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Song Parodies -> "Rastafarian Rhapsody"

Original Song Title:

"Bohemian Rhapsody"

Original Performer:


Parody Song Title:

"Rastafarian Rhapsody"

Parody Written by:

Chuck A. Spear

The Lyrics

O-K...this isn't the greatest- but we needed something to replace George Hamilton IV's "Jamaican Rhapsody" (whose title inspired my parody)- and it was a rainy day and I couldn't do my farm! I'm sure the really talented guys here could do much better....but this should be good for a few chuckles.
What's it to feel right?
I need this fantasy.
Bought in a dank dive.
Too much escape from reality,
Open your eyes
Turn off-a the ska,
And see.....
I'm just a poor mon,
I need much sympathy,
'Cause I'm Rasta guy, dreadie bro,
Very high,
Never low,
Anywhere the ganja grows,
Doesn't really matter to me.
Tooooo me.

Just killed a spliff.
Put the end up to my head,
Sucked it down, now it's dead.
Momma, we had just begun.
But now I've gone and smoked it all away.
Momma, Oooo-ooo ooo-ooo,
Didn't mean to wreck your high,
If I'm not employed this time tomorrow,
Carry on, carry on, as if it really matters.

Too late, my spliff has gone.
Sent shivers down my spine,
Eyes are closing all the time.
Can't buy; No money. I've got to grow.
Cut a leaf and roll my own, to find the truth.
Momma, Ooo-ooo ooo-oo (anywhere the ganja grows)
I want to get high,
I sometimes wish I'd never sold my bong at all!

I see a little sensimelia, oh-a mon!
"Don't-a mooch! Don't-a mooch! "
"You pay first and then smoke!"
Oh-a day-O; Oh-a day-O
Oh-a day-O; Oh-a day-O
Oh-a day-O dreadlocks grow, magnifico!

I need a big spliff; I've a big family!
He needs a big spliff, for a big family.
Spares for his wife and his posterity.
Easy come, easy go, will you give me more?
Bass fiddler!, No, we will not give you more! Give 'im more!
Bass fiddler!, No, we will not give you more! Give 'im more!
Bass fiddler!, No, we will not give you more! Give 'im more!
We will not give him more! -Give him more.
We will not give him more! -Give him more.
No, no, no ,no, no no, no!
Oh ganja dealer, ganja dealer. Ganja dealer give me more!
Bobbylon [Babylon] has a jail-cell put aside for me, for me, for meeeeeee!

So you think you can stone me and make me get high?
So you think you can boink me when I am so high?
Oh, baby. Please do this to me baby!
Just gotta get off, just gotta right off, you see?

Ganja really matters,
Anyone can see,
Ganja really matters; Ganja really me.

Anywhere the ganja grows......

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Voting Results

Pacing: 4.5
How Funny: 4.5
Overall Rating: 4.5

Total Votes: 8

Voting Breakdown

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    Pacing How Funny Overall Rating
 1   1
 2   0
 3   0
 4   0
 5   7

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Stuart McArthur - April 14, 2005 - Report this comment
I'm surprised this isn't the one that Freddy wrote - nice consistent theme, and a great job - 555
Kristof Robertson - April 14, 2005 - Report this comment
Minor pacing errors aside, this has a lot of quality to it. 555
Rick C - April 14, 2005 - Report this comment
What those 2 guys up there said....555
Red Ant - April 14, 2005 - Report this comment
You had a 5 for funny as soon as you said " turn off-a the ska " LOL. 5 pacing as well ( 5=lots, not " perfect " ).
Chuck A. Spear - April 14, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks, guys! I never expected this to be so well received! It was ust a spur of the moment type thing. And did you notice: I left out the "Thunderbolt and lightening, very, very frightenning..." part? I kinda put the song together piece-meal, leaving some parts blank at first....and somehow, com,pletely ended up forgetting about that part! (Just as well...I still haven't thought of a good line for it!)
Red Ant - April 14, 2005 - Report this comment
Yeah, I noticed it, but coming from a Rasta I excused it. You could use " Just a cone a-smokin, and ma lungs are a-chokin me " or something else.
Michael Pacholek - April 14, 2005 - Report this comment
A lot of pacing mistakes, but who freakin' cares! We're all gonna get up, stand up, for this one!
Chuck A. Spear - April 15, 2005 - Report this comment
Meh....I do take some creative(poetic) license; and it is kinda dependent upon how you pronounce the words. All in all, what I strive for is a song that "sounds" like the original, and is funny and yet coherent. If I can sing it in my mind and it works (i.e. fits well with the original- at least audibly, even if not grammatically on paper)....I and I [ 8^) ]consider it O-K.
Catch 23 - April 15, 2005 - Report this comment
This is funny enough for 5's any day.After the last bong, who can remember mistakes?

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