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Song Parodies -> "She Was Karen Carpenter"

Original Song Title:

"If I Were A Carpenter"

Original Performer:

Johnny Cash

Parody Song Title:

"She Was Karen Carpenter"

Parody Written by:


The Lyrics

She was Karen Carpenter
And she was a lady
But, she had anorexia
At one time weighed, eighty

Was a vocalist by trade
And very famous
Golden were the hits she made
Oh, but then she left us

What began as dieting
Soon turned into sorrow
On many days wouldn't eat a thing
Said, "I'll eat tomorrow."

She collapsed, a weak thin girl
At a Vegas show time
Sang the song, "Top of The World"
Was for her, a low time

She was a great singer
Such a sweet voice, splendid
But, she saw her image wrong
And her life was ended

She was Karen Carpenter
And she was a lady
Her young death saved many girls
From such problems, weighty

Her young death saved many girls
From their problems, weighty

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Pacing: 5.0
How Funny: 5.0
Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 11

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 5   11

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Michael McVey - March 03, 2006 - Report this comment
Oh, wow, ¡ésta parodía no es flaca! Pesa 555 kilográmos. --MM
Adagio - March 03, 2006 - Report this comment
For me, "funny" in this sense means "thoughtful,sensitive". A very sad loss and it did save many girls. 5's
alvin rhodes - March 03, 2006 - Report this comment
say, they have a new karen carpenter's greatest hits record coming out...her picture is on the spine...she had a beautiful warm voice, too bad she sang so many schmaltzy songs...i visited her crypt until she moved....yes, that's right...went from cypress CA about 60 miles down the road to westlake village a cemetery she shares with, among others, harry nilsson and ron goldman..oh yeah...5s
AFW - March 03, 2006 - Report this comment
Thanks, Michael......I don't speak Spanish..but, I guess it's positive, from the vote.................................And thanks, Adagio...Yes, not meant to be funny in that sense of the word............................................And thanks, alvin...Interesting..about their moving the gravesite...Must be great to live in Calif., with all the Hollywood, and celebrity history
Jeff Reuben - March 03, 2006 - Report this comment
Very nice tribute, I enjoyed reading it.
John Barry - March 03, 2006 - Report this comment
As Alvin noted, nice voice, bad material. Nice tribute. 5s. Michael's Spanish note: This parody isn't thin.
AFW - March 03, 2006 - Report this comment
Thanks, Jeff, and John.....and thanks, John for the Spanish translation
Larry Hensley - March 04, 2006 - Report this comment
Nice parody.
AFW - March 04, 2006 - Report this comment
Thanks, Larry
Tommy Turtle - March 06, 2006 - Report this comment
And someone said my parody "Katrina" was sick! The only thing sicker was the joke during the Ethiopian famine:

Q: Who is the patron saint of Ethiopia?

A: Karen Carpenter

111 (Don't freak - those are 5s on a diet!!!) Great job - hit the "nail" right on the head, so to speak. (What do carpenters use for nails? Karen.)

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