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Song Parodies -> "Midway Special"

Original Song Title:

"Midnight Special"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Leadbelly

Parody Song Title:

"Midway Special"

Parody Written by:

Michael Pacholek

The Lyrics

Who would've thought back in April that the White Sox would become the new "Monsters of the Midway"?
Well, you wake up in the morning, boy
you get the Sun-Times thing.
Read Mariotti's column, boy
it's the same damn thing.
But this time, they will be different, boy
the words you got there in your hand.
The White Sox won the World Series, boy
and Ozzie Guillen is the man.

Let the Midway Special
shine its light on me.
Let the Midway Special
shine its ever-lovin' light on me.

Now, if you're ever in Houston, boy
you know you better hit great.
You better be flashin' leather, boy
and get the ball over the plate.
'Cause you beat the Cleveland Indians
and you knocked the Red Sox down.
Clipped the wings of the Angels, boy
and now you're glory-bound!

Let the Midway Special
shine its light on me.
Let the Midway Special
shine its ever-lovin' light on me.

Here comes the Commissioner, boy.
Ask me, why is that, I say?
I can tell by his scowl, boy
and by his bad toupee.
Cheap suit on his shoulders, boy
expensive trophy in his hand.
He gives it to the Pale Hose, boy
to forever stand.

Let the Midway Special
shine its light on me.
Let the Midway Special
shine its ever-lovin' light on me!

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John Barry - October 28, 2005 - Report this comment
Last year, Sox break an 80-plus year drought; this year, Sox break an 80-plus year drought. Hmmm? 5s
alvin rhodes - October 28, 2005 - Report this comment
beautiful job on this one...cubs next year ?.....5s
AFW - October 28, 2005 - Report this comment
I like train songs, and I like train songs turned into baseball parodies....altho, I'm an Indians fan, glad to see another team, like Chicago in, and win, the series...instead of so much Yankees and Braves dominance..good job, here..fives
Johnny D - October 28, 2005 - Report this comment
Sox & Sox clean them Yankees' clocks.
Lionel Mertens - October 29, 2005 - Report this comment
Man!, I'm glad you thought of this one. You're batting a .555 with me.
Michael Pacholek - October 30, 2005 - Report this comment
Rest in peace, Al Lopez. The former all-time leader in games caught (since surpassed by Bob Boone and then Carlton Fisk) and the only manager between 1949 and 1964 to beat the Yankees out for the American League Pennant (1954 Indians and 1959 White Sox) has died. He was 97, and made it just long enough to see the White Sox (but not the Indians) finally win the World Series. With his death, former Yankee shortstop and broadcaster Phil Rizzuto -- my favorite Scooter, not Lewis Libby -- becomes the oldest living member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. He's 88.

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