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Song Parodies -> "I Want To Be A Cowboy Poet"

Original Song Title:

"I Want To Be A Cowboy's Sweetheart"

Original Performer:

Leann Rimes

Parody Song Title:

"I Want To Be A Cowboy Poet"

Parody Written by:

Barry J. Mitchel

The Lyrics

On March 8, US Senate majority leader Harry Reid defended funding for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and Humanities (NEH), because they support the annual National Cowboy Poetry Gathering at the Western Folklife Center (WFC) in Elko NV. But the NEA & NEH provide only a tiny fraction of the WFC's budget; most comes from ticket sales, private donors and business sponsors. CHFUDNKTOS.
I want to be a cowboy poet;
I'll wear new spurs and lope with pride.
I want to stride to that stage in the desert,
In best poets' state reside.
I want to hear those boys reciting,
Put their sonnets to the test.
I want to be a cowboy poet;
That's the life I love the best.


I want to write bold strains, movin' ev'ryone;
I want to hear applause for each phrase.
And rouse fans' smiles my way, with all
Groovin' at my cowhand ways.
I want to thank NEA and good old Harry Reid
For the money in my vest.
I will become a big star and yodel po-et-ry;
That's the life I love the best.


[Musical Interlude]

Deadline for entry into the 28th Gathering (Jan. 28 - Feb. 4, 2012) is March 31.

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Old Man Ribber - March 21, 2011 - Report this comment
BJM - Yee-Haw! A pupil of "Yodel" you now are I see! Harry has some interesting ideas. Some of the hundred billions in Obama stimulus money was earnmarked to build the Gangster Museum in Las Vegas. Perhaps D.C. would be a more appropriate location. Fine job as usual. ;D
Wild Child JIN - March 21, 2011 - Report this comment
Lots of nice "poetic" "rhymes" in your parody! ;-D 555! Nice Work! ;-)
BJM - March 21, 2011 - Report this comment
OMR: Thanks; I was inspired by your trombone & Charlie Sheen versions of TOS. DC already has gangster museums, but the "exhibits" are still moving!
WC JIN: Thanks; writing parodies is "the life I love the best."

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