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Song Parodies -> "Elmira"

Original Song Title:

"Elvira"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

The Oak Ridge Boys

Parody Song Title:

"Elmira"

Parody Written by:

Airfarcewon

The Lyrics

Elmira,
That New York city, Elmira

Town that's cool as Heaven, very, very fine
Sure does sparkle up that little old home of mine
The atmosphere's appealin' up and down each street
Nightime makes my town, Elmira shine

So I'm singin'
Elmira, Elmira,
Great New York city, Elmira
Pretty here, nice cop-a, nice cop-a, hey now
People care, they stop-a, they stop-a, chat now
Shines like silver, night-day

Good neighbors stop and greet you
Get together everyday
No arguein' or hollers,
Anyone would loan you dollars,
Just passing through? won't find a nicer stay

Church bells ringin'
Elmira, Elmira
Of it, won't tire, Elmira,

Pretty here, nice cop-a, nice cop-a, hey now
People care, they stop-a, they stop-a, chat now
Shines like silver, night-day

Shines like silver, night-day


Formed from town of Chemung
"One Seven Ninety Four"
Then in eighteen 0 eight
They changed it's name once more
Fin'lly became Elmira,
With a welcome door,
Friendliness, it ranks the highest score

Smiles, it's bringin'
Elmira, Elmira
No town ranks higher, than Elmira,

Pretty here, nice cop-a, nice cop-a, hey now
People care, they stop-a, they stop-a, chat now
Shines like silver, night-day

Shines like silver, night-day

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Steve K. - July 13, 2012 - Report this comment
Thank you for saluting my birthplace. A few years back, I parodied Tina Turner's "Nutbush" as "Horseheads", which is just north of Elmira.
Peregrin - July 13, 2012 - Report this comment
5s for you AFW. I must say though, whilst being familiar with the fact that the Oak Ridge Boys were a band, that was the some extent of my knowledge, so I watched a Youtube clip of Elvira. Ummm..they certainly were a 'ecclectic' collection of lads, weren't they? First thing in the morning was a bit of culture shock for me :)
Peregrin - July 13, 2012 - Report this comment
Told you it was early in my morning... 'sum' extent, and eclectic look like better options for the above comment. I still haven't recovered from that YouTube clip though. I think it has scarred me! Or is that scared? :)
WarrenB - July 13, 2012 - Report this comment
Just like Peregrin, I had the peripheral knowledge but needed to watch the video and rewrap my brain around the song. At least I have the weekend to purge the memory.
As to the parody, like you've said before, it's amazing what you'll learn on this site, and now I know where Elmira is. Sounds like a nice, friendly place.
Meriadoc - July 13, 2012 - Report this comment
Young cop, old cop, feel alright on a warm Elmiran night...?
AFW - July 14, 2012 - Report this comment
Thanks, Steve K, Peregrin, WarrenB, and Meriadoc
adagio - July 18, 2012 - Report this comment
Good going, AFW!! I 'll be hangin' round here some more. 5's
Andria - July 19, 2012 - Report this comment
Pretty good work, AFW... I was at a place called Elmira, Oregon, when there was a huge collection of literally everything possible either free or cheap (filled a U-haul with stuff that I sold on eBay and at places that included my work), nice place, very small, with one store, one gas station, two stoplights, a few farms and a lot of houses. Never been to Elmira, NY. 5s.

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