Who is Lucky? Why, Those Men in Kentucky!

HEED THE CALL! YOUR SARCASM AND WIT IS NEEDED!

So, most of you all you know me for reals know that I also muck around with the old-timey-esque musics.  This past week we learned the old Everly Brothers tune (covered most recently by Neko Case) “Bowling Green.” As some of you may be aware, a little known opthamologist from Bowling Green named Rand Paul recently won a Republican Primary in the state of Kentucky, and hopes to replace that (un)beloved old codger Jim Bunning in the US Senate.

Listening to and learning the tune made our intrepid guitar player (Mr. SFL) think of the endless and hilarious possibilities that it offered for parodying, you guessed it, Rand Paul and the TEAfolk voters who elected him.

So, we are offering up a challenge: take the lyrics to the song “Bowling Green” and compose a parody featuring the Tea Party’s champion du jour. We will take the lyrics we like best (whole cloth from what you post, or we might mix/match/edit) and record them for your enjoyment … and post them for the world to hear on YouTube.

Here’s the actual tune (the uberawesome Neko Case’s version – a duet with A.C. Newman from The New Pornographers”):

And here are the ‘original’ lyrics:

Way down in Bowling Green
Prettiest girls I’ve ever seen
A man in Kentucky
Sure is lucky
To live down in Bowling Green

Bowling Green folks treat you kind
They let you think your own mind
A man in Kentucky
Sure is lucky
In Bowling Green you walk your own line

Chorus:
Kentucky sunshine makes the heart unfold
It warms the body
And I know it touches the soul
Bluegrass is fine
Kentucky owns my mind

The fields down in Bowling Green
Have the softest grass i’ve ever seen
A man in Kentucky
Sure is lucky
To lie down in Bowling Green

Bowling Green girls treat you right
They wear dresses cut country tight
A man in Kentucky
Sure is lucky
If he’s seen the Bowling Green light

Chorus:
Kentucky sunshine makes the heart unfold
It warms the body
And I know it touches the soul
Bluegrass is fine
Kentucky owns my mind
Bowling Green Bowling Green
Bowling Green Bowling Green
Bowling Green Bowling Green
Bowling Green Bowling Green

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6 Comments

  1. June 4, 2010 at 1:08 pm

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  2. Jolly Roger said,

    June 9, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    In Kentucky, misters choose their sisters-and guarantee the Rushpubliscum Party a future base of voters 🙂

  3. rob4drok said,

    June 11, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    Here are the submissions I received on Facebook:

    #1

    Way down in Bowling Green
    Conservativest man I’ve ever seen
    A man in Kentucky
    Sure is lucky
    To get teabagged in Bowling Green

    (Background: Paul Paul Paul)
    If infrastructure crumbles who cares
    Taxes should be flat or fair
    A man in Kentucky
    Sure is lucky
    In Bowling Green you push your own chair

    Tea Party claptrap makes the heart close down
    Ignore the needy
    And help the government to drown
    Objectivism is fine
    Tea Party owns my mind

    Teabaggers want progress to halt
    Take civil rights with a grain of salt
    A man in Kentucky
    Sure is lucky
    Everyone’s all going Galt!

    Regulators all should just quit
    Businesses say who can sit
    Speaking of Galt
    It’s not BP’s fault
    The rich deserve all that they get

    The economy may be tight
    But will be better when states have their rights
    A man in Kentucky
    Sure is lucky
    If he’s famous and wealthy and white.

    Tea Party claptrap makes the heart close down
    Ignore the needy
    And help the government to drown
    Objectivism is fine
    Tea Party owns my mind

    Bowling Green Weak Caffeine
    Bowling Green Full of Spleen
    Bowling Green Sure is Mean
    Bowling Green Mujahadeen

    #2

    Way down in Bowling Green
    The strangest voters I’ve ever seen
    A man in Kentucky
    Sure is lucky
    With teabaggers in Bowling Green

    Bowling Green folks have no tact
    They love their guns and that’s a fact
    A man in Kentucky
    Sure is lucky
    Unless he likes the Civil Rights Act

    Chorus:
    Kentucky doctor hates the government
    And regulations
    Unless they’re about your bedroom
    Glenn Beck is fine
    And Fox News owns his mind

    The voters in Bowling Green
    Have the softest heads I’ve ever seen
    A doc in Kentucky
    Sure is lucky
    For teabaggers in Bowling Green

    Way down in Bowling Green
    The teabaggers get really mean
    A man in Kentucky
    Is unlucky
    If he needs help in Bowling Green

    Chorus:
    Kentucky doctor hates the government
    And regulations
    Unless they’re about your bedroom
    Glenn Beck is fine
    And Fox News owns their minds
    Bowling Green Bowling Green
    Bowling Green Bowling Green
    Bowling Green Bowling Green
    Bowling Green Bowling Green

    #3

    Rand Paul is on a roll
    Republican votes he did cajole
    Rookie from Kentucky
    Trin’ to get lucky
    Headin’ for the Senate’s dole.

    Teabaggers lovin’ this new Paul
    Buying in his plan and all
    Empty promise makin’
    None care that he’s fakin’
    Underpants gnomes’ plans and all.

    Chorus #1:
    Ah, attorney Conway’s generally a coot
    A man we should trust, but
    The teapot is starting to toot;
    On white angst they dote
    Diebold will be counting votes…

    Smart voters don’t see a lock
    When to November polls they will flock
    Sayin’ somethin’ crazy
    Pauls’ political daisies
    Will be pushing up all ‘round the clock.

    Chorus #2:
    Oh, the tea Paul’s abrewin’ is now bitter made
    from fear, guns & taxes…
    We will not drink your Kool-Aid.
    Think “BP just made some mistakes?”
    Vote Conway before its too late…

    Rand Paul is crazy. Rand Paul is crazy.
    Rand Paul is crazy. Rand Paul is crazy.
    Rand Paul is crazy; Vote, don’t be lazy.
    He’s a crazy bird. Vote or get what you deserve…

    #4

    Way down in Bowling Green
    Civil rights we wish we’d never seen
    But this man in Kentucky
    Is righteous and plucky
    He’ll fight for the rights of the white regime

    If brown folks want you to treat them kind
    Now you can pay them no mind
    Teabaggers rejoice
    It’s a brave new voice
    In Rand Paul no mercy they will find

    Chorus:
    Only Libertarians can do the math
    Market worship
    Is the one true path
    Deregulate
    No power to the state

    A maverick who gets the view
    That companies are people too
    Stop harassing BP
    They’re just like you or me
    So what if marine life they will screw?

    Sexy Sarah would treat him right
    Prada dresses, price outta sight
    Your tax dollars
    Make Rand holler
    When Palin spends them on skirts so tight

    Chorus:
    Only Rand Paul can do the math
    Pantywaist liberals
    Will incur his wrath
    Government is too large
    Unless he’s in charge

    Liberty, liberty
    Brave Rand Paul, deliver me
    Glenn Beck can be your VP
    Sweet Rand Paul, deliver me

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    February 7, 2012 at 1:57 am

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  6. February 24, 2012 at 10:17 pm

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