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Song Parodies -> "And I Guess That's Why They Call Me The Blue"

Original Song Title:

"And I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues"

Original Performer:

Elton John

Parody Song Title:

"And I Guess That's Why They Call Me The Blue"

Parody Written by:

Medemia

The Lyrics

A song idea I have been milling around for a while without an actual song to parody. What better way to celebrate the umpires of the world than a song full of umpire heckles? Yes, I am a Little League umpire. Yes, I've heard some of these (not all.) Yes, I still find them funny when used in the right situation.
Don’t quit your day job
Working on a Braille typewriter
Wish you could see, you’re a homeless slob,
That’s not a fifteen foot batter

Hey blue, what’d you say
Dust off the plate and your eyes
If you had one more eye up there on your head
They’d call you Cyclops, I’ll confide

That I guess that’s why they call me the Blue
Jeers from the stands, would they stand in my shoes?
Blind as a ding bat, dog’s name is Rover
Walking to my car deep undercover
And I guess that’s why they call me the Blue

This isn’t a race
You can call ball when it’s bad
Flip over the plate and read the directions
I don’t think your dog understands

You call more strikes
Than a union delegate
But let me ask you, is this your cell phone
It shows three missed calls. To restate:

And I guess that’s why they call me the Blue
Jeers from the stands, when the count’s three and two
Blind as a ding bat, career is over
Walking to my car deep undercover
And I guess that’s why they call me the Blue

Spoken:
I've seen better Blues in a box of crayons!
I've gotten better calls from my ex-wife!
If you need help calling it, I'll help you out.

Do you know the rules?
Here’s the rules written in Braille
Hey, Satan called, and he misses you
When you’re done here, you can go back to... (STRIKE THREE!)


And I guess that’s why they call me the Blue
Jeers from the stands, would they stand in my shoes?
Blind as a ding bat, dog’s name is Rover
Walking to my car deep undercover
And I guess that’s why they call me the Blue

(Walking to my car, deep undercover)
And I guess that’s why they call me the Blue
(Walking to my car, deep undercover)
And I guess that’s why they call me the Blue

And I guess that’s why they call me the Blue
Many thanks to the WRLL umpire group I frequent for helping me come up with some of these heckles. Some rights reserved but not too many.

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Guy - August 24, 2009 - Report this comment
Such imagery - an umpire with a seeing eye dog. I should have seen this one comin' .

Best lines:

You call more strikes
Than a union delegate

Full count -3 Balls - 2 Strikes makes 5 votes.
Medemia - August 24, 2009 - Report this comment
You're a braver man than most! $555 for new glasses...(hehe)

@ Guy: Those were my fave lines, too!
Medemia - August 24, 2009 - Report this comment
Just to clarify... that's not me writing as me. That's another nobody apparently :) Thanks for the comments Guy and.... other me.
Mark Scotti - August 24, 2009 - Report this comment
YERRRRRR out of there!!!! LOL, very funny parody!
Guy - August 24, 2009 - Report this comment
Medemia - I'll bet the commenter made an error. I have caught myself many times putting the author's name in the "Your Name" space. That is why I usually address the author first in the comment section. This snaps me out of the error of putting the author's name where my name should go. Wonder who made that comment? The (hehe) in the comment reminds me of an author I've known from before I came to this site. I won't venture an open guess about who it may be. This person I have in mind has been on the site today. I'm just glad for you that others are commenting. This is a decent parody - there should be more comments. C'Mon folks give Medemia a shout out.
Fiddlegirl - August 24, 2009 - Report this comment
Oops! My bad. Guy's on to me, though. :)

Sorry, Medemia... but you know what they say-- imitation is the sincerest form of flattery!
Max Power - September 17, 2009 - Report this comment
555 bad calls.
Mark Scotti - September 18, 2009 - Report this comment
(SOTM) My "ruling" is, this was a great one!!!
Peter Andersson - September 26, 2009 - Report this comment
Reminds me of a school game of soccer when the very bald referee made an obvious errer and half the stand started chanting "he's got brylcreem in his eyes, he's got brylcreem in his eyes...".

Unique parody subject and very well executed!
Bulldogma - September 26, 2009 - Report this comment
"You call more strikes, Than a union delegate" Great lines!! Awesome!
Guy - September 27, 2009 - Report this comment
(SOTM-Sep-09)

Medemia - Still like the "union delegate" line. This is my 3rd comment on this parody and it is worth it. I still don't understand why it did not get more traffic in the form of V/C. At least they are not striking your balls. =;-)
bobpiecheese - September 29, 2009 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Interesting idea, but I know sod all abou baseball outside of the basic idea of 'hit the ball with a thin bat and roun in a circle'. Which sounds fun [/sarcam].
Arwen - September 29, 2009 - Report this comment
SOTM...I would have liked to have seen more gags/variation in the choruses...the more laughs the better, right? But overall this was solid, Medemia...nothing's worse than a bad call!
DJ Blaze - September 29, 2009 - Report this comment
You're a Little League umpire? Wow, that's a new one. Great job here! 555
Phil Alexander - September 30, 2009 - Report this comment
So umpires in baseball wear blue? Nice idea, then - Like some others here I have no knowledge of baseball whatsoever, but I was amused to see the similarity between some of these and comments made about our football (OK, "soccer", if you must) referees.
Matthias - September 30, 2009 - Report this comment
This was pretty great. Like Arwen said I would have liked to see some variation in the choruses but overall this one was as American as Apple Pie.
Agrimorfee - March 02, 2010 - Report this comment
(SOTY) I'm guessing the lack of comments come from the title. I never heard of "the Blue" in reference to an ump (of course, I never attended a Little League game either). But anyway, cleverly worded LOL lines all throughout, matching well to the OS.
Mark Scotti - March 02, 2010 - Report this comment
(SOTY) Perfect timing with this entry, with spring training starting. Wonderful job!
Jeff Reuben - March 05, 2010 - Report this comment
Well done, I was a little lost at the beginning until I read the intro (my fault, lol) but I caught on pretty quickly and enjoyed the ride!
Arwen - March 10, 2010 - Report this comment
SOTY...still makes me smile, Medemia...=)
Silver Power - March 14, 2010 - Report this comment
[SOTY] I know I've read this before.. Anyways, good parody overall.
Invisible Boy - March 31, 2010 - Report this comment
I, as well, didn't know "umps" were called "Blue". You learn something new everyday.
I enjoyed all of the umpire gags. Nice job.
EmiLoca - April 08, 2010 - Report this comment
Several "what?...Oh! HAHAHAHA" moments as I recalled things my dad shouted at the umpire during little league softball games. The cell phone; three missed calls made me smile. Gotta use that one sometime...
Below Average Dave - April 10, 2010 - Report this comment
I get it, but the rhyme scheme was changed up so much I had trouble following it,. . . .oh well, still fun.
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