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Song Parodies -> "A Boy That's Named Sue"

Original Song Title:

"Runaround Sue"

Original Performer:

Dion

Parody Song Title:

"A Boy That's Named Sue"

Parody Written by:

Michael Pacholek

The Lyrics

From the mean streets of The Bronx to the muddy streets of Gatlinburg.
Here's my story, it's sad but true.
My Dad, I hardly ever knew.
He was so mean, he gave me a name
from which I'd never hide my shame!

Hey! Hey! Whoa-way!
Oh, Hey! Hey! Whoa-way!
Oh, Hey! Hey! Whoa-way!
Oh, Hey! La, la, la, la!
Hey! Hey! Whoa-way!
Oh, Hey! Hey! Whoa-way!
Oh, Hey! Hey! Whoa-way!
Oh, Hey! Awwwwwwww...

(Oh, Hey! Hey! Whoa-way!)
Yeah, he must've thought that it was quite a joke!
(Oh, Hey! Hey! Whoa-way!)
It got some laughs from a lot of folks!
(Oh, Hey! Hey! Whoa-way!)
Oh, listen, people, what I'm telling you:
(Oh, Hey!)
Life ain't easy for a boy that's named Sue!

(Oh, Hey! Hey! Whoa-way!)
Yeah, I grew up quick and I grew up mean!
(Oh, Hey! Hey! Whoa-way!)
My fists got hard and my wits got keen!
(Oh, Hey! Hey! Whoa-way!)
Swore if I met that man that I barely knew
(Oh, Hey!)
I'd kill that man who gave me awful name "Sue!"

(Oh, Hey! Hey! Whoa-way!)
(Oh, Hey! Hey! Whoa-way!)
(Oh, Hey! Hey! Whoa-way!)
(Oh, Hey! Awwwwwwww....)

One day, I tracked him on down.
Yeah, a Gatlinburg's saloon's where I found.
Now, people, let me put you wise:
He's one of the toughest-fighting guys!

(Oh, Hey! Hey! Whoa-way!)
Like a mule he kicked, bit like a crocodile!
(Oh, Hey! Hey! Whoa-way!)
I pulled my gun, but then I saw him smile!
(Oh, Hey! Hey! Whoa-way!)
That's when that fool told me his story true:
(Oh, Hey!)
Why he gave me that awful name Sue!

(Oh, Hey! Hey! Whoa-way!)
Yeah, gave me name of a girl!
(Oh, Hey! Hey! Whoa-way!)
What a mean thing to do!
(Oh, Hey! Hey! Whoa-way!)
Why'd you name me Sue?
(Oh, Hey! Awwwwwwww...)

"Son, I knew I wouldn't be around.
Yeah, you'd have to get tough or go down.
A deadbeat, yeah, but I'm not a crank.
So before you kill me, give your Dad some thanks!"

(Oh, Hey! Hey! Whoa-way!)
There's the moral of the story from the guy who knows.
(Oh, Hey! Hey! Whoa-way!)
Appreciation for Dad now grows.
(Oh, Hey! Hey! Whoa-way!)
If I have a son, I'm tellin' you:
(Oh, Hey! Hey! Whoa-way!)
I ain't gonna name that boy of mine "Sue!"

(Oh, Hey! Hey! Whoa-way!)
No, way!
(Oh, Hey! Hey! Whoa-way!)
Won't give him name of a girl!
(Oh, Hey! Hey! Whoa-way!)
Don't you know what it'd do?
(Oh, Hey!)
Whoa-oh-oh-whoa!

(vocal fadeout)
Of course, when Dion DiMucci finally did marry a girl named Sue -- "Runaround Sue and The Wanderer married each other. Now, we cancel each other out. I wander on the oldies circuit, and she runs around to Bloomingdale's." -- he had three daughters, named Tane, Lark and August. I swear, I am not making that up. And he was a doo-wopper, not a hippie. (I can't find any reference to what Tane and Lark are doing now, but August is a teacher in the Baltimore area.)

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Voting Results

 
Pacing: 3.6
How Funny: 2.7
Overall Rating: 2.7

Total Votes: 26

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MasonR - July 11, 2007 - Report this comment
Wow--this one's even better than yesterday's! Oh and thanks for the background info about Dion & family. 555
alvin - July 11, 2007 - Report this comment
my fave of the day....i'm jealous i didn't write this one
2Eagle - July 11, 2007 - Report this comment
If you think his children's names were outlandish you should see what people are naming their kids now.
Syncronos - July 11, 2007 - Report this comment
You ain't lying...555 on your parody, Palochek! You ROCK!
Agrimorfee - July 11, 2007 - Report this comment
Dion weren't no hippy, but I think Shel Silverstein was. Nicely done, MP!

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