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Song Parodies -> "Play That Country Music"

Original Song Title:

"Play That Funky Music"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Wild Cherry

Parody Song Title:

"Play That Country Music"

Parody Written by:

My name is Kenny

The Lyrics

Hey, do it now!
Woo-eee!

Yeah, once I was a metal singer
In a Judas Priest cover band
And I never had no problems, yeah
Playin' for those headbanger fans
But what we'd playing lately, yeah
Started sounding tired and old
So I went out square dancing, yes I did
Down at the honky-tonk rodeo

And they were clappin' and singin'
And hootin' and-a hollerin'
And just when it hit me, those rednecks turned around and shouted

Play that country music, cowboy
Play that country music right
Play hillbilly music, cowboy
Turn off the reggae and play that country music nationwide
Nationwide! Yeah, yeah...

I couldn't understand it
When they all started clapping in time
How could I be so foolish (how could I),
to not get up and dance in that line
I said I didn't like it
But those fiddles got attached to my brain
And so I wandered back there (had to go back)
To listen to that steel guitar twang

And they were clappin' and singin'
And pickin' at the banjo
And when they played Haggard, they tore that farmhouse down and shouted

Play that country music, cowboy
Play that country music right
Play hillbilly music, cowboy
Lay off the Britney and play that country music, Southern pride
Southern pride! Yeehaw, Southern pride!
Gonna play that Dixie-style country music!

(Fiddle solo)

Hey, wait a minute

Now first I was embarrassed
Wouldn't say I changed my mind
And I was feelin' guilty
I thought that liking it was a crime
But now I can admit it (yeah, I admit it)
I wear these blue jeans every day
And when I'm feeling lonely (when I do)
I go to hear those country boys play

Now I like Waylon and Willie
And Garth and Charlie Daniels
Those guitars just hit me, I love that country sound, so shout out

Play that country music, cowboy
Play that country music right
Play hillbilly music, cowboy
Boot scootin' boogie and play that country music 'til you die
'Til you die! Oh, 'til you die!

They shouted
Play that country music
Play that country music
Play that country music
Got to keep on playin' country music
Play that country music
Play that country music
Play that country music
(REPEAT AND FADE)

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Overall Rating: 4.0

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royce miller - May 19, 2003 - Report this comment
Good parody; won't hear any hillbilly bashing from you!
Phil Alexander - May 19, 2003 - Report this comment
Brilliant stuff!
Jeff Reuben - May 19, 2003 - Report this comment
Very good song Kenny. Best song of the week in my opinion! Although it is the first one I read...
Diva - May 19, 2003 - Report this comment
Hey! Not all Counrty is about pick-up trucks, and break-ups. Some of it is very good. Now, weather you wan't to admit it or not, we are all poets when you get down to it!
countryboy - May 19, 2003 - Report this comment
That was darn tootin', Yankee.
Billy Florio - May 19, 2003 - Report this comment
Excellent Kenny
Peregrin - May 19, 2003 - Report this comment
That was really good, Kenny
lebeiw15 - May 20, 2003 - Report this comment
Very funny
Claude Prez - May 20, 2003 - Report this comment
My favorite line was "Lay off the Britney". Very well done.
Steven Cavanagh - September 26, 2003 - Report this comment
I hate it when someone beats me to it. Well done!
AMIRIGHT AWARDS NOMINEE - November 13, 2003 - Report this comment
Best Parody About Music
Troy - December 09, 2003 - Report this comment
I was thinking of doing this parody but you beaten me to it, oh well I wouldn't have done a good job as you with the lyrics for "Play That Country Music" as I'm only a novice. Anyways your parody kicked arse!!! I was pissin myself laughing especially at the lines "To listen to that steel guitar twang", "pickin' at the banjo", and "they tore that farmhouse down". I reckon you should think about recording a single of this song or contacting Weird Al Yankovic to get him to sing it (crediting you for the lyrics of course). 10 out of 10 mate!!! Bloody great stuff!!!
Michael Pacholek - December 09, 2003 - Report this comment
At your door, the fives are fallin'. The good rating will come. Sweethearts listen together, and I still praise someone.
Melhi - December 23, 2003 - Report this comment
(Voted on this one back in May.) Great job, MNIK.

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