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Song Parodies -> "Akela"

Original Song Title:


Original Performer:

Derek And The Dominoes

Parody Song Title:


Parody Written by:

Stuart McArthur

The Lyrics

The leader of a cub-scout pack is called Akela (uh-KAY-la). My cub-scout pack's Akela once took us camping in the forest. 9-year-old boys are supposed to love that stuff. I, however, didn't.............(Syllable purists will note that while "Layla" has 2 syllables, "Akele" has 2 and 1/4 syllables - sorry - I nervously await my punishment :-(

What'll I do? I'm feeling lonely
without my mummy by my side
A dog is howl' tent has fallen down......

I need someone to sympathise

I tripped and skinned my knees
mercurochrome them please
I'm hoping that you'll ease
my worried mind

and I keep having recurring nightmares
I think I let my cub-pack down
because last night......I'm pretty sure that I......

...wore my woggle upside down

I can't climb up that tree
I'm only 4 foot three
The other boys can be
really unkind

I made the best of the situation
but gee willikers that's enough
Please don't say......I'm sissy or I'm gay......

I just dislike outdoorsy stuff

I think I'm gonna freeze
I think I'm gonna sneeze
I think my tent's mischiev-
ously designed

I guess I'm no Mowgli
I miss my new puppy
I guess I'll never be
the scouting kind

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Pacing: 5.0
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Total Votes: 13

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Matthias - August 14, 2007 - Report this comment
I was also in Cub Scouts, I don't recall that term though. We called them Scout Masters.
alvin - August 14, 2007 - Report this comment
fits the angst ridden tone of the OS well
Phil Alexander - August 14, 2007 - Report this comment
Howlingly funny. Or something like that :-D
Kristof Robertson - August 14, 2007 - Report this comment
That extra 1/4 syllable TOTALLY ruined it for me.....;-) just kidding! This was a whole campfire of fun. I never joined the scouts, so I never experiences the humiliation, injury and general discomfort scouts describe as "fun" Still, this was a 555 jamboree!!
Jack Wilson - August 14, 2007 - Report this comment
At first I thought you did a typo pun thingy on "I'll kill her" to make it match the pacing, and it was gonna be about an a-hole spouse or girlfriend. 5s still though
Agrimorfee - August 14, 2007 - Report this comment
Alright, alright, fine...pacing 5, and everything else, too, even though the intro explanation is mandatory. Didja know there's a U.S. movie called "Akeelah & the Bee"? eh, no relation I'm sure.
stuart mcarthur - August 14, 2007 - Report this comment
hmm, my link left our a character - it should have been
which will explain that the leader of a cubpack is called "Akela"

thanks Matthias, but wikipedia clearly misled me, because the above entry implies it's a term used worldwide

thanks alvin and Phil (yes we also called cubs "wolf cubs" not "cub scouts" but I thought the latter would be more widely understood)

thanks Kristof - sorry about that 1/4 syllable again (if you say it quickly it's more like an 1/8) - and yes, cubs was very injurious!! (as your parody says, "They only want to injure you")

thanks Jack, and Ag (no, I've never heard of that movie)
Red Ant - August 15, 2007 - Report this comment
It's more like 1/64th a syllable...IOW, perfect pacing. Since the extra (debate fractionality here) syllable is at the beginning of the line, and there is plenty of room to fit it in, it scans effortlessly.

Kudos for working in "mercurochrome", and lol at "I'm only 4 foot three". 555.

Since you've successfully broken the "pacing barrier" (ha!), why not do this OS again to "Australia"? ; )
stuart mcarthur - August 15, 2007 - Report this comment
thanks muchly Jack - they would have been my arguments exactly - and wow, it would be good to get the 4 syllables of "Australia" into the 2 available slots without upsetting the pacing pedants - hmm, there's a challenge ;-)

although as I keep pointing out, Weird Al has already done that by using "You won't get no dessert" as a sub for "You wanna be tough"
Peregrin - August 15, 2007 - Report this comment
Dib dib dib vote vote vote 5 5 5 :) I would have no problem hearing Australia as two syllables. Let's face it, I have to keep accepting that words like orange and squirrel only have one syllable, don't I? I said Don't I, Merry? :)

If we can have them, we can halve Australia. Lets start by setting the west adrift :)
Red Ant - August 15, 2007 - Report this comment
"it would be good to get the 4 syllables of 'Australia' into the 2 available slots...": aw-STRAIL-ya, same as (uh-KAY-la). Problem solved. =)
bobpiecheese - August 31, 2007 - Report this comment
(ABC4) Ging gang gooley gooley 555!
Red Ant - September 01, 2007 - Report this comment
(ABC4) See above, and thanks also for doing this to TOS and not Eric Clapton's Unplugged snorefest version.
Max Power - September 02, 2007 - Report this comment
Below Average Dave - September 05, 2007 - Report this comment
(ABC) I also dislike outdoorsy stuff. Hmmm . . .what to say on this one. . .funny describes it well. . .certainly kept my interest. . .what's a woogle though?
Jack Wilson - September 05, 2007 - Report this comment
See above
Jeff Reuben - September 05, 2007 - Report this comment
Couldn't relate to this one as much as your others, but still enjoyed reading about the cub scouts =)
Cat - September 05, 2007 - Report this comment
(ABC) *tries to repress bad memories of Girl Scout camp* Anyway, this was great. Short but to the point!
Mikey Squirrel - September 06, 2007 - Report this comment
ABC- The pacing wasn't a problem for me. This was still enjoyable and very funny. Good job, Stu.

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