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Song Parodies -> "What's With The Whining Chum???"

Original Song Title:

"House Of The Rising Sun"

Original Performer:

Clarence "tom" Ashley (1933)

Parody Song Title:

"What's With The Whining Chum???"

Parody Written by:

Malcolm Higgins

The Lyrics

no jobs around in New orleans
so what's with the whining chum?
you've been so doin, for many a long year
so get up off your bum

get training as a tailor
and see what sweatshop means
my father was a wrangling man
in the western movie scenes

now the only thing a man does need
is a place to go and work
and the only time he's satisfied
is with a boss who's not a jerk

my mother told us children
not to do what she had done
knocked up at twelve, and then have three
so what's with the whining Mum?

well I got one foot, it's a fat one
the other foot never came
I lost it back in New Orleans
in my luggage on the train

no jobs around in New orleans
so what's with the whining chum?
you've been so doin, for many a long year
so get up off your bum

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Higgins is an a$$hole - April 15, 2009 - Report this comment
Read my name.
Talk about whining chum - April 15, 2009 - Report this comment
See above comment
Patrick - April 15, 2009 - Report this comment
And, you can sing it to the melodies of "Amazing Grace", "Ghost Riders in the Sky", "America the Beautiful", "Little Town of Bethlehem" and who knows how many more tunes.
Guy - April 16, 2009 - Report this comment
Malcolm - This could have been a decent parody if you had not taken what appears to me to be a cheap shot at K-Town. It's difficult to tell if the verses on K-Town are a slam on the people there. If you want to slam anyone, Mayor Ray Nagin comes to mind, along with FEMA and even Dubya dropped the ball on this one. My city got more than its fair share of uprooted people and around here it was all about helping our brothers and sisters. After Katrina FEMA now stages hundreds upon hundred of semi trucks on Fort Sam Houston and runs a 24/7 emergency operations center. So I can't condone any slamming of the people of K-Town. These people lost everything and never got the relief they needed. I know at least a dozen people who are now living here permanently and they all got the shaft. They all picked up their lives again in a new city and moved on.

Now your other verses about mom giving birth at 12 years old and the line with the foot were good. But if you are going to slam anyone in K-Town slam the right people, OK my brother?
malcolm higgins - April 16, 2009 - Report this comment
It was meant at the right ones!! the good people lost in the economic countdown who only want to get up every day and provide for their kids are my peer-oes. I do it too. I'm blessed with a good job, and like my Obama parody today, I give lots to others. God expects us to be in this together. It's the lazy "whiners" it's aimed at. Good people get up, dust off and get stuck back into it. Go GOOD PEOPLE OF K_TOWN.. P.s will visit in 2009 as tourist, and spread some wealth around too..,
Karane - April 16, 2009 - Report this comment
u seriously suck at riting parodies
Michael Pacholek - April 16, 2009 - Report this comment
As parodies go, this wasn't so bad. But if getting a job was easy, there would still be a Republican in the White House. And to take a shot at New Orleans, considering the kind of politicians you support, I'll be polite and say it's really bad form.
Guy - April 16, 2009 - Report this comment
Malcolm - Thanks for clearing up your intentions at who this is aimed at. I should know you better than to think you may kick someone when they are down. I had to ask the question and you did not disappoint me with your reply. I sang your parody to my wife after work today and she busted a gut as I finished singing off the 5th verse. That is truely funny but it eludes me just why it is.

Hmmm - Easy to get jobs with a republican administration? I'm sure glad that the administration is democratic now - I am beating off offers for 6 to 7 figure jobs as my phone is ringing off the hook day and night with people wanting to hire me for big buck$. There are so many that it is difficult to choose.

Well we the people spoke and we asked for change - so why does it feel like being short changed? So with that I will keep my guns, keep my freedon and keep my hard earned capital and whoever this applies to can keep the change.

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