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Song Parodies -> "Swingin' On A Rope"

Original Song Title:

"Swinging On A Star"

Original Performer:

Bing Crosby

Parody Song Title:

"Swingin' On A Rope"

Parody Written by:


The Lyrics

Would you like to swing on a rope
Noosed up high without any hope
Dangle like some weird shower soap
Or would you rather be alive..

Alive can be troublesome with sorrows and tears
Loaded with pains, regrets, and fears
Lots of times traumatic, or a hard luck streak
Hidden are fortunes that you try to seek..
But if you keep a strong faith'll survive
Even feel lucky, you're alive

Or would you rather swing on a rope
Take the quick way out like a dope
Give up on life's long slippery slope,
Or would you rather fight and strive..

To strive is a precious gift we find from within,
Too easy, can be a real disgrace
We get no directions when we pop at birth
Just challenges, struggles, and a spot on earth
But if we follow our dream and have the drive,
We can grow stronger, and survive..

Or would you rather swing on a rope
Just give up, admit you can't cope
Be a bum bee.. shun "yes", for "nope"
Or would you rather build a hive

The bees and the ants know how to toe down and work
They deal with us giants, and don't shirk
Stop and smell the roses, watch those insects go
They can't communicate, but they sure know..
The secret to happy livin' they possess
And never seem to bear no stress..

Mimic the monkey down at the zoo
He's content, uninhibited, too
We can learn from them, me and you,
And not be deader than last Pope,
Not end up swingin' on a rope..

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Christie Marie M - September 11, 2009 - Report this comment
(Swings on rope while yelling like Tarzan!) This doesn't get any better than this! This definitely beats swinging on a star! I remember this OS from this 80's sitcom "Out Of This World" that I grew up with and when I think of stories that involve swinging on ropes, not only do I think about Tarzan, but I think about this book "Bridge to Terabithia" that I read in 5th grade. Swing on some 555's!
littleCupCakes - September 11, 2009 - Report this comment
. . . don't want to end like up BlackBeard, or SteedBonnet, or CharlesVane, Sir L'Air de Farce, " Duke oEdge" Enjoy your weekend, my Lord . I'll shall miss you, SatyrMayor ! !
Old Man Ribber - September 11, 2009 - Report this comment
You've got to give us a sequel, won! Don't leave us hanging! ;D
Fiddlegirl - September 11, 2009 - Report this comment
No noose is good noose! :D
DJ Blaze - September 11, 2009 - Report this comment
Want some reassurance? Swing on chain. It's much sturdier. LOLOLOLOLOL!!!!!! 555 for this swingin' farce from AFW.
Patrick - September 11, 2009 - Report this comment
Dead is a long, long time. Great advice for those who can't see a future. Reminds me of an old poem about how nasty and painful all the different methods of sucide could be, so in conclusion, "you might as well live".
FG @ Patrick - September 11, 2009 - Report this comment
Marvelous poem... called "Resume", penned by the inimitable Dorothy Parker. :D
TJC - September 11, 2009 - Report this comment
Now that's what I call 'swing time'! Great stuff, as per yer usual!
metaphorsbwithu - September 11, 2009 - Report this comment
Now I don't know whether I want to live or die. :-D One thing's for sure. I won't be hangin' with any parodists here any time soon. Hangin' fives!
Old Man Ribber - September 11, 2009 - Report this comment
OK...somebody has to say it. Won, you must be really hung. hehehe ;D
AFW - September 11, 2009 - Report this comment
Thanks, Christie...I did read some Tarzan books, in my childhood days...not sure if I caught that one...and thanks, LCC..miss me?..I don't think I'm goin' nowhere, have you heard something?..and thanks,OMR...funny line...thanks, true...and thanks, Patrick..never caught that poem, either..thanks, TJC...and Meta, good comment...and thanks, again..OMR...yeah, in my dreams...:)
blackjack21 - September 11, 2009 - Report this comment
Doesn't look like you're ready to hang it up yet, fine write.
AFW - September 12, 2009 - Report this comment
Thanks, blackjack21
Phil Alexander - September 14, 2009 - Report this comment
Dead funny. I see the "swing" and "hanging around" jokes I was going to make have been done already, though.
AFW - September 14, 2009 - Report this comment
Thanks, Phil....
alvin - September 20, 2009 - Report this comment
lmao.....philosophical at the same time its morbidly goofy...nice mix !

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