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Song Parodies -> "Sixteen Sons"

Original Song Title:

"Sixteen Tons"

Original Performer:

Tennessee Ernie Ford

Parody Song Title:

"Sixteen Sons"

Parody Written by:

Stan Hall

The Lyrics

"Sixteen Sons"

Well, you may’ve heard about me in a nurs’ry rhyme
I’m an ill-fated woman, old before my time
Ev’ry time I saw a fella, well, I lost control
Now I got more kids than Aretha got soul

I got sixteen sons, and whaddaya bet
The bun in the oven is another son yet?
I can’t feed another one, there’s no room for mo’
In th’ sole of this shoe that we gotta call home.

The first sixteen know their daddy’s name
But ‘cept for the twins no two’s the same.
I guess seventeen gonna haf’ta take mine
’Cause his pop popped me then he took off a-flyin’.


I see a man comin’ now, I step aside --
I lot o’ times I didn’t and I soon got “wide.”
I always was a sucker for that sex-appeal
Now my shoe home's full ’o kid from toe to heel.

© Stan Hall So what's the answer? Give this promiscuous old bawd the boot, or move all her lovers up in a condominium close by? :-)

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Total Votes: 9

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Patrick - February 12, 2008 - Report this comment
The Tennessee Ernie Ford song was always one of my favorites. Mating it up with the Old Lady in the Shoe is truly inspired. Keep up the parodies of the older songs this geezer remembers.
John Barry - February 12, 2008 - Report this comment
15 for "Sixteen."
alvin - February 12, 2008 - Report this comment
i'm a big fan of nursery rhme the aretha line
AFW - February 12, 2008 - Report this comment
Very good job on a song that's been done so much, I thought it was all milked out, but you were able to pull one more winner out of it..
John Jenkins - February 12, 2008 - Report this comment
Good job with the Aretha Franklin metaphor, the "toe to heel" line and the entire parody.
Meriadoc - February 13, 2008 - Report this comment
Cute one Stan! I love Nursery Rhyme parodies!
Peregrin - February 15, 2008 - Report this comment
Very enjoyable - apparently, for the ill-fated woman as well!
LittleCupCakes - February 19, 2008 - Report this comment
555 16 sons!!! Oh Lord, i do hope they are not like the ~ 3 Sons~ of AnnaMay !!!

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