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Song Parodies -> "How Sweet It Is To Hear 'Blue Bayou'"

Original Song Title:

"How Sweet It Is"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

James Taylor

Parody Song Title:

"How Sweet It Is To Hear 'Blue Bayou'"

Parody Written by:

Alvin Rhodes

The Lyrics

how sweet it is to hear "blue bayou"
how sweet it is to hear "blue bayou"

i needed a belter, with lots of charm...there you were
i needed someone to pick me up, when i was down...there you were
with sweet songs of devotion
sung with such sincere emotion
so sad, you stopped, but thank you, orby
so sad, you stopped, but thank you, orby

how sweet it is to hear "blue bayou"
how sweet it is to hear "blue bayou"

you hid your eyes from light
wondering if you could see....but i found you're alright
everything you did, i just adored
everywhere you went, they screamed for an encore
songs, you'd written up, were showered with praise
with a voice, so sweet, each time it was raised
so sad, you stopped, but thank you, orby
so sad, you stopped, but thank you, orby

how sweet it is to hear "blue bayou"
how sweet it is to hear "blue bayou"

you sound better to me, than ol' elvis himself
for me, its you and there ain't nobody else
so sad, you stopped, but thank you, orby
so sad, you stopped, but thank you, orby

how sweet it is to hear "blue bayou"
how sweet it is to hear "blue bayou




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Pacing: 5.0
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Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 9

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Adagio - March 24, 2006 - Report this comment
Reaaly good job, alvin. I really enjoyed it. 5's
Royce Miller - March 24, 2006 - Report this comment
How sweet it is to read your ideas.
Michael Pacholek - March 24, 2006 - Report this comment
Just yesterday, I was remarking about how Marvin Gaye must turn over in his grave every time James Taylor's version of "How Sweet It Is" plays on the radio. You do the right thing by crediting Roy Orbison with "Blue Bayou" rather than Linda Ronstadt, who's like a quilt, she covers everything, then you ruin it by crediting "How Sweet It Is" to Big Baby James. If the song is good enough, I won't vote to ruin its perfect score unless there's a HUGE violation... but this comes close, Alvin. Too close I don't mean to have you "Running Scared," but you would've had to credit Marvin with the original for me to have a five-rating and say "You Got It."
John Barry - March 24, 2006 - Report this comment
If I'm not mistaken, Sweet Baby was in Flying Machine, which cranked out one of the worst pop tunes of all time, "Smile a Little Smile for Me, Rosemary." Anyway, nice tribute to a great voice. 555
alvin rhodes - March 24, 2006 - Report this comment
thanks adagio royce michael (good points) and john
Tommy Turtle - March 24, 2006 - Report this comment
"than ol' elvis himself" ... Clever switch, and I agree. Nice tribute to a shining star of R 'n R heaven. 555
AFW - March 24, 2006 - Report this comment
Excellent mix...sings smooth..fives
alvin rhodes - March 24, 2006 - Report this comment
thanks tommy and AFW
LucidLupin - March 25, 2006 - Report this comment
Good as usual 5s
alvin rhodes - March 25, 2006 - Report this comment
thanks lee
Larry Hensley - March 26, 2006 - Report this comment
Royce stole my comment, but have some sweet 5's
alvin rhodes - March 27, 2006 - Report this comment
thanks larry
n kauffman - April 02, 2006 - Report this comment
Good job. I''m glad to see Michael's comment about the original singer of this song, Marvin Gaye. I get so dismayed whenever I hear someone onstage doing this song and saying it's a "James Taylor song". To me, that was a mere cover version. Marvin was the real deal! Of course...I am a bigger Elvis fan than Orbison fan, but Roy was great, and I hear there is going to be a commemorative postage stamp coming out on him.

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