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Song Parodies -> "Cold Shivers"

Original Song Title:

"Old Rivers"

Original Performer:

Walter Brennan

Parody Song Title:

"Cold Shivers"

Parody Written by:


The Lyrics

How long has it been since we've known cold shivers?
I can't remember when some warmth was found
It's cold this winter, furnace doesn't work
Chilly life with no heat around

Home's just a three room shack past Riverville
And well, we is about as poor as sin
Forced to beg meals down at the mission,
Usually meat-less, beans from a tin

No job, days drag on by, turn to weeks
Not much hope ahead we can find
'Bout half step away from bein' on the street
Cold shivers happen all the time

Son's five foot tall, goes to school, can't work
Fights cold shivers, ten below
Mornin's he's up, walks on down the road
And behind him, our old dog, Bill will follow slow

We pray one of these days
We'll get a brand new furnace
Powered up with heat to spare
Thermostat set high,
And warm air a' blowin'
All clear windows, no frost there


Mailed a long letter today, to the Prez, DC, and
It's tellin' him how low we fly
And down at the end, P.S. I said,
Send stimulus check on by..

Just sittin' here now, wife's expectin' birth
Fixin' to make us some lemonade
Tho' December's around, Christmas cheer won't be
Stuck with these cold shivers, us three

Prayin' one of these days,
We'll get that brand new furnace
We'll be warm with heat in here
Thermostat set high, and nice air a' blowin'
And the windows all frost clear..

Tho' December's around, Christmas cheer won't be
We just get cold shivers, us three...

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Old Man Ribber - December 29, 2010 - Report this comment
AFW - This is cold! Nice job, and I also like the old Walter Brennan story songs a lot. Swin Houdini...but one day I might pull you in! ;D
Old Man Ribber - December 29, 2010 - Report this comment
LilCougaress - December 29, 2010 - Report this comment
Congrats on your fine trubute to the Late W Brennan . . . he was like a GabbyHayes & Jimmy diRante category. Sir L'Air de AncientOnes!
AFW - December 29, 2010 - Report this comment
Thank You, OMR...and thank you, LC...Yes, and all three were my heroes...I do pretty fair imitation impressions of two of 'em...let me know what you think.. WALTER: "How old whazsh I...when I fust seen Ol' Riversh?...Why..I..kin't remembah..when he wunt aroun'...that ol' fella'...he done a'heap a' wook..schpent his whole life, walkin'...plawed groun'"...and here's GABBY: "Wahl, now just a durn minute, ya' gol' dang whipperschnapperz!!"...or, : "Gol' dang it, RRoyyy,...we oughta' ride them ruschtlers...right out'a tah-own.."
John Barry - December 29, 2010 - Report this comment
A nice Dickensian ditty.
AFW - December 29, 2010 - Report this comment
Thanks, John
DivaDeVine - December 30, 2010 - Report this comment
. . . Great Sir L'Air ! ! . . . Can you also do Andy DeVine? ? the hunting buddy of Clark Gable ? ?
AFW - December 30, 2010 - Report this comment
Of coarse! Good Ol' Andy...sidekick, Jingles to Guy Madison's TV, "Wild Bill Hickok"...I had to chew and swallow some sandpaper first, but here goes with the old High School try: "Wait for me...Wild Bill !!!!!". And Happy New Year LCC, and to everyone

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