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Song Parodies -> "Down At The Coroner's"

Original Song Title:

"Down On The Corner"

Original Performer:

Creedence Clearwater Revival

Parody Song Title:

"Down At The Coroner's"

Parody Written by:

Guy DiRito

The Lyrics

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Alvin Rhodes - calling Alvin Rhodes - The author of this parody has inserted a bonus chorus just for you, buddy.

Surely ain't no breathin', all about snuff 'n' dyin',
Covered up young corpse doused, get startin' exsanguine.
Poor kid he's a goner, when bell rings, time is up,
Nil he's quick and tuned out; now playin' on the harp.

Down at the coroner's under white sheet,
Will be just some poor boy a layin';
Hard's the rigor, like concrete.

Bruised from hittin' dashboard, an hour goes 90 miles,
Inky thumbs like gum base, no BOLOs on the wire.
Poor boy just who is him? Had him one hullabaloo,
Only if could necromance, no troubles, we'd know who.

Down drove the coroner, out on the street,
What he sees a corpse there a layin',
Bullet riddled, head to feet.

Has he a mourner? Cops kinfolk meet,
Really a bad chore boy to sayin',
It's your uncle, zapped on street.

You don't need no pennies just to pay Kharon, [1]
But if your full of metal, 'cause someone gunned ya down.
Down there at the coroner's, dead folk make no noise,
I don't fear those gone to ground, the live ones so annoy.

Down with the croakers, works the M.E.
Killer bees and homeboys are slayin',
Uses scalpel, this M.D.

Drowned in the river, shot in their sleep,
Chilly are the poor boys a layin',
In cold metal caskets keep.

Down at the coroner's, tagged toes on feet,
Really quite a chore boy filletin',
Under knickers wrapped in sheet.

(Extra Chorus)

Girl at the coroner's, slashed all to hell,
Betcha any money, this slayin',
Happened at the Bates' Motel.

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Pacing: 5.0
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Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 14

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Dr. Garret Macy - August 20, 2009 - Report this comment
Yeah - People are dying today that have never died before. It keeps me and Jordan on the go for those who went. So we just keep on crossing them off.
McKludge - August 20, 2009 - Report this comment
I can't believe no one had done this idea before. Nice work on the vocabulary, with exsanguine, necromance, and Kharon.
blackjack21 - August 20, 2009 - Report this comment
People are just dying to get in your parodies Guy, nice work. Bonus points for words mentioned above and the extra chorus, lol.
Guy - August 20, 2009 - Report this comment
Is that really you Dr. Macy? I really liked that show "Crossing Jordan" - too bad they "killed" it. I think it is in cold stowage bin number 7734. Thanks!

McKludge - I couldn't believe it either when I did a search and to my delight I found no one had, so it was up for grabs. You know early bird/worm. This is not the first use of the exsanguination family of words for me in parody. I like using that word. I happened up on Kharon when I searched the web trying to find something out about pennies on the eyes or in the mouths of the dead. As it were the name fit perfectly. And necromance one of my favorites. I have two parodies to Elton John's "Tiny Dancer", both are called "Necromancer". One was for Halloween the other is a "Psycho" parody. Thanks for yur commentary.

A♠ J♠ - I'm in trouble if someone dies laughing while in my parody. Thanks!
Christie Marie M - August 20, 2009 - Report this comment
Great title play, Guy! Considering the fact that "corner" and "coroner" are pronounced the same way! Perfect use of OS! I used to volunteer at the hospital and took a quick peek at the coroner's, but I didn't actually go inside, otherwise, I'd be sorry! And my mom warned me about that place! 555 autopsies done on this one!
TJC - August 20, 2009 - Report this comment
Hades-schmades... I'm ferryin' you these fives!
AFW - August 20, 2009 - Report this comment
I read this with Bate'd breath...another funtastic chapter..
Guy - August 20, 2009 - Report this comment
Christie Marie - Back in the 1990's I worked for Brooke Army Medical Center. At that time they had two ancient hospitals I was a PC field tech and had calls all over the installation with the hospital's many buildings. One of the hospitals was named Beach Pavilion. Every ward was open bay type and the morgue was in the dark dank basement. I occasionally got trouble tickets to fix computer equipment in the morgue. The people that worked there creeped me out. Thus the lines in my parody:

Down there at the coroner's, dead folk make no noise,
I don't fear those gone to ground, the live ones so annoy.

I write a lot from real life experiences. A few years later I changed jobs and was working on the same installation for the Army Medical Department Center and School. If you thought the morgue is bad, try anthropology in a school house setting. I worked trouble tickets where the PCs were in the classroom where they actually worked on cadavers and they were laid out on the tables in various stages of dissection. I did alright but we had a female tech that came back from a call up there and she was sitting at her work station when all of a sudden her cheeks bulged out, she covered her mouth and headed for the ladies room. I was the lead tech and after that either I'd take the calls up there or have someone go who was not bothered by it.

Your mom is wise to have warned you not to enter. Thanks for reading and commenting. I had some fun with this one.

TJC - So you are familiar with Kharon and the river Styx. I'll use those five spots ya gave me for the trip across the river Styx but I'm buyin' a round trip ticket. I just want to visit not to stay.

Farce - It was just a bonus chorus - It's not a fully fledged psycho parody - Norm only got a nod on this one, but it should trip Alvin's trigger. So do you think if a person succumbed to a coronary infarction would the coroner have to perform a coronerary procedure on the body in order to establish the true cause of death? You may abate your bated
Fiddlegirl - August 20, 2009 - Report this comment
Abra-Cadav'ra! 555!!!
Guy @ AFW - August 20, 2009 - Report this comment
Hummpph!!! - Something has gone awry and my comment back to you has been truncated. I think I was saying

You may abate your bated breath since Master Bates has left the M.E. building. Thanks for reading and commenting.
John Barry - August 20, 2009 - Report this comment
My forensic examination of this parody reveals fiverensic.
Guy - August 20, 2009 - Report this comment
Fiddlegirl - Your comment reminded me of a parody I wrote back in March 2004 entitled "Grab a Cadaver" to the OS "Abracadabra" by The Steve Miller Band.- if you want a peak at it here's the link:

I had completely forgot that I wrote it until I read your comment. Thanks for commenting and reminding.

John - Thank you Dr. Barry for your diagnosis and prognosis of fiverensic. =;-)
DJ Blaze - August 20, 2009 - Report this comment
You know, people are just dying to give this 5s.... LOL bad pun. 555, and I am surprised no one tried this already.
Guy - August 20, 2009 - Report this comment
DJ - I just hope no one dies laughing from a coroner-ary -I could get sued or worse even. And yes I too am surprised that no one did this already. It has been hiding in plain sight since the 1970's when the OS came out. This is my sixth writing to this OS, so I actually wrote five other DOTC OS parodies before the idea struck me. I think this is the 44TH CCR OS parody that I have written so far. I love to parody CCR lyrics - they just work for me. Thanks DJ.
Don Tomaso Tartaruga - August 20, 2009 - Report this comment
Youse problem is, youse is leavin' da bodies lyin' around. Ain't youse never heard a' concrete shoes? Den da coroner don't get em, and youse walks. Here's 555 tons of cement ta get youse started.

I too have been a bit concerned by alvin's uncharacteristically long absence. Hope he's just on vacation, but I've just sent him an e-mail, and will let everyone know as soon as I get a response.
Mark Scotti - August 20, 2009 - Report this comment
You hit this one "Dead On",,,,
alvin - August 21, 2009 - Report this comment
loved the extra chorus as well as "hard's the rigor, like concrete"...DOA....delicious, offbeat & amusing...i can relate to the "hitting dashboard" line as well since i've just spent over 13 hours in a car
I just got a response from alvin - August 21, 2009 - Report this comment
... actually, you did, Guy. .. .glad to have ya back, ol' buddy.
Michael Pacholek - August 28, 2009 - Report this comment
I don't know if Tony Randall would like this (especially since he's dead), but Jack Klugman (Quincy, M.E.) sure would! You knocked 'em dead!

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