Sunday, July 7, 2013

15 Hey Mr Tambourine? no Tangerine

My wife believes this is the best written song I've done, and maybe because I was borrowing from the master.  I would lay claim that if you know the original, I tried my best to stay true to the writing rephrasing Bob's words into my cat experiences.  They are all from Toby, but enough were his.  This whole thing started because the old MASH routine where Hawkeye could "go in and go out" when his fellow roommate was on house arrest.  Then I think Garrison Keilor did a routine about a cat doing that, and somehow I heard the second verse and Dylan's lines,

I'm ready to go anywhere, I'm ready for to fade
Into my own parade, cast your dancing spell my way
I promise to go under it.

Catnip for a swirling trip.... now I'm sure that's the same head trip Dylan had going.  HA

Hey if you want this song for free, I have it in with the majority of the CD.  HERE  I kept out the best two songs performed by Nichola and Kim, plus the one that might not be public domain.. ;)

Hey Mr. Tangerine Man (a parody by Dave Schipper © 2006 Rose Riversongs

Hey! Mr. Tangerine Man, place some hair on me,
I'm not sleepy, won’t you walk across my bladder.
Hey! Mr. Tangerine Man, place some hair on me,
In the early mornin’ please yowl a little louder

Though I know your evenin's venture
has returned mouse in mouth
Dropped neatly on the couch,
Left me blindly here to stand at the brink of gagging.
Your weariness amazes me,
You’re sleeping in a heep,
Baked in the sun shine heat
And your little head too dead for dreaming.

Now take this catnip for your
magic swirlin' trip,
Your senses will be slipped, your paws won't feel to grip,
Your tail will attack, daring you to be pouncing
You’re ready to go outside,
Your ready to come in
To go out, to come in, to go out and come in
And then back out again.


Though I see you runnin', spinnin', jumpin'
madly across the room,
It’s not away from anyone, it's just escapin' on the run
But it’s from the invisible foes your facin'.
Yes to dance beneath the human
is not against your pride
When there Kitty treats involved, or chunks of cheese not small
You think, there’s finally a use for him after all.


note... parodies are 100% legal to cover and this one is really about our cat Toby.... plus all the other ones we've had. Parodies should really spoof the original, and I dare you to find Dylan's and look... these are good lines that fit his really well. Thank you Bob. Job well done, now I know what your were writing about.... here's an updated video with a few new clips of Toby.

1 comment:

  1. i like it. 2 cats and a puggle, i understand it and the original was my era