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Song Parodies -> "On Top of Manhattan"

Original Song Title:

"On Top of Old Smoky"

Original Performer:

The Weavers

Parody Song Title:

"On Top of Manhattan"

Parody Written by:

Michael Pacholek

The Lyrics

This probably owes more to "On Top of Spaghetti" by Tom Glazer -- which, being a children's song, I heard long before I knew "On Top of Old Smoky" existed. So what's this about? Skyscrapers? King Kong? 9/11? Nope. Hockey. Specifically, the most hated hockey player in America. If you throw in Canada, there might be one or two members of the Toronto Maple Leafs ahead of him, but not that far ahead.
On top of Manhattan
all covered with ice.
There's a guy named Sean Avery.
He's not very nice.

He plays for the Rangers.
A team in New York.
This guy named Sean Avery
he's really a dork.

He plays in the Garden.
His antics are bush.
Let's go find Sean Avery.
Knock him on his tush.

Gets two minutes for boarding.
Two more for a hook.
For the kind found in hockey
or in prostitute's book.

By defense, should be covered.
On his back we should toss.
He's really a meatball
and deserves every loss.

So if you see Sean Avery
all covered with sleaze
go knock down that meatball.
All fans you will please.
And let us not forget the greatest parodist of his time, Allan Sherman, who sang, "On top of old Smokey, all covered with hair... Of course, I'm referring to Smokey the Bear."

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Pacing: 4.3
How Funny: 4.3
Overall Rating: 4.3

Total Votes: 6

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Max Power - May 16, 2008 - Report this comment
It's because he flipped off your favorite player didn't he? 555 goal lead
littleCUBcakes - May 16, 2008 - Report this comment
Good parody, Lord Pacholek . . . tho I know NOT what it means. . . .
AFW - May 16, 2008 - Report this comment
Cool and slick
Melanie Lee - May 17, 2008 - Report this comment
Cute stuff. 5-5-5. (Hat trick?)
Wendy Christopher - May 19, 2008 - Report this comment
Hehee... nice one, Michael! 555 - even taking into account that I know less than zilch about baseball..... or whatever sport this guy is playing.... still brilliant parody tho!

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