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Song Parodies -> "Hotel Alabama"

Original Song Title:

"Hotel California"

Original Performer:

The Eagles

Parody Song Title:

"Hotel Alabama"

Parody Written by:

M. McCain

The Lyrics

Unlike many outsiders who poke fun at Alabama I, as a proud resident of that great state, have the inside track. I apologize if the pacing is not 100%, but this is a HARD song to parody. For what it's worth, here it is.
On a long gravel driveway
Cool wind in my hair
Dank smell of a chickenhouse
Rising up thru the air
Up ahead was a shanty
A decrepit old dump
The grass was high and the cars on blocks
I nearly tripped on a stump

As they stood in the doorway
I offered them my plea
"I was on my way to Albertville
"When my car slid into a tree"
So they asked me to come in
And they showed me the way
There were voices down the corridor
I thought I heard them say

Welcome to the Hotel Alabama
Such a country place ( such a country place )
For a change of pace
Sloppin' the hogs at the Hotel California
Any time of day ( any time of day )
You can play in hay

Cows feeding in the pasture
The pigs playing in the pen
A rooster keeps a very watchful eye
Over all his hens
As I looked 'round the barnyard
Face drenched in sweat
I knew this was one place
I'd rather forget

As I pondered my quandary
The man's wife said to me
"You remind me of an old boyfriend
"From Fayetteville, Tennessee"
That's when I knew I'd better get far away
Farmer's wife with a toothless grin
A redneck cliche

Welcome to the Hotel Alabama
Such a country place ( such a country place )
Better bring your mace
They're milkin' the cows at the Hotel Alabama
Anytime of day ( anytime of day )
You can play in hay

Rebel flag on the ceiling
Moon Pies and RC's
And she said
"Country life is so relaxing here;
"Wouldn't you agree?"
And in the farmer's kitchen
We gathered for the feast
The menu called for filet of squirrel
Deep-fried in bacon grease

Last thing I remember I was running for the door
I had to find the passage back to the place I was before
"Relax," said the farmer
"Sit down, prop up your feet
"And enjoy a heapin' helpin' of
"Some of that rodent meat"

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John Barry - November 16, 2004 - Report this comment
It is hard to parody, but you pulled it off. I gave up on "Hellhole California."
alvin rhodes - November 16, 2004 - Report this comment
funny as hell....especially "filet of squirrel"...personally i eat nothing that starts with "SQ"...squirrel, squab, squid, squash..its just a good rule of thumb...5s
MasonR - November 16, 2004 - Report this comment
Great job! Reminds me of a restaurant in northern Georgia which specializes in various ham products and has a pig graveyard (complete with markers) outside the building.
Meriadoc - November 16, 2004 - Report this comment
On the way to Albertsville? Was this the Hotel Boaz? Hee hee. Good one!
Ashkicksass - November 16, 2004 - Report this comment
Great job!
Jeff Reuben - November 16, 2004 - Report this comment
Not bad!
Adagio - November 16, 2004 - Report this comment
Great one! I was caught by the line "Dank smell of a chickenhouse". It was funny and spooky at the same time. Are you from Ala.? I'm from Tn. :D
Tim Mayfield - November 16, 2004 - Report this comment
It is a hard song to parody. Did one myself, threw it away. Nice job.
Sweet Indigo - November 17, 2004 - Report this comment
Fantastic :D And highly disturbing. I love the last lines :)
M. McCain - November 17, 2004 - Report this comment
Thank you all for the great comments!! This was my FOURTH crack at this song, and that was with the help of rhymezone.com and thesaurus.com., so the great response is all the better!
M. McCain - November 18, 2004 - Report this comment
ADAGIO - yes, I'm from 'Bama. I live about 25 miles from Huntsville. :-)
Adagio - November 18, 2004 - Report this comment
M. McCain...so nice to meet you!! :)
Adagio - November 18, 2004 - Report this comment
M. McCain, I'm from Knoxville.

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