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Song Parodies -> "Unhandy Man"

Original Song Title:

"Handy Man"

Original Performer:

James Taylor

Parody Song Title:

"Unhandy Man"

Parody Written by:

Warren Baker

The Lyrics

A hey babe
Listen now
Careful of what I’m fixing, gal
No babe
I’m no handy man

I’m not the one who’ll use electrical tool
Lose digits or an arm
Or bones break loose
I bust working parts
I need a healthcare plan

If your humble home needs repair
Don’t ask for man like me
I’ll break all your things,
I’ll bust up my skin
There’ll be bleeding to see

There is a good chance I will be maimed
It’s best to keep your tools out of my way
I lack fixin’ smarts
Don’t ask for helpin’ hands

If your broken stuff needs repair
Like light or fridge or sink
I’ll cross all your wires
Or water ascends
Best start runnin’ from me

Here is the main thing I want to say
I torched my house just making café au lait
My cursed moving parts
Are banned from foreign lands

Run from, run from, run from, run from, run run
Flee, flee, flee
Run from, run from, run from, run from, run run
Flee flee flee

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Lifeliver - January 23, 2013 - Report this comment
Funny - it's all in the attitude, you know - I thought I couldn't fix stuff till I had to, and learned as I went from more experienced folks. The cafe-au -lait line was a stand-out. Injury-free 555 should fix you. Btw, do you know the 1960 Jimmy Jones R & B original? It was much more uptempo. Del Shannon had a big hit with it too. But James redefined it, really brought a whole new feel to it
Old Man Ribber - January 23, 2013 - Report this comment
Hi Warren! Good parody here. Sad to say, I resemble this. At any rate, 15 thumbs...all up! ;D
Dave W. - January 23, 2013 - Report this comment
Sounds like a Tim Taylor song....3 # 5 grunts and 1 big UHHHHhhhhheeee
WarrenB - January 23, 2013 - Report this comment
LL- I'm quite inept with using most tools. I'm still trying to unlearn "Measure once, cut twice." BTW, just listened to the Jimmy Jones version, and really liked it a lot. Thanks for the tip and the comments.
OMR- So good to see your comments. Glad you stopped by with all of your thumbs!
Dave- Thanks for the reminder about Home Improvement. I loved their Tool Time show within a show.
AFW - January 23, 2013 - Report this comment
Who can burn your house down..the unhandy man can, the unhandy man can....etc. etc.....I can handle some jobs...but not plumbing!!...good topic, good job
WarrenB - January 23, 2013 - Report this comment
I smell a parody idea, AFW. Or is that smoke?

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