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In a Sow’s Ear 2-22-10

Remember the early 60s? When you “sang along with Mitch” and warbled the lyrics to the week’s top popular tunes? You stared at the television and were told to “just follow the bouncing ball” above words that were superimposed on the screen.

Fred Hertz and Charles Grean – a collaborating pair of song writers – wrote a tongue-in-cheek ditty titled, “The Man Who Wouldn’t Sing Along With Mitch.” As someone said, if you’re going to plagiarize, plagiarize from the best – or anyway, the wittiest. With that in mind, here’s a parody titled, “The Cowgirl Who Wouldn’t Sing A Cowboy Song.”

The Cowgirl Who Wouldn’t Sing

a Cowboy Song

Oh, here’s the sorry story

of a maladjusted gal

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She seemed a normal cowgirl,

but here’s what’s wrong

She had an eccentricity that banned

her from society

The cowgirl just would not sing

a cowboy song.

Chorus …

We’ll have to hang her from the rafters

Throw her to a throng

The cowgirl who would not sing

a cowboy song.

She had a normal childhood and

she grew up rather well

She was pretty, she was charming,

she got along

But then her world came tumbling down

as word began to get around

That she refused to sing

a cowboy song.

Chorus …

We’ll have to hang her from the rafters

Throw her to a throng

The cowgirl who would not sing

a cowboy song.

She got a job in Hollywood

and worked up to the top

Then the movie maker boys

said she don’t belong

The director boss got real upset

and dropped her from the set

“In my film you must sing cowboy songs!”

Chorus …

We’ll have to hang her from the rafters

Throw her to a throng

The cowgirl who would not sing

a cowboy song.

She fled to old Montana

just to really get away

She jumped aboard a bronc

and fell headlong

On landing she found out the ride

had ruined all her snotty pride

But still she would not sing

a cowboy song.

Chorus …

We’ll have to hang her from the rafters

Throw her to a throng

The cowgirl who would not sing

a cowboy song.

Now when her life was over

and she faced the pearly gates

She found them locked

and rapped upon a gong

The angels all were occupied;

they’d laid their golden harps aside

And all were singing

good old cowboy songs.

Chorus …

We’ll have to hang her from the rafters

Throw her to a throng

The cowgirl who would not sing

a cowboy song.