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Song Parodies -> "Blow the Man Down Today"

Original Song Title:

"Blow the Man Down"

Original Performer:

Trad.

Parody Song Title:

"Blow the Man Down Today"

Parody Written by:

Rick Duncan

The Lyrics

This is one of the oldest sea shanties. Doesn't take many word changes.
Oh, blow the man down, dearies, blow the man down
Cheer him today, blow the man down
Oh, blow the man down, honey, blow the man down
Waste no more time, just blow the man down

I saw her a-walking down Paradise street
Looking to find a man to blow down
Soon came the offer, then came the "meet"
Took her no time to blow the man down

She was round in the bumper, and buff in the prow
Quick to be paid to blow the man down
Offering service, when mate says "Not now!"
Should be no crime to blow the man down

So I gave her a fifty, and took her below
To me for pay said "Blow the man down!"
Just takes some moisture, seedlings do grow
Feeling just fine to blow the man down

But as I was growing, I grabbed her down there
To me now hey! Blow the man down
Found some equipment, I think we did share
Gave me a shock, whoa, slow the man down

It was too late, I turned round to zip
I ain't no gay, but blow the man down
He was so good, I gave him a tip
Might try again next time I'm in town

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TJC - July 09, 2004 - Report this comment
Love the 'equipment' line... great job
Rod Worden - July 09, 2004 - Report this comment
Yep, the equipment line was my fav, too. Funny, Rick!
Johnny D - July 09, 2004 - Report this comment
5-5-5. Good thing you stayed off the poop-deck or the scurvy blighter who's been dealing out 1's today without the courage and decency to leave a comment, even under a pseudonym, might have disapproved.

I really like this parody, Rick, not just because it's randy and raunchy ( the way I often like to write 'em myself, of course ), but because it exemplifies how sometimes only a few strategically-chosen words here-and-there in the original need to be changed to create a hilarious and effective parody. Very clever and well done!
Rick D - July 09, 2004 - Report this comment
Someone gave me a book of old folk songs. Some of them are almost parodies without changing a word. Wonderful titles like "No Irish Need Apply", "Go Down Moses", "Acres of Clams", "Goober Peas" and "Old Chisholm Trail" (There's one for you, Johnny)
Johnny D - July 09, 2004 - Report this comment
"Go Down Moses" ....hmm...let's see....there's a burning bush, a pair of stones, a mount-sigh-nigh, manna from heaven, water gushing out of a rock ..... hmm, nope, can't think of a thing to do with that one, Rick.
Johnny D - July 09, 2004 - Report this comment
"Old Chisholm Trai" ...... hmm, if only I could think of a word that rhymes with "Chisholm", hmm.... does anything cum to your mind, Rick?
Michael Pacholek - July 10, 2004 - Report this comment
Uh, Johnny, far be it for me to recommend any parodies that hae anything to do with S&M, but you of all people could work wonders with the Moses phrase, "Let my people go!" Woe unto thee if thou dost not try it!

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