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Song Parodies -> "I'll Be Darned if Crosby, Stills and Nash Need Young"

Original Song Title:

"A Policeman's Lot is Not a Happy One"

Original Performer:

Gilbert & Sullivan

Parody Song Title:

"I'll Be Darned if Crosby, Stills and Nash Need Young"

Parody Written by:

Parody Keet

The Lyrics

This is petty, folks, but why does a group of legends that still go on tour these days and are now singing bang up covers to boot need to appear as a supporting act -- especially for some aquiline faced relic of the 1980's that sings' Don't Come Around Here No More'? No ... wait a minute. I forgot... These certified award winning Rock and Roll Hall of Fame two timers have had a precedent of playing second fiddle... (sigh) Ah, well. At least venues like the Royal Albert Hall, all on their own, are nothing to sneeze at....
Well, he doesn't really mesh with David Crosby (David Crosby)
And he tends to clash with Nash when singing high (singing high)
And his tiffs with Stills predate the group's formation (group's formation)
If they really need Neil Young please tell me why (tell me why)

There'd be peace if CNY were the equation (the equation)
But why bother if the Y just tends to run? (tends to run)
I'm inclined to think that things would be too perfect (be too perfect)
If he were not so extremely highly strung

Since he ditches them when he thinks it's no fun (it's no fun),
I'll be darned if Crosby, Stills and Nash need Young (Nash and Young).

I'll admit he has cachet to fill arenas (fill arenas)
And when he says jump the rest don't ask how high (ask how high)
He has David, Steve and Graham wrapped round his finger (round his finger)
So I've got to ask 'What is it with this guy?' (with this guy)

Sure, his guitar duels with Stills are entertaining (entertaining),
But the clashes of their egos aren't as fun (aren't as fun),
And I'm very sure that Graham must really like him (really like him)...
I've concluded, though, that Graham likes everyone.....

While I say this at the risk of getting stung (getting stung)
I'll be darned if Crosby, Stills and Nash need Young (Nash and Young).

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The Comedian (a.k.a. Johnny D) - July 12, 2010 - Report this comment
Carry on!
Fives are coming!
Fives are coming to this song!
Bilbopooh - July 12, 2010 - Report this comment
I don't mind Neil Young, but this parody gave me a good laugh. Great job!
ParodyKeet - July 12, 2010 - Report this comment
Thank you very much! I actually think CSN, C+N, CSNY, SCTV.... any which way you like them, are all great. But I just had to go with the flow here and write this. Neil is cool, we all know that. Hey, I even poke fun at my favorite!
John Barry - July 13, 2010 - Report this comment
Crafty Satire, Nokidding.
Old Man Ribber - July 14, 2010 - Report this comment
Kudos for using Pirates Of Penzance. They should have left Young on the Marakesh Express (I don't care if he has a Heart Of Gold, he's no Judy Blue eyes!).

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