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Song Parodies -> "Old Man Ribber (whoever he is)"

Original Song Title:

"Ol' Man River"

Original Performer:

Frank Sinatra

Parody Song Title:

"Old Man Ribber (whoever he is)"

Parody Written by:

Barry J. Mitchel

The Lyrics

When I find a gem on the riverbank, I polish it and display it. TOS was the obvious vehicle.
Here we all work, song revisions snippy.
Here we all work, amIright jokes play;
Droolin' for votes that the dons of pun get,
Bettin' our jest will peer judges sway.

Don't block up and don't talk down;
You don't dare make the White House frown.
Bend your meaning now instead
To school the dopes and thrill them dead.

Get me away from dismissive hippies,
Get me away from the lighter floss.
Show me the cream of the clever jargon;
That's my whole dream of a song's true gloss.

Old Man Ribber, that bold ad-libber,
We trust goes hummin', but we won't say cuthin'.
He just keeps trollin' for, leaps at scrollin' a song.

He can't stand haters, any verse that's rotten,
And they that rants 'em are soon forgotten;
But Old Man Ribber just keeps dolin' out song.

You can see he whets each strain,
Bawdy or takin' stand, smacks the vain;
Quotes the bards and sifts their trail;
He gets a lotta spunk when he stands to ra-ail.

I get cheery at his slick trade plyin',
Inspired laughs givin'; each time tears from cryin'
When Old Man Ribber is just extollin' a song.
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Pacing: 5.0
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Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 8

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Barry J. Mitchel - January 21, 2010 - Report this comment
In line 8, liberals can sing "fuel their hopes", moderates "cool their hopes", and conservatives "chill them dead." In the penultimate line, "each time" should be "sometimes".
Old Man Ribber - January 21, 2010 - Report this comment
Thank you, BJM. You are royalty here (and maybe someday we'll get royalties here as well) ;D
SamuraiMaster - January 21, 2010 - Report this comment
OMR = Man of the month!
Mark Scotti - January 21, 2010 - Report this comment
One of my favs gets his just dues, and VERY DESERVED!!!! Fivers
Andria - January 21, 2010 - Report this comment
Old Man Ribber is one of my favorite writers here as well as one of my favorite online acquaintances, even though our political tastes differ. He is a great writer, and Barry, you've done a great tribute here, very much deserved, with equally deserved 5s. I've got to get a tribute to him done soon.
John Barry - January 21, 2010 - Report this comment
Nice tribute to a fine writer with one of the best monikers on the site.
LilCUPcakes - January 21, 2010 - Report this comment
I like this ~OMR~ . . . whoever you are . . . it is one of my fav songs by Ms ~S~; it's a very strrrrong, moving tale oStruggle !
Christie Marie M - January 21, 2010 - Report this comment
This rings true for Old Man Ribber and a perfect OS to parody to boot! You and AFW did a great job using the same song to tribute to the same AmIRighter Long live OMR! 5's!
Old Man Ribber - January 21, 2010 - Report this comment
You are all way too kind. I'm still a relative newcomer and not nearly as versatile as most of you. But...I working on it. ;D
Old Man Ribber - January 21, 2010 - Report this comment
AM!
blackjack21 - January 21, 2010 - Report this comment
A fine tribber to a fine Ribber, Old Man that he is, he is the diplomat of Am I Right.
Fiddlegirl - January 21, 2010 - Report this comment
(with enthusiastic applause for OMR)... Hip Hip Hooray! Hip Hip Hooray!! Hip Hip Hooray!!! :D
Phil Nelson - January 22, 2010 - Report this comment
I always like these tribute parodies
Barry J. Mitchel - January 22, 2010 - Report this comment
Thanks, one and all. I hope none ever gets "sick of tryin'."
@ CMM: I hadn't seen AFW's tribute; thanks. It preceded mine by 6 months.
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