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Song Parodies -> "The Rec Room of Edmund Fitzgerald"

Original Song Title:

"The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald"

Original Performer:

Gordon Lightfoot

Parody Song Title:

"The Rec Room of Edmund Fitzgerald"

Parody Written by:

Michael Pacholek

The Lyrics

My twenty-fifth parody... of this original song. How many more of these have I got? I've got a stacking of Edmund Fitzgerald.
The legend lives on of the stairs we go down
in the house with the gigantic basement.
The ground, it is said, is now over our head
and for good times, you know it's our placement.

With a load of the chips, twenty-six of us guys slip
down the stairs onto beanbags and sofas.
As the big couches go, his is bigger than most.
We're delighted when he says, "Come over!"

The room is the pride of our home town's West Side
coming out of our jobs for the weekend.
Fitzgerald can cook over there in the nook
and he serves us some spare-ribs well-seasoned!

He's there in a pinch with the seventy-inch...
width of screen on his big... television.
It's lucky for me, 'cause my Zenith TV
it's ten years old and out of commission.

We plop in our seats with our drinks and our meats
on the big plates from company Dixie.
There's Merry and Pippin, the drinks that they're sippin'
and of course, me and my Elven pixie.

We're hearing the news that the ballgame of foos
Malcolm Higgins lost to Stu McArthur.
Mal called upon Royce, but they lost to the boys.
With John Barry, Stu had the right partner!

Ed says, "Come on in, the game now will begin."
And we're watching on high-definition.
And Manning takes snap and he throws o'er the gap
and the Colt offense has its ignition!

It seems such a sin that the Colts just marched in
and the Bears of Chicago in peril.
And later than night, Super Bowl bets set right
in the rec room of Edmund Fitzgerald!

Does anyone know where the vacuum did go
when the party ends after ten hours?
Miss Arwen, she said with considerable dread,
"Must I now use my Elf magic powers?"

The cleaner turned up and we were so surprised
and success we had with soap and water.
And all that is left is the vocaling heft:
Ed's yelled at by his wife and his daughters!

We all must confess that there was quite a mess
but by midnight, the rec room was tidy.
And in August, you see, Ed will get DVD
and invite us to watch "3" of Spidey!

The ball he can scoop off the backboard to hoop
and his b-ball game's getting much finer.
The pinball machines in the corner are dreams.
He got all of them cheap from a diner.

And down there, below, where his wine bottles go
he's got quite the voluminous cellar.
And his guests, when they go, through hangover they know
that Fitzgerald's place, it's really stellar!

In a musty old basement, these words I've displayed
telling tales of beneath-ground cathedral.
But it's been sublime, all those 29 times
in the rec room of Edmund Fitzgerald!

The legend lives on of the stairs we go down
into basement that's so large and roomy.
But much to our strife, there are times when his wife
says to Ed, "Come to bed," we leave early!
I'm hoping Johnny D read that fourth verse. As inside jokes go, that's more inside than most.

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Pacing: 4.3
How Funny: 3.0
Overall Rating: 3.0

Total Votes: 20

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Jonathan S. - June 04, 2007 - Report this comment
I'm the first one to vote! Woohoo! As for your parody: very nice! I got a kick out of the verse where you dropped the parodist names. (Stu McArthur, John Barry, etc.) Nice inside joke. 555 free games of pinball.
John Barry - June 04, 2007 - Report this comment
One of your best Edmunds--and I don't say that just because of the mention. . .thanks, BTW.
alvin - June 04, 2007 - Report this comment
loved the way you decorated this with the parodists...a fun read
AFW - June 04, 2007 - Report this comment
Another fine effort on an EF the EF Guiness book record holder
Kristof Robertson - June 04, 2007 - Report this comment
Hey! Where's MY invite, Pacholek? ;-) Great fun from the master of TWOTEF...dang, I wish I had a basement. 555+
stuart mcarthur - June 05, 2007 - Report this comment
Funny idea MP, and all the better for me and JAB beating Malcolm and Royce at foosball (those two were dreaming) - halfway towards your fifty, mate - 555
Jack Wilson - June 05, 2007 - Report this comment
Awesome job! 5s
Michael Pacholek - June 05, 2007 - Report this comment
Just because you weren't mentioned doesn't mean you weren't invited. Besides, I would've had to rhyme "Kristof" with something, and that leaves only "kissed off" and "pissed off," and I'm not sure Chucky would've allowed either. I didn't mention Alvin or Airfarcewon, either, but I'm sure both were there. Heck, even my evil twin Bernard's been there, although he finds the Rec Room of Edmund Fitzgerald to be boring. He'd rather go over to Blessranger's place and watch Japanese cartoons, or to S--------- P-------'s place for a little "enhanced" Bible study. Next time, Kristof, I'll tell Edmund to not only invite you but to serve a bloomin' onion.

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