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Song Parodies -> "This Is Difficult! (Guitar Player's Lament)"

Original Song Title:

"Cavatina (Theme from Deer Hunter)"

Original Performer:

Stanley Myers

Parody Song Title:

"This Is Difficult! (Guitar Player's Lament)"

Parody Written by:

Susanna Viljanen

The Lyrics

"Cavatina", or the theme melody of "The Deer Hunter" is considered as the hallmark of a skilled guitarist. While my main instrument is bass, I do play guitar as well, but I'm not really that good. Anyway, here are my thoughts on attempting to play the dreaded Cavatina.
This - is - difficult!
More than I have ever played
All those barree chords
and ar-peggie-ohs
will get your fingers flayed!

Now it goes high - high
on the neck, upper frets
where the notes are all octave more -
Wonder why - why
I ever tried - now the bets
are off - will I ever score...

(solo)

This - is - difficult!
wonder if I master will
all those odd minor tunes
major sevens - what a blues!
in E flat - that begs for skill!

And again high - high
play it one octave more
all those chords and arpeggios
Now the coda began
and it's down, down again
sweet - now that's how it goes!

Sweet! Now that's how it goes!

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Michael Pacholek - May 09, 2007 - Report this comment
Don't know if the original song has words, which makes something like this especially difficult. Reminds me of the commercial (which might make sense only in the U.S.): A college-age band is troubled by their guitarist's weakness. Suddenly, over in the corner, is guitar wizard Esteban, who says, "Millions of people look to express themselves through music. Hello, this is Esteban with some good news." You're gonna teach Duane how to play better? "Nope. I just saved a bunch of money on my car insurance by switching to Geico."
Chris Pollman - May 09, 2007 - Report this comment
Like MP, I don't know the OS, but this does remind me of my early days of learning the guitar. I've been at it for eight years now, but when I started out, I was really really struggling haha. So good job. And hahahaha, Michael, that commerical is hilarious. And have you ever seen those info-mercials with Esteban on them? haha, that guy's nuts. But in a good way haha.
Dylan Baranski - May 09, 2007 - Report this comment
Hey, you're back, Susanna! Where've you been all this time? NOTE: For the record, the reason I haven't sent a parody here in a while is because I've had computer issues, but I oughta be back by the end of this month.
Ann Hammond - May 09, 2007 - Report this comment
I don't know the OS eaither so I read
Susanna Viljanen - May 10, 2007 - Report this comment
The original song can be found at http://victoryatseaonline.com/war/deer.html - both as MP3 and as MIDI. It is played with only one guitar - now you have some idea of my frustration. Dylan, I have been pretty busy with my family, and I have also suffered from writer's block.

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