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Song Parodies -> "SCRambler"

Original Song Title:

"Gambler"

Original Performer:

Madonna

Parody Song Title:

"SCRambler"

Parody Written by:

Robert D. Arndt Jr.

The Lyrics

This is my second AMC-themed parody, the first being "AMX". The AMC S/C Rambler series challenged the Big Three with an economical street-racer which at that time cost under $3k. The official name was AMC S/C Rambler, but this soon gave way to the term "Scrambler". I have chosen a mix of SCRambler to keep the song two-syllable like Madonna's "Gambler" (S/C Rambler would be 4 syllables) and to acknowledge the Rambler part! Anyway, the Scrambler caused shock waves when it came out b/c it was made by AMC and had a decent 390 V-8 of 315 hp with 425 lb-ft torque, Polyglas tires, tach on the column, Hurst shifter four-speed, hood scoop, and draped in the colors of the flag- red, white, and blue. It was not the usual bread-and-butter, green-on-green, 4-door sedan that paid the rent for the dealers of that time. So it drew lots of attention from the younger generation and had the right price. It was no frills, so no air conditioning, power steering, bucket seats, etc... but it made up for that with 3.54 Twin Grip rear axel, powered front disc brakes, All-American head rests, and the performance features listed above. The only option for a Scramber was a push-button AM radio!!! Yet AMC sold over 1500 of them and they were a success. All came off the assembly lines at Kenosha with beefed-up frames!!!
SCRambler, SCRambler

[Chorus]
I'm a SCRambler, I took the Big Three by surprise
SCRambler, aimed right at young street-racing guys
SCRambler, only $2998 to pay
'Cause I'm a SCRambler, the “Econo-racer“ of my day

Don't want to say this but I think that I should
I’ve got all the cops’ attention in my neighborhood
390 V-8 four-speed and I'm gone
With Polyglas tires, so you better hold on
I'm a SCRambler, a SCRambler

315 hp, yes, I am fast
You hear me with my Thrush muffler glass pack
My flag colors displayed, for all to see
Big Three jealous ’cause I’m AMC

I'm a SCRambler, I took the Big Three by surprise
SCRambler, aimed right at young street-racing guys
SCRambler, only $2998 to pay
'Cause I'm a SCRambler, the “Econo-racer“ of my day

[Intermediate]

I draw showroom crowds
I’m a sight and I'm making advances
I’m lean and mean-wow!!!
All-standard, with performance enhancements
For you, for you, for you, for you, drives guys crazy!

I'm a SCRambler, SCRambler
The car dealers all talk about

I'm a SCRambler, I took the Big Three by surprise
SCRambler, aimed right at young street-racing guys
SCRambler, only $2998 to pay
'Cause I'm a SCRambler, the “Econo-racer“ of my day

I draw showroom crowds
I’m a sight and I'm making advances
I’m lean and mean-wow!!!
All-standard, with performance enhancements
For you, for you, for you, for you, drives guys crazy!

I'm a SCRambler, SCRambler
The car dealers all talk about

I'm a SCRambler, a SCRambler
SCRambler, 'cause I'm a SCRambler

I draw showroom crowds
I can burn rubber and I’m loud
I’m lean and mean-wow!!!
Let’s GO!!!

I draw showroom crowds
I draw showroom crowds
I draw showroom crowds

'Cause I'm a SCRambler, yeah I'm a SCRambler
Drives guys crazy!!!





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WCJ - October 03, 2011 - Report this comment
I listen and like Madonna, but don't ever recall hearing "Scrambler" but your parody looks like it fits the topic well, ;-) So I still can give 5's for that!
Rob Arndt - October 03, 2011 - Report this comment
Madonna's "Gambler" was in the movie "Visionquest" in which she performed as a singer...
Porfle Popnecker - October 03, 2011 - Report this comment
I like this one lots.
Rob Arndt - October 03, 2011 - Report this comment
Thanks guys, my dad loved AMC and I have fond memories. It was easy to write this one.

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