-> "The Record That's Known as Proud Mary"
Original Song Title:
"The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald"
Parody Song Title:
"The Record That's Known as Proud Mary"
The legend lives on from Minnesota on down
to the State that's known as Lou-si-ana.
The boat, it is said, has not ended up dead
like Titanic, not like Lusitania!
With a load of guitar came a band 'twas a star
known as Creedence Clearwater Revival.
Into studio, played a song we all know.
Its success guaranteed their survival!
The song was the pride with a funky B-side.
Had to look it up: "Born On the Bayou."
The CCR sound, it's so great, it astounds.
How they did it will just mystify you!
Concluding their shout with a choogling fade-out
the boys hoped the song would be top-charting.
But, sad, but it's true, only reached Number 2.
Nice achievement, a little disheartening!
The song came around with an adjusted sound
when 'twas covered by Ike and by Tina.
That Solomon Burke had first cover to work
but the Turners' version was much meaner!
'Twas easy, and nice, at the start, to suffice
but halfway through, like waves, sound got rougher.
And shivers you felt when she began to belt
at the top of her lungs, gotta love her!
When suppertime came, Mom said, "Michael, sit down.
You can play records after your dinner.
At 7 PM, after I'd shoveled in
she said, "Don't play that song by those sinners!"
Objection sent in to the Creedence version.
Mom would have thought Tina's too scary.
But now as adult, I am free to exult
with the record that's known as "Proud Mary"!
Does anyone know where a great rocker goes?
He goes in fully loaded for Cleveland.
And Tina had hunch she'd follow Fogerty's bunch
and the Hall of Fame applause she's feeling!
CCR split up, and the Turners divorced
and both of them had recriminations.
And all that remains is the pleasure we've gained
from the song they both made a sensation!
Have you ever seen rain on the Nutbushers' plain?
Up around the bend, better be good to.
Because if you ain't, you will have a complaint:
Tina just might go and take the wood to!
And farther below, the old man down the road
said he once was a great center fielder.
But the Giants said no, and the Mariners don't know.
Neither was he a big private dancer!
In a musty old hall in Detroit they played
this old rocker in both of its versions.
Requests, they had chimed, until 29 times
had the DJ played 'til he was burstin!
The legend lives on from the Hall of Fame down
of the big hit they're calling "Proud Mary."
John cranks Fender Strat for that lady, bad cat
and no one can remain sedentary!
Your Vote & Comment Counts
The parody authors spend a lot of time writing parodies for the website and they
appreciate feedback in the form of votes and comments. Please take some time to
leave a comment below about this parody.
|How Funny: ||4.2|
|Overall Rating: ||4.2|
|Total Votes: ||10|
The following represent how many people voted for each category.
| || || || ||Pacing|| ||How Funny|| ||Overall Rating|
| ||1|| ||2||
| ||2|| ||0||
| ||3|| ||0||
| ||4|| ||0||
| ||5|| ||8||