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Song Parodies -> "Old Man Winter"

Original Song Title:

"Old Man River"

Original Performer:

Paul Robeson

Parody Song Title:

"Old Man Winter"

Parody Written by:


The Lyrics

Ah yes, winter. Who doesn't enjoy this season? Anyone who relates to this parody that's who.
There's an old man who is a season;
That's the old man that some hate to see.
What does he care if we've got the shivers.
What does he care if we all freeze..

Old Man Winter,
That Old Man Winter
He must be blowing
Cause it keeps snowing,
He just keeps going,
He keeps blowing along.

He don't like driveways,
He don't like walking,
And them that's driving
Will soon be stalling,
But Old Man Winter,
He just keeps blowing along.

Those that know they go insane
Body all aching from scraping panes
See that sky, it looks pale
Get's a little cloudy and
it starts to hail...

I get angry and tired of trying
I'm tired of shoveling
And fear more snowing
And Old Man Winter,
He just keeps blowing along.

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Pacing: 4.4
How Funny: 4.3
Overall Rating: 4.6

Total Votes: 24

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Airfarcewon - December 05, 2004 - Report this comment
The only reason I like because it's the only road to Spring.. Good job, well paced..
Paul Robinson (not to be confused with the OS song performer...) - December 05, 2004 - Report this comment
Very good job...5's ~ ~ ~
Tim Mayfield - December 05, 2004 - Report this comment
Love the original, actually sang it as part of my voice training in college. BTW, great rewrite too, gives me the shivers! 5 frozen fingers up!
Michael Pacholek - December 07, 2004 - Report this comment
No cold shoulder here: Fives for your icy wit.
Claude Prez - January 12, 2005 - Report this comment
Voted on this earlier but never commented. Great idea, very good job. We got 22 inches of snow in 24 hours here right before Christmas and it was the shoveling that just about killed me.
Johnny D - January 12, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM Wild Card) Say, isn't this parody the most well-known song from "Snowboat" ?
Agrimorfee - January 12, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM Wild '05)--Good job.
Kristof Robertson - January 12, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM Wild Card) Perfect song choice for the subject matter, and a really nice parody. 555
MysteryGoat - January 12, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM WC) Good song!
Jake A Ralphing (Luke Brattoni) - January 12, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM WildCard) A fine parody. You'd think he'd retire by now, but Mother Nature gives a lousy pension.
Adagio - January 12, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM WC) Good job!
Melhi - January 12, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM-WC) Cool song! - January 12, 2005 - Report this comment
I grew up around people who longed for the winter so that they could ski. Such people, of course, are idiots; skiing is just something you do to make the most of a bad situation. Old Man Winter BLOWS. This parody doesn't. Nice job, Scathe.
Jeff Reuben - January 13, 2005 - Report this comment
Good song...I'm one of the idiots...of course, I'd only go to Utah to ski, then come back to somewhat relatively warm Maryland. It's a novelty thing.
Stuart McArthur - January 15, 2005 - Report this comment
(wild card) winter's far from my mind, but cold is better than hot, imho - nice work Scathe
martha - January 16, 2005 - Report this comment
loved the "scrapin panes" line ...vert funny!! (wild card)
John Jenkins - January 17, 2005 - Report this comment
In southern California, temperatures were in the 80s today, so I don't really relate to the parody, but I do recognize it as very clever. And I appreciate the reminder of why I don't move.
2nz - January 31, 2005 - Report this comment
Damn, DKTOS. Looks like a quality work here, at least in terms of rhyme scheme. Sometimes I wonder why that old man just won't die, but then I slide down one of his snow-filled hills and I remember why I'd miss him.
Red Ant - September 28, 2005 - Report this comment
(N) Hot is better; at least when you sweat it gets evaporated (well, except in VA where its 95% humidity year round) rather than freeze to you. Great parody Scathe.
Jake A Ralphing (Luke Brattoni) - September 29, 2005 - Report this comment
(ABC) Still a smoooooth parody. But quit yer bitching about snow, the most we Aussies get is half an inch on the car windshield once every six years.
Agrimorfee - September 30, 2005 - Report this comment
(ABC05)see above
Rick D - September 30, 2005 - Report this comment
Good snow job
Kristof Robertson - October 04, 2005 - Report this comment
(ABC) This was really cute, Scathe...well done!
stuart mcarthur - October 04, 2005 - Report this comment
(O) see above - there's no stopping that Old man Winter once he's on a roll, that's fer sure
Johnny D - October 04, 2005 - Report this comment
(ABC) See above, brrrrrrrrr !!!
Saider E. - October 06, 2005 - Report this comment
(O)Old Man Winter making jis way to Chicago, I just hope he keeps blowing along.
Jim Connelly - April 08, 2006 - Report this comment
Never been on the Mississippi Had over 40 years Canadian winters the good bad & ugly. Ten frozen finger, ten frozen toes,makes it hard to wipe dripping frozen nose. Some thing to SING about
Melanie Lee - February 18, 2014 - Report this comment
It's Winter 2014, and I've started a parody on the same song and theme! Enough with the snow, already!

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