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Lyr Req: I Walk the Line (parody)

13 Nov 11 - 08:12 PM (#3256496)
Subject: Parody of I walk the line.
From: kendall

Does anyone have the lyrics to this parody?

Starts out, "I keep my pants up all the time, I keep them up with a piece of twine..."


13 Nov 11 - 08:25 PM (#3256506)
Subject: RE: Parody of I walk the line.
From: GUEST,99

If it indeed was a parody, it was one I heard Mr Cash sing his-self. I'll be back with the verse soon.


13 Nov 11 - 08:36 PM (#3256512)
Subject: RE: Parody of I walk the line.
From: GUEST,9999--making up for the one above

"I Walk The Line"

Better Lyrics:

I keep my pants up with a piece of twine
I keep my fly wide open all the time
I keep the knot loose on my piece of twine
Say you'll be mine, and you can pull the twine

Original Lyrics:

I keep a close watch on this heart of mine
I keep my eyes wide open all the time
I keep the ends out for the tie that binds
Because you're mine, I walk the line

The way I recall hearing it:

I hold my pants up with a piece of twine
I keep my fly wide open all the time
I keep the knot loose on that piece of twine
If you'll be mine, then pull the twine

or

Say you'll be mine, come pull the twine

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The first two stanzas are on the net.


13 Nov 11 - 08:45 PM (#3256516)
Subject: RE: Parody of I walk the line.
From: Jeri

Song's about twine,
And he dropped his '9'.


13 Nov 11 - 08:59 PM (#3256523)
Subject: RE: Parody of I walk the line.
From: Nigel Parsons

I keep a close watch on the beer & wine.
I know the drinking limits that are mine.
"Should you be drinking?"
"Yes, I think I'm fine"
The copper (trooper) says "Please walk the line!"

I think my answers are so very true!
"Have you had many?"; "No, just one or two"
"Yes, at a stretch, it may have been a few!"
"I'm feeling fine"
"Just walk the line!"


Could probably do with another verse or two, but I may have imbibed!

Cheers

Nigel

Feel free to use, or to extend!

Cheers


13 Nov 11 - 09:28 PM (#3256533)
Subject: RE: Parody of I walk the line.
From: Nigel Parsons

As sure as night is dark, And day is light.
I keep that solid white line on my right. (US= I do all my driving on the right)
I keep my open bottle out of sight,
Yet still I find,
I walk the line.


Getting there!


13 Nov 11 - 09:32 PM (#3256534)
Subject: RE: Parody of I walk the line.
From: GUEST

Yer doin' good, too.

Love it.


13 Nov 11 - 09:46 PM (#3256537)
Subject: RE: Parody of I walk the line.
From: Often

Did cash really sing that? Hilarious! i don't suppose there is a video of it kicking around?


13 Nov 11 - 10:00 PM (#3256542)
Subject: RE: Parody of I walk the line.
From: GUEST, Richard Bridge on the Mac

I have heard it as

I keep coat
Tied tight with a belt of twine
I keep my flies wide open all the time
And when a pretty girl
Passes by
I pull the twine
I pull the twine


13 Nov 11 - 11:20 PM (#3256556)
Subject: I Keep My Pants Up With A Piece Of Twine
From: Genie

I keep my pants up with a piece of twine,
I keep my arms wide open all the time,
I keep myself wide open all the time.
Because you're mind,
Please pull the twine.


As I remember it, that was the way the Smothers Brothers did it.

Genie


14 Nov 11 - 05:31 AM (#3256650)
Subject: RE: Parody of I walk the line.
From: Nigel Parsons

To drink's a very very easy thing to do,
I'm sure I'm sober when the evenings through.
Though early on I may have 'called for Hugh'
Just one more time,
I'll walk the line.


15 Nov 11 - 05:18 AM (#3257297)
Subject: Lyr Add: I WALK THE LINE (parody)
From: Nigel Parsons

Pulling those verses together:

I Walk The Line (or try to)
NP Nov 2011

I keep a close watch on the beer & wine.
I know the drinking limits that are mine.
"Should you be drinking?"
"Yes, I think I'm fine"
The copper (trooper) says "Please walk the line!"

I think my answers are so very true!
"Have you had many?"; "No, just one or two"
"Yes, at a stretch, it may have been a few!"
"I'm feeling fine"
"Just walk the line!"

As sure as night is dark, And day is light.
I keep that solid white line on my right. (US= I do all my driving on the right)
I keep my open bottle out of sight,
Yet still I find,
I walk the line.

To drink's a very very easy thing to do,
I'm sure I'm sober when the evenings through.
Though early on I may have 'called for Hugh'
Just one more time,
I'll walk the line.


12 Jan 12 - 04:30 AM (#3289158)
Subject: RE: Parody of I walk the line.
From: Nigel Parsons

Is it true that Johnny Cash made his fortune from collecting the change left behind in Condom vending machines, and that his name commemorates this?


09 Oct 16 - 08:41 AM (#3813574)
Subject: RE: Parody of I walk the line.
From: GUEST,David Marron

We used to sing it this way onstage:

I keep my pants up with a piece of twine
I keep my fly wide open all the time
I keep the ends out for the ties that bind
Because you're mine, please pull the twine


10 Oct 16 - 07:39 AM (#3813727)
Subject: Lyr Add: COUNTY LINE (parody of I WALK THE LINE)
From: voyager

Back in 2000, we came up with this parody of IWtL -

COUNTY LINE
(Tim/Nancy Weil)

Takoma Park is a city unified
With a single set of rules to abide
Our jurisdiction no longer us divides
We're doing fine....we moved the line

We've kept a close watch on this county line
We've lived in PG County most the time
Now they're tearing down the old street signs
We're doing fine....we moved the line

You see more people in the local parks
They say it's safer walking after dark
Police tell us there will be a drop in crime
We're doing fine...we moved the line

Today we're living in Montgomery
As a part of this new community
The zoning maps will show a new design
We're doing fine...we moved the line

They say this town's full of radicals and kooks
Who boycott lawn mowers, Burma Shave and nukes
From time-to-time we've been known to organize
Now we've combined....two county lines

Takoma Park is a city unified
With a single set of rules to abide
Our jurisdiction no longer us divides
We're doing fine....we moved the line

With apologies to Johnny Cash!
copyright Tim and Nancy Weil
@parody
filename[ CNTYLINE
TW
apr00


11 May 18 - 03:34 PM (#3923733)
Subject: RE: Parody of I walk the line.
From: PHJim

I believe Roger Miller made up the first version of the "Twine" song, and though I've never heard Johnny sing it, Roger did sing it to Johnny on the Johnny Cash Show.

Obviously others have made variations on Roger's version, but I believe he was the first. The New Christie Minstrels learned it from Roger and popularized it in the mid-sixties.


06 May 19 - 07:37 PM (#3991169)
Subject: RE: Parody of I walk the line.
From: GUEST,art royer

I;ve got a Levi belt - that works just fine

my baby made it with waxed cotton twine

and after we make love - it works out fine

We both recline - and floss with twine !


06 May 19 - 07:54 PM (#3991172)
Subject: Lyr Add: I CROSS THE LINE (parody I WALK THE LINE)
From: GUEST,Gerry

Here's a different parody, by Bob Gomez:


(Key of F)

I keep a clothes swatch on this d;:^o of mine.
I leave my fly wide open all the time.
My exhibitionism's by design:
Sick is my mind;
I cross the line.

(Key changes to Bb)

I find it very, very easy to be crude.
My songs about gay cowboys can get lewd.
Right now I'm writing while completely nude!
When I'm online,
I cross the line!

(Key changes to Eb)

I scored some pig and human DNA
And made some hybrids in my lab today--
Somehow that porcine person ran away!
I'm in some bind--
I crossed the swine!

(Key changes to Bb)

Went to a party with some freaky friends
Some dressed as Barbies, others dressed as Kens!
Transgenders danced with other intersexual blends--
Drank too much wine!
I crossed the line!

(Key changes to F)

I keep a clothes swatch on this d;:^o of mine.
I leave my fly wide open all the time.
My exhibitionism's by design:
Sick is my mind,
I cross the line!

Sick is my mind,
I cross the line!

Sick is my mind,
I cross the line!...
ęBob Gomez 2006


06 May 19 - 07:58 PM (#3991174)
Subject: RE: Parody of I walk the line.
From: GUEST,Gerry

And here's one for all the optometrists out there, I Read the Line.


09 May 19 - 04:08 PM (#3991564)
Subject: RE: Parody of I walk the line.
From: Donuel

Nigel, my wife says yours is the best.

It should be a video


13 Sep 20 - 07:08 PM (#4071763)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Walk the Line (parody)
From: voyager

Live performance of 'County Line' (1998) as performed by our band, Just Three Chords

County Line (w/ apologies to Johnny Cash)

voyager