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Song Parodies -> "Karaokin'"

Original Song Title:

"Strokin'"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Clarence Carter

Parody Song Title:

"Karaokin'"

Parody Written by:

Old Man Ribber

The Lyrics

I'm surprised I haven't submitted this one before now. I do this routine as an improv, so naturally the words change somewhat to fit the place, host, and people in the crowd. Like my Minnie The Moocher parody (Sheila The Bartender), this is a compilation of some of the better versions I've laid down. ;D

When I go out singing I don't just go singing...I'm Karaokin'

That's what I be doin'...I'm Karaokin'
I karaok' for fun - it brings me lots of joy.
The best karaoke jock is my good buddy Roy!
I'm Karaokin'!

Let me ax you all somethin'...When was the last time you sang a song?
Did you sing along with the clock radio when it went off this mornin'?
If you were tuned in to Rush Limbaugh I bet that was really hard to do!
Did you sing in the shower?
65% of Americans sing in the shower while the other 35% play with themselves.
And do you know what they sing? I didn't think you'd know!
On your way here tonight did you sing along with the radio or C.D. player in your car?
I remember one time I was singing in the car -
The police pulled me over and asked what in the hell I was doin'.
I smiled and said "Officer...I'm Karaokin'"

That's what I be doin'...I'm Karaokin'
I make up all new words - and I do it in rhyme.
The song ain't got much melody - you just have to keep time.
I'm Karaokin'

Let me ax you another question...What kind of music do you like to sing?
Do you sing country music like Sam and Jenny Lou over there?
They were singing country songs back when Dolly Parton was still wearing a training bra!
Do you sing metal or punk like Jared and Courtney?
They're those nice people by the wall with the safety pins stuck through their eyelids!
Do you sing classic rock and oldies like Bill and Mary?
They're ready to sing. They just took their oxygen masks off!
Do you rap like my mother LeBron? What was that? Is LeBron a mother? Ask anybody in Cleveland!
But whatever you like to sing - when it's your turn to get up here
Sing it long, strong, loud, proud - and be Karaokin'!

I'm Karaokin'
Wish I could karaok' - all seven night a week.
The best place to karaok' - is here at Up The Creek!
I'm Karaokin'

Now when I start makin' up these words, I don't stop 'til Roy is sas-ified.
And after all these sessions, I can always tell when he gets sas-ified,
'Cause when he gets really sas-ified he starts calling out my name:
"Todd Whitford! Todd Whitford! Todd Whitford!"
Which by the way is a good thing, because that IS my name!
Last week, I was cookin' on this song like I had a chef's license.
Do you know what Roy told me? Let me tell you what Roy told me.
He said...and this is an exact quote,
"Sing it Todd Whitford. I wish you lots of luck.
And if you get the words all wrong, we do not give a..." WHOOO! I'm Karaokin'!

I'm Karaokin'!
I karaok' for fun - I karaok' for free.
Sometimes I really wonder how these words come out of me!
I'm Karaokin'!
That's what I be doin'! I'm Karaokin'!
Drinkin' and smokin' - but I'm not chokin'!

I'm Karaokin'!
I'm havin' lots of fun - mostly at my expense.
I hope I'm not too risque - I don't like to give offense!
I'm Karaokin'!

I'm Karaokin'! (Repeat with various short bits on interjected patter)



Whew! Singing this is MUCH easier than writing it down! ;D

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AFW - September 10, 2010 - Report this comment
A real whammer, OMR..lots of funny lines...
John Barry - September 10, 2010 - Report this comment
I just listened to the OS--hadn't heard it--which makes this parody all the funnier.
Tommy Turtle - September 10, 2010 - Report this comment
I sing to the satellite radio while driving, which surprisingly often leads to a parody inspiration. I really must give up driving! :-D
Old Man Ribber - September 10, 2010 - Report this comment
Thanks. ;D
Christie Marie M - September 10, 2010 - Report this comment
So freaky! Now we know who you are and what you do for a living! Gotta love karaokin'. I myself am not scared to sing in front of different crowds because I knew I already know how to sing. How I learned to sing is that I started singing in the shower. Also, gotta love the OS' as well! :) 555.

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