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Song Parodies -> "Bye Bye to the Whisky and Rye"

Original Song Title:

"Bye, Bye Miss American Pie"

Original Performer:

Don McLean

Parody Song Title:

"Bye Bye to the Whisky and Rye"

Parody Written by:

Alex J

The Lyrics

A long long time ago
I can still remember
But recently I can’t recall
And I think my lack of memory
Is surely caused in some degree
To drinking an excess of alcohol
The hangover made me shiver
Or was that damage to my liver?
Brain felt stuffed with cotton
And my breath smelled really rotten
It must have been then I decide
My drinking ways must now subside
I can’t remember if I cried,
The day, my boozing died

So
Bye-bye to the whisky and rye
I’ll stay sober till October
I’ll be totally dry
An if them good old boys gonna be off’ring to buy
I’ll say “Just an orange juice or a Sprite”
“Just an orange juice or a Sprite”

Did you see me the night before?
I drank until I hit the floor,
I should have known my time to stop
But I just know I can’t resist
A rum and coke to get me pissed
Or maybe lager with a whiskey top
Well, I know I had two shots of gin
And it got me dancing in the inn
We were kicked out the pub
So we went off to a club
I was a wasted teenage dancin’ freak
But the next day I felt pretty bleak
Then I vowed I’d ne’er be so weak
The day, the boozing died

Bye-bye to the whisky and rye
I’ll stay sober till October
I’ll be totally dry
An if them good ol’ boys gonna be off’ring to buy
I’ll say “Just an orange juice or a Sprite”
“Just an orange juice or a Sprite”

Intending not to touch the drink,
I just tipped it all into the sink
But that’s not how it used to be
When I was only 15 years
I used to thieve my father’s beers
And head to town and drink ‘em by the quay.
Oh we got picked up by the police
For our disturbing of the peace
They told us to go home
But instead we had a roam
We just wandered off into the park
And drank a six pack in the dark
I used to think those days a lark
Before, my boozing died.

Bye-bye to the whisky and rye
I’ll stay sober till October
I’ll be totally dry
An if them good ol’ boys gonna be off’ring to buy
I’ll say “Just an orange juice or a Sprite”
“Just an orange juice or a Sprite”

Oh my student days were worst for booze
And I bet you’re saying “that’s not news”
Believe me when I say it is
There were mornings when I couldn’t stand
Or simple things not understand
Like where I should and should not take a wizz
Now in layman’s terms I was a drunk
And my 1st year courses were a flunk
My friends were worried sick
I needed help real quick
But eventually I did rebound
And got my life back off the ground
I think I turned it all around
The day, the boozing died

Bye-bye to the whisky and rye
I’ll stay sober till October
I’ll be totally dry
An if them good ol’ boys gonna be off’ring to buy
I’ll say “Just an orange juice or a Sprite”
“Just an orange juice or a Sprite”

Oh, I’ve noticed since I quit the sauce
(A deed of which I’ve no remorse)
I’ve started now to lose some weight
I tell ya, feel so nimble since I quit
My jeans are such a better fit
In fact, I’m feeling absolutely great
Oh, I noticed increase in my grades
Since I started on the lemonades
I’ve not had time to dwell
Since I said to drink: Farewell!
But when I come home after a rotten day
A beer is nice, not an OJ
Maybe I ain’t all that okay
Since, my boozing died

Bye-bye to the whisky and rye
I’ll stay sober till October
I’ll be totally dry
An if them good ol’ boys gonna be off’ring to buy
I’ll say “Just an orange juice or a Sprite”
“Just an orange juice or a Sprite”

Today I stepped into a bar
And since I didn’t come by car
I said to friends, I’ll have a beer
I’ve now decided that it’s great
If I can drink in moderate
With buddies and without a hint of fear
And in the streets I will not puke
I’ll have the manners of a duke
These vows are not a token
I’ll make sure they’re unbroken
But for right now I think I’ll boast
For staying sober in the most
So raise your glasses in a toast
For when, my boozing died

Bye-bye to the whisky and rye
I’ll stay sober till October
I’ll be totally dry
An if them good ol’ boys gonna be off’ring to buy
I’ll say “Just an orange juice or a Sprite”
“Just an orange juice or a Sprite”

Bye-bye to the whisky and rye
I’ll stay sober till October
I’ll be totally dry
An if them good ol’ boys gonna be off’ring to buy
I’ll say “Just an orange juice or a Sprite”
“Just an orange juice or a Sprite”

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Total Votes: 16

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Jack Wilson - December 06, 2007 - Report this comment
Hey! Where swere ya for SOTM? Ya missed out on a win, this was awesome,5s
Invisible Boy - December 06, 2007 - Report this comment
Very good job with a very difficult song...Here's to ya
Smeg And The Heads - December 06, 2007 - Report this comment
I can't believe some muppet gave you 1s! This is just brilliant! Great message in it, too. All 5s, you should enter it for SOTM.
AFW - December 06, 2007 - Report this comment
Just an extra excellent job on this..consistent story line, and a perfect mixture of pathos and humor..I think it climbs the Mt. McKinley of Parody Writing...and I agree with Smeg...SOTM, and the "1's" vote is purely an envy swat....I'm just surprised you're not getting pelted with a lot more votes and praise
AFW - December 06, 2007 - Report this comment
As an after thought: The correct name of the original is, "American Pie"..but, that's only a minor technical blip,
John Barry - December 06, 2007 - Report this comment
My, my, some dunce gave you 1s. Why? I just read and your gettin' from me nothin' but 5s.
Alex J - December 06, 2007 - Report this comment
Thanks to all! (except mr 1 voter, pah)
Dee Range - December 06, 2007 - Report this comment
Just terrific. 555+ This could be my life story.
Ann Hammond - December 06, 2007 - Report this comment
I like this
Wendy Christopher - December 09, 2007 - Report this comment
Wow, this is REALLY well done! I'll give you a full round of 5's - and whoever gave you 1s is/are an eejit.
Song title police - December 12, 2007 - Report this comment
AFW is correct; "bye bye miss" is NOT part of the OS' title. But I give you 555's for a wonderfully written composition.
Larry G - December 12, 2007 - Report this comment
A toast to your parody..great pacing job as well
littleCupCakes - December 18, 2007 - Report this comment
Sir, 555's for good, clean & sober!
hugere - July 28, 2009 - Report this comment
i love the song

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