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Song Parodies -> "They-Didn't-Like-My-Song-Spoof Blues"

Original Song Title:

"Workin' At The Car Wash Blues"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Jim Croce

Parody Song Title:

"They-Didn't-Like-My-Song-Spoof Blues"

Parody Written by:

Michael McVey

The Lyrics

This is for all the parody authors, vets and newbies alike, who feel their spoofing talent is underestimated by fellow authors. I'm sure nearly all of us have been there -- so sing along!
Well, I'd started out on a site called amiright,
The parodies just blew my mind.
Now I'm up to 35th position,
But my niche I still just cannot find.
They don't seem to care that I'm hilarious
When I write of animals and booze,
"Coz I got them readily distressin', haven't learned my lesson,
They-didn't-like-my-song-spoof blues.

Well, I skewer some tunes from a dusty old cabina in a swivel chair,
Puttin' trashy lyrics to the fine old melodies,
Sayin', "Weird Al's gonna learn a lesson here!"
Instead, I'm stuck in 6th or 7th place,
This contest has to be a ruse!
"Coz I got them readily distressin', haven't learned my lesson,
They-didn't-like-my-song-spoof blues.

You know a man of my ability,
He should be hangin' out with spaff.com.
But till I get more fans, I guess I'll just have to wait,
And spend more soles* butchering these songs.

Well, all I can do is to shake my head,
Can't believe I'm always gettin' snubbed,
For what I write at this cabina in Peru
Are songs that rival Cletus Judd!
But baby, don't expect to see "em
Labeled SOTM, though it sometimes goes to someone new,
"Coz I got them readily distressin', haven't learned my lesson,
They-didn't-like-my-song-spoof blues.

So baby, don't expect to see "em
Labeled SOTM, though it sometimes goes to someone new,
"Coz I got them readily distressin', haven't learned my lesson,
They-didn't-like-my-song-spoof blues.
"Coz I got them readily distressin', haven't learned my lesson,
They-didn't-like-my-song-spoof blues.

*-the sol is the Peruvian unit of currency.
©2006 Michael W. McVey

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Pacing: 4.8
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Overall Rating: 4.9

Total Votes: 12

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Paul Robinson - October 05, 2006 - Report this comment
I'll have to take it home, Michael, so I can go through it with the OS being played...I don't remember exactly how the OS goes and I'm a bit short on time this morning, but what I read of it seems very well done. Looks like you put a lot into it, so I expect it's gonna be right on.
TJC - October 05, 2006 - Report this comment
Ditto Paul except I do remember the OS and I think you did a fantastic job on this one... loved the SOTM and spaff.com lines...
Meriadoc - October 06, 2006 - Report this comment
I too agree that the spaff.com line was the best.
Spaff.com - October 10, 2006 - Report this comment
DKTOS, but I dig it anyway. And thanks for the shout-out. We should be hangin' out, eatin' whatever it is you eat in Peru. (Lima beans?)
tomario - November 09, 2006 - Report this comment
never give up tryin they will recognise your brilliance one day ! 555 to keep you going
Matthias - November 15, 2006 - Report this comment
Is Cledus T. Judd even around anymore, his stuff was good, he did some of the best country parodies out there... And once he learned to actually sing he was really good
Peter Andersson a.k.a K1chyd - November 16, 2006 - Report this comment
SOTM - Take it from someone who once sketched somewhat on "drab rhyming blues" to AC/DC's "down payment blues" - I know the feeling. :-)
Chris Bodily TM - November 21, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) DKTOS, but it was quite catchy for what it was, I loved it. And that Spaff.com line rings so true, too. Awesome job! 344
Jack Wilson - November 22, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM)Great job!
The Charnstar - November 24, 2006 - Report this comment
SOTM (Wipes a tear away) I know how you feel... I KNOW HOW YOU FEEL! 444
Red Ant - November 25, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) I was able to find a copy of TOS and sing along, which was effortless due to your great pacing and rhyming. Picking the top 5 for SOTM is never easy; in nearly every round this year even 7 picks would have meant leaving behind parodies I really enjoyed. While I don't know yet if this'll make my top 5, I do know that I enjoyed it.
bobpiecheese - November 26, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) I've always had a little soft spot for parodies about making parodies...and you just made that spot even softer. Well done, McVey!
Michael McVey - November 27, 2006 - Report this comment
Thanks for all the comments and votes. To spaff.com: We don't really eat Lima beans here. The most popular national food is ceviche, but the ones I like include papa huancayina, chicharrones, the chicharron and camote (sweet potato) sandwich, pollo enrollado and some of the hot soups they serve in the Andes. Plus the "jalea de marisco" they serve in the far north is quite good. Otoh, I absolutely love the national drink which is pisco sour. ---MM
Agrimorfee - November 27, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) You too, shall have your time in the spotlight, and this parody is a step toward that! :)
Stuart McArthur - November 27, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) lol, and very funny idea and name for a blues song, which all of us here can certainly relate to - I agree with Aggy that your day will come, MM, although rarely does a parody with repeated chorus lines ever win - tho that's just a small quibble about the ending - overall a great job - and wow, do you really live in Peru? - 555
Michael McVey - November 28, 2006 - Report this comment
To Stuart: Yes, I really live in Peru. I moved here from San Antonio a little over a year ago. Summer is finally starting here (I'm on the coast), so we're in for about 5 months of nice weather.----MM
Kristof Robertson - November 29, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Well, this has got a pretty good chance of making my top 5 this month, Michael...I love self-deprecating parodies, and writing about your total belief in yourself and your frustration was just precious. Bravo! 555
Phil Alexander - November 29, 2006 - Report this comment
I guess this song is for everyone except spaff. And Kristof. And RedAnt. And a few more, I guess ;-)
2nz - November 29, 2006 - Report this comment
I remember scoring a 1st place over two years ago in the third SOTM contest, when it was still ridiculously new and nobody knew what was going on. I think I beat Spaff by 2 points or something. And now, I anguish over the fact that I'll probably never be able to do it again.

What I mean by this rant is, the spotlight is over-rated. But good luck getting there anyway. Despite my DKTOS, I enjoyed this parody, especially "readily distressin', haven't learned my lesson".
wannabemustangjockey - November 30, 2006 - Report this comment
SOTM - some parts of this seemed forced (when sung) and had to be pronounced creatively to fit with the OS, but when read it makes perfect sense. Not bad.
Jeff Reuben - November 30, 2006 - Report this comment
I agree with what 2nz said. As long as you're doing it for the love of writing, you'll have an audience and do well.
Tim Mayfield - December 01, 2006 - Report this comment
SOTM: You mean you don't hang out with Spaff.com?? Hmm, I may need to do some editing on my blog site. Great job!!

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