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Song Parodies -> "My Way"

Original Song Title:

"My Bonnie"

Original Performer:

The Beatles

Parody Song Title:

"My Way"

Parody Written by:

Tommy Turtle

The Lyrics

See intro at today's smoosh of "My Bonnie" to "My Dad" for history of TOS and transition from folk song to "pre-Beatles-name" hit for the Fab Four.

Song being re-worked: "My Way".


My friends, far in life, I have traveled
And soon I face e-ter-ni-ty
Look back as my life has unraveled
I did it the best way for me

I'm sure; plain, pure:
I've followed each highway and street, complete
My case, straight face:
Examples of my way, replete

At times, I've regretted my actions
But really, not many at all
I did the required transactions
And meantime was having a ball!

Might have - bit off
More than I could possibly chew, it's true
Ate up; spit out
I faced life; stood tall; nothing, rue

There've been many heads on my pillow   [1]
I've laughed and I've loved and I've cried
At times, tears would fall by the kilo
Amusing, now, as they subside

(Mob flack? You, whack!)   [1]
Reviewing my life, 'twas discreet-ly sweet
Not shy: this guy
I never conceded defeat!

What good is it, being a man, now --
-- If you cannot voice your own thought?
I said what I wanted to, and how!
I'm lucky I never got caught!

Feel: say. Kneel? Nay
I took all the blows life threw day by day
Stood proud; ne'er bowed
Nor hid it; I did it my way!



[1] Roughly estimated at about 20,000 (heads on pillow or elsewhere), according to Mario Puzo's novel, "The Godfather", in which the Italian singing sensation/actor/nightclub star ("Johnny Fontaine") who gets ahead by virtue of his Mob friendships is most definitely *not* Sinatra, because Sinatra encountered Puzo in a nightclub once, accosted him, and told him that he (Puzo) had better quit implying that Fontaine's character was really Sinatra, because if he didn't, Sinatra's non-Mob non-goons would smash Puzo's non-teeth in, thus proving that Fontaine was not the not-Mob-connected Sinatra. (True story -- "both" of them, actually, heh heh! ;.)

"The Godfather" © 1969 Mario Puzo. Article on similarities and differences between Fontaine and Sinatra © 2010 Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.

All else © 2010 Tommy Turtle. All rights reserved. E-mail: tomm...@yahoo.com

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Mark Scotti - November 03, 2010 - Report this comment
20,001....counting the horse.....LOL!!!
Maya Wei - November 03, 2010 - Report this comment
555... and a bonus for the footnote story!
Tommy Turtle - November 03, 2010 - Report this comment
Mark Scotti: Didn't even think about it!!! (probably because too gross) .. but waay clever!!!! LOL!!!

Maya Wei: Someone *read* a fooTnoTe? Someone actually *READ* it? (faints) ... 'scuse me, I'm OK now .. :-D       Glad you liked it -- the entire novel was a roman a clef (meaning, a study of the written musical scores in ancient Latin ;). Thanks for v/c!
TJC - November 03, 2010 - Report this comment
Standing O's with six 'It's Curtains!' calls! *Very* nicely done and uber-interesting tidbits o' trivia--I *knew* Sinatra was a puzgalist at heart! 'And now' that you've accomplished so much in one swell foop, how you gonna top it--smooshing MG and Edelweiss?
Old Man Ribber - November 04, 2010 - Report this comment
TT - OK! I did several "My" lines for your alternative seven. Anyway...Mein Gott!! Turtle...you have redefined the smoosh...again! I'd normally say "Stop, you bully!"...but I am laughing too hard. You have again raised the bar! Thanks. ;D
Tommy Turtle - November 04, 2010 - Report this comment
TJC: LOL @ "puzgalist! :-D ... How to top it? As the outro to one said, just check back today (Thursday). Thanks for v/c.
        "I Am The Very Model Of The Alpine Flora, Edelweiss"?

Old Man Ribber: I'm afraid I have some rather bad news for you, my friend -- more "bullying" to follow. (see above reply). Better get a ladder for the eventual height of the bar, or you'll never drink again! :-D     (thanks, of course!)
Patrick - November 04, 2010 - Report this comment
I didn't ignore this one, a computer glitch kept the comment from registering. I liked your reference to Sinatra's gangland ties, fictitious though they may not have been. In the 3rd Godfather movie, Johnnie Fontaine refers to his friend, Sinatra. 20,000 women! That would have meant a different woman every night for 57 years. Delete his pre-pubescent years and senility, wow! Where did he find time to sing or appear in movies? I have heard similar numbers attributed to Wilt Chamberlain. He didn't live near as long as Sinatra. He must have been doing them in the locker room at half time.
Tommy Turtle - November 04, 2010 - Report this comment
Patrick: No worries! ...loved the continuation of double-negatives (fictitious - not)
          Uh, you *do* know that it's possible for a young, healthy man to "do it" more than once a day, right? Chamberlain supposedly did get some locker-room quickies pre-and post-game, and we go back to B. Clinton/Lewinsky:

"It depends on what the meaning of "sex" is."

I. e., oral can be a lot faster. Just a guess. Thanks for v/c.
Christie Marie M - November 04, 2010 - Report this comment
Another great smoosh-up from you, Turtle! BTW, I know I'm not around on the site as often as I used to because I'm real busy with my job and I'm still on a hiatus. I may not be writing parodies for awhile, either, but who knows? I just may surprise everybody.
Tommy Turtle - February 23, 2011 - Report this comment
Christie Marie M: Thanks for the trio of comments here - so glad I checked the one, and decided to check the others! Maybe I'd better check the octo-smoosh done the next day ... Thanks for v/c -- and can't wait for you to surprise us!!!

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