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Original Song Title:

"Gary Indiana"

Original Performer:

Cast of The Music Man

Parody Song Title:

"Scary Indiana"

Parody Written by:

Old Man Ribber

The Lyrics

The "B side" of my Music Man parody is dedicated to Old Lady Ribber. As I'm writing this, she's watching her favorite college team on T.V. - the University of Indiana basketball Hoosiers. Why she's adopted them I'll never know. She's not from Indiana, never went to college there, and doesn't even gamble on their riverboats. But, and I'm not kidding, she wears her I.U. sweatshirt all the act of extreme courage in Kentucky. For her, I've written this parody of Gary Indiana (what else?) from The Music Man. ;D

U. of Indiana - school of basketball fame.
Bobby Knight to present - they're a top team in the game.
Mighty Cream and Crimson - good since heaven knows when.
Basketball titan of the old Big Ten.

Scary Indiana, very Indiana, they're the top banana
And they're gonna win it all.
Merry Indiana, wary Indiana, holy gloriana,
Coach Crean is Harbaughs' in-law.

If you're going there, remember to never mention
Kelvin Sampson and the lost time they were on suspension.
For this year has been remarkably free of tension.
Gee the game is fun - when you're Number One!

Prairie Indiana, airy Indiana, not Champaign-Urbanna,
Lexington, or Baltimore.
But scary Indiana, Oh Susannah, vox humana,
They'll be making - the Final Four.

(Orchestra interlude to bridge)

They have a great guy, a giant named Cody Zeller.
Their performance this year has been nothing short of stellar.
In Assembly Hall, the atmosphere's getting sweller.
But you must compete - if you want a seat.

Merry Indiana, wary Indiana, not Castro's Havana.
It's in Bloomington I mean!
For scary Indiana, listen Pollyanna, mighty Indiana
Has Coach Tom Crean.

Take off Hoosiers, eh? ;D

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AFW - February 19, 2013 - Report this comment
This is a slam-dunk, and humorous anecdote about your wife..five point basket
John Barry - February 19, 2013 - Report this comment
My wife went to Indiana; she'll like this, as I did.
John Lomain - February 19, 2013 - Report this comment
\dktos but funny
Indy Gent - February 19, 2013 - Report this comment
Minor detail, but it's Indiana University, not the University of Indiana.
Rob Arndt - February 19, 2013 - Report this comment
I thought this was about "Raiders of the Lost Ark", Dr. Jones and snakes! Oh well-555!!!
Old Man Ribber - February 19, 2013 - Report this comment
Thanks all. Indy - I stand corrected. ;D

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