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Song Parodies -> "Four Burgers, Please"

Original Song Title:

"Dire Wolf"

Original Performer:

Grateful Dead

Parody Song Title:

"Four Burgers, Please"

Parody Written by:

Paul Robinson

The Lyrics

A little "food & miscommunication" parody the area where I work there are quite a few stores & shops where the folks working there do not speak or understand English...but you can usually figure out a way to communicate..."usually" being the operative word here...Another OS from the 'Dead...this one from their fine "Workingman's Dead" album, one of their two excellent releases from the year 1970...
(Instrumental intro)

I was watching Late-Night TV shows
I heard a gnawing sound
was coming from my stomach
I was craving some ground round

Hamburgers, please
I'm craving fast-food burgers, jeez
some burgers, please

Stood up and closed my zipper
was deciding where to eat
Hopped in my car and drove off for
the first drive-thru I'd see

Burgers for me
I'll get some hamburgers for me
those burgers, please

I drove right up and then I spoke
I hoped the speaker worked
This voice came through my window
It was from the Fast-Food clerk

"Repeata, please
Repeata, por favor, Sir, please
por favor
Repeata, please"

Those words sank in
I thought real hard
I did not understand
I did not speak that girl's language
This was not going as planned

So I said, "Please
just give me four hamburgers, please...
Four burgers, please"

(Instrumental break)

[during instrumental break]

{Four burgers, please}

{"Repeata, Sir", she said to me}

{Wonder what "Repeata" means}

{Well, I guess I'll see}

{I just hope that it means
that for me I'll get something to eat}

{Well, let's go and see}...

In the drive-thru line
it sure moved slow
was drooling with desire
I drove up to collect my food
at the window I inquired

She stared at me
the fast-food clerk just stared at me
burgers for me

No, none for me
There were no hamburgers for me
"Ninn-goo-nah", she said to me
What does that mean?
Well, I don't know
I don't know what "ninguna" means...
"None", "Ninguna" means...
"None" - "Zee-ro"!!
"ninguna" means
"none for me"...

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Voting Results

Pacing: 4.6
How Funny: 5.0
Overall Rating: 4.7

Total Votes: 7

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 2   1
 3   0
 4   0
 5   6

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alvin rhodes - March 07, 2006 - Report this comment
outstanding job on this of my favorite dead tunes...5s plus
Adagio - March 07, 2006 - Report this comment
Good job, Paul. Maybe now you'll take those Spanish lessons?
Paul Robinson - March 07, 2006 - Report this comment
Pat & alvin - Thanks! yeah, one of my fav's, too...Pat - "como?"
AFW - March 07, 2006 - Report this comment
DKOS...but, I like burgers...and reads well..
Adagio - March 07, 2006 - Report this comment
Ok, Paul, maybe your 'parody character' will take lessons.
Paul Robinson - March 07, 2006 - Report this comment
AFW - Thanks! Pat - I dunno if he's bright enough...
Red Ant - March 07, 2006 - Report this comment
You mean you could actually understand what was coming out of the speakers? Most of the older drive-thrus around here have such lousy speakers/headsets that it really doesn't matter if there is a language barrier; one has to break the outdated technology barrier first. Funny work Paul, dktos, but 5s all the same.
Larry Hensley - March 08, 2006 - Report this comment
DKTOS, Cool parody
Paul Robinson - March 08, 2006 - Report this comment
Red - Hey, maybe it was a language problem after all! Could "Repeata" really have been, "Would you like some fries with that?" Food for thought, eh? Larry H. - Thanks!
Meriadoc - March 08, 2006 - Report this comment
Paul - please drop me an email about the upcoming meeting - I am unable to get in touch with you.... :-(
Paul Robinson - March 10, 2006 - Report this comment
Mer - I sent an e-mail through the "PM" area of this site a few hours ago...hopefully you will receive it. I stopped using my Hotmail account as it got mucked up somehow through a server at work that someone managed to infect a couple months home PC is clean of virus's, but I'm not going on-line from there too much these days. Anyway, I changed my address on the "Member" page here to my g-mail account. If you can't find it or reach me drop a note to alvin...we are touch quite a bit these days. Thanks - pr

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