Monday, 30 December 2013

A Baseball Song: Take Our Hats Off to Borge

POST #11
PARODY-LYRICS
ORIGINAL SONG: "Take Me Out To The Ballgame" 1908, Norworth and von Tilzer, as performed by Sinatra/Kelly, spoofed by Victor Borge.
PARODY COMPOSED: Giorgio Coniglio, September 2013. 

KEYWORDS:  classicsong, wordplay, sports

The second verse invokes the sort of patron with whom you sometimes have to share the cheap-seats-section of your local ballpark; the rendition is modified by the 'traditional' earlier start of lyrics versus music (“Borge-positive version”); the less well-known opposite distortion (“Borge-negative version”) is also shown.  

TAKE OUR HATS OFF TO BORGE


(to the tune of "Take Me Out To The Ballgame")











Victor's "Clown Prince of Denmark” -
Unique musical gags;
He detached lyrics and melody - 
Spiffier spoof than an old parody.
For if you can handle the offset
The cadence will hit the mark,
Seventh In - ning  home-run you’ll score
At the old ballpark.

Tickets cheap for the ballgame,
Seats right up in the clouds;
We won’t buy overpriced drinks and snacks -
Friends snuck in with a couple six-packs.
Let me hoot and jeer at the home-team;
My date’s dismayed that she came,
For it’s one, two, three beers you’re out
At the old ballgame.


(BORGE Version - Lyrics advanced):
………..   (Tickets)
Cheap for the ballgame; seats right
Up in the clouds we won’t
Buy overpriced drinks and snacks  - Friends snuck
In with a couple six-packs. Let me
Hoot and jeer at the home-team;  my date’s
Dismayed that she came, for it’s
Big crowd at Rogers Dome
One, two, three beers you’re out at the
Old ball-game.   xxx-xxx.

(Funky Version - Lyrics Delayed):
xxx-xxx. Tickets cheap for the
Ballgame, seats right up in
The clouds, we won’t buy drinks overpriced
And snacks - Friends snuck in with a couple
Six-packs; let me hoot and jeer at the
Home-team, my date’s dismayed that
She came, for  it’s  one, two, three beers
You’re out at the old.
……….. (ballgame).


Performing Notes

Enjoy chord-charts and lyrics at the Corktown Ukulele Jam songbook:
Corktunes: Take Our Hats Off To Borge

F#7 = 3424

[Bb] Victor's "Clown Prince of [F] Denmark” -
[Bb] Unique musical [F7] gags;
[G7] He detached lyrics and [Cm] melody - 
[C7] Spiffier spoof than an [F7] old parody.
For if [Bb] you can handle the [F7] offset
The [Bb] cadence will hit the [Eb] mark,
Seventh [Cm]In -[F#7]  ning  [Bb] home-run you’ll score
At the [C7] old [F7] ball[Bb]park.

[Bb] Tickets cheap for the [F] ballgame,
[Bb] Seats right up in the [F7] clouds;
[G7] We won’t buy overpriced [Cm] drinks and snacks -
[C7] Friends snuck in with a [F7] couple six-packs.
Let me [Bb] hoot and jeer at the [F7] home-team;
My [Bb] date’s dis[Bb7]mayed that she [Eb] came,
For it’s [Cm7] one, [F#7] two, [Bb] three beers you’re out
At the [C7] old [F7] ball[Bb]game.

(BORGE +ve Version): Lyrics advanced before music

………..   (Tickets)
[Bb] Cheap for the ballgame [F] seats right,
[Bb] Up in the clouds we [F7] won’t
[G7] Buy overpriced drinks and [Cm] snacks  - friends snuck
[C7] In with a couple [F7] six-packs. Let me
Hoot and [Bb] jeer at the home-team;  [F7] my date’s
Dis[Bb]mayed that she [Bb7] came, for [Eb] it’s
One, two, [Cm7] three [F#7] beers [Bb] you’re out at the
Old ball[C7]game.   xxx-xxx.

(BORGE –ve Version): Lyrics delayed

[Bb] xxx-xxx. Tickets cheap [F] for the
[Bb] Ballgame, seats right up [F7] in
[G7] The clouds, we won’t buy [Cm] drinks overpriced
[C7] And snacks - Friends snuck in  [F7] with a couple
 Six-packs; [Bb] let me hoot and jeer [F7] at the
 Home-[Bb]-team, my [Bb7] date’s dismayed [Eb] that
 She came, [Cm7] for  [F#7] it’s [Bb] one, two, three beers
 You’re out [C7] at [F7] the [Bb] old
……….. (ballgame).




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