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Song Parodies -> "On The Banjo"

Original Song Title:

"In The Ghetto"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Elvis Presley

Parody Song Title:

"On The Banjo"

Parody Written by:

Alvin Rhodes

The Lyrics

as his wrist flies

in a country way, no brass or horns
a plain little ditty, unadorned
on the banjo
but his act just dies
cause if there's one thing the world don't need
its another hayseed playin' lead
on the banjo

people just don't understand
not wild 'bout...a banjo man
oh, he'll grow to be a hungry old man that way
taken lessons since he's three
but he's maligned, you see
people simply spurn the threat
of music played that way

but he don't learn

and this banjo playin' guy
in his funny clothes
plays quick and fleet
but the folks say, "gross ! , its a banjo"

but he still don't learn

and plays for free on streets all night
all he wants is a meal
but he don't get a bite
playin' banjo

then one night in desperation
the old guy says OK
he tries a song...on guitar
folks are stunned
and he soon goes far
and his troubles die

as a crowd gathers 'round
this feisty old man
plays loud as can be
with an axe in his hand
no more banjo

and the old man thrives

rock and roll he plays
no country corn
this sucker's goin' crazy
he's reborn
no more banjo

no more banjo
no more banjo




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Peregrin - February 09, 2007 - Report this comment
Good one Alvin, although for some strange reason I kept picturing Ned Beatty squealing like a pig in his underwear...
John Barry - February 09, 2007 - Report this comment
He needed a 12-fret program. Here's 15.
Michael Pacholek - February 09, 2007 - Report this comment
I love it. But, in his cottage up on the Hudson, 86-year-old Pete Seeger is hurling his hands to the heavens and saying, "Why, God, why?"
Ann Hammond - February 09, 2007 - Report this comment
It's eaither the banjo man asking for money or the cardboard sign holders making faces.
Adagio - February 09, 2007 - Report this comment
Alvin, nice twisting of the original lyrics on this phrase:

then one night in desperation
the old guy says OK
he tries a song...on guitar
folks are stunned
and he soon goes far
and his troubles die

alvin rhodes - February 09, 2007 - Report this comment
thanks peregrin john michael ann and adagio
PMS - February 09, 2007 - Report this comment
555
AFW - February 09, 2007 - Report this comment
Interesting tale, well constructed
Stuart McArthur - February 09, 2007 - Report this comment
this is a great OS (having just done it myself) and kudos for sticking so tightly to it, alvin, verging just out far enough from it to make a whole new story - some great line subs - 555
Yoidy - February 09, 2007 - Report this comment
And as he's playin' the guitar, I'm requestin' the banjo! 555
Meriadoc - February 10, 2007 - Report this comment
Dueling fives...

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