The Stairway Suite
Orchestral variations upon an air by Plant & Page
Stairway to Heaven’ as Schubert would have written it, not to mention Beethoven, Mahler, Miller etc, yes of course it’s silly. But surprisingly well done.
The Beethoven is pretty good to my ear.
Now continuing on a theme. Library of Vinyl History has a post about Stairway to Gilligans Island This song came out in the 70’s by “Little Roger and the Goosebumps” and was immediately pulled because of Led Zeppelin’s lawyers.
(Lyrics by Mark Davis and Rob “Iceman” Izenberg (c) 1990 Screwball
Productions and Earthquake Entertainment)
There’s a lady who goes to the store that won’t close
and she’s shopping at 7-Eleven
Down the aisle she sees Ding Dongs, beer, and Friskies
and a Snickers really satisfies her
Oooh oooh oooh
Oooooooh, make my Slurpee
“Elevator to Menswear”
(From “The Best of Looney Tunes,” produced by K97 FM Classic Hit Radio)
There’s a guy who knows that he needs new clothes
and he’s taken the elevator to menswear
When he gets there he’ll find the new Calvin Kleins
and a sweater from Daniel Hechter
There’s a sign by the door saying save five bucks more
on assorted Wrangler and Levi’s
In the back on the right there’s a pair way too tight
and, like, when he tries them on he goes bug-eyed
found in a usenet group.
As an aside
COMMONLY MISHEARD LYRICS
“If there’s a rustle in your hedgerow, don’t be a lawman
It’s just a sprinkling for the bake queen”
“And there’s a wino down the road
I should have stolen Oreos”
also from a usenet group.
and as they say in the song… “Oooh it makes me wonder”