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Song Parodies -> "Air Trip Woes"

Original Song Title:

"The Battle of New Orleans"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Johnny Horton

Parody Song Title:

"Air Trip Woes"

Parody Written by:

Adagio

The Lyrics

This is actually a compilation of only two trips.The midi is http://webpages.charter.net/tbeaudro/index.html
Few years ago we took a little trip
So long, we'll send you postcards from the mighty Vegas Strip.
We took a largish airplane with their little nuts of pea,
And we caught the cruddy airplane, their service was so lean.

Required our gate and so we began a-runnin'
Heavy bags flapping thighs only ten more miles to go.
We're tired and worn but we kept on a-coming,
On down the airport hallway to the gate that's numbered fo'.

Made time by a sliver and now our plane has come.
And we were all so hungry but we couldn't get a crumb.
No time to buy some food even on the wing,
We were refined, ate dumb peanuts and didn't say a thing.

Required our gate and so we began a-runnin'
Heavy bags flapping thighs only ten more miles to go.
We're tired and worn but we kept on a-coming,
On down the airport hallway to the gate that's numbered fo'.

What a sob story we can almost hear their cries,
The airlines lost our luggage. "Oh, we COULD not tell a lie."
The room caused us dire it was the room from hell.
Then we opened up our closet what is that...smell...we

..required our gate and so we began a-runnin'
Heavy bags flapping thighs only ten more miles to go.
We're tired and worn but we kept on a-coming,
On down the airport hallway to the gate that's numbered fo'.

Yeah, ran through the hallway and over barricades did scramble.
And I ran past the people until they hollered "hey, whoa"
Ran so fast that I was going to trample 'em,
To my state of Tennessee is where I'm aiming to go.

My plane's late and I have to stay in this here town,
They said to take a later plane to get off of the ground.
Didn't offer any bed and no room for my behind,
Yes they do stand and scoff and yes, I certainly do mind.

Required our gate and so we began a-runnin'
Heavy bags flapping thighs only ten more miles to go.
We're tired and worn but we kept on a-coming,
On down the airport hallway to the gate that's numbered fo'.

Yeah, ran through the hallway and over barricades did scramble.
And I ran past the people until they hollered "hey, whoa"
Ran so fast that I was going to trample 'em,
To my state of Tennessee is where I'm aiming to go.


SPOKEN TAG

Puff, puff, I go
Cough, cough, I go
Puff, puff, I go
Cough, cough, I go

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Pacing: 4.8
How Funny: 4.8
Overall Rating: 4.8

Total Votes: 13

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 3   1
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Laurence Dunne - April 14, 2004 - Report this comment
555. "It can hardly be a coincidence that no language on Earth has ever produced the expression ‘as pretty as an airport’. Airports are ugly. Some are very ugly. Some attain a degree of ugliness that can only be the result of a special effort. This ugliness arises because airports are full of people who are tired, cross, and have just discovered that their luggage has landed in Murmansk (Murmansk airport is the only known exception to this otherwise infallible rule), and architects have on the whole tried to reflect this in their designs. They have sought to highlight the tiredness and crossness motif with brutal shapes and nerve jangling colours, to make effortless the business of separating the traveller for ever from his or her luggage or loved ones, to confuse the traveller with arrows that appear to point at the windows, distant tie racks, or the current position of Ursa Minor in the night sky, and wherever possible to expose the plumbing on the grounds that it is functional, and conceal the location of the departure gates, presumably on the grounds that they are not." - Douglas Adams, from the opening page of the book "The long dark tea-time of the soul"
Adagio - April 14, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks, Laurence, for your thoughtful reply. Your 5's didn't take, though.
Tim Hall - April 14, 2004 - Report this comment
This should be the theme song for the Airline show on A&E. Great job.
Laurence Dunne - April 14, 2004 - Report this comment
oops. They took the second time around.....
Adagio - April 14, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks Tim. :D And thanks again, Laurence.
alvin rhodes - April 14, 2004 - Report this comment
great jobs...5s...i can SO relate to this....airports suck !
Adagio - April 14, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks, alvin!
Claude Prez - April 14, 2004 - Report this comment
Well done Adagio, and good comment Laurence; I loved that book
Adagio - April 14, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks, Claude.
Paul Robinson - April 14, 2004 - Report this comment
Adagio - You already know how I FEEL about airports. Excellent! 5-5-5. (been having trouble logging onto site last couple days, final got on a little while ago)
Adagio - April 14, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks, Paul...btw, that room was real...lol.
Johnny D - April 15, 2004 - Report this comment
Wow, Pat, this parody's just plane GREAT! 5's
Adagio - April 15, 2004 - Report this comment
Johnny...:D thanks!
Rod Worden - April 15, 2004 - Report this comment
With all the pilots getting busted these days for drunkeness, enjoy the airport while you're there, it's safer! Great job, Adagio, 5-5-5!
Adagio - April 15, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks Rod!
Guy - April 23, 2004 - Report this comment
Pat - I voted on this earlier but didn't comment. Very well written to a not so easy song to parody. I know because I have done a parody on this song before. Well done indeed.
Adagio - April 23, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks, Guy...for the vote and the comment! I'm glad that you said something..
John Jenkins - May 03, 2004 - Report this comment
Very good parody. I enjoyed the "nuts of pea" and the "on the wing" lines.
Adagio - May 04, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks, JJ! :D
Agrimorfee - May 10, 2004 - Report this comment
Pace didn't work for me on a few lines...454.
Johnny D - May 10, 2004 - Report this comment
April SOTM - see above!
Adagio - May 11, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks again, Johnny, and thanks agrimorfee!
Melhi - May 12, 2004 - Report this comment
Well she fired those puns and the giggles kept-a comin' -- nice job!
Adagio - May 16, 2004 - Report this comment
Hehe...thanks, Melhi!
Meriadoc - May 17, 2004 - Report this comment
You really must visit the Dayton Airport waiting room someday! The size of my kitchen, and with 2 chairs... :-D
Adagio - May 17, 2004 - Report this comment
Just my size, Mer. Better than running all over the place.
Peregrin - May 18, 2004 - Report this comment
Nice one Adagio, and so true!
Adagio - May 18, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks Peregrin!
Mari D - May 18, 2004 - Report this comment
Up in the air, Junior Birdman! This was fun... but, unfortunately, not for you. Better flying next time!
Adagio - May 19, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks, Mari. From now on, no lay-overs (I hope). Hate those.
neminem - May 22, 2004 - Report this comment
Nice. 5'd.
Adagio - May 22, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks neminem!
2nz - May 27, 2004 - Report this comment
Very well done. It fits the song, which is amazing considering the obvious difficulty of parodying this song. The only thing missing is some guy running after you, screaming, "THERE'S NO RUNNING IN AIRPORTS AFTER 9/11. YOU'RE ALL TERRORISTS." And someone would have to turn back and yell "WE'RE NOT TERRORISTS, BUT YOU CAN CONFISCATE EVERY KNITTING NEEDLE WE OWN IF IT MAKES YA HAPPY." 5's from me.
Adagio - May 27, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks, 2nz! I didn't think of the terrorist and knitting needles bit...that would have been perfect! Next time... :D
Spaff.com - May 27, 2004 - Report this comment
Nice, Patagio. Fave line: "So long - we'll send you postcards from the mighty Vegas Strip." Oh, and "numbered fo'."

And Laudanum: I read that passage years ago and will never forget the term "pretty as an airport." I'm 100% convinced that Douglas Adams is the reason new airports are looking better (comparatively) - and old ones are trying to make themselves over.
Adagio - May 28, 2004 - Report this comment
Spaff, thanks! They might be mistaking 'pretty' for bigger than the city that they're in. ;)
Paul Robinson - May 31, 2004 - Report this comment
SOTM - Adagio - fine job and very appropo since I believe you are going to be doing a bit of flying very soon. Hope those flights are better than what you've described above.
Adagio - May 31, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks, Paul. I just realized what parody I had up for April SOTM...the irony! I'll hope it's better, but we have to go through O'Hare (rats).
Diva - June 04, 2004 - Report this comment
Great! One of your best.
Adagio - June 04, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks Diva. :)
Michael Pacholek - June 05, 2004 - Report this comment
I was hoping this would be better, but any song that rips air travel gets fives from me. Even the Beatles hated it: "All the way, the paper bag was on my knee, man, I had a dreadful flight."
Adagio - June 05, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks, Michael...even though left-handed...;)
Guy - March 21, 2005 - Report this comment
(ABC-A) See above comments. Re-read this without getting air-sick. This one still flies. Restoring previous vote.
Adagio - March 21, 2005 - Report this comment
Thank you, Guy. :)
Melhi - March 21, 2005 - Report this comment
(ABC) See my previous comment *A*bove ^
Adagio - March 22, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks Melhi!
Johnny D - March 22, 2005 - Report this comment
(ABC) See above, restoring vote.
EmiLoca - March 22, 2005 - Report this comment
(ABC) Super job on a tough parody - 555.
Agrimorfee - March 23, 2005 - Report this comment
(ABC05) Your parody was trippin'!
Adagio - March 23, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks Johnny, Emi, and Agrimorfee. :)
Kristof Robertson - March 23, 2005 - Report this comment
(ABC) This was really great, Adagio...as a frequent flyer I totally relate. 555
Adagio - March 23, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks Kristof! :)
Stuart McArthur - March 23, 2005 - Report this comment
(abc) very funny adagio - I don't know how you chose this OS for your tale, but it works perfectly - LOL
Adagio - March 24, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks Stu. The OS had a kind of breathless, running to the next gate feel that I was looking for.
Jake A Ralphing (Luke Brattoni) - March 25, 2005 - Report this comment
(ABC) Great parody, plane and simple. ;)
Charlie Decker - March 26, 2005 - Report this comment
(ABC) I was just on a flight yesterday, and my stupid iPod broke, and the brightness control on my TV (thanks Jet Blue!) didn't work. I hate flying. 555.
Adagio - March 26, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks Luke and Charlie!
MysteryGoat - March 27, 2005 - Report this comment
(ABC) DKTOS
Phil Alexander - March 28, 2005 - Report this comment
I think I can put exactly as I did for JD's 2525 pints of beer: DKTOS, but I think I've been here, too :-)
martha - April 07, 2005 - Report this comment
another terrific parody...really touched a nerve with this one.... and waht a great comment from Laurence!!
Adagio - April 07, 2005 - Report this comment
thanks martha!

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