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Song Parodies -> "Proud Bowling Alley Manager"

Original Song Title:

"Proud Mary"

Original Performer:

Creedence Clearwater Revival

Parody Song Title:

"Proud Bowling Alley Manager"

Parody Written by:


The Lyrics

Got a good job in the city
Setting up the pins every night my way
And there is no doubt, it's cheaper than skiing
Watching all the fat guys send them down the lane

Big balls always spinning
Loudly the teams are cheering
Bowling, bowling, bowling in the alley

Clean a lot of shoes infectious
Pump a lot of beer, spill it on my jeans
Working at the bar, don't give me no pity
I never bitch or cry 'cause I sponsored that team

9 pins always striking
This sport is to my liking
Bowling, bowling, bowling in the alley

See the balls land in the gutter
Bet you're gonna see some players who trip
Watching them is funny, they pay extra money
For four more beer pitchers and they leave a good tip

See them shuck-and-jiving
Sometimes it's all the timing
Bowling, bowling, bowling down the alley

Bowling, bowling, bowling down the alley.
Copyright 2009, Agrimorfee.

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Pacing: 4.7
How Funny: 4.5
Overall Rating: 4.6

Total Votes: 17

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Matthias - August 11, 2009 - Report this comment
The obvious idea to this song but you pulled it off with a good amount of originality.
TJC - August 11, 2009 - Report this comment
Shoes *and* laughter infectious!
Timmy1000 - August 11, 2009 - Report this comment
Good theme - I think bowling is just a justification or an excuse for more drinking.
Mark Scotti - August 11, 2009 - Report this comment
You're the "Kingpin" of bowler parodies on this one! 555 series...
Old Man Ribber - August 11, 2009 - Report this comment
Thre %s in a row - but certainly not a "turkey" (get it?)! ;D
Old Man Ribber - August 11, 2009 - Report this comment
5s, not %s...but it looks like strikes
Barack Obama - August 11, 2009 - Report this comment
Don't you wish I were your only customer? You'd never have to touch a pin! 555 (that's my three best frames out of the last ten games).

@Timmy1000: Who needs a justification or excuse? :) -- TT.
Fiddlegirl - August 11, 2009 - Report this comment
Picking up spare 5s... LOL @ shucking-and-jiving... and agreeing heartily with TT's comment. :)
blackjack21 - August 12, 2009 - Report this comment
This one bowled me over.
Guy - August 14, 2009 - Report this comment
Ag strikes again - you have any spare change for a pitcher - I'll split the difference with you. If not then I have some wild "Turkey" we can juice up on. This parody is suitable for framing. Yeah you got the good job alright - I applied once in a bowling alley for a job and they wanted me to wash their balls. I told them to stick a pin in it. 5 strikes, 5 spares and 5 splits.
NorCalVotress - August 14, 2009 - Report this comment
Lord Agree, though bowling never appealed to me, as I prefer the outdoors, this parody really rocks to ~ProudMary~.
Rex - August 15, 2009 - Report this comment
(Artistry) "Cleaned a lot of shoes infectious" really bowled me over. The great thing about bowling is it gets the kids off the streets and into the alleys. I went bowling the other day - it was so quiet in there you could hear a pin drop. Badda-bam! You rolled a good one here.
Medemia - August 19, 2009 - Report this comment
Fit well. Enjoyable. Something most people have some experience with. You did well. Most people would be upset with 3 straight frames of 5's. I hope you are happy with it.
Mark Scotti - August 21, 2009 - Report this comment
(Artistry) STTTTrikes (five in fact) on this second round...
bobpiecheese - August 25, 2009 - Report this comment
(Artistry) Ah, bowling. A game I suck at but still manage to have fun in some way. And I'm going bowling on Friday! Wheee! 555!
Red Ant - August 25, 2009 - Report this comment
Solid, good-looking throw that came up a bit light for me. I used to love bowling, but ever since they all went to computerized scoring, catering to the kiddies, and $3+ a game (now $5+), I've lost interest. Well done though, Aggy.
Below Average Dave - August 28, 2009 - Report this comment
(Artistry) Nice tribute to a sport that is easy to have fun at the right alley, I have to admit I was kinda wishing there would be some lol lines in there, but there really weren't any. . .still a solid tribute and good write.

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