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Song Parodies -> "You Might Be a Country Boy"

Original Song Title:

"Thank God I'm a Country Boy"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

John Denver

Parody Song Title:

"You Might Be a Country Boy"

Parody Written by:

Michael Pacholek

The Lyrics

With apologies to Jeff Foxworthy... but not to the memory of Henry John Deutschendorf Jr., who recorded some of the most awesomely bad songs... ever!
Well, you think Robert E. Lee, he was a saint?
You drink moonshine and you sniff lots of paint?
You got a house mobile, ten cars that ain't?
You might be a country boy!

Well, you're cookin' breakfast, you got grits in the pan?
The Dolly Parton cookbook, your wife's a real fan?
Her hair so high, damaged by ceiling fan?
You might be a country boy!

Well, you got you a wife, she's a cousin you diddle?
The sun's coming up, and the dog's gotta piddle?
You walk down the block, both use the tree in the middle?
You might be a country boy!

Well, you ever been accused of lyin' through your tooth?
And Buck Owens once said, "Boy, you're uncouth"?
You don't know what's going on? Tell you the truth:
You might be a country boy!

Well, you like food spicy, hot as nucular fission?
Your wife callin' you with a real nasty mission?
"I wanna take me a bath, come and move this transmission?"
You might be a country boy!

Well, you got you a wife, she's a cousin you diddle?
The sun's coming up, and the dog's gotta piddle?
You walk down the block, both use the tree in the middle?
You might be a country boy!

Well, you think baseball means the Atlanta Braves?
You rail against gays but you say Jesus saves?
You'll hate Hillary 'til they put you in the grave?
You might be a country boy!

Well, when he was alive, you hated Dale Earnhardt?
But when the guy crashed, well, it really broke your heart?
And now Jeff Gordon, he just makes you fart?
You might be a country boy!

Well, you got you a wife, she's a cousin you diddle?
The sun's coming up, and the dog's gotta piddle?
You walk down the block, both use the tree in the middle?
You might be a country boy!

Well, you give lots of money to guys who preach hate?
You think Eric Rudolph's "too little, too late"?
You stare at orange juice 'cause it says "concentrate"?
You might be a country boy!

I say, "You got an I.D.?" And you say "About whut?"
You think John Goodman's got a little beer gut?
You think Jeff Foxworthy's stuck in a rut?
You might be a country boy!

Well, you got you a wife, she's a cousin you diddle?
The sun's coming up, and the dog's gotta piddle?
You walk down the block, both use the tree in the middle?

Whew!
You might be a country boy!

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Royce Miller - August 04, 2005 - Report this comment
Okay Michael, I thought it was pretty darn good up til the preach hate part and Eric Rudolph reference--not all country people preach hate nor agreed with what Eric Rudolph did, as you know....but for a city boy, I figured "you done" pretty well with this.
AFW - August 04, 2005 - Report this comment
Fabulous classic in the making...fav. line " You stare at the orange juice, 'cause it says 'Concentrate'...Fantastic writing, here...ballooned fives
Chuck A. Spear - August 04, 2005 - Report this comment
Great parody ( nucular fission- isn't that what you do in the creek by Three Mile Island?)- The "preach hate" ruined it though- it's like, now no one can condemn evil...because it'll be labelled as "hate". (But when the protected groups express contempt for normal people....for some reason, that isn't considered "hate")
Tim Mayfield - August 04, 2005 - Report this comment
Is that Hillary Duff or Hillary Clinton? Kudos for the transmission in the bathtub. Big mouth 5's
John Barry - August 04, 2005 - Report this comment
5s for great verses and chorus.
Rick C - August 04, 2005 - Report this comment
Fives all around! Many great lines in this one!
Tim Hall - August 04, 2005 - Report this comment
Take that, Jeff Foxworthy!
alvin rhodes - August 04, 2005 - Report this comment
i'd place this among your best ever..chock full of wonderful lines.. ....by far, my favorite of the day...bravo...5s plus
Adagio - August 04, 2005 - Report this comment
Very good, funny parody, Michael. I do agree with Royce about the "hate" part. And I ditto her remark...for a city boy, you done good.
Chuck A. Spear - August 04, 2005 - Report this comment
Royce is a goil?!
Red Ant - August 04, 2005 - Report this comment
Well Michael, though I usually dock points on stereotyping there were too many good lines here to do so. If you changed a few lines and participated in the SOTM contests I think this would do well...mah 2 sense dare.
Arwen - August 05, 2005 - Report this comment
Excellent job on this one, Michael...if you ever come out to see me in Wyoming, I'll cook you one of my favorite Dolly Parton recipes...; )
Alex - August 06, 2005 - Report this comment
The first half was really good, funny and fun to boot. The line "Well, you ever been accused of lyin' through your tooth?" was very funny too. The concentrate line was a "borrowed" joke from a very old blond joke. But the last half seemed like it was rushed, not as funny, just seemed like you wanted to end the parody and not as smooth as the first half. The Hillary thing, the preaching hate thing, not really funny, just seems added for poltical gains. By the way, I hear that hicks loved Dale Earnhardt before he died, so that's out of place too. The chorus was funny, good job, creative all around!
Michael Pacholek - August 08, 2005 - Report this comment
Most of these lines were lifted from Jeff Foxworthy. Hence my opening, "With apologies to..." (In the original, it was "...a house that is mobile and fourteen cars that aren't..." but the rhythm worked better with "ten cars.") So if "concentrate" was borrowed from a blonde joke, Jeff did it first. It's funnier when he does it anyway. I've thought of a few "redneck jokes" on my own. For example, I used to say, "If you believe O.J. Simpson belongs in jail and Newt Gingrich doesn't, you might be a redneck." I've changed my mind about one of them, and it ain't Newt. Earnhardt? Half the South hated his guts when he was alive because he played his game dirty. And as for attempts to make political gains, they must be made. We've got a country to save from rednecks! But, to be fair, there are plenty here in New Jersey. They live in the Pine Barrens and we call 'em "Pineys." Sometimes South Jersey is more like the "Old South" than the "New South" is. After all, Atlantic City is south of the Mason-Dixon Line, and Cape May is as far south as Washington, D.C.

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