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Song Parodies -> "I Got the Gold Rush"

Original Song Title:

"Life in the Fast Lane"

Original Performer:

The Eagles

Parody Song Title:

"I Got the Gold Rush"

Parody Written by:


The Lyrics

Was back in 48
When it first hit the headlines
And everybody went crazy
I felt that gold fever burn
And I knew that I had to set out
On epic journey

I could make it overland
Walk those wagon trains
Or maybe catch me a clipper
And sail the Spanish Main
But I knew one thing for certain
There was no easy way
To get the gold in California

I got the gold rush
heading way out west
I got the gold rush
Uh huh

Dreaming of gold mines of fortune and fame
I was eager for action hot for the game
I took to the road on that old Oregon Trail
Determined to make it
Hell - I just couldn't fail
A year down line half dead with hunger and thirst
I crawled into Jackson
I was over the worst
I went panning for gold from morning till night
When I wasn't drinking gambling whorin and pickin fights

I got the gold rush
Surely make you lose your mind
I got the gold rush
Uh huh
Get out there and dig that mine
I got the gold rush
Uh huh

The miners around me were dropping like flies
But thank god I hit paydirt I captured my prize
The worst that I got was a dose of the pox
And now I'm a banker I'm dealing in stocks
Well I finally made it - got my fortune and fame
Hey Maybe you know me - Will Fargo's the name
But the world has moved on from Wild West of old
On Wall Street now the bankers they mine data not gold

Life in the fast lane
Surely make you lose your mind
Life in the fast lane
Uh huh
Life in the fast lane
Wheelin and dealin all the time
Life in the fast lane uh huh

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Adagio - June 22, 2004 - Report this comment
(ABC) I liked it a lot. 5's
Johnny D - June 23, 2004 - Report this comment
(ABC) Slick ending.
Jake A Ralphing (Luke Brattoni) - June 23, 2004 - Report this comment
(ABCs) Loved the rhyming. Nice work, this was well written! 5s
John Jenkins - June 24, 2004 - Report this comment
I thought the rhyming in the first two verses was not up to your normal standards, but the rest of the parody was very good and I liked the ending.
Melhi - June 24, 2004 - Report this comment
abc -- I like that old time rock-n-roll! :) Nice work!
Meriadoc - June 26, 2004 - Report this comment
(ABC) This was excellent! (Altho' I wondered how soon the word 'banker' was going to surface! Hee hee) - June 27, 2004 - Report this comment
Ha! I KNEW this wasn't gonna be just about the 49ers! Nice job, Martha. The "morning till night" couplet is my fave. And let me take this opportunity to plug "Roughing It" - Mark Twain's 100% true (approximately 100%, anyway) first-hand account of getting in on the gold rush. Mark Twain is, like, the coolest writer EVER.
martha - June 28, 2004 - Report this comment
many thanks for all the comments....and for the tip about Mark Twain I will definitley check it out .. I find the history of the Californai Gold rush fascinating!!

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