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Song Parodies -> "El Pace-o"

Original Song Title:

"El Paso"

Original Performer:

Marty Robbins

Parody Song Title:

"El Pace-o"

Parody Written by:


The Lyrics

In all good parodies..there is El Pace-o
Cadence & rhythm where new words must fit
Matching each syllable with close precision
While making sure natural accents still sit..

Often at night's when we'll write our new version,
Then late concentration can cast the best spell
Playing a slow game of switching and trading,
When we've the right word our mind rings a bell

Deep is the zone that each author locks in
Some may have reflexes gi-i-i-inned..
Writing and changing, a phrase, rearranging,
So, in between spaces, some stiff word's not pinned

We - song - wrang-lers..
Must challenge ourselves like a young lad's first dating
Work with a tablet, with pen, PC, more..
The mounting emotion increases our heart rate,
When with a great phrase or right word we score

Sometimes for minutes,
We'll sit calmly silent..
Seeking proof perfect, the spoof to be done..
Sev'ral thoughts race through our minds at these moments,
Our job's to choose and select the right one..

Perhaps the back door of sarcasm's best..
Thoughts stray like horses untie-i-i-ied..
We could rope a good one,
That looks like it could run,
Or toss it back, and some new filly ride

Write as good as we can,
And keep smooth the El Pace-o..
Not let no bad grammar creep in and show..

With rough El Pace-o a new song is wasted..
Then all our hard work will be scarred and cleft
Like a dull sword or a bad dancing motion,
Time wasted effort may be all that's left..

So, I saddle up my soft chair and I write
Through the wee hours of dar-ar-ar-ark
Hoping tomorrow, a submit, I'll have one
Icebag this headache and shift out of park..

Now at last, here I am..
On the trail with great fitting El Pace-o
Visualize favorable comments below..
Rhyming is strong and it pushes me onward
Off through the air, my work's ready to go..

But with a new read I find there's some errors
Touch ups are needed, I'll work it some more
Telling myself - it's a good thing I caught 'em
That's what good scanning and close reading's for

Something's still dreadfully wrong, now I feel
ill deja vu hurting pride..
What I am striding has familiar straddle,
Making me weary and doubtful inside..

Starting to fear creation's gone wrong, fallen,
I flip thru "Search"..unprepared for the rest
Find the same title and jokes that I've trifled
It's like a bullet's ripped into my chest..

Off, of that page, scream my words like an echo
Much of the humor and phrases, the same
Cradle my head in my arms...what I'd die for..
Glows in the archives with John Barry's name

Already been done...with...John...Barry'

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Voting Results

Pacing: 4.9
How Funny: 4.7
Overall Rating: 4.8

Total Votes: 10

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Callmelennie - March 08, 2012 - Report this comment
All the best parodies .. founded on Pace-o ;D As for your song -- one little kiss and from Felina ... three fives
Callmelennie - March 08, 2012 - Report this comment
My Dad played that Marty Robbins album all the time when I was a kid. I probably heard "El Paso" a thousand times, at least when I was young. But it wasn't until I saw your song that I realized how extensive the lyrics were. Must have been quite an effort.
Barry J. Mitchel - March 08, 2012 - Report this comment
All of this sounds very original; nothing's "cut and pace-ted" from elsewhere. My old parody of similar "Streets of Laredo" was much shorter. Good work here!
AFW - March 08, 2012 - Report this comment
Thanks, folks....the parody content is original, but the theme is fictional
Leo Keough - March 08, 2012 - Report this comment
This actually happened to me very recently...I was about half way through a spoof of this OS to be entitled "El Piso" about someone who didn't know Spanish seeing one of those yellow piso mojado signs and thinking it meant that was where they should take a pee. But to my utter dismay I saw that same title and theme posted by none other than John A Barry...Great idea and execution here!!!...555!!!
AFW - March 08, 2012 - Report this comment
Thanks, kidding...that is freaky...I must be psychic.... :)
NorCALgal - March 14, 2012 - Report this comment
Great Write, Sir, L'air de Farce, Mighty duke 0Edge! I never tire of hearing this All-American, if not Texan Tune!
AFW - March 14, 2012 - Report this comment
From out of the west, comes the galloping hoofbeats of the great horse, Silver...The Lone LCC rides again...Thanks for giving me CPR...Cold Parody Revival..
NorCALgal - March 15, 2012 - Report this comment
. . . out from NorCAL skies above ride ``Dominition ~ BigGypsy ~ crazyCrowBar , Sir, L'air de Farce, 'Mighty Duke oEdge', Lord Hide-A-Bed.
AFW - March 15, 2012 - Report this comment
No more calls, we have a winner...NorCal, you're the Queen of the Quip..

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