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Song Parodies -> "I Am Fay Wray"

Original Song Title:

"Y. M. C. A."

Original Performer:

The Village People

Parody Song Title:

"I Am Fay Wray"

Parody Written by:

Stan Hall

The Lyrics

"I Am Fay Wray"

Kong, man, was king of old Tinseltown!
Oh, that Kong, man, was an ape of renown
I loved Kong, man, and ever since his plunge down
To the street I’ve been unhappy.

Kong , man, that ape loved me, too, so
it was wrong, man, for those biplanes to blow
him away, there, from that skyscraper’s tine.
“Why do you,” you ask, “so opine?”

It’s no wonder, ´cause I am Fay Wray.
Are you stunned I say “I am Fay Wray.”?

That old “Ann Darrow” thing I no longer employ
(let J. Lange and N. Watts now it enjoy)

Now I thunder that “I am Fay Wray!”
Heart’s asunder cause I am Fay Wray.

Whose love bloomed in a scene midway thru’ the last reel
And Kong’s death it’s never repealed …

Kong, man, meant the whole world to me.
Ever strong, man, will my love for Kong be
for King Kong, man, was the ape of my dreams
to me he was everything

Kong, man, never thought of himself.
You know Kong, man, set me down on the shelf
of the tall tower so that I live today
to say that I am Fay Wray.

Won’t buckle under, cause , I am Fay Wray,
tho’ now it’s less fun to say “I am Fay Wray.

That old ‘Ann Darrow’ thing I no longer employ
(let J. Lange and N. Watts now it enjoy).”

Heart asunder ´cause I am Fay Wray,
I still thunder that “I am Fay Wray

whose love bloomed in a scene midway thru’ the last reel
and Kong’s death it’s never repealed.”

Long, man, I’ll be singin’ the blues
since my Kong-man’s takin’ the old dirt snooze
and his place here in my heart’s still alive
and will be while I survive.

And when the grim reaper reaps me
I’ll join Kong, man, six feet under we’ll be
in a place labeled “Here lie Fay Wray
and Kong” RIP may they.”

Six feet under when I am (Fay Wray)
Let no one plunder us. I am Fay Wray.

That old ‘Ann Darrow’ thing I no longer employ
(let J. Lange and N. Watts now it enjoy).

I am Fay Wray!
While I can say “I am Fay Wray”
To Kong-man, Kong-man late of old Tinseltown
I’ll belong, man, to Kong-man, now six feet underground.

I am Fay Wray!
While I can say “I am Fay Wray”
Kong-man, Kong-man, hope you’re waitin’ for me?
Kong-man, along, man, I’ll someday be.

I am Fay Wray!
You’ll find there’s no guy for Fay Wray --
no man, young man, old, or giant, or elf.
Just Kong, man’s, not the wrong man, in a frame on my shelf.

I am Fay Wray!
I’m singin’ woe, I am Fay Wray.
Kong-man, my Kong-man, I’ll be singin’ the blues
Kong-man, my Kong-man, ´til I join your dirt snooze.
I am Fay Wray

© Stan Hall ... Is it just me or does this seem a particularly fitting topical spin with which to ape and OS ... any OS? :-)

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Phil Alexander - March 07, 2008 - Report this comment
Beautiful... and here was me thinking "whatever happened to Fay Wray, that delicate, satin-draped frame?
Now she's started to write
Here at amiright
To the tune of the YMCA...
Johnny D - March 07, 2008 - Report this comment
alvin - March 07, 2008 - Report this comment
hilariously goofy.....spells out 5s with body...gawd, i HATE the what ya did to it though
littleKongCakes - March 07, 2008 - Report this comment
555 Sir Stan, the "Duke o'Halls", I believe Miss Fray lived to be well into her 80's.
Stan - March 07, 2008 - Report this comment
Thanks, all.

PA -- There's never been a KK or and AD like the '33 originals. I've nothing positive to say about the Lange version. I enjoyed the latest version's added prefatory NYC footage, but beyond that it plunged off the gratuitous SFX cliff.

Cakes - the toothsome Ms. (Vina) Fay Wray died in 2004, aged 96. She made dozens of movies but is remembered primarily for the one, and of the others I know of only two ("The Vampire bat" and ""Mystery of the Wax Museum") that are even occasionally shown, even in such cinehistorical venues as the TCM channel. The perpetually vaulted ones may deserve that fate, but "Sigh .... " anyway. :-)

alvin -- Actually, I consider the OS a godsend, if only because it has largely displaced that far _more_ odious Chicken Dance thing as standard fare at certain kinds of weddings. With a little luck, something else -- personally, I'd gladly back "Shout" -- may someday shove YMCA aside. :-)
John Barry - March 07, 2008 - Report this comment
Love the OM (original movie), hate the remakes. Love the parody.
Harry - March 07, 2008 - Report this comment
Great job, Stan! The OS has a distinct rhythm to it, so this really fit nicely. And a great tribute to one of the great actresses of the silver screen. Fay was also in "Most Dangerous Game" also in the 30s.
Guy - March 08, 2008 - Report this comment
You Kongered this one quite nicely Stan. Your writing keeps on gettin' better and better. I like how you handled the "elf" subs and rhymes in this song. I've done this one a few times and I never felt comfortable doing those parts of the parody. You handled that quite well. Oh - in case you weren't aware Ms. Wray was way to far into monkey business. That is what this parody says to me.
Stan - March 10, 2008 - Report this comment
Harry ... rightey-oh re "The Most Dangerous Game" -- I've seen but had forgotten about that one. The "oldie" of its genre that most seems to air most often is "The Naked Prey," with Cornel WIlde (whom I find nowhere near as decorative as Ms. Wray). :-)
Empire Mate Gelding - March 21, 2008 - Report this comment
No horsin' around.. this was flat out brilliant... enough to warrant this heartfelt turnabout phrase: "QUIT your dayjob!"

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