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Song Parodies -> "Lonely Bat Rigby"

Original Song Title:

"Paperback Writer"

Original Performer:

The Beatles

Parody Song Title:

"Lonely Bat Rigby"

Parody Written by:


The Lyrics

This is a little known fact, Ed but the Beatles first stab at the Eleanor Rigby subject was as a somewhat jocular, up tempo take. It was only after they listened to their tape that they realized it was shockingly insensitive treatment of the tragedy of lonely, aging WWI Era spinsters which might damage their image as the "four cheeky lads" But a tape of this errant session has recently been unearthed. Without further adieu .....
Lonely Bat Rigby ... Lonely Ba-at

Say Father Mac, did you see her face
She keeps it by the door, hidden in a vase
She sits by the window after picking rice
And she has no friends so she'll always be
Lonely Bat Rigby .. Eleanor Rigby

There's a certain pastor with some socks to mend
And a burial rite no one did attend
His hands need wiping from a fresh dug grave
'Twas a thankless job, but he did it for
Lonely Bat, Rigby ... Eleanor Rigby

Here's a thoughtful sermon no one listened to
They'll ignore another in a week or two
He can tone it down if you dislike the style
He can cut it short for a eulogy
Of Lonely Bat Rigby .. Eleanor Rigby

A dreamy woman watching wedding rites
And her forlorn pastor darning in the night
She lies in a churchyard with forgotten name
And she'll stay unmourned for eternity
That lonely bat Rigby ... Eleanor Rigby

Lonely Bat Rigby ... LO-nely Bat

Lonely Bat Rigby ... Eleanor Rigby
Lonely Bat Rigby ... Eleanor Rigby
Lonely Bat Rigby ... Eleanor Rigby ....
Let me assure everybody that the fact that Phil Alexander and I used the two songs that have been smooshed together in divergent takes of "Counterfeit Biden" is BY NO MEANS, coincidental

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Patrick - February 24, 2021 - Report this comment
At the time "Eleanor Rigby" was written, there must have been quite a few lonely widows of WWI vintage in England. That war took away a whole generation of young men, future husbands and fathers who would never be. My own grandfather was injured in WWI, whether by head trauma or toxic gas, no one would ever say. His life and future were severly diminished by the experience. He died a year before I was born, so I never knew him, only the occasional mentions by people who had known him, and had various reasons for not wanting to talk about him in too great detail. Amazing that your parody caused me to think of this song in a totally new way.
CML - February 24, 2021 - Report this comment
Or maybe these women never got married at all because 750K men from the British Isles died in WWI, and hundreds of thousands more were maimed or were pschycologically or neurologically disabled ND weren't fit to be marriage partners. There must have been hundreds of thousands of these Eleanor Rigby cases

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