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Sunday, November 20, 2011

I re-write the songs

I have a knack for re-writing the words to songs, it's easy for me and I have been doing it since my teens. I hear a song and new words pop into my head immediately. I will admit that the words I came up with years ago were not always designed for family audiences, but hey, I was a teenager. 


I kept these lyrics to myself, singing only to the radio when I was alone. You see, I know that I can't sing. I entered a school talent show when I was in sixth grade and my teacher took me aside afterwards and gently said "Beverly, I am sorry, but you hit every note off-key" and she was right, I couldn't carry a tune.


But that didn't stop me from composing new parodies, like the one I wrote a few years ago, about RV'ers heading back home after spending the winter in Yuma. I was living in an RV Park at the time and overheard the manager say "Another one left the park today" and that was all it took. I went home and wrote Another One Leaves the Park to the tune of Another One Bites the Dust by Queen. I surprised everyone, including myself, by showing up at karaoke and singing it. It was the first time I had sang in public since the sixth grade and no one booed. My song made people laugh. If I had a perfect voice, it probably wouldn't have been as funny. 

Since then I am unstoppable, I write songs about everything and anything, most of them funny. Sometimes all it takes is a comment to inspire a song, or a saying on a t-shirt. I written songs for WWII Veterans, Birthdays, Anniversaries and even a song about Angels (one of the few serious songs I've written). I've even written a few about Parkinson's. I use karaoke versions for the music and copyright my lyrics.  

They all have one thing in common, they are humorous.  Since I cannot upload the songs by themselves to Facebook, Twitter or on here, I make music videos to go along with the new lyrics.  I enjoy taking the silly and sometimes unflattering pictures that I use to illustrate the lyrics.  Here are three of my songs about Parkinson's, have a laugh on me.  Just click the > and it should play the video for you.


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                      Laughing at Parkinson's


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                            My Dopamine 


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                  Just Another Day of Parkinson's

I've often wondered what Mrs. Serles, my sixth grade teacher, would say now.

You can find all my videos on my YouTube channel:

Thank you for reading this story, I hope you enjoyed it. This is just one of a hundred stories in my book, Parkinson's Humor - Funny Stories about My Life with Parkinson's Disease. Please consider purchasing a copy from Amazon.com or your favorite online book seller. Thank you and have a Happy Parkie Day!





7 comments:

  1. I like the line " when my body wants to wiggle that's when I begin to giggle" lol I love it!!! I so get it lol David

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  2. you go girl! I'm starting to Laugh at all the dumb PD stuff thats happening to me and my dad. It really does help!

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  3. You are amazing! We watched your stuff for the last day of 51 on your sight, and laughed our hearts out! :)

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  4. I saw them and loved all 3, do you have any more? Tammi

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  5. If you haven't ever seen Bev's songs, they are a must must must..........She is as funny as a long tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs while at the same time being informative. Jim

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  6. I HAVE ESSENTIAL TREMOR AND HAD A DEEP BRAIN STIMULATOR PUT IN MY BRAIN TO HELP WITH THIS.. ITS SIMULAR TO PARKINSONS... LOVE THIS VIDIO AND SINGING.......

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  7. Bev, I'm a new follower and I'm so glad a friend sent me your link. As a fellow young-onset Parkie, I'd like to thank you for sharing your humor and song writing talent with the world! Happy Thanksgiving!--Pam

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