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Song Parodies -> "Old Man Shivers"

Original Song Title:

"Old Man River"

Original Performer:

Jerome Kern's ShowBoat

Parody Song Title:

"Old Man Shivers"

Parody Written by:


The Lyrics

There's an old man on a busy corner,
He's an old man no-one wants to be
People don't care about his troubles,
They got their own kind a' misery..

Old Man Shivers,
An old man shivers,
He sits there shakin', his heart is breakin'
Sad and hopeless,
As thru life, homeless, he goes

We got taters,
We wear nice cotton,
And those who don't have
Are just fogotten,
An Old Man Shivers,
Cause there's no givers, of clothes

You and me, we watch TV,
Cozy in laps of luxury,
Warm as toast, eatin roast,
Oblivious and blind
To the needful most...

Got no pillow,
A bed of cardboard,
That's his problem..
Most people are bored
So, an Old Man Shivers,
There are no givers, at all....

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Voting Results

Pacing: 5.0
How Funny: 4.6
Overall Rating: 4.9

Total Votes: 7

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Adagio - December 08, 2004 - Report this comment
I really liked this one. It points out where our hearts should be right now and all the time. 5's
AFW - December 08, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks, Adagio
John Barry - December 08, 2004 - Report this comment
I'm with Adagio.
AFW - December 08, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks, John
alvin rhodes - December 09, 2004 - Report this comment
i was quite touched by your song....this is beautifully written and shows that a parody doesn't have to make us laugh to be outstanding...5s
Johnny D - December 09, 2004 - Report this comment
What John Barry said...
AFW - December 09, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks Alvin, and Johnny D.
Tim Mayfield - December 10, 2004 - Report this comment
Perfectly paced for the holidays too.
AFW - December 16, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks Tim

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