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Song Parodies -> "Old Man Ribber"

Original Song Title:

"Old Man River"

Original Performer:

Paul Robeson

Parody Song Title:

"Old Man Ribber"

Parody Written by:

Airfarcewon

The Lyrics

Old Man Ribber,
Dat Old Man Ribber
He's sure got gumption,
His words say somethin'
He just keeps spoofin'
He keeps on spoofin' along

Zings legislators,
He thinks are rotten..
Good words he writes 'em
They're not forgotten
Dat Old Man Ribber,
He just keeps spoofin' along

You and me, we rack our brain
Spendin' nights sleepless with headache pain
Rhymes forced large
Themes gone pale
Try'n to make our junk,
Humorous, we fail.....

Stumped and dreary,
We go on tryin'
Submits we're givin'
Readers aren't buyin'
But Old Man Ribber,
His votes keep rollin' along

Writes about girls come from North Kentucky
Rooms full of Rosies and Roaches, too
He can hang the lines, and he's not just lucky
Isn't no theme that old man can't do..

He'll look up
A song to clown
One that'll make
Folks smile, not frown..
Stretch their dimples,
Shake their head
And laugh until
Their face turns red

Hopin' he'll stay on here AmI-writin'
Hopin' he'll keep givin' us spoof toss
He's got a style that is never borin'
If he should quit..it would be our loss..

Old Man Ribber,
Dat Old Man Ribber,
He sure got gumption,
His words say somethin'
Dat Old Man Ribber,
He just keeps spoofin'
He keeps on spoofin' along

You and me, we rack our brain
Spendin' nights sleepless with headache pain
Rhymes forced large,
Themes gone pale
Try'n to make our stuff
Humorous, we fail....

Stumped and dreary,
We go on tryin'
Submits we're givin'
The folks aren't buyin'
But Old Man Ribber,
His votes keep rollin' along

He just keeps spoofin' along

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Old Man Ribber - July 23, 2009 - Report this comment
Thanks AFW :D Right back at you!
Timmy1000 - July 23, 2009 - Report this comment
Pretty good write on one of the better spoofers; nice tribute.
Andria - July 23, 2009 - Report this comment
Great one, AFW, and it sums up OMR's parody-writing skills very well. Also, I knew a tribute was on the way from someone, and you did it very well. 5s.
Fiddlegirl - July 23, 2009 - Report this comment
A marvelous tribute to a marvelous writer... How you both churn out witty tunes seemingly by the hour is simply beyond me!
DJ Blaze - July 23, 2009 - Report this comment
To Airfarcewon: You stole my computer... you stole my drinkie... YOU STOLE MY SPAGHETTI!!! Oops, I meant you stole my idea. LOL, just quoting some YTP. Seriously, I thought of writing a parody like this for my Tribute Series. Guess you beat me to the punch. 555
MadameNorCAL - July 23, 2009 - Report this comment
A great write to our ~Mighty Duke oEdge~ , ~Le Marquis de Spoof~ I enjoy your Poetry//Parody immensely, Sir L'Air . . . (( ))
Mark Scotti - July 23, 2009 - Report this comment
Fitting tribute. Great parody writer!
Christie Marie M - July 23, 2009 - Report this comment
Here's a toast to Old Man Ribber, the funniest and talented parodist with his famous namesake, and AFW, the author who's also talented and known to write a bunch of awesome show tune based parodies!! 5's!
AFW - July 23, 2009 - Report this comment
Thanks, OMR..I'm surprised no one had done this before...but I guess you've only been around this site a few months...and thanks, Andria, Fiddlegirl, DJBlaze...sorry, but you could still write another..to this song..and thanks, MNC, Mark, and Christie
Harry - July 24, 2009 - Report this comment
great job, AFW. While I am unfamiliar with Ribber's work, I do know the OS.
rob - July 24, 2009 - Report this comment
great job - very very entertaining parody of a fellow visionary like yourself. you surely rock
alvin - July 24, 2009 - Report this comment
nice tribute to a fine wrier
UnKnownVotres - July 25, 2009 - Report this comment
the ole' Grim Reaper , he don't say nothin', he keeps on takin' . . . another & another, and leaves us to grievin' alone!

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