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Song Parodies -> "The Mystery Of DB Cooper"

Original Song Title:

"The Ballad Of Davey Crockett"

Original Performer:

TV Show Theme

Parody Song Title:

"The Mystery Of DB Cooper"

Parody Written by:


The Lyrics

Some time ago, after submitting a parody to "Ode To Billy Joe" Rob Arndt requested I do one about DB here goes
Jumped from a Boeing o'er the Great Northwest
Lots of cash tightly strapped to his chest
Dark of the night, parachuted on down
Hi-jacked that plane, and he was never found,
DB, DB Cooper, where could old DB be?

They took off from Portland on Thanksgiving Eve
One-way ticket bought, for Seattle'd leave
He carried an attache' - sat in the rear
Smoked a cigarette and - ordered a beer
DB, DB Cooper, he spawned a mystery

To the stewardess, passed a note, real calm
It said, "In this briefcase, I have a bomb,
Need parachutes and two hundred grand,
Or this plane will blow up, please understand"
DB, DB Cooper, as cool as an ice cube, he

They'd land in Seattle for his mega pay
All demands the Feds would meet, that fateful day
Ten thousand "Andrews" filled his case, and then
He ordered a drink, and they took off again
DB, DB Cooper, wearin' black shades, he'd be
(deepened, the mystery)

Miles from nowhere, old DB took his dive
The wilds of night, could he survive?
Well a friend of his cousin's friend said, yes
Lit safe in a treetop, he was truly blessed
DB, DB Cooper, bent down and kissed his rear..

Unstrapped his moola, went to Hollywood
Blew it all on broads, but enjoyed it good
He became a stuntman, was in, "Men In Black"
Then he kicked the bucket, won't be comin' back
DB, DB Cooper - pulled off the perfect crime..
Mystery solved in rhyme..

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Pacing: 5.0
How Funny: 5.0
Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 8

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Barry J. Mitchel - December 03, 2012 - Report this comment
Like Davy Crockett, D.B. Cooper launched into a wild frontier. Good story. 5s
Rob Arndt - December 03, 2012 - Report this comment
I grew up in the '70s so DB Cooper is as memorable as Evel Knievel, Anita Bryant, the SLA, Disco, Streaking, Cabbits, Mood Rings, the Concorde, and so on... 555!
Lifeliver - December 03, 2012 - Report this comment
Nice pacing, AF. The story never reached me at the time but I remember a doc about him on 'Unsolved Mysteries'. Nothing was discovered on Discovery Channel ... Five grand in small change.
Rob Arndt - December 03, 2012 - Report this comment
Thanks again for this parody and if you want me to do a parody on anything (esp. military) let me know :)
Michael Pacholek - December 03, 2012 - Report this comment
I don't know if this is historically accurate -- we may never know -- but it was funny!
Rob Arndt - December 03, 2012 - Report this comment
What he did and how he did it is 100% factual. Did he survive and escape? Well that's 100% speculation as there are even more theories and a whole bunch of new books out!!!
AFW - December 03, 2012 - Report this comment
Thanks, Barry..yeah, it's one of the strangest mysteries of our time...Thanks, Rob, I'll do that...and thanks, LL, yes, there's been lots of speculation about who he really was...and thanks, Rob states, I kept it factual through the first four stanzas, and into the first two lines of the fifth..the rest is cooked up, so to speak..
Brian - December 03, 2012 - Report this comment
Great parody. DB Cooper is the stuff of legend here in the Pacific Northwest. i voted 5s all across.
AFW - December 03, 2012 - Report this comment
Thanks, Brian...good to hear from someone in the locale.
Meriadoc - December 04, 2012 - Report this comment
Nice parody. I grew up on the OS, but it was the Bill Hayes version - not sure if it was exactly the same as the TV theme; had a bit of trouble following it. For some reason I kept trying to sing it to the tune of the Beverly Hillbillies... :O
AFW - December 04, 2012 - Report this comment
Thanks, know, I noticed the similarity to Bev Hills theme, also..I only found a couple versions had about ten verses, and the one I parodied had six..

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