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Song Parodies -> "I Want to Be A Trombone Master"

Original Song Title:

"I Want To Be A Cowboy's Sweetheart"

Original Performer:

LeAnn Rimes

Parody Song Title:

"I Want to Be A Trombone Master"

Parody Written by:

Old Man Ribber

The Lyrics

This original song, most recently recorded by LeAnn Rimes, is a extremely difficult song to sing that's quite easy to play on a brass instrument! Despite a partial plate and tobacco damaged lungs, I can play this well on trombone...even the yodeling parts are almost child's play. As for this parody, I've attempted to get a yodeling effect in the proper places (sections 2, 4, and 5) by break-ing ev'-ry syl-la-ble a-part. ;D

I want to be a trombone master.
I want to learn to work the slide.
I want to play with more smoothness and faster,
With sound that is strong and wide.
I want to play some rock and country
And do every kind of jazz.
I want to be a trombone master
'Cause I love that razz-ma-tazz!

My old lady says "Un-less you play
On jobs that bring home high-er pay
Then you can't go! At home you'll stay - old duck-y!
Oh but I don't lis-ten to that chat
'Cause in-side she's a pus-sy cat
And she don't own a base-ball bat! I'm luck-y!

I want to play lead 'bone - in a swing big band.
I want to get down wailing the blues,
Or play some good old Dixieland
And anything else I'd choose.
I want to take my horn - and sit-in every time
There's a keyboard and a drum.
But for marching band - I have a better plan:
I'll play my eu-phon-i-um!

Oh I'll take my horn and make it sing
And I will play most an-y thing.
With trom-bone there's no fin-ger-ing - to crack up!
And al-though it takes a lot of air
It makes a sound be-yond com-pare,
And some-day I will buy a spare - for back-up!

(Instrumental verse)

Oh there's no much work for a trom-bone
So I sit wait-ing by the phone.
But I'm not one to pout or moan - I'll skip it.
'Though the sax men get the work they need
I'd nev-er be one! No in-deed!
'Cause I don't need no stink-ing reed! I lip it!


A man's 'bone is his hassle! ;D

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Pacing: 4.4
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Overall Rating: 4.1

Total Votes: 8

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AFW - September 10, 2010 - Report this comment
A real nice glide about the slide....I chose it for music class in high school, but when I discovered how hard you had to blow to get a sound...I gave it up...Wish I would have stuck with it, now....Love to hear them played well..
Barry J. Mitchel - September 10, 2010 - Report this comment
As a handbell player, I'll say that LeAnn Rimes can ring my chimes any day! Thanks for bringing up those album covers. ;=) Well crafted, funny and has a ring of truth. May you play 555 glissandos!
LilPianoPiper - September 10, 2010 - Report this comment
Sir, while I had no choice in learning piano, I took to it like a Duck to water; my fingers floating across the keys of Musica ! !
Fiddlegirl - September 10, 2010 - Report this comment
You can take your place with the big brass anytime!
Trommy Bony Turtle - September 10, 2010 - Report this comment
At this rate, you'll soon have as many songs about trombones as TT does about sheep -- uh, what *exactly* are you doing with that slide and bell? ;-D

555, and FWIW, I once had a slide *trumpet* - very rare.
Old Man Ribber - September 10, 2010 - Report this comment
TT - I LOVE slide trumpet...but the mouthpiece is too small! ;D

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