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Song Parodies -> "The Briefs of Laredo"

Original Song Title:

"The Streets of Laredo"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Marty Robbins

Parody Song Title:

"The Briefs of Laredo"

Parody Written by:

Don Milne

The Lyrics

As I walked out on the streets of Laredo.
As I walked out on Laredo one day,
I spied a young cowboy who showed too much linen,
He showed too much linen as clear as the day.

"I can see by your outfit that you are a cowboy."
These words he did say as I boldly walked by.
"Come an' sit down beside me an' hear my sad story.
"I showed too much briefs an' my mother did cry."

"It was once in the saddle, I used to go dashing.
"Once in the saddle, I used to go play.
"First to the card-house and then down to Rose's.
"Jump hard off my horse and my pants fell away."

"Get six jolly cowboys to cover my long johns.
"Six dance-hall maidens to blush in appall.
"Put belt loops and buckles all over my britches.
"Put braces to hold up my pants as they fall."

“Then beat the drum slowly, I wore my pants lowly,
“Try not to laugh as I waddle along.
“I looked awfully silly, exposing my undies.
"Now I’m a young cowboy and I know I’ve done wrong.”

“So gather around you a group of young cowboys,
"An' tell them the story of this my sad fate.
"Tell one and the other before they go further.
"Pull up your low britches before it’s too late."

When thus he had spoken, the hot sun was setting.
The briefs of Laredo no more were displayed.
We thanked the young cowboy, his boxers now covered,
An' there stand his Levis, hiked up, to this day.

We beat the drum slowly, he wore his pants lowly,
Try not to laugh as he waddles along.
He looked awfully silly, exposing his undies.
Now he’s a young cowboy and he know he's done wrong.
As I walked out on the streets of Laredo. As I walked out on Laredo one day, I spied a young cowboy who showed too much linen, He showed too much linen as clear as the day. "I can see by your outfit that you are a cowboy." These words he did say as I boldly walked by. "Come an' sit down beside me an' hear my sad story. "I showed too much briefs an' my mother did cry." "It was once in the saddle, I used to go dashing. "Once in the saddle, I used to go play. "First to the card-house and then down to Rose's. "Jump hard off my horse and my pants fell away." "Get six jolly cowboys to cover my long johns. "Six dance-hall maidens to blush in appall. "Put belt loops and buckles all over my britches. "Put braces to hold up my pants as they fall." “Then beat the drum slowly, I wore my pants lowly, “Try not to laugh as I waddle along. “I looked awfully silly, exposing my undies. "Now I’m a young cowboy and I know I’ve done wrong.” “So gather around you a group of young cowboys, "An' tell them the story of this my sad fate. "Tell one and the other before they go further. "Pull up your low britches before it’s too late." When thus he had spoken, the hot sun was setting. The briefs of Laredo no more were displayed. We thanked the young cowboy, his boxers now covered, An' there stand his Levis, hiked up, to this day. We beat the drum slowly, he wore his pants lowly, Try not to laugh as he waddles along. He looked awfully silly, exposing his undies. Now he’s a young cowboy and he know he's done wrong. http://fiddlingant.blogspot.com/2013/06/the-briefs-of-laredo.html

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Lifeliver - July 09, 2013 - Report this comment
Good technique evident here, concept well sustained. Sometimes I have to stop myself from telling young'uns their pants are falling off. Just yesterday I saw a young Japanese guy in the train who thought he looked so cool in his summer gear. I didn't have the heart to point out to him that there was a Mickey Mouse logo on his baseball cap.

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Patrick - July 10, 2013 - Report this comment
This bizarre fad has been the "butt" of many parodies here on AIR. Just finished my annual week of dealing with the public and noticed how many young men dress (or undress) this way. That and the tattoos! On a similar subject, why have women's bra straps all come out of hiding in the past couple years?

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