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Song Parodies -> "Mr. Old-fangled Derry"

Original Song Title:

"Mr. Bojangles"

Original Performer:

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

Parody Song Title:

"Mr. Old-fangled Derry"

Parody Written by:


The Lyrics
I knew a dang old-fangled man who'd rant at youths
In stores he'd cruise
He'd yell and swear at haggard clerks in saggy pants
Impose his views
This rumpled guy, he'd slumped and sighed
When the drive-ins shut down

"I never had a cellular phone deal," he was
Proud to shout
"No DVDs, CDs nor micro-tapes"
Said he coped without
He scoffed and griped, walked or biked
His black fifties wheels a wreck

He was so blamed old-fangled that he danced the jig
And waltzed, as well
No cash advanced nor credit plans for the junk he'd buy
He always clipped for deals
He'd get clothes with cash, he kept loads he'd stashed
Paid back the loan on his house

Mr. Old-fangled, Mr. Old-fangled
Mr. Old-fangled, rant...

He'd rant at those with fiscal woes and shout, "Beware!
Your clout's in doubt.
You've blown careers and shifted gears, now your hoggish whim's
Tapping you out.
A hog doesn't fly. Clean up your sty.
As your pen is smeared by ill greed."

He never glanced out at leath'ry tramps in raunchy haunts
Who winked for tips
Was not inclined to spend a dime on rowdy tarts
Nor on slinky twits
He looked instead upon the cook he'd wed
Wife served dumplings, hash and peas, peas

Mr. Old-fangled, Mr. Old-fangled
Mr. Old-fangled, rant...

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Voting Results

Pacing: 4.7
How Funny: 4.0
Overall Rating: 4.3

Total Votes: 6

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 2   0
 3   0
 4   2
 5   4

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Derry - May 09, 2012 - Report this comment
Oops: The word "Derry" does not belong in the parody song title. It should just be "Mr. Old-fangled."
Porfle Popnecker - May 09, 2012 - Report this comment
That's okay, it makes it sound autobiographical.
Rod W - May 20, 2012 - Report this comment
Superb job on one of the best tunes ever, written and originally recorded by Texas singer-songwriter Jerry Jeff Walker. The Dirt Band did a fabulous cover later on. I think JJW would love this parody. Deserved way more 5s. The vote count is reflective of just how few of us old-fangleds hit this site anymore. (Rant..)
Derry - May 26, 2012 - Report this comment

Porfle, it must have been a Freudian slip, considering I'm old enough for it to have been autobiographical.

Rod, you ought to come back and resume posting parodies here. I went through your songs and liked them a lot. I would have left comments, but all the good ones were already used by your fans.

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