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Song Parodies -> "Along Came Jones (James Earl)"

Original Song Title:

"Along Came Jones"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

The Coasters

Parody Song Title:

"Along Came Jones (James Earl)"

Parody Written by:

Michael Pacholek

The Lyrics

I plopped in my director's chair
and said, "Let's film Scene 2!"
A bad old sucker named Anakin
saw the smoke and walked right through.
He's dressed in black from head to toe
and said with an evil laugh
"If you don't give me the plans in that droid
I'll saw you all in half!"
And then I noticed...
(And then?)
His voice was wrong.
(And then?)
He sounded like a 12-year-old Scotsman!
(And then? And then?)

A-a-and then along came Jones!
James Earl Jones!
Stage-boxing Jones!
(Deep-talking Jones!)
Along came voice for Vader, Jones!

The studio's booked, and we walked in
and showed James Earl the scene.
I said, "I want this Vader guy
to sound supremely mean.
He can't sound high and squeaky like
the guy in the suit, Dave Prowse.
"So if I don't give you that deep, dark voice
Darth'll sound like Mickey Mouse?"

And then he sat there.
(And then?)
He put on the headphones.
(And then?)
He said, "Is this thing on?"
(And then? And then?)

A-a-and then along came Jones!
James Earl Jones!
Stage-boxing Jones!
(Deep-talking Jones!)
Along came voice for Vader, Jones!

(saxophone break)

That voice I loved, the film took off
and the sequels were a go!
And they were the same old shoot-em-up
in a space-side rodeo!
Lord Darth Vader still brings chills
and brings those Rebel screams!
He said,
"If you don't turn to the Dark Side, son
I'll knock you to a field of dreams!"

But then they fought there!
(And then?)
Vader turned good again!
(And then?)
James Earl made some other movies!
(And then?)
Lots of money started comin'!
(And then? And then?)

A-a-and then along came Jones!
James Earl Jones!
Stage-boxing Jones!
(Deep-talking Jones!)
Along came voice for Vader, Jones!
Along came voice for Vader, Jones!
Along came voice for Vader, Jones!
(repeat 'til fade)


And what did James Earl Jones say when Lucas told him there would be new "Star Wars" films? "People will come, George. Oh, people will most definitely come."

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Voting Results

 
Pacing: 4.3
How Funny: 4.2
Overall Rating: 4.2

Total Votes: 9

Voting Breakdown

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 2   0
 1
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 3   1
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 4   0
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 5   7
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alvin rhodes - July 15, 2005 - Report this comment
this is a riot...5s
Paul Robinson - July 15, 2005 - Report this comment
About the only thing I know about the "Stars Wars" thing is that James Earl Jones played "Darth Vader" (at least back in earlier times)...And this WAS well written...so I will break with my usual position of avoiding a vote on "Star Wars" material and go with some 5's (gee, what a guy, eh?) ~ ~ ~
AFW - July 15, 2005 - Report this comment
Fantastic For...Fives
Tim Mayfield - July 15, 2005 - Report this comment
This parody is really deep. I'd give you a hand, but I lost it. 5's
Stray Pooch - July 15, 2005 - Report this comment
MICHAEL, I AM YOUR FATHER!! oh no, wait, I'm straypup's and l'il Pooch's father. But close enough! This parody was better than Episodes 1 -3 of Star Wars combined! Ok, I realize that's not much of a compliment. What I'm trying to say is: "Laughed I have, into therapy I must go." 555

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