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Song Parodies -> "Raga Man"

Original Song Title:

"Rocket Man"

Original Performer:

Elton John

Parody Song Title:

"Raga Man"

Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics

He don’t play rags—that type’s not right.
On that tower of wood and strings,
Watch his fingers take flight: what a sight, my friend.
His digits surge; the tones are rife—
Only bliss on his face
His wrist is lithe; his touch is light.

And I think it’s gonna be a long, long line;
It touches untapped places in your mind.
We don’t mean bad things when we say he drones—
Notes, notes, notes notes. . . . he’s a raga man,
Raga man, churning out such tunes—I weep and moan.

Bars ain’t the kind you find in West’s music;
Those wouldn’t go so well;
Those cadences sound just a bit too slick.
Not diatonic. . .we don’t understand—
To us, we might quip, it’s all Greek,
The raga man, raga man.

And I think it’s gonna be a long, long line;
It touches untapped places you can’t find;
It’s got a whole lotta tiny-step tones,
Tones, tones, tones tones from the raga man,
Raga man, churning out such tunes that sweep yet drone.

And I think it’s gonna be in time 5/9. . . .

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Pacing: 4.7
How Funny: 4.0
Overall Rating: 4.3

Total Votes: 3

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Old Man Ribber - September 20, 2010 - Report this comment
JAB - Ravi reviews for this! I especially like the citing of drones, quarter tone steps, and 5/9 time. The sitar and tabla are virtuoso instruments...but I'd probably get bored playing the drone on the tambura! Hare JAB! ;D
MadameDeTokerVille - September 20, 2010 - Report this comment
PirateJack . . . since you dropped anchor upon your return, it seems that your 'digit ' is surging, Sir, Duke oSurge ! !
John Barry - September 20, 2010 - Report this comment
Thanks again, you two.
Mark Scotti - September 21, 2010 - Report this comment
Love the Raga sound, and the parody..

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