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Song Parodies -> "The Lure 'o Legs"

Original Song Title:

"Die Lorelei"

Original Performer:

Heinrich Heine

Parody Song Title:

"The Lure 'o Legs"

Parody Written by:


The Lyrics

Lorelei - a legend about a siren who sits on a rock and lures sailors to their doom. Namibia - a country in southern Africa with tremendous sand dunes along the beach. Skeleton Coast - the Namibia coastline so named for its dangerous current that has been the site of many shipwreaks.
My stomach is in a commotion
My head hangs o'er the rail
I'm feeding the fish in the ocean
Adrift in the ne'er ending gale.

The wind blows hard and blustry
The Skeleton Coast is rough
The dunes are very lofty
And that is not enough.

A siren atop's awaiting
Designer dress she wears
Scenerio so inviting
Pap'razzi do beware.

Insists it's a wardrobe malfunction
She flaunts her leg so pale
She lures the men with her unction
Their widows know the tale.

Cowboy Dave is a sailor
Thinking of his true love
He sees through his telescope danger
The siren up above.

He gets on the short wave line
Alerts all the ships at sea
Beware of Namibia's shoreline
And the legs that beckon thee!

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AFW - March 02, 2012 - Report this comment
Interesting and poetic...Cowboy Dave, eh? didn't know he was a sailor, too...wait'll LCC hears about this...and of course, the siren, must be Angelina..doesn't look like Brad can keep a handle on her
Rob Arndt - March 02, 2012 - Report this comment
555 for the German folk song written by German-Jew Heinrich Heine AND for the Kanonenboot K4: When German invaded Belgium in 1940, several ships were captured in a Belgium shipyard, one of them the fishery protection ships Artevelde. Its secondary task was to perform as a yacht for the Belgian king. Since the ship was close to its launch date, it was decided to complete the ship under the provisional name Lorelei . After its launch on 28.08.1940 the ship was towed to the Netherlands where it was completed and commissioned on 25.03.1943. Until the end of the war, the now named K4 was used as a convoy escort in the southern North sea. In June of 1945 it was returned ot Belgium where it was used as a guarding ship until 1950. Used as a floating barrack for another four year, it was broken down in 1954/55.
2Eagle - March 02, 2012 - Report this comment
Thanks, AFW - There's more than one way for a man to earn a living. He may be a sailor, but he has eyes only for LilYouKnowWho and the Big A isn't the only siren on the beach. Danke, Herr Arndt - I understand that Namibia was a German colony, too.
Rob Arndt - March 02, 2012 - Report this comment
Yes, Namibia was one German South West Africa and there was war from 1904-07 in which 19,000 German forces killed and murdered 42,000-60,000+ Hereros and Namaqua in battle, concentration camps, medical experiments, and genocide... long before Hitler and the SS! In 1915, German troops surrendered to South Africa on behalf of the British Empire.
2Eagle - March 02, 2012 - Report this comment
Herr Arndt, whew! I understand there are some Germans still living there. I know Namibia has some incredible scenery and wildlife. It borders on Botswana whose capitol is Gabarone - Burbank's sister city.
LilCougarCakes - March 02, 2012 - Report this comment
Lord 2Ease, so that is where Cowboy Dave spends his daze . . . Love your write, Sir ! Also, cDave was a fan of German Potato PanCakes. . . man, could he eat a pile of them . . .
2Eagle - March 02, 2012 - Report this comment
Thanks, LilCougar - glad you enjoyed. Are German potato pancakes the same as latkes?
Rob Arndt - March 03, 2012 - Report this comment
Peter Andersson - March 03, 2012 - Report this comment
So that's the skeleton coast, huh? All I know about Namibia is that Frankie Frederick came from there, the second best 200 meters sprinter during the Michael Johnson era.
2Eagle - March 03, 2012 - Report this comment
Danke, Herr Arndt - I could use thos recipes. Thanks, Peter - what inspired this was the fact that The Pitts was dilly dallying with the big A while in Namibia and Jen found out about it the hard way. I designed a T shirt with a cartoon of Angie as a pregnant Lorelei.
NorCALkitty - March 05, 2012 - Report this comment
Lord 2Ease, Duke -A -Vocado, I'd love to see that t-Shirt, Sir . . . in answer to the Pancake question: My Grandma, auf Austria, peeled, graded the 'raw' spuds, added one egg, saltz, & only the slightest bit of four, then fried all that we kids would eat. She topped them w/apple sauce. But J-ONE preferred his topped mit green onions(sans sauce). Would this be a la Latke, Sir ? ?
2Eagle - March 06, 2012 - Report this comment
NorCal: Here t'is. Yummy! That sounds like the same thing they have for Channuka and I wanted to learn to make it without making a mess.
NorCALcookie - March 07, 2012 - Report this comment
Lord 2Ease, Le Marquis de la-Vocado, the secret is to eat 'em "hot & wet", as in dripping w/oil . . . when the hot grease hits the raw potato . . . well, Sir, it's like cBroDave would say, " Cowboy H E A V E N ", after downing a plate full, as he staggered from the table to the livingroom ! Warning: don't eat this on a regular basis, Sir !
2Eagle - March 07, 2012 - Report this comment
Why do you think they eat them on Channukah? They are a symbol of the oil that lasted while Israel was under siege. But like Jewish food it can be habit forming. Now that Passover is coming up you can buy a 5 pound box of those Jewish crackers for $2.00 and eat them with cream cheese.
LingOnLilly - March 14, 2012 - Report this comment
Lord 2Ease, LeMarquis d'avocado, Sir, try ~ Lingon Berry ~ jam w/cream cheese . . . Heaven! D'Arbo auf Austria makes it; I'm told that IKEA also carrries another brand, too. It resembles a red-currant, but with a delicate flavor that 'cuts the cream' of der cheese!
NorCALgal - March 15, 2012 - Report this comment
Lord 2Ease: P-P-C Part 2: I use Avocado oil ~SanLUCAS~ brand from Mexican stores, 33oz for only $10. Highest burn rate of 520*, Olive oil burns at 360*. My fry pan is ~LeCreuset~ in MarilynMonroe yeller ! This color was carried only by SurLaTable a few years back . . . I'm so proud of my -MM- cookware, Sir !
2Eagle - March 15, 2012 - Report this comment
Thanks, Lilly and NorCal - I certainly will try the lingon berry and if avocado oil has such a high burn rate I will buy it. Have you tried cloudberries?
NorCALgal - March 19, 2012 - Report this comment
No sir, I don't know about cBerries . . . just know about cBros ! ! ~~ Ling-On ~~, Sir.

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