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Song Parodies -> "Xylophone Time"

Original Song Title:

"Telephone Line"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

ELO

Parody Song Title:

"Xylophone Time"

Parody Written by:

Rick D

The Lyrics

I've been away, but I think I'm ready to start sneaking back onto the site. It's been an interesting break. There's a line from the Marx Brothers' "Duck Soup", where Groucho says "Any mail for me while I was gone?" (He had a pot on his head for two minutes)
Mellow- it's sounding
When I hit the key
It sounds so woodenly
That's what I play
I just can't pluck a string
Never picked up a sousaphone

Hey, now I'm riffin'
Though it still sounds lame
You should realize the gigs I get are scarce
Not like drums
I just can't play flute
Music school gave me the boot

They're the timber types
So don't call them "Vibes"

Xylophone time
Blocks in a line
I'm playin' with mallets

Okay, so it's not rock and roll
But maybe if I just play it a little longer
I'll get it right
And I'll get gigs every night
Be the future's instrument

Xylophone time
Blocks in a line
I'm playin' with mallets

Xylophone time
Blocks in a line
I'm playin' with malice



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Paul Robinson - July 26, 2004 - Report this comment
Well, Xy-il liked it. Say, can you play "If I Had A Hammer" on the Xylophone? Boy, I bet THAT sounds really lame...5's
WhizkidF (aka Whiz Kid Forte) - July 26, 2004 - Report this comment
Great music parody; gotta give you all 5's!
alvin rhodes - July 27, 2004 - Report this comment
much better than the original
Peregrin - July 28, 2004 - Report this comment
Good one Rick!

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