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Song Parodies -> "Pretty Woman"

Original Song Title:

"Zoot Suit Riot"

Original Performer:

Cherry Poppin' Daddies

Parody Song Title:

"Pretty Woman"

Parody Written by:

Old Man Ribber

The Lyrics

On Monday, I posted a mash-up of what Boney Maroney would have sounded like if it had been written by Roy Orbison (Only The Lonely). This time, the shoe is on the other foot. What if the Cherry Poppin' Daddies (Zoot Suit Riot) had written Roy Orbison's Pretty Woman?! ;D

Who'd I see walkin' down the street?
Lovely lady - she's really sweet,
Just the kind that I'd like to meet.
Pretty Woman - can't be beat!
I can't believe you -
You are too good to be true.
No one in the world
Could look half as good as you.

Pretty Woman! Nice lady, please pardon me.
Pretty Woman! I just - couldn't help but see.
Pretty Woman! You look as good as can be.
Pretty Woman! Do you feel lonely just like me?


Hey there lady - please stop a while.
Lovely lady - let's talk a while.
I am lovin' your looks and style.
Come on, gal - give me your smile!
You have cast a spell
And your charm has done the trick
It's just like a "cel"
From that Julia Roberts flick!

Pretty Woman! Don't you be lookin' away.
Pretty Woman! Say the word and with you I'll stay.

You're such a pretty lady!
Much more than Marcia Brady!
And I am not Slim Shady!

Oh Mercy!
And Grrrrrrrrr.
I'd give my right arm
To be with her.
A beauty!
A perfect ten!
If this don't work out -
Be my friend!

Oh you lovely doll -
Please don't go on walking by.
And dear most of all -
Don't you ever make me cry!

Pretty Woman! How about lookin' my way!
Pretty Woman! Please tell me that you will stay!
Pretty Woman! You know that I'll treat you right.
Pretty Woman!! Come on and be mine tonight!

I guess it's how it must be.
Hey wait! What's this that I see?
She's walking back here to me!

(Spoken) I think I'm about ready to score! Mercy!

Mercy! ;D

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AFW - August 31, 2010 - Report this comment
Very good match make it fit like a sheath..
Michael Pacholek - August 31, 2010 - Report this comment
Only one thing left to do: Put on a Roy Orbison wig and shades... and a Zoot Suit! And play it! I'd pay to see that!
Andria - August 31, 2010 - Report this comment
Very good... I love the OS, have seen the original performers playing it in concert when I lived in Eugene, and wonder if I had any part in inspiring this parody. 5s.
Old Man Ribber - August 31, 2010 - Report this comment
Thanks all, and possibly Andria! ;D
Christie Marie M - August 31, 2010 - Report this comment
Oh, Pretty Awesome, Ribber! Love your mash-up satire! Take some pretty 555's!
Fiddlegirl - August 31, 2010 - Report this comment
I like the switch! :)
Tommy Turtle - August 31, 2010 - Report this comment
If I remember correctly, alvin rhodes started, or at least popularized, the technique of doing two OSs to each other's melodies, called "smooshing" -- and posting them both *on the same day*. Not a bad trend to restart! Carrion! (oops, "carry on")

I had to look at my own song list to see when that was -- looks like late 2006 to early 2007. Having gone to all that trouble, here's a set that were posted on the same day:

"Last Night, I Couldn't Get To Sleep At All" to the tune of "The Star-Spangled Banner", and the latter to the tune of the former.
I hope that the examples are worth the plugging. :) You might have found your niche!
Peter Andersson - September 01, 2010 - Report this comment
I was introduced to this very hard to do subgenre by (I think) Paul Robinson (who's not active here since a couple of years) and that must have been as early as 2005 since I wrote my own (and still only) take then:
TT @ Peter A. - September 01, 2010 - Report this comment
Now that you mention it, I do seem to remember Paul's name being mentioned in connection with this. But I didn't join the site until 2006, so wasn't aware. I had a few more smooshing ideas in the works, but while I was away from the site for six months or so, the trend seemed to have died down, so never bothered with them.

Great job there, but I think you're supposed to complete the set, i. e. do Old MacDonald to the tune of the Lizzy Borden rhyme (on the same day, preferably). Thanks for the additional info. ... btw,, I had some communications with Paul a while back , and he was having some bad personal and life issues. I'd like to see him back, also.
Old Man Ribber - September 02, 2010 - Report this comment
I DO remember many alvin double switches, and I proclaimed them genius! To paraphrase a cliche, all Rhodes lead to smooshes! ;D
Jonathan S. - September 13, 2010 - Report this comment
Very nicely done indeed! 555
And if that trend DOES come back, we'll be in a smoosh goof riot!

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