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Song Parodies -> "If I Could By Playing Lotto"

Original Song Title:

"Time In A Bottle"

Original Performer:

Jim Croce

Parody Song Title:

"If I Could By Playing Lotto"

Parody Written by:

Alvin Rhodes

The Lyrics

wish i...could get by...playing lotto
its one thing that i'd like to do
win the stakes every day
on those little sheets marking away
win at powerball too

but, sly...i must be clever
i'm sure that suspicions would brew
i'd stash them away
like a treasure and then
again...i would cash in a few

but they never seem to pick all of mine
if twenty-three..mine's twenty-two
so i change them
i write it down and off it go
now twenty-two is bound to show
its mindless

if i...had a lock...on that ticket
one week, in the future, to view
i'd make up an entry
that'd i'd done from memory
three, four...six, eight, ten...thirty two

but it always seems to come up a five
or seventeen...or forty-two
and i toss them
i've horsed around and lost some dough
but still its never know
you might win

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Michael Pacholek - April 28, 2006 - Report this comment
Maybe you should try the number five. Like the original, this is such a sad song! (sniff)
Tommy Turtle - April 28, 2006 - Report this comment
Another great Rhodesian title switch, although I expect that Parody Tirlte Cop is luking to stick "get" in the parody title... Give him a donut and he'll leave.
I know of people who play the same numbers every week, to avoid the situation you described, but there was a story of one person who missed a week, his numbers hit for what would have been millions, so he offed himself. You hit the jackpot today, though: Winning numbers are 5 and 55.
AFW - April 28, 2006 - Report this comment
Funny ramble 'bout a gamble..You got a lotto good lines here..555
Peregrin - April 28, 2006 - Report this comment
Good one Alvin, my sentiments exacterly!
Meriadoc - April 28, 2006 - Report this comment
Nice parody Alvin. If you win The Big One, are you going to treat Paul and I to a trip to OZ? ;-)
Larry Hensley - April 28, 2006 - Report this comment
Nice parody.

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