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Song Parodies -> "Hey Burl"

Original Song Title:

"Hey Girl"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

O.A.R.

Parody Song Title:

"Hey Burl"

Parody Written by:

Agrimorfee

The Lyrics

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I was surfing Spotify and sometime after 12
I found a music artist that made me lose myself
Hard to believe, it was Burl Ives
Call me a creep or just a strange guy
When I find new music, I obsess you see
Binge it all day, then move on to a new spree
Hey Burl, narrated Rudolph Reindeer show
Hey Burl, music’lly more than a man of snow

Chubby, smokes his pipe and plucks his banjo light
He’s there singing ‘Red River Valley’, so twinkly and bright, he was
Like a teddy bear, like a grandpa so kind
I was ignorant of how many albums I’d find
He made Christmas “Holly” and “Jolly”
And will say, “Lavender Blue Dilly Dilly”
Hey Burl, sing for me and strum your banjo
Hey Burl, live a life so like a hobo
A traveling show

“Jimmy Crack Corn” he most often served
“A Little Bitty Tear” by request was heard
So Dear To My Heart, a Disney film role
Made him some good moolah on the bankroll
Keep in mind, the 50s a highlight that was hard to bear
He was Socialist at one time, blacklist wasn’t fair
A shame that what he did do, he had some names to give
But still he carried on through, he had his life to live
Hey Burl, sing for me and strum your banjo
Hey Burl, how ‘bout some "Cotton Eyed Joe”?

Just strum yer banjo
Get folky, go trav’ling
Just strum yer banjo
Get folky, go trav’ling
Been good to know
Completely, so warmly
Let’s hear your smooth vibrato
Burl Ives this here’s song’s for you, and I’ll listen for some more
Copyright 2018, Agrimorfee.

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Matthias - July 27, 2018 - Report this comment
Very interesting. We both did tributes to entertainers this round. Yours was a bit nicer than mine was though. I never expected to read a song about Burl Ives this morning but I’m glad that I did
Agrimorfee - July 27, 2018 - Report this comment
Thank you, Matty! Newbs to this song should hear the OS at this link instead of what gave above (lyrics are different!): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFUqjmQ3Nn0
Peter Andersson - July 27, 2018 - Report this comment
Not a man I'm familiar with - but I get a hunch that your next OWN hosting might be song of his, he-he.
Matthias - July 27, 2018 - Report this comment
You could have also done it about Milton Berle
Darius Whitehead - July 27, 2018 - Report this comment
And, Of Course You Could Have Done It About Bert, Martin McRichardson's Favorite Sesame Street Muppet Of All Time.

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