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Song Parodies -> "Damn! The Wrong Man!!"

Original Song Title:

"Stand By Your Man"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Tammy Wynette

Parody Song Title:

"Damn! The Wrong Man!!"

Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics

“The Wrong Man” (1956). An innocent man/woman wrongly accused of a crime is a recurrent theme in numerous Hitchcock films, starting as early as the silent “The Lodger” (1926). Deleted scene From WM featured Barry Atwater.
Sometimes it’s hard to be a woman
(Or, in the case of Bates, to be a man).
Rose[1] has bad times,
Seem that the good times
Ended when Man.[2] got put in the slam.
The wrong man’s done in, they might give him
Many years, though they got the wrong man.
Do you still love him,
Though your mind’s done in?
“To honor. . .” is the marriage plan.

Stand by your man,
Though he is with the clink crew
For something that he di’n’t do.
That cell is cold and lonely.

Stand by your man
With Damocles above him
He’s had bad luck—he’s in the can.
Damn! The wrong man
He has that sword above him
Then good luck—cops find the right man.
Man.’s wife: psychland.


[1]Balestrero, as played by Vera Miles (Lila Crane in “Psycho,” two roles in “The Alfred Hitchcock Hour”; one in “Alfred Hitchcock Presents”)
[2]Christopher Emanuel (“Manny”) Balestrero, as played by Henry Fonda, accused of committing several robberies. The bumbling police eventually find the real robber, but the experience drives Manny’s wife around the bend. Shot in a documentary style, this film is based on actual incidents and characters.



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Old Man Ribber - March 31, 2011 - Report this comment
JAB - Do I remember that Fonda played string bass in the early scenes of this movie? Nice job. ;D
Matthias - March 31, 2011 - Report this comment
Did you do a Birds or North By Northwest parody yet?
John Barry - March 31, 2011 - Report this comment
You do remember correctly, OMR. And thanks.
Mattias: North by Northwest on March 17. Bird tomorrow.
BJM - April 01, 2011 - Report this comment
After reading this, I'll queue up the WM on Netflix. Very timely for the controversies over lethal-injection drugs and DNA proof of innocence. 5s

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