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Song parody: Fog on the Barrow-Downs (The Ramones, Pet Semetary)

Ruxendil_Thoorg
Grey Havens


Jun 12 2012, 4:18am

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Song parody: Fog on the Barrow-Downs (The Ramones, Pet Semetary) Can't Post

Previously, I've posted a series of beach party / surf / California pop rock song parodies. Now we begin exploring the punk genre (primarily the Ramones, the Clash, and the Sex Pistols as the chief pioneers). This was largely and most recently inspired by a punk-related suggestion by Quacking_Troll.



FOG ON THE BARROW-DOWNS (The Ramones, Pet Semetary*)

Upon the hills past the Forest 'tis said
Ancient evil wakes the dead
Come ou’f the ground, they make a fell sound
The smell of death is all around
And the night when the cold wind blows
No one cares, nobody knows

I don't want to feel harrowed in the Downs of the Barrows
I don't want a Wight inside my brain
I don’t want to walk undead in the hills of the haunted
I just want to have my life again.

Cold be hand and heart and bone
And cold be sleep under the stone
Never more to wake on stony bed
Never, till Sun fails and Moon is dead
In the black wind the stars shall die
And still on gold here let them lie!


I feel cold to the marrow in the Downs of the Barrows
I don't want a Wight inside my brain
I won't be a dependent of a Carn Dûm descendant
I just want to have my life again

By water, wood, and sun-lit hill,
I call for ol’ Tom Bombadil.
His boots are yellow, his jacket bright blue,
If he hears then you will soon be through.
In the cairn with my friends laid out
Hope he’s near enough so he might hear me shout….

Please come swifter than arrows to the Downs of the Barrows
I don’t want a Wight inside my brain
We'd been saved from the Willow thanks to Tom Bombadil-lo
I sure hope he’ll save us once again
Oh no
Oh no
I don’t want a Wight inside my brain
Oh no
Oh no
I just want to have my life back again
Oh no no no
Don’t want a Wight in me, not again

http://grooveshark.com/...Semetary+the+Ramones
http://www.lyrics007.com/...matary%20Lyrics.html

A bag is like a hole that you can carry with you.

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Sinister71
Tol Eressea


Jun 13 2012, 4:45pm

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being a Ramones fan [In reply to] Can't Post

i can appreciate this LaughLaughLaugh


QuackingTroll
Valinor


Jun 13 2012, 7:21pm

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Hah! This is awesome! [In reply to] Can't Post

Your genius never fails to disappoint! And punk songs are easy to play Wink Sorry I took a while to notice, I always forget about "Main" **grabs guitar**

"...For if joyful is the fountain that rises in the sun, its springs are in the wells of sorrow unfathomed at the foundations of the Earth"


Ethel Duath
Valinor


Jun 13 2012, 10:07pm

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I won't be a dependent of a Carn Dûm descendant" Hahahahah [In reply to] Can't Post

ahahaha!

May be one of your best! Smile


Otaku-sempai
Half-elven


Jun 14 2012, 12:02am

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I had to go watch the Ramones video first... [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm not that familiar with the original song. Not a bad effort at all!

"Good and ill have not changed since yesteryear; nor are they one thing among Elves and Dwarves and another among Men. It is a man's part to discern them, as much in the Golden Wood as in his own house." - Aragorn


Ruxendil_Thoorg
Grey Havens


Jun 15 2012, 1:18am

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Thanks sinister71! Since you like the Ramones, [In reply to] Can't Post

i'm happy to tell you there will be another Ramones parody coming, further down the pipeline. It will be more recognizable than this one.

A bag is like a hole that you can carry with you.

http://newboards.theonering.net/...rum.cgi?post=424021;


Ruxendil_Thoorg
Grey Havens


Jun 15 2012, 1:23am

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Thank you QuaTro! [In reply to] Can't Post

For the compliment amd for the inspiration!

I hope it was enjoyable to play on guitar and not *too* easy. Wouldn't want you to get bored or anything. *Considers doing a parody series of prog rock music* Wink

A bag is like a hole that you can carry with you.

http://newboards.theonering.net/...rum.cgi?post=424021;


Ruxendil_Thoorg
Grey Havens


Jun 15 2012, 1:30am

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Thank you Ethel :-D [In reply to] Can't Post

And I'm glad you liked that line, I'm quite fond of it myself Laugh

A bag is like a hole that you can carry with you.

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Ruxendil_Thoorg
Grey Havens


Jun 15 2012, 1:39am

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Many thanks sempai! [In reply to] Can't Post

This was not one of their biggest singles, 'tis true. There is another Ramones parody down in the pipeline that you will probably know without having to look for the clip (but I always encourage having the clip running while reading the lyrics, as it was intended to be read). In fact, I'd expect the rest of the punk parody entries coming up to be way more recognizable than this.

A bag is like a hole that you can carry with you.

http://newboards.theonering.net/...rum.cgi?post=424021;


dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Jun 15 2012, 1:52am

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Nice! [In reply to] Can't Post

The parody, that is - although the song's not too bad either! Laugh (Can you tell that I'd never heard it before?)

Awesome working in of the words, I'm amazed at how the rhyme actually fits in.

I wonder if there were any "pets" in the Barrow-downs? Shocked


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Ruxendil_Thoorg
Grey Havens


Jun 15 2012, 2:14am

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oops! almost forgot... [In reply to] Can't Post

I also meant to say i'm not really a genius, etc. Nearly let that slip by me there. Blush but thanks nonetheless.

A bag is like a hole that you can carry with you.

http://newboards.theonering.net/...rum.cgi?post=424021;


Ruxendil_Thoorg
Grey Havens


Jun 15 2012, 2:44am

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Thank you dernwyn :-) [In reply to] Can't Post

I'll admit it, it was a total accident that it turned out that way, the rhyme fitting like it did (with a nip here, a tuck there). I had picked the song only because I was looking for something by the Ramones to modify for Tolkien as part of this punk series. The fit was an exciting find.

Discovering fits like that are part of why I enjoy writing and posting these. It's almost like the song was "meant" for a Tolkien-related parody. Cool

I don't know about Barrow-Downs pets, but if so then would they like to chew on bones? Or would that be considered cannibalism? Laugh

Thanks again!

A bag is like a hole that you can carry with you.

http://newboards.theonering.net/...rum.cgi?post=424021;


QuackingTroll
Valinor


Jun 15 2012, 2:26pm

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How could I get bored with lyrics like this?? [In reply to] Can't Post

My new name is QuacTro, now? (that is my email address actually). I prefer QT because then it sounds like everyone's calling me cutie Tongue But call me what you like, James is my real name. Smile

"...For if joyful is the fountain that rises in the sun, its springs are in the wells of sorrow unfathomed at the foundations of the Earth"


dclary
The Shire

Jun 15 2012, 3:22pm

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My parody song: Fields of Pelennor [In reply to] Can't Post

I had written this a long time ago (it's possible it's on the old TORN boards!), but for a lark I recorded it yesterday. To the tune of "Winter Wonderland" I present to you Spamwise Hamgee and the Sons of Hobbiton, singing "Fields of Pelennor"

Orcs are near, can you hear them?
Nazgul fly, do you fear them?
The battle is nigh, tonight we will ride
fighting on the fields of Pelennor.

Gimli’s axe – it is ringing.
Legolas’ bow – hear it singing.
A beautiful sight, we’re winning tonight
fighting on the fields of Pelennor.

In the rubble they have built a tower
and they move it closer to the wall.
Denethor is raving like a madman
but with Gandalf here we know we’ll never fall.

Later on we’ll perspire
as we clash in the fire.
There’s victory tonight, everything is all right
fighting on the fields of Pelennor.

Rider’s horns, they’re a-blowing,
as they charge with the king of Rohan.
They’ll take out their foes with lances and bows
fighting on the fields of Pelennor.

Orcs are near, can you hear them?
Nazgul fly, do you fear them?
The battle is nigh, tonight we will ride
fighting on the fields of Pelennor.

In the meadow rides the king of Angmar.
He has slain Rohirrim’s mighty lord.
He will meet his end in fire and anger
cause it ain’t no man who’s gonna wield that sword.

Gone away is dear Frodo.
He went where none of us would dare go.
With Sam at his side everything is all right
so we’re fighting on the fields of Pelennor.


(if you want to hear it, gods forbid, the linky: http://hardhobbittobreak.com/?p=229)


Ruxendil_Thoorg
Grey Havens


Jun 15 2012, 6:15pm

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Welcome aboard! [In reply to] Can't Post

Parodies posted as a reply are always welcome in my parody threads. You're my first; I wish I got more of that. Smile

I would have liked it even more if it had contained a response with feedback to my parody in my original post, though. Absent that, it might be considered a form of thread-hijacking. Unsure You have the option of posting a new thread....

I liked your parody, well wrought and scans great with the source song. I especially liked your rhyme of "blowing'" with "Rohan" Laugh i haven't had a chance to check out your link, i mean to as soon as i can.

I also have done a Christmas related parody that covered similar subject matter incl. Pelennor: http://newboards.theonering.net/...?post=411603;#411603 i'd welcome your feedback.

A bag is like a hole that you can carry with you.

http://newboards.theonering.net/...rum.cgi?post=424021;


Ruxendil_Thoorg
Grey Havens


Jun 15 2012, 6:39pm

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Thanks :-) *still might do a prog parody series* >:-) [In reply to] Can't Post

 

Actually i was going for QuaTro as in quatro, like el numero cuatro the number four or Suzy Quatro the rocker. My real name is Mike. Not to disparage your manly aesthetic appeal, but you won't get me call you "QT"/"cutie" TongueLaugh i'll just use "Q" if that's ok. Laugh

A bag is like a hole that you can carry with you.

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QuackingTroll
Valinor


Jun 15 2012, 6:48pm

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"Q" Cool, now I feel like a Men in Black agent! // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

"...For if joyful is the fountain that rises in the sun, its springs are in the wells of sorrow unfathomed at the foundations of the Earth"


dclary
The Shire

Jun 15 2012, 7:18pm

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Apologies [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm sorry, I was just so overwhelmed with joy at seeing other hobbity songs set to earth's music I ended up being very rude and unhobbity. I am sincerely sorry.

I don't know the music of the ramones, so I can't speak for that, but my favorite line of your verse is the in-line rhyme

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I won't be a dependent of a Carn Dûm descendant

The rhythm and flow is so powerful there. I love it.

I'll check out your other thread now!


dclary
The Shire

Jun 15 2012, 7:31pm

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Amazing! [In reply to] Can't Post

I saw it. It was really good. I saw a couple of nitpicky little things at the beginning that threw me off, but as it went, it grew more dense, and full of life and imagination, while staying true to the original verse. Masterful!

My comments didn't bump the thread to the top, though, so no one will see them. Alas.


Ruxendil_Thoorg
Grey Havens


Jun 15 2012, 10:10pm

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No worries! [In reply to] Can't Post

I can relate to the joy of seeing another Hobbity parody. Glad to find and to be found, dclary. We're good here. Welcome to the boards!

Thanks for picking up on that line. Smile Ethel Duath gave mention to that same line in her reply earlier, it so happens.

I hope you'll check out the other parodies I have posted here. Many can be accessed by my link below, in my sig. There are a few other Christmas ones, though not Pelennor related.

A bag is like a hole that you can carry with you.

http://newboards.theonering.net/...rum.cgi?post=424021;


Ruxendil_Thoorg
Grey Havens


Jun 15 2012, 10:17pm

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Wow, thanks! [In reply to] Can't Post

Humble thanks, really. I saw your your thoughtful feedback, which will prompt me to revisit it for more polishing, as per my reply to it a moment ago.

l'd sure like to see some more of yours. I will check out your link.

A bag is like a hole that you can carry with you.

http://newboards.theonering.net/...rum.cgi?post=424021;


Ruxendil_Thoorg
Grey Havens


Jun 15 2012, 10:46pm

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Not a character from James Bond? ;-) // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

A bag is like a hole that you can carry with you.

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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Jun 16 2012, 12:41pm

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Awesome! [In reply to] Can't Post

Your parodies are so much fun! What a lot of work! THANKS!


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Ruxendil_Thoorg
Grey Havens


Jun 16 2012, 12:57pm

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Thanks gramma! [In reply to] Can't Post

I have fun doing them, and reading your replies. Smile

A bag is like a hole that you can carry with you.

http://newboards.theonering.net/...rum.cgi?post=424021;

 
 

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