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Song Parodies -> "You Bettor You Bet"

Original Song Title:

"You Better You Bet"

Original Performer:

The Who

Parody Song Title:

"You Bettor You Bet"

Parody Written by:

Confission

The Lyrics

This is in memory of Don Knotts. Coincidentally, a couple hours after I started writing this (and I only had a few lines written, including the "Don Knotts" line) I heard on the news that he had passed away the night before.
You bettor, you bettor, you bet

I call you on the telephone
But somebody else answers it
I ask, "Is my gambling friend home?"
He says, "he lost this phone in a bet"
"Oh, and by the way, your friend sucks"
"Unfortunately you were not there"
"That bitch tried to get out of paying"
"He said, 'we only shook hands but didn't pinky swear'"
"'That's the rules, I pinky swear!' Who cares?"

When you play roulette, I say, "you bettor!"
You bettor, you bettor, you bet!
When you're deep in debt, I say, "you bettor!"
You bettor, you bettor, you bet!
I bet you'd bet your life
It's a never-ending strife

When you played Battleship, Ted sank your Cruiser
And you had bet your life, but you were such a sore loser
You said, "hold on, before we start my burial!"
"You see, when I bet my life I meant the cereal!"
"And if you feel like you've been unfairly gypped"
"And that cereal's lame"
"Tell you what, I will also throw in the board game"

When you play poker, I say, "you bettor!"
You bettor, you bettor, you bet!
You're wilder than a joker, I say, "you bettor!"
You bettor, you bettor, you bet!
I bet you'd bet your wife
That Don Knotts was not Barney Fife

Your wife was so mad at you
She was rooting for your opponent
You'll be driving your car home alone
Well, you would, if you still owned it
But you bet it
When you bet your wife!

You bettors love to get a pair of Queens
But you better not bet your last pair of jeans
Cuz Johnny Chan has got a pair of Kings
And we'll all know your underwear's not clean

One time your brother said you couldn't stick your tongue in a fan
And you said, "oh hell no, I'll show you, I bet you 20 dollars that I can!"
"But if I win I bet you 20 dollars your cheap ass will not pay me jack"
Well, you won, and he paid, and so you had to give the 20 bucks back

When it came to the 9th inning
And your team was winning
I had to pay for your seat
But it was free

When you're in Las Vegas, I say, "you bettor!"
You bettor, you bettor, you bet!
When you're at the races, I say, "you bettor!"
You bettor, you bettor, you bet!
I bet you'd bet your knife
That I'll run out of words ending in "ife"

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Voting Results

 
Pacing: 4.3
How Funny: 4.8
Overall Rating: 4.9

Total Votes: 10

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Red Ant - March 21, 2006 - Report this comment
"You see, when I bet my life I meant the cereal", not owning the car and the dirty undies lines were great bets, er gets Confission.
Larry Hensley - March 22, 2006 - Report this comment
Really funny one!
Peter Andersson a.k.a K1chyd - April 07, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) - You get better, or should that be bettor?
Chris Bodily TM - April 08, 2006 - Report this comment
I can't find a recording of this song anywhere, and there are surprisingly ZERO -- ZERO -- MIDIs of this song anywhere on the internet. This is a disgrace to rock and roll for this sogn to never be MIDI'd! Could you please link everyone up to a recording of the song, otherwise I will have difficulty voting. Thanks. Can't wait to read this one.
Chris Bodily TM - April 08, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) I decided to read the parody anyway, with or without a recording. I only know the chorus, except for the last two lines of it, so it was kinda difficult to match with TOS. And I only gave you a 3 for pacing for that reason. But you came up with some clever lines for this thing, and I thought the whole parody was gonna be about Don Knotts. I bet you'll at least make the Top Three for sure, let alone Number One. 355
Cat - April 08, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Sorta shaky pacing, but the lyrics definitely make up for it. The Life verse was classic!
Chris Bodily TM - April 09, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) After re-reading your parody with the recording you provided, I still say the pacing is a bit off in places. I had trouble pacing the third and fourth lines of most every verse and chorus as well as most of the bridge. But as Cat said, the lyrics make up for it.
Rex - April 10, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Lots of good lines in this one. Especially liked the cereal and the 20 buck bet.
Agrimorfee - April 10, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Very, very hard song to pace well. Had some clever ideas that got lost in the maelstrom of the rhythm.
Adagio - April 12, 2006 - Report this comment
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Scathe - April 13, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Nice job.
bobpiecheese - April 16, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) I am now totally confused. Good job, Confission.
Rick C - April 19, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) This is bettor than most, I'll wager. 555
Max Power - April 20, 2006 - Report this comment
SOTM-LOL
2nz - April 28, 2006 - Report this comment
Very funny lyrics confission. The first time I read through this, I didn't get some of the jokes because I was trying to keep up with the original. The second time, I did more of a free-read, and I found it much funnier. This will only be important if you consider recording it, but the stanza that includes 'I bet you 20 dollars your cheap ass will not pay me' goes way too fast to be appreciated initially.

Anyhow, like I said, very funny lyrics.
Red Ant - April 29, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Most Who songs are tough to parody pacing-wise, and this one is no exception. Listening to the version on "Then and Now" revealed some lines that I couldn't get to scan right, but a recording of this parody might work perfectly as-is. Still, funny work.
Stuart McArthur - April 29, 2006 - Report this comment
(sotm) very clever last line, confission, self-referential and all - nice job on what I would have thought was a hard OS
Jeff Reuben - April 29, 2006 - Report this comment
SOTM: Very nice tongue in cheek humor
Phil Alexander - April 30, 2006 - Report this comment
Good. Not brilliant, but pretty good nonetheless.
Arwen - April 30, 2006 - Report this comment
SOTM--nice job!
wannabemustangjockey - April 30, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) I couldn't place the OS until it suddenly popped into my head while I was reading this... (and for a second I thought it was a different song - right up until I got to the chorus and it matched.) Not bad.
Johnny D - May 01, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Love the rhymes!
Larry Hensley - May 01, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) See above!

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