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Song Parodies -> "Gunfight"

Original Song Title:

"One Night"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Elvis Presley

Parody Song Title:

"Gunfight"

Parody Written by:

Michael Pacholek

The Lyrics

The original was by Smiley Lewis in 1955, but Elvis' 1958 version is far more familiar. This is not actually about firearms. It's about people who try to match wits with me over politics, baseball or music. Such people are "bringing a knife to a gunfight."
Gunfight with you!
A knife, what you bring that for?
The things that you're gonna say
won't make your dreams come true!

Slander my name
and I'll be wounding your pride!
Try to match wits with this man
you'll want to run and hide!

Always liked
disco and Mets?
You ain't never
heard that's wrong?
Now you'll know
to argue with me
will be so painful so long!

Gunfight with you!
A knife, what you bring that for?
The things that you're gonna say
won't make your dreams come true!

Always liked
Republicans?
You ain't never
heard that's wrong?
Now you'll know
to argue with me
will be so painful so long!

Gunfight with you!
A knife, what you bring that for?
The things that you're gonna say...

won't make your dreams come true!

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Pacing: 4.2
How Funny: 4.2
Overall Rating: 4.2

Total Votes: 6

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Tim Mayfield - August 04, 2005 - Report this comment
I had to chuckle at this one.
Scathe - August 04, 2005 - Report this comment
Don't get mad, write parodies, and take these 5's. :-)
Rick C - August 04, 2005 - Report this comment
The Republicans, the Red Sox and the Archies are the best of the three categories you mentioned in your forward! Can I offer three 5s as a peace offering???
The Old "DOCKER" - August 04, 2005 - Report this comment
Like you always do, I have to dock you points for not doing the original. Bites, doesn't it?
Peter Andersson - August 05, 2005 - Report this comment
I think it was Oscar Wilde who said: "I refuse to have a battle of wits with an unarmed person". You probably know that better than me anyway, but I needed something to say here in the comments field.
Michael Pacholek - August 05, 2005 - Report this comment
Rick: If those are your choices, then I'll call it an armistice, which isn't quite peace. After all, as Tacitus said of his homeland, "Rome made a desert and called it 'peace.'" Docker: Have you ever even HEARD of Smiley Lewis, who also did the original of "I Hear You Knocking"? I doubt you have, which makes your reaction, though understandable, quite lame. Peter: Thanks for reminding me about Oscar. I'm about to take a trip to a semi-foreign land, and now I can avoid answering the question, "Do you have anything to declare?" with "Nothing but my genius."
The Old "DOCKER" - August 06, 2005 - Report this comment
You. sir, are the LAME brain, and hypocritical ass of the year, if not the decade. What is good for the goose and all that.
Michael Pacholek - August 08, 2005 - Report this comment
Just got back from a free country, but I gotta say, Toronto isn't nearly as much fun as Montreal. What's good for the Goose is the Hall of Fame, but the writers haven't figured that out yet. (Let's see how long it takes him to figure that joke out.) One more thing, because the comments on a certain July 29 song are getting long: This parody was directed at a particular individual, who apparently is so crazed by his Bush fetish that he hasn't noticed. Batter up, "Alex."

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