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Song Parodies -> "Tree-Hugging"

Original Song Title:

"Space Trucking"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Deep Purple

Parody Song Title:

"Tree-Hugging"

Parody Written by:

Phil Alexander

The Lyrics

I think this one might be an entry into the "who can name the most trees in one song" competition...
Well we had a heart of oak with Quercus
And looked at number one: The Larch
We're meeting all the groovy people
(Life's a) beech with F. grandifolia
We pined for long Pinus palustris*
We're hand-holding round the bark

Come on, come on, come on,
Let's go tree hugging
Come on, come on, come on,
Let's go tree hugging

Remember Sequoia sempervirens
Took forty of us to reach around
D'you cedar Librocedrus decurrens?
And Fraxinus ash on the ground
And don't you pine for all genus Pinus?
We're hand-holding round the bark

Come on, come on, come on,
Let's go tree hugging
Come on, come on, come on,
Let's go tree hugging

Don't lose your Prunus serotina**
Picea rubens always looks spruce
Pop-u-lus gran-didentata***
Man does that thing have a big tooth
I had a slash on Pinus elliotii
Gave Aesculus a buck in the eye
We hacked a berry off of Celtis
We're tree-hugging ... heck knows why

Come on, come on, come on,
Let's go tree hugging
(repeat ad infinitum)
* Longleaf pine** Cherry*** Bigtooth Aspen - honest!

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Stray Pooch - June 15, 2004 - Report this comment
YEAH, YEAH, YEAH, TREE-HUGGIN'. YEAH, YEAH, YEAH, TREE-HUGGIN'. YEAH, YEAH, YEAH, TREE-HUGGIN'. YEAH, YEAH, YEAH, YEAH, YEEEAAAAAHHH! Oh . . . ahem . . . umm. Nice song, umm, Phil. 555 and all that. Just lemme go ahead and put away my air guitar now . . . :D
MrMacphisto - June 15, 2004 - Report this comment
So good I got a woody....
alvin rhodes - June 15, 2004 - Report this comment
intelligent AND fun
Meriadoc - June 15, 2004 - Report this comment
Tho' some may say this was really syc, a more locust...er...focused parody could knot be imagined. It's a real treet! A crown of laurels to you! Phil, addin'ed rum couldn't have made it any better...
John Barry - June 15, 2004 - Report this comment
A work of genus.
Flibbertigibbet - June 15, 2004 - Report this comment
Great parody and great play on words John Barry.
Michael Pacholek - June 15, 2004 - Report this comment
This isn't a parody of "Free Fallin'"? Anyone wanna try it?
Phil Alexander - June 17, 2004 - Report this comment
Pooch - good to see someone really getting into the spirit of the thing
John - that was pretty ingenious, too
Merry - I just hope that my laurels are hardy
Peregrin - June 17, 2004 - Report this comment
I gave it tree fives.....!
Mr. Newfie (aka Anonymous Bob dissing his own culture) - May 19, 2006 - Report this comment
Yis, b'ye. I'se impressed, b'ye. You's hilarious b'ye. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!­!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Porkbeard - November 10, 2006 - Report this comment
I love it, Phil! This is my favorite Deep Purple song and the parody is superb!
Phil Alexander - November 13, 2006 - Report this comment
Thanks :-) I have to admit to singing this chorus when listening to the OS (but I can never remember the verses).

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