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Song Parodies -> "Ricky Ricardo"

Original Song Title:

"Working Class Hero"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

John Lennon

Parody Song Title:

"Ricky Ricardo"

Parody Written by:

Alvin Rhodes

The Lyrics

down in cuba, was born...with hispanic drawl
his red headed woman is really a ball
and there's junior, their kid, who's a version that's small
he's ricky ricardo...on congas, he beats
he's ricky ricardo...on congas, he beats

he left his dear home where on drums, he was schooled
he played them oh so clever...yes he played them so cool
people found his thumpin' crazy...and his legend was fueled
he's ricky ricardo...on congas, he beats
he's ricky ricardo...on congas, he beats

well, he wowed them in cuba for twenty odd years
and now in a new land, he's found a career
a jaunty straw hat and a conga, his gear
he's ricky ricardo...on congas, he beats
he's ricky ricardo...on congas, he beats

"babalu" was the theme song he sang on TV
and he played it with fervor....so dashing was he
if you find thumpin' pleasant, i'm sure you will agree
he's ricky ricardo...on congas, he beats
he's ricky ricardo...on congas, he beats

he boomed and he bopped as the songs he would trill
his rhythms would burn and his fans were fulfilled
it sure seems to me that he gave them a thrill
he's ricky ricardo...on congas, he beats
he's ricky ricardo...on congas, he beats

if you go and see ricardo, request "cuban pete"
if you go and see ricardo, request "cuban pete"


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Pacing: 4.8
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Overall Rating: 4.8

Total Votes: 12

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AFW - October 04, 2007 - Report this comment
"Loooooooocceeeeeeeee!! Have you seen the fives I wan' to giff alfin?"
McKludge - October 04, 2007 - Report this comment
I think Fred and Ethel took your fives, so I'll give you some more.
Stephen Harrington - October 04, 2007 - Report this comment
I remember cuban pete(from somewhere)... 555.
John Barry - October 04, 2007 - Report this comment
Caramba, this is bueno!
alvin - October 04, 2007 - Report this comment
thanks AFW (lol)....thanks mckludge, stephen and john (gracias)
Tommy Turtle - October 04, 2007 - Report this comment
Can't stand him or his red-haired ball (lol!), but the parody can't be "beat". 555
alvin - October 04, 2007 - Report this comment
thanks TT
TullyGirl - October 04, 2007 - Report this comment
Pretty funny.
TJC - October 04, 2007 - Report this comment
Can't be beat! Five 'membranophones'!
alvin - October 05, 2007 - Report this comment
thanks tully and TJC
Jonathan S. - October 05, 2007 - Report this comment
Is this the same "WCH" that Green Day did? It fits the pacing.
Below Average Dave (badave.com) - October 05, 2007 - Report this comment
Well, actually, Green Day did a cover of this song. . .so yes and no. . .technically it's the other way around. . .Green Day did the same song that John Lennon did--but pacing is identical, so it could be considered a parody of either song.
PMS - October 05, 2007 - Report this comment
Drumming up some fives
Jonathan S. to Dave - October 06, 2007 - Report this comment
I figured that IF it was the same one, that, yeah, the Green Day version would've been a cover; I just wasn't sure if it WAS the exact same one or not. But thanks for clearing that up.
TheKarlExperiment - October 25, 2008 - Report this comment
This was amazing, I loved it - 555
alvin - October 27, 2008 - Report this comment
thanks jonathan, dave, PMS and TheKarlExperiment....glad ya enjoyed
CigaraCougar - October 27, 2008 - Report this comment
Ay Cohiba ! I. . . . I adored Ms Lucy; she was the greatest comedienne; from what I see on pay-TV now, she was not only funny, but truly a beautiful woman . . . .
alvin - October 28, 2008 - Report this comment
thanks CigaraCougar

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