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Song Parodies -> "We Played a Pair of Dice and Put Up With Barking Dogs"

Original Song Title:

"Big Yellow Taxi"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Counting Crows

Parody Song Title:

"We Played a Pair of Dice and Put Up With Barking Dogs"

Parody Written by:

Michael McVey

The Lyrics

We played a pair of dice
And put up with barking dogs
In a pink house all boarded up
And six mean dogs out front

The money always seems to go
And you don't know what you've got 'til it's gone
We played a pair of dice
And put up with barking dogs
(woof, woof, woof, woof, woof, woof....)

They took the whole ante
And put us in the poor farm
And they took, I guess,
An hour and a half to clean us

Now, now, now
The money always seems to go
And you don't know what you've got 'til it's gone
We played a pair of dice
And put up with barking dogs
(woof, woof, woof, woof, woof, woof....)

Hey bookie, bookie
Put away your steno pad
I don't care about keeping a tab
Get me in the car would you please
Please!

The money always seems to go
And you don't know what you've got 'til it's gone
We played a pair of dice
And put up with barking dogs
(woof, woof, woof, woof, woof, woof....)

Hey now,
We played a pair of dice
And put up with barking dogs
(woof, woof, woof, woof, woof, woof....)
We're broke!

Listen late last night
I heard a car door slam
And a big red tow truck
Took my car away

The money always seems to go
And you don't know what you've got 'til it's gone
We played a pair of dice
And put up with barking dogs
(woof, woof, woof, woof, woof, woof....)

Hey now, now
The money always seems to go
And you don't know what you've got 'til it's gone
We played a pair of dice
And put up with barking dogs
(woof, woof, woof, woof, woof, woof....)

Why not,
We played a pair of dice
And put up with barking dogs
(woof, woof, woof, woof, woof, woof....)

Hey hey hey
We played a pair of dice
And put up with barking dogs
(woof, woof, woof, woof, woof, woof....)

I didn't want give it-
Didn't wanna give it,
Didn't wanna give it all away?
Hey, hey, hey
I didn't wanna give it,
I didn't wanna give it
But I done gave it all away
Now, now, now
I didn't wanna give it-
I didn't wanna give it,
Why did I hafta give it all away?
Givin it all, givin it all away
Yeah, yeah
'Cause I done gave it all away
Hey, hey, yeah

We played a pair of dice
And put up with barking dogs
(woof, woof, woof, woof, woof, woof....)
We played a pair of dice
And put up with barking dogs
(woof, woof, woof, woof, woof, woof....)
2004 Michael W. McVeySpoofs and Parodies Yahoo Group

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Pacing: 3.0
How Funny: 3.0
Overall Rating: 3.0

Total Votes: 2

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Johnny D - April 01, 2004 - Report this comment
Great title!
a decade cop - April 01, 2004 - Report this comment
Excuse me, but the Counting Crows didn't perform it in the 70s.
Paul Robinson - April 01, 2004 - Report this comment
Michael - I thought the pace was a bit off in various places but I really liked it. Lotsa fun, gave you 4-5-5.
Claude Prez - April 01, 2004 - Report this comment
Nice job! You're not gonna believe this, but I'm a mailman and I've had the phrase "The pay's very nice (to put up with barking dogs)" on my back burner for months. All right, gotta go back to work now.
Royce Miller - April 01, 2004 - Report this comment
This is unique
Michael McVey - April 01, 2004 - Report this comment
Paul, nothing wrong with a foooooooourrrrrrrrrrrr-fifty-five rocket! -- MM

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