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Song Parodies -> "Name Game"

Original Song Title:

"Sleigh Ride"

Original Performer:

Harry Connick, Jr.

Parody Song Title:

"Name Game"

Parody Written by:

Freddie C.

The Lyrics

Here it is: another NBA parody. Already, I've written at least one parody for half the teams in the league, including the Cavs' LeBron James and Denver's Carmelo Anthony. I'm pretty much the NBA's answer to Michael Pacholek, who I look up to the most for inspiration. (He wrote a parody for every major-league baseball team, you know.)
(big band plays opening riffs--led by trumpets)

There are two nicknames that have been put on two wrong teams
You know the Jazz nickname should be brought back to New Orleans
And also because Utah is known as the Beehive State
You know the Hornets nickname should be brought to good old Salt Lake

Giddyup, giddyup, giddyup, let's go! Let's play the Name Game
Let's give those two teams the right names (Come on, boys)
Giddyup, giddyup, giddyup, there is no better time
Cause everyone knows that the name Utah Jazz sounds like a crime

Despite the fact that Stockton and Malone were two of the best
At pick 'n' rolling, Utah has the worst name in the West
Sounds even worse than L.A. Lakers, don't you know?
Come on, Salt Lake should give the Jazz nickname back to New O
(New Orleans, baby!)

(big band playing instrumental)

There's a game in which the Hornets and the Jazz should be
It would be the Name Game cause they're on the two wrong teams
The New Orleans Jazz and Utah Hornets sound much better now
Like a perfect three-pointer shot from way downtown--Swish, swish, swish!
There's a happy ending nothing in the world can buy
When they honor both New Orleans and the real Beehive
It would merely be like a picture print by Currier and Ives
This wonderful day is the day we've been waiting for all our lives

There are two nicknames that have been put on two wrong teams
You know the Jazz nickname should be brought back to New Orleans
And also because Utah is known as the Beehive State
You know the Hornets nickname should be brought to good old Salt Lake
(Come on, put those names on the right teams, baby!)

(big band plays ending riffs, a reprise of the intro with a saxophone solo thrown in)
I used the Harry Connick, Jr. version of the Leroy Anderson classic because Connick's from New Orleans, and he's a jazz musician, so therefore, the New Orleans Jazz and Utah Hornets should be the new team nicknames.

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