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Song Parodies -> "Bola"

Original Song Title:

"Lola"

Original Performer:

The Kinks

Parody Song Title:

"Bola"

Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics

This one's for native and adoptive New Englanders.
Bola

They called him "Bub" down at the old rodeo,
Where they drink bad beer and make cigarettes with a rolah,
R-O-L-L-E-R.
They gawked at his two swinging balls. . .asked, "What's that?!"
And out came the name in a New England voice; he said, "Boler,"
B-O-L-A, "boler."

Well he was kind of a quizzical guy,
Though he came from the east, he said "Yipee-ki-ai"
And that "boler,"
B-O-L-A, "boler."
His cowpoke chums just could not understand
'Cause he talked with an accent. . .said "ahn" where they said "an."
And used no "r" to complete a word like "car."

It caused their ears pain; it didn't sound right:
"Undah electric cahndlelight."
But even worse was when they picked up his speech. . .
Added "r"s to vowels subconsciously.
They realized it was irrational why
They sounded like the count of letters was five to say "bola."
"Bo-bo-bo-bo-boler. "Bo-bo-bo-bo-boler.
"Bo-bo-bo-bo-boler. Bo-bo-bo-bo-boler."

Then he went away,
Back to the East Coast.
They thought it was toast:
The way they'd talked when they'd followed his lead.

Talkin' bout swinging balls, they want to say
A word with no "r," they clearly demarcate as just "bola."
"Bo-bo-bo-bo-bola."

"Gulls will be buoys"—fine for "language-guide" toys
You buy for gag gift in a Boston bookstoah. . .
Uh, I mean store: S-T-O-R-E, "stoah!"

Though he went home several weeks before,
They still misspeak; say "stoah" when they mean "store."
That "boler" guy, they couldn't understand—
They're now in the same boat. . .call it "cahtamarahn."

They said, "If you cahn't beat 'em, join em," and
Moved to Hahvahd Squauh" and became "Cah Tawk" fans,
Also "bolas"; they're "cahndlepin bolas,"
Swingin'-three-balls bolas, bo-bo-bo-bo-bolas. . . .

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Johnny D - August 24, 2004 - Report this comment
What a great idear for a pahrody!
alvin rhodes - August 24, 2004 - Report this comment
very new-england-ish...hee hee hee....fives
Dee Range - August 24, 2004 - Report this comment
Awsome.. I have a neighbor from Maine..... baDAda is how he pronounces potato...high 5's for this masterpiece
John Barry - August 24, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks, JD, Alvin. . .Dee!
Whiskered Rooster - June 21, 2006 - Report this comment
Maybe someone should propose that, since it's called New England, everyone who speaks English today and in the future should speak in... 'New-English'? 555

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