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Song Parodies -> "Pot of Gold"

Original Song Title:

"Basket Case"

Original Performer:

Green Day

Parody Song Title:

"Pot of Gold"

Parody Written by:

Ethan Mawyer

The Lyrics

A leprechaun song for the holiday weekend
Do you want a shoe?
I’ll make you one or two
But first you need to get to me
And that’s tough
I’m someone you’d feel
Is totally not real
Improbable at best
And yet I exist

Sometimes I wish that I was tall
Sometimes I’m scared that I might fall
But then I stop and hold
Coins from my pot o’ gold
My problems are destroyed
Top o’ the world

The place where I live
Is colored ROYGBIV
Not somewhere you’d expect
That I could sit down

And yet it supports
Me and my bright green shorts
So get to climbing
And don’t ever look down

Sometimes it’s nat-u-ral to fear
The rainbow’s gonna disappear
Just ‘cause it’s hard to see
It didn’t cease to be
Don’t think about the void
Go Go Go Go

Get your pot of gold
It’s heavy so hold on

Sometimes I give people false hope
Then I’m like ha ha ha ha nope
You’ve got the ROYG blues
But you can still get shoes
As long as I am paid
A lot of gold

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Matthias - March 16, 2018 - Report this comment
I never knew that leprechauns gave people shoes if they caught them. I always thought it was the pot of gold... or you know... cereal but this was really fun and clever and a perfect fit for the holiday!
Stuart McArthur - March 16, 2018 - Report this comment
Not sure if I get the ROYGBIV refs, Ethan, or rather I’m sure I don’t, but leprechauns need more parodic attention and this is a good start. 555
Ethan - March 16, 2018 - Report this comment
The pot of gold is the traditional giveaway, but leprechauns are also supposed to be cobblers. I learned this researching another leprechaun song which I wrote years ago and forgot to post today. ROYGBIV is a mnemonic device for the order of the colors of the rainbow. Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet.
Dr. Oliver Clozoff - March 16, 2018 - Report this comment
"The place where I live/is colored ROYGBIV" made me laugh out loud. Very nicely done.
Kristof Robertson - March 17, 2018 - Report this comment
A foine, foine parody ye put togedder, lad! Honestly, when you kicked off with the line, "do you want a shoe?"', I knew this was going to be fun. 555
Peregrin - March 17, 2018 - Report this comment
I thought this was classic. "The place where I live is colored ROYGBIV" fits so well. I have a theory as to why Stuart was unaware of ROYGBIV, you see, to him, there are only two colours that matter (possibly only two in total): Yellow and Black. That will make sense to Stuart even if it seems that I have lost the plot - which is a different question.
Claude Prez - March 17, 2018 - Report this comment
"Then I’m like ha ha ha ha nope" made me laugh out loud literally. Great stuff! Also bonus fun fact for any Rick and Morty fans: my wife bought me a box of Strawberry Smiggles for Christmas (because she's the best wife ever that's why)
Peter Andersson - March 17, 2018 - Report this comment
I liked how you used ROYGBIV here, but there are of course alternative memetic versions:
Agrimorfee - March 17, 2018 - Report this comment
This was cute, to say the least. "Ha ha nope" and ROYGBIV were very inspired subs. It's funny how Billy Joe Armstrong's affective vocal style kinda sounds Irish in some of these songs we lampooned today, aint it?
Jeff Reuben - March 18, 2018 - Report this comment
This was clever, everyone's already mentioned the ROYGBIV line. Stuck well with the leprechaun theme - March 24, 2018 - Report this comment
I feel it is my duty as a participant in the Internet to point out that the YouTube video for "Basket Case" has been viewed 137,300,843 times. Which is probably 137x more times than most of us have been viewed IRL by everyone who has ever viewed us (intentionally or otherwise) in our entire lives. It's like looking at a distant constellation (or Green Day) and realizing how small we are. Anywho. Ethan. I knew from the first line where you were going with this, and you went there well. All those other lines everyone else mentioned? Yep.

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