any marriage of his, so he may have been gay, but I know that AIDS doesn't just affect gay people. Leslie Mándoki ( the long-haired, mustachioed guy wearing green in the video) is/was married to Eva Mándoki & had 3 kids, and is thus disqualified from being gay. Steve Bender (the bald guy wearing blue in the video) was married to Elfriede Bender & had 1 kid, and is also disqualified from being gay. Edina Pop (the girl wearing yellow in the video) was married to Günter Stoll for 6 years, and is also disqualified from being gay. So, isn't it ironic that you accuse them of being gay, when most of them are actually straight? NOTE: For the record, I have nothing against gay people. After all, America's a free country, & if gay people want to be married, then let 'em get married! However, I don't like it if gay people try to hit on me or touch me inappropriately. Anyways, gay discussion aside, there are plenty of Dschinghis Khan parodies on this site, mostly by me: There is also a "Dschingis Khan" parody by Susanna Viljanen: It's strange, because I come from a country where Dschinghis Khan is unknown except over the internet, and yet I seem to know more about them than anyone here! (NOTE: Marriage records collected from NOTE: Steve Bender is also known as Karl-Heinz Bender, and Edina Pop is also known as Marika Kesmarki.)
Random Comment - March 29, 2007 - Report this comment
ATTN Dylan. . .I'm not trying to start anything here. . .but being a homosexual I can tell you being married, and even having a kid, do not automatically make someone straight, the guy I've been sucking off lately is married with two kids. . .well he's legally married with two kids anyway, anyhow, that is just to say a point---married does not necessary mean straight. . .and I don't know how accusatory a person can be of someone else being gay when it's not a crime. . .anyhow, no argument intended just wanted to say that as a tidit of information, I personally don't think the Village People were gay, they weren't much different from any other group of the late 70s, early 80s, just explorative with style, that doesn't make them gay--that's also a stereotype, so I do see your point.
Jonathan The Rap Hater Who Admits It Did Not Start Rap - March 30, 2007 - Report this comment
yeah i guess your right me & my dad only thought that because of all the fast talking and I'm glad to see I was right about disco (my bro known here as charmander x) also thinks disco helped start rap
Jonathan S. - March 31, 2007 - Report this comment
Just FYI, that kid who just goes by Jonthan, as opposed to Jonathan S., is NOT me.
Dylan Baranski - April 03, 2007 - Report this comment
In regards to Random Comment (whoever he is): Er? Are you sure that this dude you speak of is married to a woman? Don't worry, nothing's been started. Also, in regards to the Village People: They got their name from Greenwich Village, a gay community in New York City where the men dressed up in various fantasy ways, and the Village People played upon this with their costume set-ups. However, I'm not sure if everyone in the Village People is gay. In regards to JTRHWAIDNSR: In addition to disco, James Brown played a part in the origins of rap/hip-hop, and reggae may also have played a part in this. In fact, the first rap song, "Rapper's Delight" by the Sugarhill Gang sampled Chic's "Good Times", and was classified as disco at the time. In regards to Jonathan S.: Don't worry, I believe you.
Yoidy - April 12, 2007 - Report this comment
A devil of a good ol' shoppin' spree! Eee-Haww! 555
The Charnstar - April 14, 2007 - Report this comment
SOTM - My mate Harry has the same problem. Never let her go on eBay! I made that mistake, you shouldn't! 5-5-5
Michael McVey - April 16, 2007 - Report this comment
You need to put this up against one of the devil's entries in a parody contest! I think the golden fiddle would be yours.
Agrimorfee - April 17, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Nicely done, funny title, original thought, pacing was spot on for me, and a wonderful twist at the end to have the devil actually win. This will be Top 5.
Peter Andersson - April 22, 2007 - Report this comment
SOTM - So how much will she pay for these second hand fivers with onion rings and a life size inflatable hobbit on the side?
Max Power - April 25, 2007 - Report this comment
SOTM - Great
bobpiecheese - April 25, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Awesome! I'm lucky I don't have a Wal-mart in my area...probably not one in my whole country!
wannabemustangjockey - April 26, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) I like Wal-Mart myself; can't say I've met anyone that devilish there. Nice twist at the end.
Matthias - April 26, 2007 - Report this comment
Pretty good although the mention of "The Devil" in the first stanza got me confused.
Jason - April 27, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) DKTOS but an entertaining read.
Kristof Robertson - April 29, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) See above. This is a song I've yet to take on, so well-freakin-done!
Johnny D - April 29, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) I've parodied that OS before, so I know how much work went into this -- well done!
Mikey Squirrel - April 29, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Always loved the original and always wanted to parody it. One day... This is a good companion parody to my "I Shop At Wal-Mart" ( Good job, Wolverine.
stuart mcarthur - April 29, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) this is a great one, Wolverine - I loved the concept of fire and brimstone in the setting of a Walmart, and for some reason I really loved the "it might be a sin/most self-discipline" couplet
Below Average Dave - April 30, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Oh Wolverine, this one is EXTREMELY funny. . .I think this one is the best I've read by you. . .It will be a close call on the top 5 for me
Wolverine - April 30, 2007 - Report this comment
Thanks Yoidy, Charn, Michael, Agri, Peter (life size inflatable hobbit? LOL)
And to Max, Bob, Mustang, Matthias (The Devil is supposed to be the young man she sees buying the griddle and pop, I didn't make that clear enough)
And to Jason, Kristof (again), Johnny D, Mikey (I'll check yours out), Stu (again), and the B.A.D.
Jack Wilson - April 30, 2007 - Report this comment
Awesome job! 5s
Tim Mayfield - April 30, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) A Visa made of gold is the same as fool's gold. You still gotta make the payments. 5's
Chris Frederick - April 30, 2007 - Report this comment
SOTM - Nice twist on the original, and funny besides.
Guy - November 27, 2008 - Report this comment
I know how the devil won - he bought stuff like matches and cig. lighters - something he very obviously did not need. By the time this economic crunch ends Walmart will be the only retail establishment that does not go under. Tell Lisa to check free credit report dot com. Nice write Wolvie. I'll bet the devil's receipt total was $7734. That is hell read upside down and backward.

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