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Song Parodies -> "Beaver"

Original Song Title:


Original Performer:

Ella Fitzgerald

Parody Song Title:


Parody Written by:

Phil Alexander

The Lyrics

Always thought it was a rodent
Swimming round and making a dam
Then I found out another meaning
Now I know how lucky I am

Look, it's a beaver - in the water
Beaver holding onto a stick
Beaver! When you're shouting
Beaver heads away pretty quick

Ev'rybody's wants a beaver
That is something we all know
Beaver - and if you ain't got one
You want a beaver for yourself even mo'

Damming up the river
Damming up-a the stream
I say damn! when I see that beaver
And I know tonight I'm going to dream...

Look, there's a beaver - in my email
Beaver looking hairy and tight
Beaver! Click the link, there's
Beaver all through the site

Watching Basic Instinct
Seeing Sharon Stone in that chair
Just like Michael Douglas
I couldn't tear my eyes from down there
I saw her beaver - on the freeze-frame
Beaver shown to all o' the cops
Beaver! Once it's started
Publicity like that never stops

I saw Loaded Weapon
Unlucky for you if you've not
They made fun of Sharon Stone
With a gratuitous "beaver" shot
It was a beaver - a man-sized beaver
Beaver sitting down in the chair
Beaver! Veryhairy
With teeth sticking down right to there

Now you've listened to my story
Now you see how lucky I am
Chicks will hide away their beaver
But this beaver doesn't build a dam

They give you beaver when you kiss them
Beaver, taken out for a meal
Beaver! Just elliptical
What a lovely beaver to feel
What a lovely beaver to feel
What a lovely beaver to feel

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Pacing: 5.0
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Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 3

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Peggy Lee - June 30, 2004 - Report this comment
Ella Shmella! How could you not give ME credit for this!?!?!? Mine is the most famous version, and I WROTE the damn song! Oh, good song.
Phil Alexander - June 30, 2004 - Report this comment
Because it's "based on the performance by..." and the first (well, the only) recording I could find was Ella Fitzgerald's. But thanks, anyway.
John Barry - June 30, 2004 - Report this comment
Ah, but who can forget the version by the McCoys? This is dam funny.
Royce Miller - June 30, 2004 - Report this comment
very kinky, Phil
Kristof Robertson - June 30, 2004 - Report this comment
Phil!! ROFL...from a (quote) naff, pedantic's some 5's :-)
Johnny D - June 30, 2004 - Report this comment
Hot DAM!
Ashkicksass - June 30, 2004 - Report this comment
Oh a woman I think I'm supposed to be somehow offended, but I love it! Oh so clever and funny!
Phil Alexander - June 30, 2004 - Report this comment
Ash, I'm glad you're not offended... I'd hate to think I'd caused offence (unintentionally, that is). I was rather in two minds how to write this one, and ended up mixing the two threads - if it seems rather confused, that's because the author was when he wrote it.
Adagio - June 30, 2004 - Report this comment
Very good parody! 5's
Melhi - June 30, 2004 - Report this comment
Beaver is great Phil, I really like it a lot. Not everyone will get it, but those who do are sure to love it. ;)
Phil Alexander - June 30, 2004 - Report this comment
;-) Those that get the joke might like it, too...
alvin rhodes - June 30, 2004 - Report this comment
too funny....and fun to sing along with...definite 5s
Ashkicksass - June 30, 2004 - Report this comment
Come on Phil, it was beaverlicious, and you know it! Oh, and Melhi, LOL!
Meriadoc - June 30, 2004 - Report this comment
DKYOS but it made me laugh anyway!
Rod Worden - June 30, 2004 - Report this comment
Used to love those cute critters! Now, as a hitched-up guy, we have only one in the house. But I love it as much as all the others put together, honey, just in case you're stopping by here!! Absolute gem, Phil, 5s fall short.
Claude Prez - July 02, 2004 - Report this comment
Very good; I like "Beaver" almost as much as "Uranus"
Lifeliver - January 06, 2013 - Report this comment
Just sampled this 'oldie but goodie', after completing my own reworking of it, which I hope will appear in Monday's list. It's a rather obvious switch but very tastefully handled considering the subject matter. I especially liked the way you seamlessly wove the two threads, animal weft and human warp for a rich fabric. The 'Loaded Weapon' ref was also a nice touch. Good to have one of those when beaver is in the offing, no? This parody deserved a lot more attention and praise, so here's some. Dk Ella's version but I know I can trust your pacing.

As 'Peggy Lee' has posthumously pointed out, hers is THE version (rec.1956) and its smouldering bass'n'drum suggestiveness has never been surpassed imo. According to Miss Lee's bio on Wiki, the song was written by Eddie Cooley and John Davenport and first recorded by Little Willie John. Miss Lee (I never presume to call her Peggy) added two uncopyrighted verses of her own, the ones beginning 'Romeo and Juliet' and 'Captain Smith and Pocohontas'.

She was an estimable lyricist in her own right - credits include 'We are Siamese if you please' (voicing also) from Disney's 'Lady and the Tramp', 'It's a Good Day', 'Johnny Guitar' and a final (1969) late hit with the alcoholic lament 'Is that all there is'. But to see her at her best, you need to check out her live, early 40s appearances with the Benny Goodman Orchestra. She just oozed it. As Elton would say, 'I would have liked to know you ...' but I wasn't even a kid back then.

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