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Song Parodies -> "'Need More Cowbell,' says Bruce"

Original Song Title:

"I Put a Spell on You"

Original Performer:

Screamin' Jay Hawkins

Parody Song Title:

"'Need More Cowbell,' says Bruce"

Parody Written by:

John A. Barry

The Lyrics

In case you missed it, "More cowbell" is a line from an April 8, 2000, Saturday Night Live comedy sketch about the recording of the song "(Don't Fear) The Reaper" by Blue Öyster Cult. The sketch featured guest host Christopher Walken as music producer Bruce Dickinson asking for more from the cowbell player (Will Ferrell). At one point, Bruce says, "I got a fever. And the only prescription... is more cowbell!"
"Need more cowbell," says Bruce,
"The kind from kine.

"You gotta bop that bell and boost
dBs higher!
Get on fire!!

"Go ahead and bash it--
Bring that drumstick down.
Got a fever badly. . .
Only prescription's more cowbell sound.

"Need more cowbell from you,
Loud as land mine,
My whine.

"I love juice,
I love food,
I love 'tude,
I love brood from a cow,
But I don't care
'bout bellows from beasts--
I need bell now!

"Can't hear it!

"So give that bell a boost;
Crank it to '9'."

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Total Votes: 5

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Jack Wilson - March 08, 2007 - Report this comment
Oh you are da freakin MAN, love that cowbell!
Michael Pacholek - March 08, 2007 - Report this comment
Another bovine parody. And I take it you're gonna keep on writing "Spells" 'til the cows come home.
alvin rhodes - March 08, 2007 - Report this comment
this rings true
Paul Robinson - March 08, 2007 - Report this comment
Truth be told: I like the cowbell in that's ~ ~ ~
John Barry - March 08, 2007 - Report this comment
Thanks, Jack, Michael (gonna try), Alvin, Paul.
Stuart McArthur - March 08, 2007 - Report this comment
I knew there had to be a story and there was - funny SNL anecdote JAB - wish I'd seen it but we don't get it hear - funny idea to honour it too - 555

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