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Song Parodies -> "No one Picked Like Ol' Les Paul"

Original Song Title:

"The Wabash Cannonball"

Original Performer:

Roy Acuff

Parody Song Title:

"No one Picked Like Ol' Les Paul"

Parody Written by:

Airfarcewon

The Lyrics

He was born, Lester William Polfus
Nine-teen fifteen, the year
In the town, Waukesha, Wisconsin
Had a fine tuned music ear
Played gui-tar gigs at thirteen,
Show biz-ness was his call
In the thirties jazzed chicago,
No one picked like ol' Les Paul

Just listen to the bass beat,
Your favorite classic tune
Every note as pure as raindrops
On an April afternoon
Pioneered electric echos,
Strummed a storm, was loved by all
A gifted gui-tar player
No one picked like ol' Les Paul..

As his career was climbin'
Had a great idea, one day
Cut some multi-tracks of "Lover"
And a star was on his way..
Mary Ford became the singer,
"Tiger Rag", "How High The Moon"
The critics and the public
Said, "Ol Paul sure picks a tune.."

Oh listen to that bass beat,
Your favorite classic tune
Every note as pure as raindrops
On an April afternoon
Pioneered electric echos,
Strummed a storm, was loved by all
A gifted guitar player,
No one picked like ol' Les Paul..

Here's to Lester Polfus,
His fame shall ever stand
And he will be remembered
As a gui-tar picker, grand
Called the Wizard of Waukesha,
Till his maker came to call
He passed away last August,
No one picked like ol' Les Paul..

Just listen to that bass beat,
Your favorite country tune
Every note as pure as raindrops
On an April afternoon
Pioneered electric echos,
Strummed a storm, was loved by all
A gifted guitar player,
No one picked like ol' Les Paul.

No one picked like ol' Les Paul..

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Old Man Ribber - January 11, 2010 - Report this comment
A worthy subject well executed. I share your opinion and am patiently waiting for the Les Paul of the trombone to appear. ;D
Mark Scotti - January 11, 2010 - Report this comment
Great tribute! Someone should compose on original "Kickin" guitar "face melting" song, honoring this great pioneer!!!
Andy Primus - January 11, 2010 - Report this comment
DKTOS but a great tribute to the best player of his era. I watched a TV documentary about him last week. Great story about how he made the first double-track recorder.
DJ Blaze - January 11, 2010 - Report this comment
RIP Les Paul. He and his guitars will definitely be missed. Great job on this tribute. 555
littleCUPcakes - January 11, 2010 - Report this comment
LesPaul = the Guitar Czar ! Fine tribute to the Fathero of the Electric guitar, sir L'Air de Farce.
TR - January 11, 2010 - Report this comment
The line, "In the town, Waukesha, Wisconsin", is a little wordy, when "In Waukesha, Wisconsin" is just as effective. (Pronounced WAW-kuh-Shaw, but I'm sure you knew that.). 555
blackjack21 - January 11, 2010 - Report this comment
Diggin on my Les Paul guitar on Guitar Hero and really diggin' on your Les Paul parody. Great job, 555.
AFW - January 11, 2010 - Report this comment
Thanks all for V & C
Christie Marie M - January 11, 2010 - Report this comment
A touching tribute to Les Paul, though I don't know too much about him. I just caught him on YouTube and watched 2 clips of Les Paul and Mary Ford show and he's quite the guitar player. I'll read more about him, though. 555.
TJC - January 11, 2010 - Report this comment
Ironically (or is that 'iconically'), Les than the sum of its parts!
tjc - January 12, 2010 - Report this comment
Sorry! Should have read "Les is *more* than the sum of its parts!"

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