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Song Parodies -> "O Gawd! I'm A Gay Cowboy!!!"

Original Song Title:

"Thank God, I'm A Country Boy"

Original Performer:

John Denver

Parody Song Title:

"O Gawd! I'm A Gay Cowboy!!!"

Parody Written by:


The Lyrics

A fun fact not many people know... John Denver was one of the first gay cowboys... Okay maybe that was Elton John, but I'm sure some John was a gay cowboy!
Well life in the west ain't really laid back
I got saddle sores and I got a broke back
Spend time with the guys, means play hacky "sack"
O Gawd! I'm a gay cowboy

My mama said this life would do me some harm
Got Carson Kressly resting on my arm
My lays are all fab, don't mean to cause alarm
But Gawd! I'm a gay cowboy

Well, don't got a fine wife, but not sleeping single
When the campfire's out all us men tend to mingle
Wife ain't nothing when urges start to tingle
So Gawd! I'm a gay cowboy

When there's no more sun that's when fun starts to grow
Pull out my fiddle and I'm playing with my bow
The kids start to peak, and I let them have a go
Then Gawd! I'm a gay cowboy

I'd lay Sammy good all day if I could
But my boss and the cows would take it very good
So I diddle when I can
Work with my wood
Cause Gawd! I'm a gay cowboy

Well, I got me a BF, who sure likes to fiddle
When nights coming down, the tent shakes a little
Wood's sure strutting, so I like to whittle
Don't make me a gay cowboy


(Piddle I mean Fiddle Solo)

Well, I wouldn't trade this job for condoms or mules
I never was one of them women liking fools
I'd rather use my fiddle for just charming males
Well Duh, I'm a gay cowboy

Yeah, City Folk asking could you "Macho Man" sing
Tell these sad people, don't Village People scene
Son, Oklahoma, is so much more serene
Cause huns, I'm a gay cowboy

Don't got me a fine fife, but I sure like to fiddle
Culinary's top-notch crab cakes on the griddle
Life's not living till you "come out" a little
Well Gawd! I'm a gay cowboy


Well, I fiddled round with Eddie till that Shawnee died
Then he held me by the hand into TP's inside
Said, "Use your wood right, play that fiddle with pride"
Cause O Gawd! You're a gay cowboy

That Shawnee taught me hung how to hunt, and planting pickles
Taught me how to jerk and how to tune up my fiddle
Taught me how to love nature just a little
That's why I'm a gay cowboy

Never had a fine wife, I just go and fiddle
Got a son "coming out" taught him how to piddle
Wife ain't nothing, but ball, and chain, and shackle


That's why I'm a gay cowboy!

(Fiddle around at the end)

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Pacing: 4.3
How Funny: 4.3
Overall Rating: 4.3

Total Votes: 32

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    Pacing How Funny Overall Rating
 1   4
 2   0
 3   1
 4   4
 5   23

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AFW - March 09, 2006 - Report this comment
This is a Hoot without the Nanny...Mucho funny..
Becky - March 09, 2006 - Report this comment
Funny...but I thought John Denver had a wife and a son.
Stephen Harrington - March 09, 2006 - Report this comment
555, clever, gay funny.
alvin rhodes - March 09, 2006 - Report this comment
excellent scribblin'
Matthias - March 09, 2006 - Report this comment
Becky: Ah, your right, so it must be Elton John.... AFW, Stephen, and Alvin: Thanks Huns...
John Barry - March 09, 2006 - Report this comment
Talk about better than the OS. Nice job! 5s
Matthias - March 09, 2006 - Report this comment
Thanks Pardner!!!
Michael Pacholek - March 10, 2006 - Report this comment
In 1975, Elton John released an album titled "Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy." I was led to believe he was the former, and never gave a thought as to who the latter was. John Denver had many reasons to sing a song titled "I'm Sorry," but being gay wasn't one of them. Then again, he did seem to have a tight relationship with those Muppets... As for this song... Unfortunately, five is as high as we can go, so I can't give bonus points for mentioning Carson Kressley. (But I won't take any off for misspelling his name, either. Serves him right.)
Robert J. Pagliaro - March 10, 2006 - Report this comment
Giddy up - nice write and I second the "clever" comment. Kudos for the creativity of thinking and writing (well) to the Denver song. Mr. Pacholek mentioned "Captain Fantastic . . ." - released when I was about 13 or 14 (I was a fan back then) - it was the last of Sir Elton's albums that I ever bought - (I think it quickly went to cut-out status at my local Caldor's) - the title may have been the first cut "released" but I believe it also contained "Someone Saved My Life Tonight". Coming off of Caribou and Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, I was disappointed and moved on to ELO, Steely Dan, Yes, etc.
Stuart McArthur - March 13, 2006 - Report this comment
wow, Matthias, this is a barrel of funny lines and wordplay, "I got a broke back" being just one example - a SOTM entry I'm tipping - 555
Chris Bodily TM - April 06, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) I don't know what a piddle is (could somebody please explain?), but this was pretty funny, but it was hard to follow because of the fast tempo and the rate of the lyrics. 544
Cat - April 08, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) YEEEE-HAW!! Uproariously hilarious, Matthias, I felt myself laughing like a hyena while listening to the OS...this just might be your best parody ever! On a side note, it's sort of weird looking at the John Denver album covers in the right-hand margin, since I happen to have a crush on a guy at my school who looks VERY much like John Denver. And I can't imagine him singing country at all.
Matthias - April 08, 2006 - Report this comment
Thanks Mike, Robert, Stu (Thanks for the SOTM tipp-age), Chris (Piddle {verb} To engage in sexual contact with another person of the samse sex... word invented by Matthias), and Cat (There's a 16 year old boy out there looking like a 50 year old country singer... what are they feeding these kids now-a-days, just kidding Cat)
Cat - April 09, 2006 - Report this comment
Let's hope he's not looking like John Denver does NOW...he's been dead for 9 years! (he died when he crashed a plane he was piloting, if you didn't know)
Rex - April 09, 2006 - Report this comment
So, is this song the result of John Denver de-composing? (Sorry, someone had to say it.) I wonder if they'll be marching (sashaying?) to this at the next Gay Pride parade. Lots of laughs in this one.
Matthias - April 09, 2006 - Report this comment
Actually Cat... I didn't know that, I'm so sorry I missed the funeral, as well as calling him gay... Ah, but what happened in the past, happened in the past!
Agrimorfee - April 10, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Very hard to sing this, yes, especially after the (ahem!) Piddle Solo. It went on a little too long, and the gags got a little repetitive in the process. Sorry, Matthias.
Peter Andersson a.k.a K1chyd - April 11, 2006 - Report this comment
This goes straight (no pun intended) to my shortlist. Furthermore I'm glad I didn't go with my own "Gay King Kong" *cough* 70s/abba126.shtml *cough* for this SOTM round as you're squeezing soo much more out of the theme than I managed to do.
Adagio - April 11, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Interesting parody, but no vote for personal reasons.
Max Power - April 11, 2006 - Report this comment
2nz - April 12, 2006 - Report this comment
Well isn't this a gay, old time. I've heard gay guys don't just go around getting laid constantly, but I reckon like most of us straight guys, they probably think about getting some constantly. Funny stuff, my favorites included the 'single/mingle/tingle' stanza and 'Life's not living till you "come out" a little'.
Jeff Reuben - April 13, 2006 - Report this comment
SOTM: Wasn't there a movie about this recently? =) I'd like to hear this version during the 7th inning stretch.
Scathe - April 13, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Didn't see "Brokeback Mountain", so the humor is lost on me. Good work though.
bobpiecheese - April 16, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM)...Charming. I get the broke back joke, even though I don't know what the movie is about. Good one, Matthias.
Rick C - April 18, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Well, you certainly annoyed the Ones with this one, Matthias. Lots of good lines and cleverness make for a 555 in my book though.
Stuart McArthur - April 28, 2006 - Report this comment
(sotm) see above - and just to choose one, "Wife ain't nothing when urges start to tingle" was very nice, but a lot of good ideas honoured here, matthias
Red Ant - April 29, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) I haven't seen the movie either, so the name references were lost on me. Piddle is, AFAIK, a little kids verb meaning 'to take a piss', but your definition of it is at I struggled a bit singing this, but I'm not gonna dock you for it since TOS is sung fairly fast. Ditto what 2nz and Rick C said too. 555.
Confission - April 29, 2006 - Report this comment
(sotm) unfortunately when you write a parody this good, it's believable
Phil Alexander - April 30, 2006 - Report this comment
One or two good lines in here: if I had to pick one it'd be the "Taught me how to loveā€¦ nature just a little" 'cause of the "gotcha" (if you see what I mean)
Arwen - April 30, 2006 - Report this comment
SOTM--totally made me laugh!
wannabemustangjockey - April 30, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) I'm just a teensy bit disturbed by this one. Though it is interesting taking a song and making a parody that goes completely against the grain of what people would expect from that artist...
Johnny D - April 30, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Wow...that's actually pretty funny, dude!
Larry Hensley - May 01, 2006 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Interesting parody, ok
Jack Wilson - September 02, 2006 - Report this comment
This was awesome! 555! and did you hear the OS in Son In Law? Cause thats how i know it too..

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