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Song Parodies -> "Papa Is The Roamin' Gnome"

Original Song Title:

"Papa Was A Rolling Stone"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

The Temptations

Parody Song Title:

"Papa Is The Roamin' Gnome"

Parody Written by:

Alvin Rhodes

The Lyrics

he is a bit of a rambler
an "off to paradise" scramber...gets his fill
if there is a way...then my daddy tries
i never get a chance to see him
always sight seein' or hittin' museums
papa's always somewhere brand new...while we're left to stew

guess papa likes hotel beds instead

papa is the roamin' gnome
whatever inn...he is at..is his home
and off he flies...leaves poor me and mom alone

my papa...guess its true what they say
my papa always stays away from home life
and papa...knows the best joints in all towns
but hell...my papa just ignores his child here...and his poor ol' wife
and that ain't right
heard some talk about papa gettin' a tan at beaches
a travelocity role...in far away reaches
they pay his debt...bucks peelin' for his room and his board

guess papa likes hotel beds instead

papa is the roamin' gnome
whatever inn...he is at..is his home
and off he flies...leaves poor me and mom alone

what trauma !
i hear papa prides himself on these junkets, pre-paid
denouncin' travel myths, my papa's really got it made
folks say papa can laze, burrow, chill...and pay no bills

what drama !
folks say that papa runs off to hot spots, slinkin'
spends most of his time, in pools, swimmin', i'm thinkin'
papa pays no rent for him room... in suites, he will loom

papa's hooked up...he's a famous guy, its said

papa is the roamin' gnome
whatever inn...he is at..is his home
and off he flies...leaves poor me and mom alone

i said
papa is the roamin' gnome
whatever inn...he is at..is his home
and off he flies...leaves poor me and mom alone



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Pacing: 5.0
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Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 10

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Jason - August 05, 2008 - Report this comment
Nice job. 555
Peregrin - August 05, 2008 - Report this comment
Papa's a bastard! You and mum should move out whilst he's away, alvin! That would show him (I have NO idea what)!
alvin - August 05, 2008 - Report this comment
thanks jason...thanks peregrin....i believe a gnome's place should be in the garden
AFW - August 05, 2008 - Report this comment
This is about Papa Smurf, I presume?,,,either way, very good subtle humor
Paul Robinson - August 05, 2008 - Report this comment
Say, alvin...I think I might have run into Papa the other night...I was just leavin' this place, ya' see and...well, never mind. Nice piece...5 strumpet junkets
2Eagle - August 05, 2008 - Report this comment
I may have missed an inside joke, but this is an ode to deadbeat dads.
alvin - August 05, 2008 - Report this comment
thanks AFW...no....thanks paul...lol....thanks 2eagle....the roamin' gnome is the spokesperson and "denouncer of travel myths" in the travelocity.com ads
Meriadoc - August 05, 2008 - Report this comment
Wow - I can't believe I am the only one that got it, and I avoid TV like the plague. I feel sooooo....like...connected. :-P
Tim Mayfield - August 05, 2008 - Report this comment
So he's a Gnome Ad.... :-) Great job on a tricky piece. Well positioned and delightful.
Dr Music - August 06, 2008 - Report this comment
This is a lovely song, it reminds me of that old Timex commercial with the gnomes in it. You know, that one directed by Tim Burton? It is a truly fantastic piece of art. If I were a teacher I would give you A++++ , but I guess 5 out of 5's will be the perfect grade for you here. You've aced the test with flying colours, friend.
alvin - August 06, 2008 - Report this comment
thanks merry...yaaaaaaaay....i guess i overestimated the popularity of the roamin' gnome...thanks tim and dr. music
LittleCupCakes - August 06, 2008 - Report this comment
Papa come here quick, give me that lick'in' stick!! ~James BROWN, 60's
alvin - August 07, 2008 - Report this comment
thanks LittleCupCakes...lol

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