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Song Parodies -> "I Shot Your Parrot ( But I Didn't Shoot Your Parakeet)"

Original Song Title:

"I Shot The Sheriff"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Eric Clapton

Parody Song Title:

"I Shot Your Parrot ( But I Didn't Shoot Your Parakeet)"

Parody Written by:

Malcolm Higgins

The Lyrics

I shot your parrot,
(but I did not shoot your parakeet, oh no)
I shot your parrot
(but I didn't shoot no parakeet)
flyin round in my home town,
I had to bring them down
they say I mass murdered tweety
for the life of a parakeet
for the life of a parakeet

I shot your parrot
(but I swear it was on my fence)
I shot your parrot
(and they say it is a capital offence)

the parrot came my way one day
and it said some nasty thing, yeah
all of a sudden, I hear "awk! you're down!
squawking to put me down,
so I shot I shot it down
but I swear

I shot your parrot,
(but I did not shoot your parakeet, oh no)
I shot your parrot
(but I didn't shoot no parakeet)

reflexes got the better of me
and that bird is now history
every day, a parrot goes to hell
and one day the parakeet gets out
yes one day the keeter will get our
I shot your parrot,
(but I did not shoot your parakeet, oh no)
I shot your parrot
(but I didn't shoot no parakeet)


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Pacing: 4.8
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Overall Rating: 4.8

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Know 1 can hear you dream - September 01, 2003 - Report this comment
If you had credited this to the Bob Marley version, and tossed in a "because I was high on ganja" reference, I would have given it 555. Itīs still a 544 cracker for Polly though. :-)
Rice Cube - September 01, 2003 - Report this comment
This was right up there with the Midget North Korean parody...one of those things I'd wished I had thought of but you did it first, you dirty bastid. ;-)
Royce Miller - September 01, 2003 - Report this comment
Love this one Malcolm
Wild Man - September 02, 2003 - Report this comment
ROFL! Malk, this just hit my funny bone. Where do you come up with this stuff?
Diva - September 02, 2003 - Report this comment
I'm Clapton's number one fan! And I say BRILLIANT!
Michael Pacholek - September 02, 2003 - Report this comment
I'm tempted to say this one is "for the birds," but instead it will "fly like an eagle."
malcolm higgins - September 02, 2003 - Report this comment
I think of this stuff when I'm in therapy.. much more fun that listening to the psych..
Michael Pacholek - September 04, 2003 - Report this comment
Who the hell is your therapist, Malcolm? Niles Crane? If he makes you think like this... chuckle chuckle smirk smirk...
Chuckobo - September 07, 2003 - Report this comment
Great job!!! Oh man i laughed so hard... heh. the parrot came my way one day and it said some nasty thing, yeah all of a sudden, I hear "awk! you're down! squawking to put me down, so I shot I shot it down but I swear man that was so damn funny. ^_^ keep up the good work man
Wild Man - September 07, 2003 - Report this comment
Let me be the first offer you congrats! Your at #1 this week . You had had several exceptionaly great parodies of late! Great work Malc!
Jan Hayes - September 08, 2003 - Report this comment
ROTFLMAO - 'We're not worthy', we're not worthy'!!
Johnny D - December 28, 2003 - Report this comment
LOL !! Malc, this is a gem!
Gillian - January 08, 2005 - Report this comment
not bad. I especially liked the line I shot your parrot (but I swear it was on my fence) even if it doesn't quite fit..
Jimmy - August 07, 2019 - Report this comment
Chickadee.

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