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Song Parodies -> "Big Red August"

Original Song Title:

"Zoot Suit Riot"

Original Performer:

Cherry Poppin' Daddies

Parody Song Title:

"Big Red August"

Parody Written by:

Old Man Ribber

The Lyrics

As an old(er) fellow, it's no surprise that I am a fan of baseball rather than trendier sports like the N.B.A. and soccer. Here in greater Cincinnati, like the regular return of Halley's Comet, we Reds rooters can count on a contending (if not championship) team every 15 to 20 years (sometimes before that!). Am I an optomist? I'm a trombone player who thinks each phone call might be somebody hiring me for a figure it out. ;D

Every fifteen or twenty years
Something happens and Cincy cheers.
Just what's causing this festive feel?
This year's Reds, 'cause they're for real!
It won't take a lot
To make this guy sing and dance.
Now the summer's hot
And the Reds still have a chance!

Big Red August -
Fighting to stay in first place.
Big Red August -
In the midst of the playoff race.
Big Red August -
Giving the big guys a chase.
Big Red August -
Always taking that extra base.

(Go, Laddies!!)

No, they're not the Big Red Machine
But they're burning like gasoline.
They're not '90 - Wire to Wire
But this team has surely caught fire.
For the last ten years
This team's fallen in the ditch.
Now we have no fears
'Cause they've finally learned to pitch!

Big Red August -
Say it loudly and bold.
Big Red August -
It's a bet that they will not fold!

You're in a Cincy Summer!
This team's a mighty comer!
This season's not a bummer!

There's Votto
And Phillips too.
Lots of young talent
Sees them through.
A hustling bunch!
Central Division
Is their lunch!

They've got no big payroll
Nor a club full of famous names,
But they have a goal
And they're winning lots of games.

Big Red August -
Pushing their way to the top.
Big Red August -
Looking like they aren't gonna stop.
Big Red August -
Bringing pride to the town.
Big Red August -
Looking like they are playoff bound.

Their winning is the reason
There'll be a Reds post-season!
This time they're not just teasin'!

I think they're about ready to play!

If the Reds get to play the Yankees in the World Series, I hope it's 1976 rather than 1939 and! ;D

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Pacing: 4.6
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Overall Rating: 4.3

Total Votes: 9

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Mark Scotti - August 23, 2010 - Report this comment
555 cheers!
AFW - August 23, 2010 - Report this comment
Being close to Cleveland, I used to be an Indians fan, back when they were winning..
Christie Marie M - August 23, 2010 - Report this comment
555 Kudos for the Big Reds! Great work, OMR!
alvin - August 23, 2010 - Report this comment
they just beat my dodgers 2 out of 3 so i'm not thrilled with the reds right now but a nice heartfelt parody nonetheless

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