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Song Parodies -> "Rura Penthe Blues"

Original Song Title:

"Folsom Prison Blues"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Johnny Cash

Parody Song Title:

"Rura Penthe Blues"

Parody Written by:

Michael Pacholek

The Lyrics

Qa'Pla! I'm Johnny Kaash! Vote fives on this one, or taste my ring of fire! To vote ones would be without honor! (And if you don't know what I'm talking about, then none of this will make any sense to you...Micro-brain!)
I hear the ship a-comin', it's bringin' in new men
and I ain't seen no sun shine since I don't know when.
I'm stuck in Rura Penthe, I'm in an awful fix.
But that ship's back a-flyin' off to Altair Six.

When I was just a loDHom, my mother told me, "Kort,
always fight with honor, don't you ever kill for sport!"
But I stabbed a man on Praxis just to watch him die.
When I jear those big warp engines, I hang my head and cry.

I bet there's warriors flyin' with a freshly-scrubbed airlock.
They're probably drinkin' bloodwine and eatin' fresh-served gagh.
Well, I know I had it comin', and here I'll probably croak.
But those men with die with honor, and that's what makes me choke.

Well, if they freed me from this prison, don't mine no more benzite
bet I'd grab a shuttle, and I'ld blast on out tonight
far from Rura Penthe, that's where I want to stay
and I'd let those big warp engines blow my blues away.
Johnny Cash actually did play a Klingon once, zapping Worf with a pain-stick in a "Day of Ascension" simulation in the first season episode "Coming of Age" (3/14/88). But don't think it was THAT great an honor: One of the other Klingons in the simulation was John Tesh, whose contributions to music are topped by the "NBA On NBC" theme. "And I still miss some shots."

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Johnny D - March 10, 2004 - Report this comment
555. I've heard that some people have been known to picket John Tesh's concerts, claiming that he is in actuality a space alien.
Micro Brain - March 10, 2004 - Report this comment
I have no honor and I can't count past two and you are correct - this makes no sense.

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