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Song Parodies -> "Parton Party"

Original Song Title:

"Garden Party"

Original Performer:

Ricky Nelson

Parody Song Title:

"Parton Party"

Parody Written by:

Stan Hall

The Lyrics

"Parton Party"

I went to a Parton Party, not sure who all was there
Ev’rybody’d dressed Dolly drag, there were Dollys ev’rywhere
They drank RC Co-colas and spoke in Southern drawls
So that near ‘bout awl th’ greetin’s thar wuz “Hey yew!”s an’ “How y’all?”s

But it’s all right, hon, I didn’t go as myself
Just like ev’rybody else I went as that saucy Southern elf.

Ev’ryone wore crimson lips and a wig of blonde big hair
And a belted dress stuffed with pink balloons aping Dolly’s famous pair.
They all sang Dolly’s music (no one promised a rose garden,
But nobody quite had Dolly’s voice and they begged each other’s pardon).

But it’s all right, hon, I didn’t go as myself
Just like ev’rybody else I went as that saucy Southern elf.
La-da da-da-da, la-da da-da-da

The highlight of the party was a contest staged to pick
The Dollyest Dolly clone among those dolled-up dudes and chicks.
The winner of the contest was a tall fat Chinese guy
He didn’t look like Dolly much but he had her twinkly eye.

But it’s all right, hon, I didn’t go as myself
Just like ev’rybody else I went as that saucy Southern elf.
La-da da-da-da, la-da da-da-da

The whole scene was surrealler than if Hughes wore Dylan’s shoes
And it even drew some coverage in the local TV news
If you go to a Parton party, any shyness you should shuck --
Don a dress and wig and sing and drawl and smile with plenty pluck.

You’ll be all right, hon, just don’t go as yourself
Don a dress and wig and sing and drawl like that saucy Southern elf.

© Stan Hall I had my own big laugh while writing this silliness when the closing lines of the 3rd verse (the contest) reminded me of an Andy Kaufman bit I saw on TV ages ago ... Andy, as one of three finalists in a Dick Cavett look-alike contest, came in last behind a woman and the eventual winner, SNL's Garrett Morris. As TBS likes to say of its sitcom reruns, "Very funny." :-)

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alvin - February 25, 2008 - Report this comment
love to see a video of this....great concept
LadySaucyCake - February 25, 2008 - Report this comment
555 Cheers for the "'Saucy Southern elf" . . . Jolene, Jolene, please don't take him, just because you can . . .
AFW - February 25, 2008 - Report this comment
Very imaginative...and lotta' fun to read..
Jonathan - February 25, 2008 - Report this comment
YEE - HAW!!! this was funnier then a jackrabbit in a pickle jar! and I agree with alvin I would also love to see a video! and it's clear now that me and my family are not the only people who think she's a mutant nothing but hair lips and... ya know... those 555!!!
Stan - February 26, 2008 - Report this comment
Thanks, folks. Alvin & Johnathan -- A video would be fun, now that you mention it. I'll start right away trying to line up Uma Thurman, Denzel Washington, Danny DeVito, Janean Garofalo, Tim Curry, Cate Blanchette, and maybe Dolly herself for a cameo bounce. :-)
Dolly would... - March 21, 2008 - Report this comment
...love this as much as I did... this properly pumped ditty was unique, masterfully melded and a whole lotta other things... one thing it 'twernt, though is, er.. 'flatmospheric' (cough)...

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