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Song Parodies -> "Sweep Shots"

Original Song Title:

"Gumboots"

Original Performer:

Fred Dagg (John Clarke)

Parody Song Title:

"Sweep Shots"

Parody Written by:

Rocky Mak

The Lyrics

Parody of a parody of a parody of a parody of a folk song, The song's history is quite long. My song is a parody of a Yamaha Grizzly ad. That was a parody of a very famous song called "Gumboots". Then that song was a parody of Bill Connolly's "If It Wasna For Your Wellies". That song is a parody of a very old song: "The Work Of The Weavers" The story for my parody is about my shocking backyards cricket skills. Yet there are a few trick I use a lot, not quite how Kevin Pietersen does it, but at least I do signal when I switch sides.
Righto, slow bowl to my right, Dan
[Daniel Vettori, New Zealand Black Caps. Left arm orthodox spin-bowler]

Sweep shots, they're my first choice shots,
Sweeps shots, they are swell
I switch around the corner
Then it [the ball] will hit the belt [boundary line for four runs.]

And when a bowler bowls to me, you can always tell
When l score a four or six with my sweep shot

[Then my team-mates complain]
If it weren't for the sweep shot, where would you be?
You're leaving your batting crease [bowled out, not running], or always stuck at three
Your straight drives are too weak and your leg glance?
Oh, they always miss
If you didn't score a run with your sweep shot

[Mak]
Now there's drives, glances and the hooks
Cut shot and the pull
But there's one shot I can really use
Is the one I have to move

I'll hit right ones, then left ones
And some may clear the belt
The only else I do
Is do my block shots [defensive shots that nobody will try to run on, much like a bunt in baseball]


[Team-mates]
If it weren't for the sweep shots, where would you be?
You're leaving your batting crease [bowled out, not running]
Or always stuck at three
Your straight drives are too weak and your leg glance?
Oh, they always miss
If you didn't score a run with your sweep shot

[Mak, in opera voice, talking about his bowling and field problems]
When I field I can't catch a ball for one [wicket]
My fielding has been dud.
I'm always at the long-stop [almost where a center field is in baseball if the ball is close to the back center-field]
Off my head, off my hands, always does...

And when I bowl an over then
There is no speed that I trust
When I bat, you will see me
Doing my sweep shots

[Team-mates]
If it weren't for the sweep shots, where would you be?
You're leaving your batting crease [bowled out, not running], or always stuck at three
Your straight drives are too weak and your leg glance?
Oh, they always miss
If you didn't score a run with your sweep shot

[Team-mates, talking about me]
Well, Rocky Mak is bowling
No wicket, all a miss [Like 'balls' in baseballs, but not four balls and a walk, but keeps piling on, and you'll never get a rest on an over until you get 6 legal 'strikes', but you don't have to get the batter out.]
He's gifting them a score lead
More than just a bit

If he's been bowling the way he does
He'll never be in bat
[And] Do the only thing he can
That damn sweep shot

If it weren't for the sweep shots, where would you be?
You're leaving your batting crease [bowled out, not running], or always stuck at three
Your straight drives are too weak and your leg glance?
Oh, they always miss
If you didn't score a run with your sweep shot

If you weren't out at long-stop, where could you be
You can't be near the wicket [catcher], the gully or the slips
[Both positions are like short stops around the catcher, if foul balls were legal hits in baseball
Though you're small, fast, can pick up ground balls
You always throw a beam
But the catches you can get become dropsies.

Oh damn!

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