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Song Parodies -> "Dead Man Riding"

Original Song Title:

"Bad Moon Rising"

Original Performer:

Creedence Clearwater Revival

Parody Song Title:

"Dead Man Riding"

Parody Written by:

Susanna Viljanen

The Lyrics

Okay, this may look like a shameless ripoff from Royce Miller. Instead, this is about Medieval history. It is said the national hero of Spain, El Cid (Rodrigo Diaz de Bivar) led his final knightly charge when already dead - he had passed away the previous day. Thank you Royce for a great idea!
I see a dead man riding -
I see El Cid is coming on
I see that man on saddle a-striding
I know his knights will follow on

Don't go around tonight -
'cause they will sure you smite
there's a dead man on the ride!

They said - El Cid is dead as doornail
Looks like he's still alive and well
Those Christians - had new trick hid in haybale
Looks like we'd soon end up in Hell

Don't go around tonight -
'cause they will sure you smite
there's a dead man on the ride!

I hear the drums and horns a-blowing
I feel the charging of the knights
I see the fiery arrows glowing
Allah - we been beat without fight!

Don't go around tonight -
'cause they will sure you smite
there's a dead man on the ride!

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alvin rhodes - January 03, 2007 - Report this comment
about time ol' el cid was honored in these hallowed halls
Ann Hammond - January 03, 2007 - Report this comment
I love the Medieval times and was singing to this. You really got me
Michael Pacholek - January 03, 2007 - Report this comment
And they couldn't pry the standard from Charlton Heston's cold dead hand! Lucky bastard, he had a great death scene AND he got to make out with Sophia Loren! (If she had come along 30 years later, I'd have written about a dozen parodies about her and maybe one about What's-Her-Name Jones.)

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