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Song Parodies -> "Play Fair Delilah"

Original Song Title:

"Hey There Delilah"

Original Performer:

Plain White Ts

Parody Song Title:

"Play Fair Delilah"

Parody Written by:

Phil Alexander

The Lyrics

Play fair, Delilah
I know I suggested poker
But I've only just found out
That you have got at least six jokers
In your deck
Come on, Delilah, what the heck?
That's not correct

Play fair, Delilah
I think maybe we should choose a
Different game to play or else
You might think that I'm a sore loser
When I leave
Because I simply can't believe
What's up your sleeve

D'Oh.. your sevens beat my threes
No, your aces beat my queens
D'Oh.. had two pairs you had threes
Oh, just throw your cards in, please
Throw your cards in, please

Play fair, Delilah
Because I ain't got a chance
And it ain't easy playin' strip poker
Starting in only your pants
Not much to raise
'Cept maybe eyebrows and your gaze
From my... displays

Play fair, Delilah
You can put away the cameras
Taking pictures of me naked
Really isn't all that glam'rous
It ain't no scoop
For the world don't want to see man-boobs
Up on YouTube

Oh it's what you do to me
Not what I can do to thee
No, I'll never get to see
Oh, what you've got underneath

Though I've not gone the whole nine yards
Your dodgy packs of playing cards
Convincing me to try another game
My friends would all make fun of me
If they should happen by and see
I'd end up with the worstest kind of fame
Delilah, if I blow a fuse
At the prospect that I might lose
Yes, bested by a poker-playing dame
And oh, the shame

Play fair, Delilah
Though your picture's rather cute, I
Found out that you are a program being
Run on my computer.. should have guessed
Although I tried to keep abreast
You really passed my Turing test
Play fair, Delilah.. what a jest
I'm so depressed

Oh, was it so hard to see
Oh, you run on my PC
No, not dressed in PVC
No will not undress with me
Not undress with me

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Total Votes: 17

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Mark Scotti - May 26, 2009 - Report this comment
LOL! Very revealing parody, Phil. Does three fives get a peek at Delilah?
Phil Alexander - May 26, 2009 - Report this comment
Unfortunately, Mark, your three fives is beaten by her.. er.. flush ;-)

Matthias - May 26, 2009 - Report this comment
Great parody, and you gave me an idea for this song so except "Daycare Employee" to be in within the next few days (Finally get to express my annoyance of the wee ones!)
AFW - May 26, 2009 - Report this comment
Good job, interesting theme...on line games
NorCALvotrix - May 26, 2009 - Report this comment
Very cute, Sir ! You PokeHer players are all alike: oBama ~ CowboyDave !
fOoL hOuSe - May 26, 2009 - Report this comment
Absolutely brilliant, pHiL!
Gari J - May 26, 2009 - Report this comment
Thats a very clever piece of writing phil, what I like about is its very easy to follow and catchy at the same time its like this is the original song and not a parody version anyway trip 5's LOL. my sec code is ARM
John Barry - May 27, 2009 - Report this comment
A much better deal than the OS.
Phil Alexander - May 27, 2009 - Report this comment
:-) Thanks, all. Or should that be ThAnkS aLl?

Matthias - I quite like the sound of a "Daycare Survivor" (even if the tune that plays in my head when I say that is "Daydream Believer" rather than this one)

Gari - much as I'd like to say my security code is "LEG", 5QY doesn't really do it for me ;-)
WUFPAKGRL - May 29, 2009 - Report this comment
While I think I may be the only woman commenting, I still thoroughly enjoyed this. *applause* (so does my code being FPR mean anything at all)
Silver Power - June 07, 2009 - Report this comment
Cool story... Thought the parody was funny, Delilah sounds like my older brother... Except we don't play strip poker. Usually...Lol nah, jk jk.. We always play it.
Abbott Skelding - June 10, 2009 - Report this comment
SOTM: lmao...did not see that ending coming, very nice job!!
Mark Scotti - June 11, 2009 - Report this comment
SOTM; Liked it the first time, and now I get to peek again at a second hand...
Chris Bodily TM - June 20, 2009 - Report this comment
(SOTM) That was quite different... I loved it. I thought this would be another one about soft rock radio's Delilah, but I got treated to a parody of online game playing. 555
Peter Andersson - June 25, 2009 - Report this comment
I don't really see the problem, whenever I play online strip poker against women - whether digital or real - I always keep raising until I get a full hand...
Phil Alexander - June 26, 2009 - Report this comment
Thanks all... incidentally, I played this one on Wednesday, but I'm not 100% happy with this as a performance number. It may get tweaked a little in the near future, but I think the storyline will remain the same.

Oh, very good Peter - I can see you thought about it long and hard {$Humph-}

Mark - peek all you want... hold on, maybe that wasn't what I should be saying

SP - glad to hear it.. though I'm a bit worried by the older brother

Chris - not heard of that Delilah, so I can't really write a parody about her

WUFPAKGRL - I kind of assumed NorCALvotrix was.. but I'm pleased you enjoyed it, too

Abbott - that's kind of the plan ;-)
bobpiecheese - June 29, 2009 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Nice twist at the end there. Nicely paced as well. 555!
Arwen - June 30, 2009 - Report this comment
SOTM...hilarious, Phil...perfect pacing, and just really really funny!
EmiLoca - June 30, 2009 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Delightfully absurd. It's a testament to your wit that you can keep your audience engaged throughout such a blithe, pedantic OS with constant surprises and consistently funny lines. This one goes in my top five automatically.
Jeff Reuben - June 30, 2009 - Report this comment
SOTM: Excellent work, liked the twists, and many great lines :)
Invisible Boy - June 30, 2009 - Report this comment
I liked it a lot, Phil. The pacing was easy to follow which is something I appreciate (and strive for).
I also enjoyed the "twist" at the end.
Below Average Dave - June 30, 2009 - Report this comment
Holy Crap Phil, it's not easy going head to head with Arwen and surviving. . .this was flippin brilliant "For the world don't want to see man-boobs Up on YouTube" the word "man-boobs" is a favorite of mine, and you worked it in beautifully. . .loved it.

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