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Song Parodies -> "Sweet Home, He Don't Know Which"

Original Song Title:

"Sweet Home Alabama"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Lynyrd Skynyrd

Parody Song Title:

"Sweet Home, He Don't Know Which"

Parody Written by:

Michael Pacholek

The Lyrics

I like Neil Diamond. Unlike Josh Lyman (played by Bradley Whitford on "The West Wing"), I like Neil Young better. Face it, Young keeps on rockin' in the free world, while Diamond has become "The Jewish Elvis," and as Dick Smothers would say, "That was not a compliment!" Rick Duncan, who spoofed "I Am, I Said" in "I Am Quite Dead," would understand.
(instrumental opening)

Big deal, he keeps on singing
sells out Caesars, Desert Inn.
Singing songs about this great land.
He misses Brooklyn once again
when L.A., he's in.

Well, I heard Mister Young singing good songs.
Well, I heard Josh Lyman turned him down.
Well, I hope Neil Diamond remembers
a Solitary Man, he's coming down, anyhow.

Sweet home, he don't know which.
Why this guy seems so blue.
Sweet home, he don't know which.
His ambivalence shines through.

In '69, he loved Sweet Car'line.
Woo, hoo, hoo.
And he sang songs very blue.
"September Morn," well, it bothers me.
Does "Desiree" bother you?
Now, tell the truth.

Sweet home, he don't know which.
Why this guy seems so blue.
Sweet home, he don't know which.
His ambivalence shines through.

(instrumental break)

Now, "Cracklin' Rosie" got him big bucks.
And a great guitar, he's been known to play.
"Jumped the shark" with "Jazz Singer"
with Lucy's girl and Olivier.
My my, hey hey.

Sweet home, he don't know which.
Why this guy seems so blue.
Sweet home, he don't know which.
His ambivalence shines through.

Sweet home, he don't know which.
(Brooklyn?)
Why this guy seems so blue.
(Ist der Guv'nor true?)
Sweet home, he don't know which.
(Oy vey.)
His ambivalence shines through.

Yeah, yeah, Red Barber's got the answer.

(instrumental fadeout)
Ironic, how the poet laureate of Neil Diamond's home Borough was a... Southern Man. (From Mississippi by way of Florida. It was the Yankee broadcaster, Mel Allen, who was from Alabama.) And "Lucy's girl" is Lucie Arnaz, daughter of Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz.

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Total Votes: 11

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John Barry - October 05, 2005 - Report this comment
What's truly amazing: there's a guy who performs as a "Neil Diamond tribute," a parody of a self-parody. Good parody. 5s
alvin rhodes - October 05, 2005 - Report this comment
good bashin' job...5s
Kristof Robertson - October 05, 2005 - Report this comment
Great job, Mike...but remember; Diamond Is Forever. 555
Bob Gomez - October 05, 2005 - Report this comment
Cracklin' parody, people. Get on board!
Rick C - October 05, 2005 - Report this comment
I like Neil Diamond, and Neil Young, and Neil Sedaka and Neil Young. I like this. I like to give fives.
Red Ant - October 05, 2005 - Report this comment
Excellent parody Michael.
Spaff.com - October 05, 2005 - Report this comment
Wake me up when "September Morn" ends.
Nice job, Michaelopedia. I love Neil Diamond's earliest stuff; can't stand anything after it. He's working with infallible producer Rick Rubin on a big comeback album, though, so stay tuned.
Linda - October 05, 2005 - Report this comment
I liked this one, and voted too!
stuart mcarthur - October 06, 2005 - Report this comment
if it wasn't The Jazz Singer, the shark may have been tandem-jumped by Neil and Jonathon Livingstone Seagull - 555 (loved his Monkees songs too)
carol - October 06, 2005 - Report this comment
Good job Mike. Keep them coming. 555

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