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Song Parodies -> "Pinball Wizard"

Original Song Title:

"When I Was a Lad"

Original Performer:

Gilbert and Sullivan

Parody Song Title:

"Pinball Wizard"

Parody Written by:

Rick Duncan

The Lyrics

I mushed these two songs together just for the fun of it. The scan differs from the G&S a little, but oh, well. You can still sing it.
When I was a boy I played a game
Though handicapped, yes, Tommy was my name
From Brighton right on through old Soho town
I’d demolish all the players who would take me down

(He’d demolish all the challengers in Soho town)

De-molish all the guys in the amusement hall
Though deaf and dumb and blind I play a mean pinball!

(A-bolish everyone in the amusement hall
That deaf and dumb and blind kid plays a mean pinball!)

I’d stand real still, part of the machine
And I’d feel the bumpers playing oh, so clean
My intuition served me so well
And I sensed the digit counters and I felt the bell

(He knew the digit counters falling by the smell)

I racked up points, and stood there tall
Though deaf and dumb and blind I play a mean pinball!

(He racked up points, and stood so tall
That deaf and dumb and blind kid plays a mean pinball)

They said I had the supplest wrist
A pinball wizard with a flashy twist
They asked what it was that made me good
But no one knew the answer in the neighborhood

(We couldn’t figure what made this kid so good)

I played the game with plenty gall
Though deaf and dumb and blind I play a mean pinball!

(He plays the game to thrill us all
That deaf and dumb and blind kid plays a mean pinball)

There is no table that was ever built
I could not conquer or would ever tilt
I always get the replaying
And got the crown from the old pinball king

(He got the crown from the old pinball king)

I just watched the old kingdom fall
Though deaf and dumb and blind I play a mean pinball!

(He took the crown without a brawl
That deaf and dumb and blind kid plays a mean pinball)

On my usual seat I beat the best
They lead me in and I just do the rest
My flipper fingers are so dang insane
My cheating mum and boyfriend floating in my brain

(His mum and killin’ daddy always in his brain

I play it through my mental wall
Though deaf and dumb and blind I play a mean pinball!

(He plays the game right through that wall
That deaf and dumb and blind kid plays a mean pinball)

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Pacing: 4.6
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Overall Rating: 4.6

Total Votes: 8

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John Barry - June 14, 2007 - Report this comment
You are the very master of melding The Who and GS well.
Michael Pacholek - June 14, 2007 - Report this comment
Now you've got me wondering which Who song title you can adapt to "Major General."
alvin - June 14, 2007 - Report this comment
brilliant blending...love it
Phil Alexander - June 14, 2007 - Report this comment
Truly awesome, Rick. I'd love to hear this recorded (ideally with Roger Daltrey on vocals - can you manage that?)
Agrimorfee - June 14, 2007 - Report this comment
Don't worry about the pacing Rick, it doesn't really matter in this parody considering the effort you put into it.
Susanna Viljanen - June 14, 2007 - Report this comment
Ducktoss, so I didn't vote,, but I liked the song as a poem. A good idea on viewing it as on "the other side".
Rick D - June 14, 2007 - Report this comment
Michael, "Christmas" already has that kind of melody. Phil, give Roger a call and ask him. Agri, thanks. Susanna, what is a ducktoss?
Susanna Viljanen - June 15, 2007 - Report this comment
Ducktoss = DKTOS (Don't Know The Original Song).

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