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Song Parodies -> "My Butler Derringer"

Original Song Title:

"I Put A Spell On You"

Original Performer:

Screaming Jay Hawkins

Parody Song Title:

"My Butler Derringer"

Parody Written by:

Patrick McWilliams

The Lyrics

I have watched TV/Movie biographies of Loretta Lynn, Jan & Dean, Rosemary Clooney, and other musical celebrities. There is always a scene in which the star reaches a peak of performance and fame, followed by another in which he or she "loses it" on stage and collapses or behaves foolishly in front of their fans. A couple weeks ago I enjoyed one of my "peaks" at AIR, when the great Leough posted a tribute "Pat McWilliams Fans". Now it's time for my collapse into mediocrity and shame. Butler Derringer is a tiny, pearl handle pistol that doesn't work all that well. One of those impulse purchases I have come to regret.
My Butler Derringer
Gold-plated toy
Tried to fire the thing
Won't shoot, brings me no joy

I can't get it
To fire a round
Makes me mad,
Want to throw it down.

I bought this derringer
And now it's mine...noooh!

Won't do what it should
Damn it! I keep on tryin'

Oh! But I'll keep it!
I'll keep it!
I'll keep it for now!

Because I can't get it workin'
It's mine for now

Stuck with this derringer
And now it's mine, mine, mine!

Damn! It's mine!

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Pacing: 2.6
How Funny: 2.6
Overall Rating: 2.6

Total Votes: 10

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Bullets or Ballots - April 01, 2015 - Report this comment
All of us occasionally have a bad day. Score mercifully withheld.
sad - April 01, 2015 - Report this comment
Kansas loon writes like buffoon. Call this the wreck of Patrick McWilliams
Tipster - April 01, 2015 - Report this comment
Leave the Spells to Arndt and Barry. This is rubbish
Patrick - April 01, 2015 - Report this comment
So is the gun.
Rob Arndt - April 01, 2015 - Report this comment
Patrick, is that the little .22 short based on the old parlour guns? Not much use except as a plinker. I wouldn't use one on a squirrel! Also, your version of SJH IPASOY is oddly off. No rating, sorry :(
Patrick - April 01, 2015 - Report this comment
I based my version on a youtube video with accompanying lyrics. This may be different from the canonical version used by most parodists here. I am not really familiar with the song. I might have picked up a live performance.

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