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At The Pawnshop

(written to go with the tune of "Under the Boardwalk")

Oh, when you’re strapped for cash, and your rent is coming due.
If you gambled badly, and your bookie now is after you,
Down at the pawnshop, you need to be, yeah,
Where there’s laptops, old comic books and fine jewelry.

At the pawnshop. Oh, what great fun!
At the pawnshop. You can see lots of guns.
At the pawnshop, buyers look all around.
At the pawnshop, losers look at the ground.
At the pawnshop…. pawnshop!

If you’re soon to wed but can’t afford an expensive ring,
It’s the place to go; they don’t deal in really cheap bling bling.
Down at the pawnshop, you need to be, yeah,
Where there’s laptops, old comic books and fine jewelry.

(repeat refrain)

Check out the song I had in my mind at this link:

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  1. Date: 11/24/2013 3:46:00 PM

    Enjoyed your poem Andrea, at the pawn shop is where you will find the poor I would have added. love Elizabeth

  1. Date: 9/1/2013 12:52:00 PM

    I love this. not familiar with the song. looking forward to checking it out on u-tube. this will be fun. thanks for sharing. sending you soup mail.

  1. Date: 7/17/2013 9:56:00 PM

    One of my favorite ones to sing at Kareoke. I love what you have done with the pawn shop. love phyl

  1. Date: 7/11/2013 7:02:00 PM

    very clever, andrea! i would have placed this higher...

  1. Date: 7/9/2013 10:09:00 AM

    Congrats on your winning poem. Singing along here.

  1. Date: 7/9/2013 8:41:00 AM

    Andrea this a nice one. Congrats on your win. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 7/9/2013 6:02:00 AM

    congrats on your win Andrea

  1. Date: 7/9/2013 12:48:00 AM

    ha I love it .... congrats all the way :-) ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 7/8/2013 9:54:00 PM

    Great lyrics Andrea. CONGRATS.GL

  1. Date: 7/8/2013 4:46:00 PM

    Congratulations on your win, Andrea. With the "boardwalk" theme, this reminds me of the shops along Pacific and Atlantic Avenues in Atlantic City. However, there's not much of a market for comic books.

  1. Date: 7/8/2013 3:20:00 PM

    Andrea, a might fun theme... congratulations in the pawn shop contest...xox~ LINDA

  1. Date: 7/8/2013 12:38:00 PM

    Congrats on your win, my friend.Loved always, bl

  1. Date: 7/8/2013 8:44:00 AM

    Very clever and fun. Congratulations.

  1. Date: 7/3/2013 5:33:00 PM

    Fantastic lyrics and I love where you have taken your poem for the 'Pawn Shop' contest. I've always wanted to look for another guitar in a pawn shop, but then I think how someone had to pocket their beloved guitar for troubled times. I would feel sad every time I'd strum the strings. Good luck in the contest. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 7/2/2013 5:43:00 PM

    Haha! Neat pawnshop lyrics! You even got the guns in there. I suppose not every lady would think of that so thumbs up to you, Andrea!

  1. Date: 6/29/2013 2:59:00 PM

    LOL, had a chuckle here - I remember Bruce Willis singing the original song many years ago

  1. Date: 6/29/2013 7:12:00 AM

    I know the song well from high school and going to the beech and again a clever take on the theme---you should have entered the lyrics contest!

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  1. Date: 6/26/2013 7:28:00 AM

    nice lyrics wishes

  1. Date: 6/25/2013 6:31:00 PM

    Move over Bruce, Andrea's taking the stage lol. Just watch that b(r)oard walk lol. I love new words to songs, this is a great one Petal. Perfect rhymne too, well done indeed. Take care, Richard

  1. Date: 6/25/2013 9:50:00 AM

    So fun,ma'am....Seriously loved it......:):):):)Adarsh...........

  1. Date: 6/25/2013 7:51:00 AM

    I love it, love it! A long time ago my sister and I used to change words of songs into something completely different. It was such fun. I don't have to check the link, I know the song by heart. This is sure to be a winner.

  1. Date: 6/24/2013 11:47:00 AM

    I LOVE when you write funny poems like this. Clever, unique, and hilarious! The second line especially haha.

  1. Date: 6/24/2013 6:56:00 AM

    Andrea, that was great, I loved it. You are so creative and fun. Can't wait to read some more my friend.

  1. Date: 6/23/2013 6:08:00 PM

    The Drifters are never around when they're needed. I like this more than the original. Beautiful! - Red

  1. Date: 6/23/2013 5:25:00 PM

    I really enjoyed this fun parody of, "Under the Boardwalk"! Your arrangement of words, syllables, and imagery were spot on—with a playful look at life's hardships. "Weird Al" Yankovic, would either be very pleased or very jealous—well done!

  1. Date: 6/23/2013 3:25:00 PM

    Yes a snapshot from lifes scrapbook here encapsulated Andrea..'

  1. Date: 6/23/2013 2:08:00 PM

    Say hello to Chumley, but don't get a tatoo. I really do abhore those things, but what can a soul do? A pawn shop has it's place in life. But it's no place to be. If you are trying to get ahead, They just want it free.

  1. Date: 6/23/2013 12:48:00 PM

    Oh i just love it.Entertaining ;) Regards -Shiraz

  1. Date: 6/23/2013 10:43:00 AM

    I was in hopes things hadn't reached that state with you guys, but I'll meet cha there and we'll sing the song. Love, daver