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Song Parodies -> "Bangin' Out The Hits"

Original Song Title:

"Puttin' On The Ritz"

Original Performer:

Irving Berlin

Parody Song Title:

"Bangin' Out The Hits"

Parody Written by:

John Jenkins

The Lyrics

Sung by Sammy Sosa
Have you seen what got concealed
In bat racks at Wrigley Field?
At that famous sports venue,
I could hit like Rod Carew
With the power of Babe Ruth.
But don't ask me for the truth
Because it is the pits
Not getting any hits!

When the hits stop falling in
And nitwits start calling in
To sports talk twits
Ripping me to bits,
Then it's time to pad my stats
Going to wine shops with my bats
Finding cork that fits
Bangin' out the hits.

Left hand power pitchers I am scarin'
Trying hard to play like Henry Aaron.
Very darin'!

Watch me fix my batting slumps
With corked sticks to fool the umps
Givin' pitchers' fits,
Bangin' out the hits.
All of today's heroes realize
It's OK to tell a few lies.
We misfits.
Will not call it quits.

If you ask me questions, I get silly
Trying to act like Milli Vanilli
And Slick Willie!

Winning awards or elections
Always gives us big erections.
I won't quit
Bangin' out the hits,
Bangin' out the hits,
Bangin' out the hits!

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royce miller - June 18, 2003 - Report this comment
Pretty funny, John--I thought of doing one about this topic, but never got down to it and you did a good job of a hard song
Jeff Reuben - June 18, 2003 - Report this comment
Very good song, lots of history!
Mike (Mike Armstrong) - June 18, 2003 - Report this comment
Good - as an anti-Cubs fan, I was delighted when Sosa got caught. Very nice parody.
Michael Pacholek - June 18, 2003 - Report this comment
Sammy Sosa, Bill Clinton, Milli Vanilli? As they used to sing on "Sesame Street," One of these things just doesn't belong here! You do Slammin' Sammy and Repub-Slammin' Bill a grave disservice by comparing them to, as Arsenio Hall would say, Milli and Vanilli.
Claude Prez - June 18, 2003 - Report this comment
Dude, this was great. "Going to wine shops with my bats"--That's funny as hell.
John Jenkins - June 18, 2003 - Report this comment
As usual, Michael Pacholek is correct - one of the three objects of the parody committed the most serious act and the other two should not be brought down to that level. Of course, the most serious act was lying under oath - which only Bill Clinton did.
Rice Cube - June 18, 2003 - Report this comment
John Jenkins, you are my hero. I do believe Sammy did make an innocent (albeit STUPID) mistake, being a sentimental Cubs fan, but I liked what you did with this parody :-)

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