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Song Parodies -> "Down Over Yonder"

Original Song Title:

"Down On The Corner"

Original Performer:

Creedence Clearwater Revival

Parody Song Title:

"Down Over Yonder"

Parody Written by:

Guy DiRito

The Lyrics

For a Youtube listen to "Down On The Corner" by CCR click HERE

Drivin' 'round last evening, lookin' for Roadkill Dine,
It's a little roadhouse, that's servin' food so fine.
I rid ev'ry corner, find that place to sup,
Billie hicks do swoon 'bout, so I blows some on my horn.

Found on a corner, down some side street,
Hilly billy, four boys are stayin',
They were fickle in bare feet.

Roosters jump my sideboard, and peck some at my tires,
Dinky bums a nut case, but thought I'd try inquire.
Hey boy am I within', the Roadkill a mile or two?
"Billie" look like he's in trance and speaks while chawin' chew.

Down over yonder, go on past Pete's,
Hilly somes a highway, a way in,
Past the brick fill on that street.

Way over yonder, cross roads you'll meet,
Will a be a door way what's sayin',
Roadkill griddle, come n eat.

I could find not any, eateries around,
Directions were so fickle, bet no money it be found.
Yonder back at corner, are those nappy boys,
Feeble so I'm hunger bound, stop in at Bob's and Roy's.

Go way down yonder, road of concrete,
Will a be a railway, a way in,
With a trestle cross the street.
Turn the next corner, where they shoot skeet,
Gonna be a freeway for payin',
Cost some nickels, ride that street.

Way over yonder, where they pack meat,
Will a be a doorway what's sayin',
Roadkill griddle, come n eat.

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Pacing: 5.0
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Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 15

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adagio - March 31, 2008 - Report this comment
I always did like that song and you've turned it into an accurate potrayal. even with one looking like he's in a trance, while chawing. : ) 5's
John Barry - March 31, 2008 - Report this comment
I enjoy roadkill. . .parodies. This one is tasty.
Jason - March 31, 2008 - Report this comment
I echo John's comment!
alvin - March 31, 2008 - Report this comment
those aren't grill marks....those are tire treads...funny concept....i ate this one up
littleRoadCakes - March 31, 2008 - Report this comment
Sir, grab that Armadillo . . . you TEXY thing!
Stan Hall - March 31, 2008 - Report this comment
Delightful. Sing ye of _the_ Roadkill Café on Rte. 66 in AZ, or of another similar, real or fictional? No matter -- Now a'm IN-spahr'd an' ah'm gonna plank me a possum for supper t'nigh if ah kin jes fin' and' crush me one. :-)
AFW - March 31, 2008 - Report this comment
Excellent job of capturing the redneck spirit, here..and with good humor, too
Rex - August 15, 2009 - Report this comment
(Artistry) My brother Bubba and my other brother Bubba approve of this parody. Now if you'll 'scuse me, I think I see an armadillo 'side the road.
Agrimorfee - August 17, 2009 - Report this comment
(Artistry) OK stuff...the poetic license you use in sketching out these chracters made this difficult for me to comprehend. 545
Guy - August 17, 2009 - Report this comment
Rex - Git to fetchin' that critter and fetch it right over to Granny's. Granny makes a 'dillo belly soup that will plum tickle your taste buds. I see you speak "Jethro". Thanks.

Ag - Please tell me why it is that if something written does not meet your standard of grammar you give it a poor comment. You have commented countless times giving me thumbs down for grammar. If you think this parody had to have proper grammar then you missed the whole point of the satire and that was to have a bit of fun with the way hill folk act and talk. The OS to this parody just screams to write it in hill folk speak. Listen to the song as CCR does it. The title "Down Over Yonder" should have been a big clue as to what this parody is about. I'm sorry I didn't meet your standard of grammar. I guess it's a matter of taste with you. Rex got it.

I grew up in a town of about 1500 people. It was a coal mining settlement and when I was growing up everyone I knew over 45 years of age spoke English as a second language. They were all from Europe. The language changed on every street as Russian immigrants lived together as did Poles, Czechs, Croats, Hungarians, Italians, Romanian and a smattering of other European ethnic groups. The town was close enough to Pittsburgh, Pa. to have that most annoying accent known as Pittsburghese complete with words like "yins" "Nebby" "Red up" and a lot of other exclusively Pittsburghese words. So you see I grew up listening to people speaking very Pidgin English. As a baby when I started learning language I learned to speak both English and Italian. I saw my Grandmother every day and she only spoke to me in Italian. I've lived overseas and learned some Japanese, German and Korean - I live in a city that speaks more "Spanish" than English except that it is not Spanish per se - It is a hybrid called Tex-Mex - so my colorful vocabulary is drawn from all of these things I've mentioned. I also had two years of Spanish in High School - so I draw on all this experience when I write. So go ahead and pick apart things that I write - it will not bother me. I will continue to write however I like and whatever fancies me at the time. At least now you know why I write as I do because I can. Thanks for your comment.
blackjack21 - August 17, 2009 - Report this comment
Dang it all Guy, I liked what you wrote jes' fine. I been fixin' to write me one a them thar hillbilly deals m'self. I'd like to see more of them pair-dees writ in char'cter speak. An' there ain't nuthin' wrong with yer grammer, she's a fine upstandin' woman as far as I know, don't let nobody knowhow talk 'er down like that. ;-)
Guy - August 17, 2009 - Report this comment
A♠ J♠ - LOL on Gramma an' she talked real good pidgin when she wazent talkin' 'talian and thankee kindly!
Medemia - August 19, 2009 - Report this comment
If I wouldn't have just finished dinner I'd be game. As long as I wasn't that kind of game though. Direct rhyme substitution works well with this song. Good job.
Guy - August 19, 2009 - Report this comment
Med - Yeah game - right. I was out hunting with my dumb billy friend Bubba. We stumbled across a beautiful honest to high fives full brick house hot to trot blond in the teeniest bikini just lying back relaxing on a blanket. I asked her "Are ya game"? - she said "I sure am" and that dumb-azz Bubba shot her. Thanks for the comment and as you see I caught your pun.
Mark Scotti - August 20, 2009 - Report this comment
(ART) Hey, I know just what to do with these critters: $5.55 for the roadkill special...
Map Quest - August 20, 2009 - Report this comment
Have you ever asked someone for directions and they say something like go up to where the old Texaco station was and take a left, then up a piece you'll come to where that brown bear broke into Zeke Ziffle;s truck an' stole his vittles, then go about a quarter mile past that and turn right at five points? It will be there on the left as you pass where the old Wal-Mart was - ya can't miss it. This is my take on what this parody is about. You are not suppossed to understand what they are saying. So just use Map Quest or a GPS finder.
Matthias - August 23, 2009 - Report this comment
This one gets the Matthias Redneck Stamp of approval.
bobpiecheese - August 25, 2009 - Report this comment
(Artistry) I don't know a lot about redneck culture, and although I have to give you points for writing in character, it did get a bit confusing in parts. You nailed the pacing, at least. 555 (just cuz I got no idea 'bout what's goin' on, don't mean I can't say it's funny)
Red Ant - August 25, 2009 - Report this comment
A few months ago, I talked to another member of from IL for the first time. Something that was brought to my attention was my Viriginia accent, which she noticed as quite heavy. I don't notice it but on rare occasions. It's not even southern really: it's quite different than say, SC, GA or TN. Anyway, to get to the point, regional dialects make things interesting, albeit sometimes difficult to understand. I *got* the parody (my stepmother speaks a lot like this - she's very country), and it was a perfect match to TOS. The right audience isn't always the amiright audience, but this gelled with me. Writing songs in dialect is a challenge, this one moreso than others (Jamaican, leet speak, etc.). I givya fi fiddy fi forrit.
Agrimorfee - August 26, 2009 - Report this comment
Guy let it be known that I am not faulting you on the grammar here. Of course I see that you are evoking redneck culture in the parody...perhaps what I should have said here is that I had such a hard time trying to comprehend the parody, it took the fun out of it for me.
Below Average Dave - August 28, 2009 - Report this comment
(Artistry) There were a lot of very funny lines in here, unfortunately I also had a number that were written in a way that just seemed unnatural and made me pause to try and figure out just what they meant. I guess I have to do that when I talk to actual people of the nature of this parody also, but it took a little away from your humor. I'm giving you the benefit of the doubt on pacing, as I do think "Down on the corner, Howdy on the Street" scanned a little differently, but your pacing is always precise so I'm assuming I just got tripped up on the reading of it.

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