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Song Parodies -> "Blown Apart Was Pete"

Original Song Title:

"Bonaparte's Retreat"

Original Performer:

Glen Campbell

Parody Song Title:

"Blown Apart Was Pete"

Parody Written by:

Merry & Pippin

The Lyrics

A low-bitrate mp3 of the song can be found here.
Sweat and work paid off when I found the motherlode, see
Been here for far, far too long
It was the only gold I ever had seen

So I threw away my pans and formulated bigger plans, I
Guessed I'd need the tools of trade
So rode to town, did Pete...
Donkey !...

Took four days and nights, ass, it held that burro tight
As I filed my claim
Eeee ! Nearly went insane !

Moseyed to saloon, got charged and, drunk as skunk, my head enlarged, I
Wished to get my bagpipes played
At brothel down the street...
Women !...

Well I met the girl I love, but my honey gone and tricked me
Just sleeped, 'cos I had been drugged
She was the only girl I ever had seen...

So I got all up in arms, this caused the Madam many qualms, she
Called the Sheriff and she made
Him toss in street, poor Pete...
Diddled !...

Still, my future's bright, and I headed back that night
Set some caps that day
Fuses did go astray

So dynamite blew off my arms and scalded my unlucky charms, I'm
Blistered while sev'ry body flamed
'Cos blown apart was Pete!
Reverend Doty! :

Please do tell your young gendarmes and warn 'em of gold panning harms, As
History's heavily conveyin'
That gold it thwarted Pete!


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Pacing: 5.0
How Funny: 4.9
Overall Rating: 4.8

Total Votes: 12

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Matthias - February 14, 2007 - Report this comment
This parody was golden!!!
Below Average Dave - February 14, 2007 - Report this comment
As always your creative genious shines through with lines like "Blistered while sev'ry body flamed" I have always admired your writing. It's too bad you two are so far apart---you'd probably have more recorded parodies than me if you weren't
alvin rhodes - February 14, 2007 - Report this comment
unlike pete, you struck gold with this one...great title, too
John Barry - February 14, 2007 - Report this comment
You hit the motherlode. Title of the day!
mandamoo - February 14, 2007 - Report this comment
Eureka !
AFW - February 14, 2007 - Report this comment
Good strikin' here
Meriadoc - February 14, 2007 - Report this comment
Thanks all! :-)
Ann Hammond - February 14, 2007 - Report this comment
what mandamoo said
wandlimb - February 15, 2007 - Report this comment
This one blows me away!
The Accountant - February 18, 2007 - Report this comment
Oh I sang along to that and symapthised with that drink I did Just goes to prove though "People with glass dreams shouldn't play with dynamite".

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