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Song Parodies -> "Some Ol' Mule"

Original Song Title:

"My Old School"

Original Performer:

Steely Dan

Parody Song Title:

"Some Ol' Mule"

Parody Written by:

Alvin Rhodes

The Lyrics

i remember...the four or five hour ride
on a donkey...down the great ravine, on a narrow trail
it was late september...but the weather felt like july
at the bottom, where the river swirls, there's a shady vale
i was packin' up my mule upstairs
and i...must admit that i was scared
i said, oh no...this ain't a thing i should do
though, i thought at first, this trip would be so cool
now, i'll never ride bareback on some ol' mule

took a gander...see what's gonna be in store
it don't look like there's too much room, on this narrow trail
i can't stand it...and i hate it even more
as this pack of mules careen over hill and dale
well i...kick my donkey, but he won't go
i wanna...make it down, but he's too slow
i said, oh no...this transportation won't do
i know this kind of thinkin' may be cruel
but i'll never ride bareback on some ol' mule

gotta warn ya...stumble and you will be...
flyin' through the air, you know, you are gonna sail
they will mourn ya...and mention the stupidity
on hopping on the backs of mules, on a narrow trail
quick as a missle, i start to go
i'm hangin' on...i thought this mule was slow
i said, oh no...this ain't a smart thing to do
to try this kind of thing, it takes a fool
and i'll never ride bareback on some ol' mule

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Guy - March 04, 2004 - Report this comment
This is really Grand, Alvin. Interesting. 5s.
Paul Robinson - March 04, 2004 - Report this comment
Alvin, This parody kicks ass like a donkey....What the hell did THAT mean? Well, anyway, it seemed like a good comment. Fantastic job with another great Steely Dan number. Looks like you're are working your way through their songbook. I'm looking forward to more.
alvin rhodes - March 04, 2004 - Report this comment
thanks....steely dan songs all sound like inside jokes to me anyway.. might as well, make my own inside jokes
Meriadoc - March 04, 2004 - Report this comment
I love how you replace oleander with took a gander! :-D
alvin rhodes - March 04, 2004 - Report this comment
thanks merry..."taking a gander" sounds like something someone would do on muleback, doesn't it ?...hee hee hee....i've never been to the grand canyon, though i live only about 8 hours away...but i have ridden mules at knott's and disneyland....yes, young uns, there used to be mules at knott's AND disneyland...knott's even had seals
Meriadoc - March 05, 2004 - Report this comment
Arizona? Wow - I was picturing you somewhere along the Erie Canal.... ;-)
alvin rhodes - March 05, 2004 - Report this comment
well, whatever floats your boat...hee hee hee...i believe "sal" is the official mule of the erie canal

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