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Song Parodies -> "Quite A Laidback Jail"

Original Song Title:

"Whiter Shade Of Pale"

Original Performer:

Procol Harum

Parody Song Title:

"Quite A Laidback Jail"

Parody Written by:

Stuart McArthur

The Lyrics

I've parodied the version of this OS with the extra (third) verse - you can hear the regular 2-verse version here
I skipped the lime and mango
turned back the duck with sauce
I was saving space for pancakes
...not due 'til the ninth course
The prisoners "mmm"s got louder
as they sampled the buffet
when I called out for ano-ther bee-eer
the warder brought a tray

much later-er-er
as my joint I did inhale
that I mentioned to my cellmate
"this is quite a laidback jail"

she said "there is no prison
out of all the ones I've seen
that can beat it, and I should know
......I'm nearly nineteen
you know I am...still a virgin
although not for long, one hopes"
and the celldoor they'd left open
I discreetly went and closed

told me-ee-ee
she's the warden's daughter, Gail
well I couldn't help but think that
this is quite a laidback jail

the next day over breakfast
(spanish omelette lightly fried)
I was feeling kinda homesick
...about the world outside
then the warden empathised and
he said "don't you worry mate
if you'd like to see what's happening...
here's the keys and there's the gate"

the stewarde-e-ess
when we reached Fort Lauderdale
that I wouldn't even be here
but for quite a laidback jail

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Total Votes: 21

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Matthias - January 29, 2007 - Report this comment
It left me relaxed
Jack Wilson - January 29, 2007 - Report this comment
Awesome job,the OS started playing in my head too. Love both the OS and parody Now do a "Conquistador"one.
Adagio - January 29, 2007 - Report this comment
Temporary free quarters plus free food and a key thrown in? LOL Guess it is laid back. 5's
Michael Pacholek - January 29, 2007 - Report this comment
Scooter Libby's destination?
John Barry - January 29, 2007 - Report this comment
I laughed so hard my cells were shaking!
alvin rhodes - January 29, 2007 - Report this comment
unique concept...i love it
Rex - January 29, 2007 - Report this comment
This one's an easy cell...555.
Yoidy - January 29, 2007 - Report this comment
You definitely raised the bars on that one! 555
PMS - January 29, 2007 - Report this comment
I felon the floor laughing
AFW - January 29, 2007 - Report this comment
This is a real hooty hoot...very imaginitive..
Stuart McArthur - January 29, 2007 - Report this comment
thanks Matthias and Jack (Conquistador is a great idea)

thanks Pat - they couldn't BE more obliging

not sure who Scooter is but thanks for the read, MP

thanks JAB, alvin, Rex, yoidy, PMS and AFW :-)
Meriadoc - January 30, 2007 - Report this comment
Well, I know you weren't sentenced for the crime of bad parody writing! :-)
Stuart McArthur - January 30, 2007 - Report this comment
thanks Merry - and I reckon we both hope the bad-parody-writing jail's not a laidback one
Phil Alexander - January 31, 2007 - Report this comment
Well, speaking as someone who's been in more than two dozen different prisons, I've yet to come across one that's quite as fun as this seems to have been (though the way prison places are going here at the moment, Butlins with Bars seems to be a literal possibility ;-) )
Johnny D - February 03, 2007 - Report this comment
(ABC) Sounds like The Five-Star Gray-Bar Hotel !
Kristof Robertson - February 05, 2007 - Report this comment
Damn you, McArthur! This is one of those parodies where a brilliant idea, inspired OS choice and great execution come together; I SO wish I'd thought of it first! 555+, matey!
Agrimorfee - February 06, 2007 - Report this comment
(ABC3) Painted a lovely yet bizarre picture that matched the song's majestic feel. I wish there was a sequel to this.
Michael McVey - February 09, 2007 - Report this comment
Wow, this sure is a fantasy! Good job adulterating the original, too. ---MM
Cat - February 10, 2007 - Report this comment
(ABC) This is really awesome! What a great idea! And regarding the OS...I've known it for YEARS yet hadn't the foggiest idea what it was, I thought I DKTOS, but rather, I didn't know I knew it!

By the way, Scooter Libby is Dick Cheney's aide, who's currently being indicted for leaking a CIA agent's identity.
tomario - February 12, 2007 - Report this comment
what can i say ? awesome inventive original nuff said .555 very nice parody
Mikey Squirrel - February 12, 2007 - Report this comment
(ABC) Love the original, and I love this parody. So, where is this jail? Just in case I run into trouble.. sounds like a Club Fed. Great job, Stuart. 555
Red Ant - February 13, 2007 - Report this comment
(ABC3-Q) BION (believe it or not), I think that was the first time I heard the OS. Funny idea and great writing here, Stu. 555

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