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Song Parodies -> "Singing In a Bar"

Original Song Title:

"Swinging On a Star"

Original Performer:

Bing Crosby

Parody Song Title:

"Singing In a Bar"

Parody Written by:

Rick Duncan

The Lyrics

This song is from the movie "Going My Way", and is #37 on the AFI's top 100 film songs
Would you like to sing in a bar?
Get so drunk you can't drive a car
You'll sound better then than you are

And you won't care that you're a fool

A fool is an idiot, can be any age
Who picks up a microphone on stage
His brain is addled and his voice is weak
He paddles up that kareoke creek
And by the way, if you must drink to be cool
You may get up and be a fool

And then you'll go and sing in a pub
And prove to every drunk you're a schlub
Better quit while you're ahead, bub

Or would you rather try and dance?

A dance is an exercise that proves you're a klutz
You may knock people on their butts
You have two lefties when you hit the floor
You're stiff and clumsy and it's all a chore
But if you don't care how stupidly you prance
You may go out and try to dance

Or do you just go in there to score?
Try to pick up some skanky whore?
She's not cute? Well drink a few more

You could be getting some tonight

A girl won't do anything until you impress
If you want to get her to undress
You need to flirt and say all the right lines
And check that licence so you don't do time
But then if that sort of thing is your delight
You might just score with her tonight

And all the drunkies aren't in A.A.
They're all over making their play
They're all singin', dancin' away
You could be worse off than you are
You could be singin in a bar

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Pacing: 5.0
How Funny: 4.9
Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 14

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John Barry - August 18, 2004 - Report this comment
Karoake is a crime.
Royce Miller - August 18, 2004 - Report this comment
here's a song I don't see often on Amiright-you did it well, Rick
Johnny D - August 18, 2004 - Report this comment
555. Hmm, I want to find a way to use the word "schlub" in a parody's a great word.
Olvan The Terrible - August 18, 2004 - Report this comment
Anybody else identify this song with the movie "Hudson Hawk?" Great parody BTW.
Claude Prez - August 18, 2004 - Report this comment
Actually, I do identify this song with "Hudson Hawk", which I actually remember liking. But now I'll forever identify it with this parody instead. Lots of great lines but "check that licence so you don't do time" was my fave.
2Eagle - August 18, 2004 - Report this comment
555 Your lyrics were easy to sing along with the original. People need to get a life. Why don't you write your next parody about people who sit around and gossip.
alvin rhodes - August 18, 2004 - Report this comment one i've read today
Phil Alexander - August 18, 2004 - Report this comment
Super, Rick... never got round to finishing my "Drinking in the Bar" parody to this as I kind of ran out of ideas (or would you rather be a fish/ couldn't think of a third one). But that first verse is perfect :-)
Guy - August 18, 2004 - Report this comment
Hey JD - You can use that schlub word in a Bohemian Rhapsody parody when you can't find anything to rhyme with beelzebub.

Rick - Don't you actually do some singing in some bars? What's my point? You could be singing on the street. Great parody.
Johnny D - August 18, 2004 - Report this comment
AAUUGGH!!! Guy!! You're tempting me to go back to BoRap!! Must resist...MUST RESIST!!
Rick D - August 19, 2004 - Report this comment
Bar crowds are less satisfying than coffee crowds. More smart ass hecklers.
Larry G - March 09, 2010 - Report this comment
Good one!

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