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Song Parodies -> "The Mumbler"

Original Song Title:

"The Gambler"

Original Performer:

Kenny Rogers

Parody Song Title:

"The Mumbler"

Parody Written by:

Airfarcewon

The Lyrics

In a small smoky barroom,
On a stool in the corner
Sits a man called The Mumbler,
And he's pickin' out a tune..
The room is canyon quiet,
As if his first name was Wyatt..
Quick fingers move like spiders
Dancin' on the moon..

He's been playin' "Wildwood Flower"
Prob'lly strummed for half an hour
Lotta' sweet tones are vibratin'
And the crowd is in a trance..
They're paused at the pool table
You would think he was Clark Gable
Drinkers hold their whiskey jiggers,
And couples stop their dance..

Everybody turns to listen
Bright flashes swirl & glisten
From the pearled and silver inlays..
Of his Gibson guitar..
He is better than Chet Atkins,
When he's done folks wave their napkins
Bein' part deaf makes it hard to hear,
The sound of their applause..

He couldn't sing it, or say it,
But knows how to play it,
Knows how to strum that box
And knows how to chord..
He has a bad speech problem..
When he talks, it's just a mumble,
But he's got great music in him,
Gifted from the Lord..

The Mumbler wisely knows
The secrets of survival
He makes no pleas for sympathy,
Draws from expressions, deep..
Though good luck did reject him,
He's made the world respect him
With two hands and magic fingers,
And a talent to keep..

He smiles and mumbles thank you,
Takes a Stetson filled with dollars
Shoulders the shiny Gibson,
And walks on out the door..
What he treasures, more than money,
Is great soul satisfaction
Down the street there'll be new action,
He'll pick and play some more..

He couldn't sing it, or say it,
But knows how to play it,
Knows how to strum that box
And knows how to chord..
He's got a bad speech problem,
When he talks, it's just a mumble,
But he has great music in him,
Gifted by the Lord..

He has great music in him,
Gifted by the Lord..

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Old Man Ribber - August 13, 2010 - Report this comment
Ahm gwanna sang 'bhout lifenlovenheartache! Great job, AFW! I KNOW many guys like this...I even worked on my flute skills to sit in with the folkies to play "on the stool in the corner." You've not just been witty. You've looked into their souls. Thanks again. ;D
Chance Gollnick - August 13, 2010 - Report this comment
I like how you styled this parody, but kenny rodgers creeps me out.
Bilbopooh - August 13, 2010 - Report this comment
You tell a great story! Definitely make this character come to life, and lots of clever lines. Well done!
2Eagle - August 13, 2010 - Report this comment
A cowboy is a cowboy is a cowboy - especially when he is singing.
LadyCupCakes - August 13, 2010 - Report this comment
^ < ~ ~ ~ ~ to the Knight ABove: I 'll 2nd that, Lord 2Ease ! ! Sir L'AIR, de Farce . . there is just something verrry attractive about GuitarPickers . . .
AFW - August 14, 2010 - Report this comment
Thanks, OMR..Yes, I always wanted play the guitar..but just could get the pick of it...and thanks, Chance, yes.his last face-lift ruined it...and thanks, Bilbo, appreciate compl's..and thanks, 2Eagle...thanks to my lil' cupcakes..
Patrick - August 16, 2010 - Report this comment
Saw that story on TV of the fellow who can barely speak, can't feed or dress himself, but is a genius at the piano. Your song evokes the same sort of talent. There is something special about music and those who can do it well.
AFW - August 16, 2010 - Report this comment
Thanks, Patrick

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