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Song Parodies -> "Californian, You're No Bum"

Original Song Title:

"California, Here I Come"

Original Performer:

Al Jolson

Parody Song Title:

"Californian, You're No Bum"

Parody Written by:

Old Man Ribber

The Lyrics

This is a final tribute to John A. Barry and his achievement. J.A.B., you made it to 3,000 "hits" in much less time than Pete Rose! I look forward to writing a parody when you get to 4,000! ;D

When I turn on my computer
And I go to my favorite page,
I have no need to re-boot her -
I'm as caught as a rat in a cage!
Right there on the P.C. screen -
Songs so good that they're obscene,
Parodies so fun and merry
By a genius named John A. Barry!

Californian, you're no bum -
Wrote three thousand - quite a sum!
Your writing's - delighting - all on this site.
No rumor! Your humor - sure takes flight on amiright!
The master of the wicked jest,
Take a break and get some rest.
Then write more 'cause you're the best.
Californian, you're no bum!

Californian, your no bum -
Next to you we're all shark chum.
Believers - and beavers - wait for your songs.
Your verses - bring curses - on the schlongs who do the wrongs.
So J.A.B., I'll say it true -
Don't tell us that you are through,
Or "I'll Put A Spell On You"!
Californian, you're no bum!


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Pacing: 4.6
How Funny: 4.6
Overall Rating: 4.6

Total Votes: 9

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AFW - January 28, 2011 - Report this comment
Very fitting tribute to John - I saw that he's taking a vacation from the site for a while, but like another Californian, Ahnold - he'll be bock
John Barry - January 28, 2011 - Report this comment
How could I not give this 5s?! Many thanks, OMR. You're a class parody act.
BJM - January 28, 2011 - Report this comment
A clever and uncritical tribute to one whose prolific output we envy but with which we often disagree. Quantity does not hinder quality in JAB's case. At your pace, OMR, you may surpass JAB's numbers someday. 5s
Old Man Ribber - January 28, 2011 - Report this comment
Glad all of you liked it...the jackass excepted of course. ;D
Fiddlegirl - January 28, 2011 - Report this comment
A well-deserved shout out... We will miss him while he's on hiatus! 555
Susanna Viljanen - January 29, 2011 - Report this comment
Wish we all could be California poets. 555
MadameDeTokerville - January 29, 2011 - Report this comment
I bow to you, OMB & JAB, alias ~CaptainJack de Barryl~, ~Colonel uberSchlong~, ~The Duke 0Schwing~ Our dear SirSweaty . . .
TJC - January 30, 2011 - Report this comment
A wonderful acknowledgment of an incredible achievement--it's fives all around!
Mark Scotti - January 30, 2011 - Report this comment
My hats off to the wonderful Mr. Barry, and this unbelievable milestone. And a tip of the hat to our Maestro of clever, Mr. Ribber, and this fitting tribute to greatness...
AFW - January 30, 2011 - Report this comment
Does anyone know what happened to John Barry's nine parodies that were on here, Friday...where did they go?
AFW - January 30, 2011 - Report this comment
Oops - forget that last statement, had my days confused. I see his nine were on Thursday..
Alpha Skua - April 08, 2022 - Report this comment
Everybody is leaving California because Newsom is a total idiot way too many stupid taxes and stupid laws

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