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Song Parodies -> "The Naked Rambler"

Original Song Title:

"The Moonlight Gambler"

Original Performer:

Frankie Laine

Parody Song Title:

"The Naked Rambler"

Parody Written by:

John Jenkins

The Lyrics

On Thursday, January 22nd, Stephen Gough completed his 847-mile walk from the southern coast of England to the northern coast of Scotland with just hat, socks, boots, and backpack. During his 7-month journey, designed to promote public nudity, he was arrested 16 times and spent 5 months in jail. But he captured the imagination of some in the media who gave him the nickname, "the naked rambler."
They call me the naked rambler,
I've rambled au naturel.
When I ramble unclothed with my assets bared,
They throw my assets into jail.

With just shoes, I'm the naked rambler
And to jail I was sent unfairly.
After five months in the hoosegow, they freed my caboose, now
I will conquer Great Britain barely.

You can ramble in heat waves,
You can ramble in cold.
You can ramble in springtime or fall,
But if you haven't rambled in your birthday suit,
Then you haven't rambled at all.

Why am I the naked rambler?
I desire to determine if,
On a ramble through Scotland in mid-January,
My North Pole will be frozen stiff.

They call me the naked rambler.
They call me the naked rambler.

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Total Votes: 10

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Guy - January 27, 2004 - Report this comment
John - interesting parody but alas DKTOS. Anybody?
John Jenkins - January 27, 2004 - Report this comment
Guy - thank you for your comment, which probably explains why the parody doesn't have any votes yet. I thought the song might be somewhat obscure (it was the #25 hit in 1956 - a year that Elvis Presley had 4 of the top 10), but hoped it would get a few votes.
Adagio - January 28, 2004 - Report this comment
DKTOS here too, but it's a cute parody.
Phil Alexander - January 28, 2004 - Report this comment
Don't think you need to know the original song for this one: it flows pretty freely.. and some very funny lines, too :-)
John Jenkins - February 19, 2004 - Report this comment
Thank you, Adagio and Phil.
George - January 08, 2015 - Report this comment
Building a Naked Rambler website. Your parody will be included.
John Jenkins - January 09, 2015 - Report this comment
George, are you related to Mr. Gough? You have my permission to use this parody if you attribute. I will be looking for your website. Will it be
George - March 04, 2015 - Report this comment
Cheers John, Working on adding your Naked Rambler parody to the website this week. It can be found on the "Ballads" sub page under the Show Business page in the drop boxes.
George - March 04, 2015 - Report this comment
That's the parody up on the naked rambler website now. See
PrivateServer - March 09, 2015 - Report this comment
Sir, this still rings true, and it was a joy to read again!
John Jenkins - March 24, 2015 - Report this comment
Thank you, George, for attributing this parody to me and for mentioning this website. And thank you, PrivateServer.
George - March 26, 2015 - Report this comment
By the way John. If you'd like to write a short story about why you wrote the ballad of the Naked Rambler parody and maybe some background information on yourself, that would be a pleasure to include on the Naked Rambler ballads page. Any plans on a follow up? There's plenty of material out there for an entire album.
DoRitos - April 05, 2018 - Report this comment

Over the years I have compiled & stored URLs for future look ups. I saw the URL & wondered why I kept this one. I've also noted the comment dates. Wow the comments go "back to the future". I see a comment from you dated 19 Feb. 2004, then I see a comment from :"George" dated Mar. 4 2015 saying "Building a Naked Rambler website". Your parody will be included." How did this happen? Talk about an elephant's memory and integrity to make good on his promise, my hat is off to "George". I intend to visit YouTube for a listen to the OS since I DKTOS this OS. I may be back with additional comments.

Please go to the message board, shoot me a message and give me your phone number and a good time to call. We have a lot of catching up to do. Please expect and allow time to talk since it could be a somewhat long call.

AIR is the only form of social media that I have ever engaged in. Not caught up in that Facebook debacle. I have a very good reason that I have never engaged in social media sites, but I can never say anything as to why on a public forum. Ciao my Christian brother.

Waiting patiently to hear from you. Amen brother!

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